Red meat suggestions?
- 12-06-2008, 06:58 PM
Red meat suggestions?
Whats up guys.
I've lately been trying to eat some more red meat, but went to the grossery stores and prices are just not even close. For what i pay for like 5lbs of chicken i can barely buy one steak.
So i checked out burgers, and damn, those just seem horrible! Here are the nutritional facts for them: Calories in Griller Packs - 100% Hamburger Patties - Nutrition Facts
32g of total fat, 13 of those being saturated. How could I go on a lean bulk with that?
Ground beef was quite expensive as well and those were pretty much all the options I had. Does anyone have suggestions as where to get some of the red meat intake to help build muscle?
- 12-06-2008, 07:08 PM
12-06-2008, 07:29 PM
Its not just the fat though, its like 380 calories for 1 patty. I've been trying a lower carb diet and so I'd need like 3 or 4 of those to make a meal.
And my goal calories right now is about 3750 so I don't know how it would figure out for me.
Would it be fine to eat those burguers on a cut too, for instance? Any suggestions?
And thanks for the input too.
12-06-2008, 07:36 PM
12-06-2008, 07:54 PM
93% lean 7% fat ground beef is pricier, but still within reason. I've seen it at every supermarket except for the really discount places like grocery outlet and savemart. I get it for around $4.99 / lb at trader joe's and it's good for a day's worth of meat if not more. Also at trader joe's they have buffalo burgers, $5 for 4 of them. each burger = 46 grams of protein with I think 12 grams of fat. Foreman grill cooks these up nicely. Make sure to put some worcestershire and garlic on it as it improves the taste considerably. buffalo tastes just like beef, but nuttier, so some say better.
I have a kitchenaid mixer with a meat grinder attachment, yes expensive, but I can buy cheap cuts of meat like London broil, eye of round, top/bottom round, all of which are lean, and then grind them myself. if you happen to have one of those mixers, you can get an attachment for $40 to do that.
12-06-2008, 08:05 PM
There are methods out there that strip fatty ground beef of their fat content. It involves hot water rinsing, and its actually quite effective. You can easily turn 75 or 80% lean into 90% lean.
Here's a website with some descriptions:
12-06-2008, 08:06 PM
The fat is most certainly not good for you, while on the other hand, the saturated fat in red meat raises your test levels, but 32g is just too much for me.
12-06-2008, 08:10 PM
12-06-2008, 08:12 PM
12-06-2008, 08:13 PM
I friend of mine raises a few head of cattle a year, they are 100% grass fed. I usually buy a half of beef from him its $1.89 per pound for everything(all cuts of steak, bunch of roast, bunch of ground). Check at your local butcher, they can usually hook ya up with a good price on bulk beef. I bought a upright deep freeze and just keep a years supply in the basement.
12-06-2008, 08:20 PM
12-06-2008, 08:27 PM
If nothing else contact a local farmer. You and a friend go in halves and buy a cow. Take it to the butcher and pay for processing, you will save a bunch. I usually drop around 900-1000 bucks for half a cow, but we are talking about 500 pounds of beef.............
12-06-2008, 08:27 PM
12-06-2008, 09:06 PM
Well the thing with saturated fat on a low carb cyclic diet is so far and to my knowledge it has very little if any physical effect on the body the way it would on a normal diet.
12-08-2008, 12:05 AM
I'll def do the cutting fat from the burguers.
I ended up going to the store and picking up the bulk burguers, will try that leaning up thing and then just grill it on the good ol' George.
I also got me some of the roast meat, about 9 bucks for 2-3 lbs. Sliced it up into smaller steak pieces of meat. Got about 12 nice pieces. So we'll see how these go this time.
12-08-2008, 10:44 AM
12-08-2008, 07:56 PM
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