Should we switch to chicken and fish to cut down on fat calories? Regardless of which meat you are thinking about they are all muscles of the animal and muscles are made up of protein and fat with no fiber and almost no carbohydrate.
With that in mind let’s take a look at fat content by calorie (not by weight) then you can decide which is the best choice.
Meats: % of calories from fat
Chuck roast 51%
Rib eye steak 63%
Top round 29%
Chicken frank 68%
Roasted chicken 51%
White meat, no skin 23%
Chinook salmon 52%
Most beans, grains
and vegetables less than 10%
Remember that animal products contain no fiber, no antioxidants and vegetables contain lots of fiber, antioxidants and no cholesterol. With this information can you make good choices for your next meals? If you need some recipes check www.askthefoodcoach.com for ideas.
Maybe all the animals should get together and buy some billboard time that says “Eat more vegetables”. Now that would be good advice!!
Should you NEVER eat meat? No, we are NOT saying you should never eat meat. Meat can have a limited place in your diet but it’s your choice… and whatever you choose to eat be sure to understand what it means to…