DinnerProtein-Steak- 2/3 Nights a weeksChicken- 3 Nights a week
Changes That Needed to Be Made:Negative Effects of Red Meat
1. The biggest problem with red meat is the saturated fat and cholesterol content.
2. Red meat is thought to play a role in cancer of the breast, bladder, pancreas, prostate and other organs, but research was still ongoing as of March, 2011.
3. A 2006 study in Sweden found that women who were heavy meat-eaters had a 42 percent greater chance of suffering a stroke than women who ate less than an ounce of meat per day.
How I Adjusted My Protein-The Switch to Seafood
Studies have shown that fish alleviates a range of ailments.1. Reduction in cancer: Fish contains selenium, thought to have cancer-fighting properties.2. Depression: The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish are believed to raise levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which aids in reducing depression. 3. Skin: Some dermatologists say that a salmon rich diet acts like a facial -- smoothing out age lines.4. Inflammation: Omega 3 fatty acids, through several mechanisms, regulate your body's inflammation cycle, which prevents and relieves painful conditions like arthritis.