Ditch the Meat to be Leaner
A big tip for a leaner body: Lose the meat, especially beef, veal and lamb. Yup, that’s what a 7-year study of 1,700 middle-aged men showed.It’s the MEAT! This study found that eating more animal protein was correlated with a higher body weight. So, for a trimmer waistline, try adding some vegetarian meals to your menu.Those men who ate the most animal protein also had higher total dietary fat … and .more saturated fat! Not good for the arteries…On the other hand, men who eat more vegetable proteins are typically the leanest. Ideas for vegetable-based protein: dried beans & legumes, soy foods (edamame, tofu, veggie burgers), nuts, seeds and nut butters.Easy vegetable protein meal ideas….veggie burger on multi-grain bun, bean or minestrone soup, peanut butter sandwich, vegetable-barley soup, garden vegetable pizza, lentil spinach soup, hummus stuffed in pita pocket, baked potato stuffed with broccoli and reduced-fat cheese……This easy-to-make lentil-spinach soup uses meatless ingredients, is hearty and tasty and if you make extra, the leftovers are delicious!