Jul 012012

When you're choosing meats you always want to make sure you're choosing the leanest cut of meat. Lean cuts of steaks are no exception and they're packed with a ton of protein in each serving without all the extra fat and calories from regular cuts. Just to refresh you, protein is the key ingredient for losing belly fat so the more of it you eat the more belly fat you'll lose. So if you're eating lean cuts of steaks you'll have a much easier time losing belly fat and if you're not eating the lean cuts you'll probably gain belly fat.
As I mentioned above the protein in steak helps you build muscle and the more muscle you build the more fat you burn. Muscles get their energy from the foods you eat so the more muscle you have the more your belly fat disappears. Steaks are also high in iron, zinc, and creatine which also help you build more muscle. Steaks also can help prevent prostate cancer because of the amount of selenium in it. In a study, it was shown that you're 5 times more likely to develop prostate cancer if you're low in selenium.
When you're at the grocery store you want to choose steaks that end with the word "round" or "loin" in it such as: top round, bottom round, or sirloin. These cuts are the leanest with the least amount of calories and fat while still packing a ton of protein. London broil is also another steak you want to look out for and it's one of my favorites. Compared to other lean meats like chicken and turkey, steaks are higher in calories and saturated fat so you still have to watch how much of it you eat.
What I usually do is when I'm eating steaks, I eat less meat than I normally would compared to chicken and I supplement the difference with more vegetables. This is a great way to balance out the increase in calories while still making your meal healthy.
Now you know which cut of steak to eat if you want to lose belly fat. Remember eating lean-cut meats are crucial because of their protein content so start eating more of these healthier meats and you'll watch the belly fat disappear. What's your favorite way to prepare your steaks? Let me know in the comments below.