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White or Dark Meat

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Calorie & Fat Comparison, White Meat vs Dark Meat

Calories and fat are based on oven-roasted meats without the skin or bones unless noted. White/Light meats are highlighted in blue.

Ounce vs ounce, the lighter meats win hand's down, although the chicken thigh, drumstick, dark turkey meat and bottom round roast beef rise to low calorie/low fat fame and make excellent diet choices when compared to most red cuts of meat.

Conclusions

Dieters can benefit from both dark and light meats in their daily diet.

Opting for the lighter meats typically translates to less calories and fat.

Removing skin and visible fat from meats creates a healthier balance for the daily diet. The following data is based on three ounces as a serving size unless otherwise indicated.

Calorie & Fat Comparison, White Meat vs Dark Meat

Meat Cut

Calories

Fat Grams

Cod, Pacific, Dry Heat

89

0.69

Cod, Atlantic, Dry Heat

89

0.73

Flounder, Dry Heat

99

1.30

Turkey, white meat

133

2.7

Chicken Thigh

133

4.1

Chicken Breast

142

3.1

Chicken Drumstick

151

5.0

Turkey, dark meat

159

6.1

Pork Loin, Roasted

169

7.66

Beef, Bottom Round Roast

178

7.0

Brisket

205

11.0

Roast, Blade

215

11.2

Beef, ground, 70% lean-30% fat

230

15.18

Healthy Dieting Tips for Trimming Body Fat

Weight Loss - Keeping a Personal Recipe Book

A major mistake that many dieters make is totally cutting away their Diet Past.  Although we don't want to end up like Sally Lot - turning back and revolving into a pillar of salt, what is life without a favorite prized family recipe?  Aunt Margo's Tantalizing Tootsie Cake?  Cousin Vedo's yeasty buns?  Or, that personalized creation that you may have brought to life in the comfort of your kitchen one rainy night filled with lightning?


And once you've tossed out that prized recipe, just try calling Cousin Vedo to obtain a copy. Odds are, he'll claim that he can't find it while he's standing at the stove, whiffing up the delicious scent from YOUR creation. Keeping all things revenant, these tips might help keep your Diet Sanity -  along with your NEW Diet Recipes while keeping Cousin Vedo honest:

store away old-fashioned fatty, sugar-loaded recipes in a safe place for those ultra-special occasions

 purchase or make a new recipe book containing a collection of your new diet-friendly recipes as well as recipes from the past in which you have substituted healthier ingredients.  Here's how:

 Oils - substitute fresh fruits OR dried fruits - but take care with the dried fruits because they tend to be high in sugar calories, but not as high in calories as oil.

 Sugar - substitute half sugar and half Splenda OR simply use Splenda.  Honey is another healthier alternative to sugar.  Use 1/2 the amount called for in the recipe (1 cup sugar or 1/2 cup of honey).

 Nuts - use only 1/2 amount called for in recipe OR use a Tablespoon or two of Grapenuts cereal.

 Opting for skim products over whole will save mucho calories.

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