Fatty Meats

While a vegetarian lifestyle isn't for everyone, there are real benefits to cutting down on fatty red meat intake. It's no news that red meat has its risks: it's been linked to different types of cancer and an overall shorter life span. Research has found that replacing just one red meat dish a day with a healthier protein choice reduces your risk of dying early by seven to 19 percent. In terms of weight loss, you can still enjoy red meat, but limit fatty cuts to the occasional indulgence.

Better Choice: The next time you're jonesing for a steak, try a lean cut of red meat like flank steak, tenderloin, or sirloin. You may be surprised to learn that a lean cut of beef has barely more saturated fat than a similar-sized skinless chicken breast.

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