Meat: Power Cuts

Power your runs, boost recovery and stay lean with these cuts...

by Jessica Girdwain

pork, running, nutrition
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Perennially unfashionable and under-appreciated, pork is actually the best substitute for chicken-lovers. Compared with chicken breasts, a 100g serving of pork tenderloin actually packs 13 per cent fewer calories and the same amount of fat.

It’s also an excellent source of vitamin B6, which helps your body metabolise protein and carbs so they’re used for energy and not stored where you don’t want them.

Keep it lean

Grill centre-cut pork chops or roast pork tenderloin. Lower fat meats, especially pork, need to be seasoned well to maximise flavour. Rub on a mix of spices such as cumin, paprika and chilli powder (which will give your fat-burning metabolic system another boost) and fresh or dried herbs, plus salt and pepper.

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Discuss this article

 'Staying slim doesn’t have to mean a diet of lettuce', chicken breast 'should definitely be part of your nutrition plan', and 'working different meats into your diet will save your taste buds from monotony'? 

Oh please.

I'm vegan and a runner. I have a varied and tasty diet with plenty of protein, iron and nutrients. Believe it or not there are actually more choices out there than just meat and lettuce.


Posted: 27/06/2012 at 21:18

Another way to look at this:

Running on plants works for me.

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:15

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