What are the lean cuts of meat?

When shopping for meat, words like round, loin or leg indicate cuts that are lean or lower in total fat and saturated fat. If you’re not sure of the cut, ask the butcher or check the label.

1. Eye round roast and steak

2. Sirloin tip side steak

3. Top round roast and steak

4. Bottom round roast and steak

5. Top sirloin steak

All cuts listed above have 5 or less grams of total fat and 2 or less grams of saturated fat for a 3 ounce cooked portion. A skinless chicken thigh is actually slightly higher in total fat than any of the beef cuts listed above.

Just remember, lean cuts does not mean “all you can eat”. Keep the portion of your meat to just 1/4 of your plate while filling at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables.


Rob Lagana

Coach and Founder at Lagana Fitness
Coach Rob Lagana, Fitness Coach, Elite Nutritionist, and Stress Reduction Therapist

Rob Lagana is a former top male competitive bodybuilder who has achieved numerous athletic accomplishments during his career.

Perhaps the greatest learning experience that Rob Lagana has met, was living with ocular albinism. Several vision problems have occurred
with ocular albinism and has left him legally blind. He really learned how to harness the deep energy it takes to be body / movement aware and through this energy has developed a healing ability which he then learned to use in practice with a Japanese healing system called Usui Reiki.Rob overcomes daily tasks and practices to complete his goals
through determination, hard work and a positive mindset.


Rob Lagana also received his IFBB Nutrition certificate, S.M.A.R.T certificate from Dave Palumbo, and LSF Life Solutions Foundation Whole Food Nutrition certificate. Rob Lagana also have 2 decades of experience in coaching clients for weight loss, wellness and contest prep.. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).Rob is also Poliquin Group Bio Signature Level 1 and 2 practitioner and overall brings a holistic approach to helping clients reach their goals.

Besides his athletic and coaching experience, he is also a Reiki Master practitioner.Stress is the number one cause of inflammation of the body. This disrupts, cortisol, insulin, brain chemicals and
much more..Reiki has been a natural and effective way of reducing stress, which promotes overall healing in the body.

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