Metabolic Research Center - Can I eat ground bison (buffalo) while on MRC diet???




GoalDec20
09-10-2010, 04:25 PM
My food list mentions that buffalo is permitted, but it seems to have a lot higher fat content than chicken? Can you help me please? I really find buffalo meat so tasty! As the same time, I HATE chicken breast :-(


Auntieb
09-10-2010, 09:37 PM
Yes, yes, yes. I, too, love bison and the ground is delicious. In our stores, it's about $6.00 a pound but I did find a place on Ebay that you can buy in frozen one or two pound bags for much less.
I use bison for anything I used to use ground beef for, taco salad, chili, etc. It is my understanding that bison is lower in fat than chicken breast??
Welcome to the group. Lots of helpful people here.

hatethesweatpants
09-11-2010, 06:00 PM
My center told me to use at least 93/7..the ground is 90/10. The steaks are unbelievable expensive - like $11/4oz and I live on the front range of Colorado where it's processed! I did cave the other day and use ground, but then squeezed and wiped all the grease out.


GoalDec20
09-11-2010, 10:24 PM
All I have been using so far is ground buffalo. I have been buying the meat from Whole Foods and they do not show if it is 90/10 or 97/3. If I am not allowed to use the ground meat, I will switch to the buffalo steaks. I do not care about the price at this point, being overweight has an emotional price that is higher than the money.

Missinternational09
09-12-2010, 06:46 PM
I do not care about the price at this point, being overweight has an emotional price that is higher than the money.


This statement really resonated with me. Simple but profound thanks!!

GoalDec20
09-12-2010, 07:16 PM
I checked with the butcher at Whole Foods. The ground bison and ground lamb are both 91/9. The ground veal is 94/6. Makes sense? I am having a ground veal burger for dinner tonite.

Honestly, I am a little surprised to see lamb as lean as buffalo and veal leaner than both. What are your thoughts on that? Can we have veal every night, or just twice a week?

PinkTiara22
09-12-2010, 07:55 PM
I eat ground bison at least 5 days a week and have lost 70+ lbs, so I think you'll be ok with it ;)

GoalDec20
09-12-2010, 08:43 PM
PinkTiara22,

This is very encouraging. You have done terrific. I admire your willpower. If you can do it, I can do it. I am very hopeful. I am also very happy that this will help me avoid this dry, tasteless, tough white chicken meat. You cannot imagine how much I hate chicken breast...

Thank you again!

hatethesweatpants
09-13-2010, 08:37 AM
Oh, I love this news! My favorite breakfast is buffalo, black beans and salsa. mmmmm!

Joy2MeNu
09-13-2010, 11:02 AM
I was eating a lot of ground buffalo meat as I made my quick drop of 65 lbs over a a 4 month period. My husband and I both love it.

GoalDec20
09-13-2010, 01:02 PM
Joy2Menu,

Congrats on the success. I cannot believe you have lost that much weight so quickly! I love buffalo meat, makes wonderful burgers. I put green onions and lots of spices including cumin, red pepper, salt and black pepper and grill the meat. This is my favorie!

GoalDec20
09-13-2010, 01:04 PM
Hatetheseatpants,

Would you please tell me how you make your black beans and salsa? I am sick of the melba toast. You are almost there, way to go!

Joy2MeNu
09-13-2010, 01:34 PM
Joy2Menu,

Congrats on the success. I cannot believe you have lost that much weight so quickly! I love buffalo meat, makes wonderful burgers. I put green onions and lots of spices including cumin, red pepper, salt and black pepper and grill the meat. This is my favorite!

Thanks! Yes, it was pretty incredible! And I have been living on that success for the past several months, but not lost any significant weight in a long time. And if I did, I put it back on.

And that is because I haven't followed the diet cause following half way isn't following it! DANG! So, all my fault! I got comfortable, I guess.

