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March 23, 2011 1:25 PM
So I've heard good and bad things about a good steak. What are your thoughts? Good or Bad for Diet?
  2949208
March 23, 2011 1:29 PM
Sure, great protein! Keep it to lean cuts like top round or top sirloin. And try to stay within your calorie and carb/protein/fat goals. Mmm steak.
March 23, 2011 1:29 PM
Steak is awsome! Just don't eat it every day and keep an eye on the portioin size. 6 oz for a man is plenty!
  299160
March 23, 2011 1:29 PM
I think anything is fine in moderation.
March 23, 2011 1:30 PM
Steak is GOOD!! Just like everything, small portions.
  2062388
March 23, 2011 1:31 PM
I see nothing wrong with steak. Make sure it's lean! It's loaded with Protein! This is what I found on Bodybuilding.com http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/beef.htm
March 23, 2011 1:32 PM
Lean cuts are perfectly fine. I would limit it to one or two servings a week though.
March 23, 2011 1:32 PM
Steak is fantastic. If it's conventional cuts of meat, go for leaner cuts. If, however, it's grass-fed, anything goes! My husband and I recently bought 1/4 side of beef and eat steak about 2x per week (as well as some ground beef too). Delicious and the benefits of grass-fed are tremendous!
March 23, 2011 1:33 PM
QUOTE:

I think anything is fine in moderation.



Amen.
  5101036
March 23, 2011 1:33 PM
Sure! Plenty of protein, just watch the portion size, choose lean cuts and don't underestimate the calorie count. YUMMM!!
March 23, 2011 1:36 PM
I love ribeyes and prefer it over leaner steaks. This is a trade off in fat and saturated fat. But I prefer to eat less of things I truly enjoy, rather than more of something I just find okay. But a steak and giant spinach salad and maybe a small baked sweet potato on the side? Sounds like a great dinner to me.
March 23, 2011 1:40 PM
Glad someone asked this question, because I was curious about steak too... I have been eating fish and chicken and cut the beef... but I see its ok to still eat it... Watch the size and cut of the steak...

Thanks all for the info.
  5725679
March 23, 2011 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

I love ribeyes and prefer it over leaner steaks. This is a trade off in fat and saturated fat. But I prefer to eat less of things I truly enjoy, rather than more of something I just find okay. But a steak and giant spinach salad and maybe a small baked sweet potato on the side? Sounds like a great dinner to me.


I love ribeyes also, so I just eat a small amount when I do eat steak. And that does sound like a great dinner, I think I may have that tomorrow!
  4770455
March 23, 2011 1:43 PM
QUOTE:

Glad someone asked this question, because I was curious about steak too... I have been eating fish and chicken and cut the beef... but I see its ok to still eat it... Watch the size and cut of the steak...

Thanks all for the info.


And to be fair there are health reasons why someone might need to completely cut red meat, or greatly reduce it. But, as part of balanced diet it far from out-of-bounds to eat steak while you are trying lose weight.
March 23, 2011 1:59 PM
Did you say "steak?" Mmmm....
  4033053
March 23, 2011 2:05 PM
I have just finished a 6oz aberdeen angus steak with rocket salad and sauted mushrooms, and it was was wonderful.
  4628469
March 23, 2011 2:07 PM
has just finished a steak too nom nom nom ....love steak i just dont eat it that often
  5828559
March 23, 2011 2:08 PM
Great protein, very rewarding and filling keep your portion about the same size as a deck of cards and enjoy! But watch the steaksauce or ketchup as they are loaded with sodium!!
  4001973
March 23, 2011 2:49 PM
I would cry my eyes out if my Dr. ever told me to cut red meat out of my diet. I'm a total carnivore! One of my favorite things to eat is a steak salad. I normally use top sirloin, but I made pot roast the other day, and I have eaten it with a salad. It was delicious. I am a ribeye fan, too, but I save eating one of those for a day when I'm not counting calories, like a special dinner for Valentine's Day or a birthday dinner. YUMMY!!

As a previous poster said, everything in moderation.
  3480273
March 23, 2011 3:05 PM
I have top sirloin once a week. Yum!
  4622025
March 23, 2011 3:15 PM
I cook up my new York strip and then immediately cut it in half and put half in the fridge for the next day. I cut my pieces smaller than I used to so that it feels like I am still eating the same amount since I am taking more bites. Even though I am eating steaks my cholesterol levels are awesome so I am not worried.
  5178109
March 24, 2011 7:14 AM
Thanks everyone for the advise...it seems as if it is ok... as long as it is in moderation...just like most things :)
  2949208
March 24, 2011 8:47 AM
If you are having a steak craving, Applebees has a portion of their menu devoted to meals under 550 calories that has a couple of steaks on it... I had one there the other night with a side of fresh veggies and red potatoes and it hit the spot. Nothing fancy, sure, but it was cheap, took care of my craving, and was still low call. Just a thought. (I also realize you can control your serving sizes at home, but it's hard to find low cal food when eating out, so I loved this.)
March 24, 2011 9:06 AM
Pffft. My life would be horrible without steak.
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