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The Best Jerky for Weight Loss

Weighed in this morning at 164 pounds, down one pound from yesterday.

Stayed on the beef jerky diet yesterday, eating 6.5oz of jerky, 3 bottles of water, 2 bottles of Fruit2O, and a serving of kefir. Did my 2-mile jog in the morning, 1-mile walk in the evening, and 2 sets of crunches, sit-ups, and push-ups.

I also did some yard work in the back, which was just cramming all the trimmings and pulled weeds into my green waste can. I had so much piled up in the back, that it'll take a couple of weeks before I can get rid of it all. Yesterday, I filled the can up to the top, and now I'll have to wait another week for the trash-pick-up to empty it.

As for which jerky is the best to diet with, just look at the nutrition facts label and pick something the lowest in calories. I'd recommend something at 70 calories or less per 1oz serving. Most of your typical grocery store jerky is going to be around 80 calories or higher, but there are 70 calories or less out there if you just take the time to read the nutrition facts.

I've seen jerky as low as 30 calories per 1oz serving, and that's just plain smoked jerky, with very minimal, or no sugar added.

Stick to "whole musle" jerky, these are slices of whole meat, as opposed to "chopped & formed", which is ground up meat. The ground up meat contains far more fat, tendon, ligaments, blood vessels, and who knows what else. And as a result, it's tends to be oily. Most jerky on the market, is whole muscle. But take a look at the product closely.

Turkey jerky is not necessarily more healthier. If you compare beef jerky and turkey jerky, assuming they're both made by the same brand, you'll notice they both have the same fat content, same calories, same carbohydrates, same sodium. If anything, the turkey is lower in cholesterol. The reason why turkey jerky and beef jerky have the same nutritional content is because beef jerky has most all the fat taken out, to where it's similar to turkey.

The same holds true with exotic meat jerky, like buffalo (bison), elk, or ostrich, they're not any more lower in fat, carbs, or calories.

Stay away from the teriyaki jerky if you can, it's just higher in sugar.

Sticking to the original (or plain) beef jerky is probably better. In fact, if you can handle hot foods, I recommend eating beef jerky with chile pepper seasoning, the more the better. The capsaicin found in chile peppers causes the heart to beat faster, burning more calories, and making you sweat.


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