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Consume just 70g meat a day

Published 14/04/2015 | 02:30

Simple tips on measuring meat can help you cut down on the amount you eat.
Simple tips on measuring meat can help you cut down on the amount you eat.

Good health advice is to eat no more than 70g of meat a day - but how do we measure that? Here are some tips on cooked meat weight:

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• A portion of Sunday roast (three thin-cut slices of roast lamb, beef or pork, each about the size of half a slice of sliced bread): 90g

• A grilled 8oz beef steak: 163g. A cooked breakfast (two standard Irish sausages - often sold in packs of eight that weigh 1lb or 454g and measuring around 9cm long - and two thin-cut rashers of bacon): 130g

• A large doner kebab: 130g. A 5oz rump steak: 102g

• A quarter pounder beefburger: 78g. A thin slice of corned beef: 38g

• A slice of black pudding: 30g. A slice of ham: 23g

These swaps can help you to cut down without making radical changes to your diet:

• Breakfast: if it's a full Irish, swap either the bacon or sausages for extra mushrooms, tomatoes or toast

• Sandwiches: swap one of your ham or beef sandwiches for a non-red meat filling, such as chicken or fish

• Sausages: swap to having two pork sausages rather than three, and add a portion of vegetables

• Sunday roast: swap your roast beef, pork or lamb for roast chicken

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