I know that there are a lot of BWLW Ladies out there who love their meat. You aren’t interested in going vegan or vegetarian. You want to hold on to your ribs and modify grandma’s fried chicken in a healthy way. I can respect that. As we focus on eating lean meats during our December Challenge, let me give you some helpful information on choosing the best protein options. There are a lot of great options to chose from when it comes to meat and meat substitutes.
A cut of thick, well-marbled red meat is tempting to some people, but for a healthy meal it should be eaten only sparingly. Marbled meat is shot through with saturated fat and cholesterol, two substances that are implicated in heart disease. Add too much salt to the steak, and the risk of cardiovascular problems are increased. A three ounce T-bone steak, for example, can have 68 mg. of cholesterol and 3.5 grams of saturated fat. On the other hand, the same amount of turkey breast has 59 mg. of cholesterol but only .9 grams of saturated fat. A roasted chicken breast has 73 mg. of cholesterol and again, only .9 mg of saturated fat.
Consider all the options, Ladies!