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by Callum Murray February 02, 2017


I've been asked so many times why I don't have a regular blog, so I've decided that this is the year I'm going to keep up to date with one and keep you all informed with what's going on. I've made sure I've got the right people behind me to keep me in check and make sure I stay on form with it!

Dieting is always a big topic of conversation in January, and in particular eating less fat, or even cutting it out altogether. I've always thought this is really unfortunate, as working in the food industry I know fat tastes great, both in meat but also in flavouring dishes with the use of oil or butters etc. I've done a little bit of research into this the past couple of weeks, have a read below and see what you think:

Typical diets tend to involve exercising more and eating too little. This will of course lead to weight loss, but is also likely to leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied. For most people this isn't sustainable and sooner or later they'll give up, becoming a yo-yo dieter. One of the big problems is people don't fully understand which foods are and aren't good for them! 

Many experts now support the consumption of natural fats as part of healthy diets, with some diets even being based around the high fat, low carb concept. We often get customers mistaking natural fats in meats as bad for their diets, when in actual fact this isn't the case.

We've had a few customers in that support this idea and follow a high fat diet, choosing to buy extra fat in their mince, or the best marbled rib eye steaks, rather than the typical low fat lean meats. I was confused by this initially, but after doing some research it turns out you don't have to fully change your eating habits, or deprive yourself of the the foods you love to lose weight and look after your body! 

A high fat diet would tend to include the following foods:

  • All meats (including chicken with skin on and cuts with fat)
  • Quality sausages with high meat content
  • All seafood
  • Eggs
  • Veg (Mainly grown above ground)
  • Cooking oil and butter
  • Cheese
  • Yoghurt
  • Red wine
  • Dark chocolate (in moderation)
  • Berries
  • Coffee and tea
  • Nuts

To properly follow this diet it's also recommended to only eat when you are hungry, get a good eight hours sleep every night, and stick to a low carb intake. All of this combined has been proven to support weight loss. 

 You would also tend to avoid sugar and starchy foods on a high fat diet such as:

  • Bread
  • Potatoes, Starch
  • Low-fat milk 
  • Sugar
  • Beer
  • Muffins & Cookies
  • Rice & Spaghetti

Now isn't fat interesting?! If you'd like to know which of our products are high in fat content just ask in store!

Different diets suit different people, it's all a matter of taste and choice. We try to cater for every preference here at Yarm Butchers. 

Our Wagyu Beef is sourced from Yorkshire and high in natural fats...

Callum Murray
Callum Murray

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