But as of today, I am following every rule in pre-condition mode and maybe by Christmas I can get down to the size I would like, which would a size 8. That would make me incredibly happy as I get ready to turn 58. So here goes!

Oh, as far as the ground Buffalo, sometimes I seasoned it up with the low-sodium taco seasoning (several companies make this), and that made for a nice change from time to time. Or, if I didn't have time to thaw it, I could just stick it in the skillet and fry it up (little olive oil here), and then add the seasoning and throw it on top of a salad. These burgers are really good too, just to spice them up on the outside with your favorites, just a tiny bit of olive oil and stick them in a low broiler setting for about 20-30 minutes. So good! Even my hubby loves this, so is good for us both!

Pookie31
09-13-2010, 02:20 PM
I have read all these great posts about ground bison and want to try it. I live in Missouri and I don't think I've ever seen it at the grocery store. Where do you buy it at? Thanks!

Joy2MeNu
09-13-2010, 02:26 PM
I get them at the grocery, pre-packaged. We have them at Pay-Less (Kroger) and Marsh. Also have seen them in the health food stores.

Again, they are pre-packaged and likely will be close to the deli section (in some stores), or the meat section.

I understand that some Wal-Mart stores have them, but not the ones here in Lafayette, IN.

GoalDec20
09-13-2010, 03:06 PM
I buy my fresh buffalo at Whole Foods, which is about the only grocery store I shop at. I avoid buying frozen meat all together. Buffalo tastes a lot better than beef!!!

Pookie31, you should try it! I promise, it will be better than beef and you are allowed to have it every day. Imagine that.

GoalDec20
09-13-2010, 03:08 PM
Joy2Menu,

Thanks for the tip. I will look for taco seasoning. May I ask, why is everyone avoiding salt? I know that it makes you retain water, but does it have any real effect on weight loss?

Joy2MeNu
09-13-2010, 03:34 PM
Joy2Menu,

Thanks for the tip. I will look for taco seasoning. May I ask, why is everyone avoiding salt? I know that it makes you retain water, but does it have any real effect on weight loss?



I am convinced that when we are all puffed up from too much sodium in your system, it makes a huge difference.

Once you get the sodium/salt thing under control, your feet don't look so pudgy and your ankles, and your fingers and your toes. Once I began MRC, I noticed this "pudginess decline" within about 2 weeks. That alone made me feel so much better.

Not to mention how much better it is for you IF you have any blood pressure issues!

hatethesweatpants
09-13-2010, 09:02 PM
Hatetheseatpants,

Would you please tell me how you make your black beans and salsa? I am sick of the melba toast. You are almost there, way to go!

Oh, super easy - I just cook the ground buffalo, measure out 3oz (my menu amount) with my 1/4c black beans and dump a few tb of my favorite low-carb salsa on top. If I'm feeling crazy, I add a tablespoon of shredded cheddar.

GoalDec20
09-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Hatethesweatpants,

Thank you! This can certainly add a little variety to what I am eating.

GoalAug2010
09-14-2010, 06:38 PM
I picked up some at the store the other day and am planning on grilling it like a burger with seasonings and then eating it as a wrap with the low carb tortilla with some lettuce, tomato, mustard. I was thinking grilled mushrooms would be ok too so long as they don't have much oil. Any other 'burger toppings' that i'm forgetting?

I can't wait!

Pookie31
09-14-2010, 08:28 PM
I went to several grocery stores and finally found one that sold it. However, they said the supplier can't keep up with demand so they have been out for over a month. It was $5.99 a pound for the ground bison. I'll have to give it a try when they get it in stock! :)

GoalDec20
09-14-2010, 09:21 PM
I have noticed that the demand for bison meat is extremely high in my area. They seem to go through a lot of bison in Whole Foods, the store I buy it from. To tell you the truth, even if I was not on this diet, I would still prefer bison before beef. Bison is sooo much more flavorful!

Ladies, would you please post your comments after you try the bison burgers?