Lean meats are said to be high in protein and so they aid in weight loss; How it happens is very simple; you need to add more protein in your diet and less carbs, so you should feel fuller as well as energetic when you are exercising.

Proteins take longer to get digested, and so lean meats are prefect items to be added in your weight loss diet. However, the amount of intake will vary depending upon your current weight, exercise level and aimed weight.


Lean meats along with exercise as a part of plan to lose weight, will help in building strong muscles. The reason that you should build muscles is that muscle burns fat even while resting. So muscles help you to lose weight in a better way.

Now the question is, “what actually is lean”?

Technically, lean is anything where the 3.5 ounces of the product must contain less than 10 grams of total fat, less than 4.5 grams of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol. While if the 3.5 ounces of the product contains less than 5 grams of total fat, less than 2 grams of saturated fat, and less than 95 milligrams of cholesterol, it is extra lean.

So, which of the meats are lean? Is there any list?

Yes, here it is:

Skinless poultry, which includes the white meat of chicken and Cornish hens etc. This is all very lean.

Beef cuts in “round” or “loin” in the name are leaner than “chuck” and are high in many important nutrients, including iron and vitamin B-12.


Lamb cuts with “loin” in name are also lean and low in fat.


So, you have bought the lean meats to include them in your diet plan, but cooking may spoil the “lean”, so you must know how to cook lean meats to keep them lean?

Avoid adding any high fats or carbs in the recipes and better is to:

  • Steam
  • Grill
  • Poach
  • Bake
  • Broil

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