Live Lean Nation, what if I told you that eating steak can help you build muscle, burn fat, and ultimately help you Live Lean. Yep it’s true, but to enjoy that steak and Live Lean, you have to follow these 5 simple diet-saving tips on Live Lean TV. < — Damn that’s good.
Like Harrison Ford in The Fugitive…
or Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption…
and even Roger Rabbit…
And one of the foods that gets wrongfully accussed most often is…STEAK!
Hmmm…steak. It’s delicious, it’s satiating, and it can help you with your goals of burning fat and building muscle…
I’m referring to grass-fed beef. In other words, cows that were fed a diet of food nature intended them to eat, grass.
This beef will have a much higher dose of heart healthy omega-3’s, fat burning CLA, and it will also taste way better. It’s a much healthier option than conventional beef, which is raised on an unnatural diet of cheap and fattening corn, thus increasing the inflammation causing omega-6 fat in the beef.
More and more options for grass-fed beef are showing up in grocery stores and the steakhouse. It’s worth it.
Now that you know you should be buying grass-fed beef, it’s time to buy the right cut. I’m often asked what’s the leanest cut of steak. Well if it’s labelled “Prime”, this means it’ll contain a lot of marble (meaning fat), so the calories per ounce will be higher.
For instance, a fatty rib-eye or a porterhouse will be a much higher calorie cut of steak vs. a more lean cut like sirloin, round, flank, or even a strip steak. If you’re worried about calories stick with those options.
6-8 ounces is enough. A 6-8 ounce cut of a leaner steak like the ones mentioned earlier will give you approximately 30-40 grams of protein and probably end up under 500 calories. That’s the money spot.
Calorie-free natural spices like black pepper and sea salt go a long way in making a steak taste delicious. Use this instead of fattening sauces like BBQ sauce, gravy or bearnaise sauce.
Stick with a side salad filled with colorful vegetables, and an olive oil and vinegar based dressing. The protein and fat in the steak is very satiating so this should be enough to keep you full. But if you had a tough workout before this meal, add in a small baked sweet potato topped with cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
Avoid appetizers and side dishes such as french fries, potato skins, or a big ass potato filled with butter, sour cream, or cheese. Depending on the toppings, this big ass potato alone can add over 500 calories to your dish.
If you’re interested in seeing what I eat on a daily basis…
make sure you follow me on Instagram @BradGouthro
…or check out our 2nd YouTube daily vlog channel, BradGouthroTV.
This is where we show you our daily meals. You’ll see I eat a lot of beef!
In the comment section below, let me know how many times you eat red meat a week. I’ll post my answer below as well.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.