Meat Eaters, Rejoice!
This advice is for all of you who are tired of chicken, turkey, and fish but are afraid to eat meat because of the extra calories. While it's true that most types of meat are much too fatty to be eaten regularly, many cuts now contain up to 30 percent less fat than they did a decade ago.

Another positive trend is the increased availability of game meat, like venison, bison, and ostrich. Game animals are super lean and, unlike cows, are never treated with hormones.

If you can't find game in your local supermarket or health food store, you can still enjoy red meat (and pork) occasionally without sabotaging your weight-loss goals. Just be sure to look for the words "loin" or "round" in the name (for example, eye of round, sirloin, pork tenderloin) and choose "select" grades over "choice" or "prime."

The best way to prepare very lean meat is to tenderize it in a fat-free marinade and then cook it (but don't overcook) in a way that adds little to no extra fat. Grilling, broiling, roasting, and stir-frying with just a little oil are all good methods. Finally, keep your portions on the smaller side by serving meat on a plate loaded with low-cal vegetables.