Is it ok to eat red meat? If so, how much? What type? Is pork a red meat?
Answers: yes, 1-2 times per week, "loins", and yes!
Don't stop reading there just because you got your answers. Hear out my explanations. Consider this: any meat that ends in "loin" is a safe bet for a red meat. Lean = Loin. When going the burger route, consider ground sirloin, ground venison, or bison. Yes, bison.
Now, what will you have with your steak? Well, wine of course! As a dietitian, I get even more questions about alcohol than I do red meat. Here is my biggest bit of advice: double fist! Wine in one hand, Water in the other. Alternating every glass of alcohol with water is beneficial in several areas...
1) It keeps you hydrated
2) Hydration makes you feel better the next morning
3) It decreases the amount of alcohol consumed in short periods of time. This prevents you from losing your will-power and ordering something you ordinarily would not order.
4) Water helps you feel full
5) It's cheaper!
So, finish off 2016 on a good. Satiated and Satisfied. Happy New Year!