ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Does Meat Help You To Lose Weight?

Updated on March 3, 2016

A lot of fad diets nowadays suggest people to increase their meat intake, especially the ones that advocate low-carb diets. For example, the Atkins diet, which advocates for you to follow a diet high in fat and low on carbohydrates. The underlying principle behind this logic is that increasing the amount of protein intake is the surest way to lose weight, and that meat is one of the best sources of protein. But is this really true? In this hub I will explain how far meat can help you loos the extra pounds.

Fad diets such as Atkins and the like often depend on the ignorance of most people. The truth is normally very much different than what the proponents of the fad diets will make you believe. In fact, you will definitely lose weight by burning out more calories than what you consume, not by increasing any protein intake!


Moreover, not all kinds of meat are good for your body and health,  some can actually make you gain more weight. A good example can be, meat such as fried chicken, salami, pepperoni, bacon, ham, salami, etc., contain a substantial amount of calorie content. Do you think you can lose weight by increasing your calorie intake? Definitely not!  In addition, you will add to your pounds. That is why I doubt that a substantial amount of meat intake will ever help to lose any amount of weight.

If you eat lots of meat regularly, this may result in the blockage of your arteries and can result in kidney damage, not to mention that it will also cause digestive system damages because when you consume meat, it has a tendency to rot in your colon. There is more! Meat not only poisons your bloodstream, it also causes diseases such as cancer and diabetes. As you can see, for those people who want to lose the extra pounds meat is not your friend!

Also, to get all the protein from your meat, you will need to eat it either boiled or raw. If you prepare meat with all kinds of spices found in the market, meat consumption will do no good cause lots of protein get washed away when cooking!

If your mind tells you that a high protein intake will indeed help you in losing weight, then you need to remember that the amount of protein is the one that normally counts, not the source. Also bear in mind that you will be able to get more protein from natural foods such as nuts and seeds than meat can ever offer! These whole foods will always give your body the protein it needs, at the same time not harming your body in any way!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • speedbird profile imageAUTHOR

      speedbird 

      7 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for your comment Dr. Ope

    • profile image

      Dr.Ope 

      7 years ago

      I agree with you. I stopped eating meat about 6 months ago and I am feeling healthier than I was 20 years ago. Good article.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)