Meat: Power Cuts

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



by Jessica Girdwain

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Staying slim doesn’t have to mean a diet of lettuce. In fact, if you’re running and looking to stay trim, it’s essential you get the building blocks to rebuild your metabolism-boosting lean muscle. The main ingredient, protein, is packed into meat.

The trick is to get maximum muscle repair and metabolism boost with minimum belly expansion by opting for lean, nutrient-rich cuts.

Chicken breast is the obvious choice, and though this low-fat protein hit should definitely be part of your nutrition plan, working different meats into your diet will save your taste buds from monotony and deliver a wide spectrum of the nutrients that turn your body into a lean machine.

“Meat provides iron to help maintain energy levels,” says dietitian Rikki Keen. “It also supplies protein and amino acids that repair the muscle tears that occur during training.” Here are the best lean meats for a lean you.


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 '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: 

http://www.nomeatathlete.com/

Running on plants works for me.


Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:15

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