WHAT MEAT CAN I EAT ON A LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT DIET?
list of meats allowed on a lchf diet
If I had to eat only one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be meat. The recommendation of any low carb, high fat diet is that you eat full fat versions of food in preference to low fat versions, so it’s with joy that I keep the fat and skin on my meat and cook it in natural fats. I tend to eat pork (streaky bacon, belly, sausages etc.) and beef (steak, burgers, mince etc.) in the main but have chicken and lamb occasionally. I eat meat most days in some form or another, though not for every meal.
Here is a list of all the meats I enjoy as part of my low-sugar lifestyle:
Beef was always considered a prime, healthy food until the low-fat, sugar-touting brigade realised a lot of money could be made from lying to the public about nutrition (controversial, moi?!). I could eat beef every day and never get bored – preferably when it’s covered in plenty of fat. The reason I don’t eat it every day is because it’s pricey, so I probably enjoy it once or twice a fortnight and savour every single bite.
Fun fact: Beef is an outstanding source of high-quality protein and contains all of the essential amino acids, so in that respect can be described as a complete protein.
✓ vitamin B6, B12, D, protein, iron, zinc, selenium thiamine, choline, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, pantothenate, magnesium, potassium, glutathione
✓ good for anaemia, muscle energy, heart, diabetes management, obesity immune system
Disclaimer: I am not a qualified dietician or health coach. The purpose of the ‘diet’ area of this website is not to offer nutritional, health or weight loss advice or information; it is simply to share my own version of a low-carb, high-fat, intermittent fasting diet after years of fine-tuning what works best for me. This food list is based purely on what I choose to eat personally as part of my 5 Steps to Well-Being plan and is not part of a recognised diet programme.