This is a list of Low Carb High Fat Meats that will be a huge part of your new LCHF lifestyle. To learn more about how I balance my low carb lifestyle and daily eating plans click the link. Before you change the way you eat, you have to change the way you look at food. Most of the foods we’ve been told are bad for us, are actually good. Of course many of the foods we’ve been told are good for us (or are better options) are actually bad. Make sure you understand the basics behind a low carb diet before you begin. That’s the only way you will be successful in making this a lifestyle change, and not just another failed attempt at weight loss.
These low carb high fat meats are perfect for your new low carb lifestyle, but you remember to eat only when you are hungry, and stop when you are full.
When it comes to meat there’s not much to avoid. You should always make sure to purchase meat with fat and void lean cuts, as this will not help you lose weight. Remember fat is your friend. Fat is needed so your body has fat to burn and not sugar. When you are on a low carb diet, you are not fueling your body with sugar, so make sure you eat plenty of fat. If you don’t have fat to burn, your body will start burning glucose (even if you have fat stores). Your body needs to know that it never has to worry about not having enough fat.
Baby Back Ribs
All cuts (don’t go for lean, you need the fat!)
Go easy on nitrates with these:
Lamb , Veal, and other meats I don’t generally eat 😉
Processed Meats: Try to go organic and nitrate free when possible
I love prepping meat days in advance so I don’t have too cook a meat for every meal. Organic processed meats are quick and easy, but they also cost more than cooking, so it’s really up to you. Also, be sure to save bacon grease for cooking other foods. I use bacon grease when I fry veggies (if I need extra fat) and chicken and it tastes great! Avoid sauces unless you are using low carb meat sauces or dips.
Meats are typically very low in carbs, but always check for sugar content, read the ingredients, and as always know what you are putting into your body. Eventually these things will be second nature.
Note: This list isn’t exhaustive, it just lists the most common meats you can eat to give you ideas.