182: Meat Buying Guide – Are Your “Healthy” Groceries Making You Fat?

May 24, 2016

There are so many awesome questions out there about animal products, fat loss and health. Questions about whether or not eating animal products is healthy, how important it is to make organic choices and if we’d be better off without the animal fats and proteins.

We’re going to tackle those questions today and I’m providing you with a free meat buying guide. Well, it’s a little more than that. It’s a general guide to buying animal products – fish, poultry, meat and dairy.

In today’s episode we’ll be talking about what has been omitted from most conversations about animal products and that is quality.

Studies looking at health profiles and animal product consumption avoid looking at the quality of the animals consumed.

We won’t make that mistake. We are what we eat, but we’re also what we eat eats, therefore, quality absolutely matters.

If you want to get a jump start, click the button below to get your free meat buying guide, but definitely carve out the time to listen to today’s episode!

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Are Your “Healthy” Groceries Making You Fat (Or Sick)?

We absolutely must consider what what we’re eating is eating. 

Are the animal products you’re consuming coming from grain fed animals? 

These animals will be much higher in pro-inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids and much lower in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids. 

Grain fed animals also have higher levels of insulin, cortisol, herbicides, pesticides and other toxins. 

These toxins are stored in the fat tissue of the animal and they intoxicate us when we consume them. Toxic accumulation in our fat tissue impairs fat burning. 

Conventionally raised animals are also polluted with antibiotics & growth hormones. These antibiotics and growth hormones are present when we consume meat and other products from these animals. 

Be ware of marketing catch phrases that mean nothing including:

  • Natural
  • Grass-finished

When buying fish, look for wild-caught fish. 

When buying beef, pork or poultry, look for:

  • Organic
  • Grass-fed
  • Pasture raised
  • Hormone free
  • Not treated with antibiotics

If you’re consuming products from conventionally raised animals, 

  • Buy lower fat cuts of meat
  • Trim any excess fat
  • Discard any fat that cooks off the animal
  • Avoid eating dairy products from conventionally raised animals


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