New to paleo, wanting to lose weight, control my sugar addiction, not get diabetes, and eat healthy. I usually grill all my meat on my little George Foreman grill but, looking at all the fat that gets runs off the meat and into the collection tray, I wonder if losing that fat, cooking that way, is setting me up for "faileo." Am I supposed to be eating that fat? Will that lead to less hunger/sugar cravings now? Do I wait and add the fat after I've hit my weight loss goal? What is the best way to cook steaks and burgers?
Catherine I agree with Ashley that it depends on the type of meat you are cooking. If you are cooking grass fed beef then I think you can continue to use your grill but take the collection from the drip tray and add it back to your meat and/or veggies. That's liquid gold there. Poultry not so much even if pastured. I would toss that out. Feel free to add some CO or butter to your poultry after cooking though.
Many people respond positivity to eating more fat and one of those positive results is that they are less hungry. Try it and see how it works for you. I'm one who needs to balance fat with carbs as I am more of a "high volume" eater and fat only goes so far in keeping my hunger at bay. I am the exception to the rule though. For most people a nice meal with a lot of fat keeps them going for hours on end.
I think you should cook the food any way that makes you happy. If you like the George Forman then keep using it. This is one area I think you should just do what makes you the happiest and that is the easiest.
I've had two of those grills in the past, and in both cases the non-stick coating came off within a year. I never abused the surface in any way. So paleo or not, I'm against them because of that, but I don't think ingesting the coating is paleo.
If you're still eating conventional meat i'd say drain it and get good fats elsewhere (grassfed butter or coconut oil on your veggies.) convntional has a omega 6s and virtually no omega 3s. If it's Grassfed and pastured meat then I'd invest in a decent cast iron pan and cook it in the oven or on the stove.
Though, personally I don't use a George Forman because I'm concerned about the toxins evaporating from the Teflon. they're endocrine disruptors.
i would say you dont lose any more fat than if you were grilling. I have a foreman grill, it's easy, and I use it all the time. I wouldnt worry about it. If its some meat from grass fed pastured animals, save the fat in a jar, and maybe experiment with it in other recipes later if you want.
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