Best Diets Without Red Meat

You don’t have to live in Denver, CO, to benefit from my help, both with nutrition and exercise. I work with each person as an individual in both areas. I listen to their goals and address their special needs. Some people want diets without red meat for a variety of reasons. I can help them with those specifications and still provide the best diet for their goals.

Why give up red meat?

Diets without red meat tend to be lower in calories and less acidic. They can leave you feeling bloated and may be the source of skin problems. Studies show that diets without red meat will lower your cholesterol and may lower your risk of cancer. That red meatless type of diet can also lower your potential for heart disease and Alzheimer’s. You may even find you have more energy. A diet sans red meat, however, may lead to a deficiency of certain B vitamins, like B12 and insufficiency in magnesium and vitamin D3.

Choose a diet that contains poultry, fish and shellfish.

You can boost your B vitamins with shellfish, fish, eggs and cheese if you’re not averse to eating food from other animal sources. If you eat 3 ounces of cooked clams, you get 84.1 mcg–micrograms–of B12. If you eat that same 3-ounces of beef, you only get 1.4 mcg of B12. Salmon, trout, tuna and nutritional yeast all provide more B12, unless you’re eating beef liver, which is second to clams in the amount of B12.

You can replace red meat with eggs, legumes, seeds, nuts, dairy, poultry and seafood.

It’s all up to you. Do you want to give up more than just red meat, but all meat products? Then you’d opt for a diet that contains eggs, cheese and other milk products, plus legumes. The Mediterranean diet is one that focuses on simply giving up red meat rather than all animal products. Lacto-vegetarians include dairy in their diets, such as cheese and butter. Ovo-vegetarians allow eggs. Lacto-ovo vegetarians include both eggs and milk products. Pescatarians include only fish. Each one of these is healthy when well balanced and each has its benefits and negatives.

  • If you’re lactose intolerant, cutting out dairy is right for you, while people allergic to shellfish or fish should avoid those products. It’s all based on your body and what’s the healthiest for you.
  • No matter what diet you choose, cutting out processed food and sugar products should be at the top of your list. A lean source of protein should only be about 20% of your meal. Increasing your vegetables, should be top priority with fruits and whole grains coming next.
  • If you choose to eat red meat, eat meat that’s been grass fed. Studies show it’s healthier for you. Other options can be wild meat like venison.
  • People who are proletarian choose to eat chicken and poultry. It’s an alternative many people use instead of eating red meat.

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