Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    BigLittleTim is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,042

    Dark meat vs. White meat!

    Chicken, that is!
    One ounce Roasted chicken meat contains:

    White (Breast): Sat fat 0.3g ; Total fat 1g ; Protein 8.8g
    Dark (Thigh): Sat fat 0.8g ; Total fat 2.8g ; Protein 7.8g

    As you can see, the dark meat has almost three times as much total fat, but has only a slightly smaller amount of Protein.

    Question: Is it O.K. for the average bodybuilder (one who's not preparing for a competition) to eat lots of the tasty dark chicken meat, as opposed to an endless diet of bland, dry chicken breasts?

  2. #2
    kfrost06's Avatar
    kfrost06 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    torrance,ca
    Posts
    3,043
    Quote Originally Posted by BigLittleTim
    Chicken, that is!
    One ounce Roasted chicken meat contains:

    White (Breast): Sat fat 0.3g ; Total fat 1g ; Protein 8.8g
    Dark (Thigh): Sat fat 0.8g ; Total fat 2.8g ; Protein 7.8g

    As you can see, the dark meat has almost three times as much total fat, but has only a slightly smaller amount of Protein.

    Question: Is it O.K. for the average bodybuilder (one who's not preparing for a competition) to eat lots of the tasty dark chicken meat, as opposed to an endless diet of bland, dry chicken breasts?
    I am not the best person to answer diet questions but I sure love the dark meat and thats what I always eat. I figure I would rather enjoy my meals and do more cardio then take away the pleasure of eating for a few grams of fat. Maybe this is why I am having problems getting my 6 pack abs?

  3. #3
    WelshWarrior's Avatar
    WelshWarrior is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,147
    I would have thought there was more fat in it than that. I guess the answer to your q is your own opinion.

    I steer clear. However, I s'pose it wouldn't harm as part of a pro/fat meal.

  4. #4
    RBD85's Avatar
    RBD85 is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the toilet
    Posts
    2,505
    thats skinless dark meat with the fat trimmed off fyi.

  5. #5
    PEWN's Avatar
    PEWN is offline AR Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Moms Basement
    Posts
    16,400
    Blog Entries
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by WelshWarrior
    I would have thought there was more fat in it than that. I guess the answer to your q is your own opinion.

    I steer clear. However, I s'pose it wouldn't harm as part of a pro/fat meal.
    yea i thought the same thing... i always thoguht that there was more fat....

  6. #6
    PEWN's Avatar
    PEWN is offline AR Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Moms Basement
    Posts
    16,400
    Blog Entries
    9
    this is what i came up with 1 oz white breast and dark ... looks like yours so your facts are right...

    Dark Meat....

    Nutrition Facts
    Calories 58(Kilojoules 243)

    % DV**
    Total Fat 2.8 g 4%
    Sat. Fat 0.8 g 4%
    Cholesterol 26 mg 9%
    Sodium 26 mg 1%
    Total Carbs. 0 g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
    Sugars 0 g
    Protein 7.8 g
    Calcium 4.3 mg
    Potassium 68.2 mg



    White Breast..

    Nutrition Facts
    Calories 47(Kilojoules 196)

    % DV**
    Total Fat 1 g 2%
    Sat. Fat 0.3 g 1%
    Cholesterol 24 mg 8%
    Sodium 21 mg 1%
    Total Carbs. 0 g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0 g 0%
    Sugars 0 g
    Protein 8.8 g
    Calcium 4.3 mg
    Potassium 72.7 mg

  7. #7
    RBD85's Avatar
    RBD85 is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the toilet
    Posts
    2,505
    The dark meat just has alot of fat around it not in it.

  8. #8
    BigLittleTim is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,042

    Cost savings:

    I always trim away all the visible fat from the boneless thighs, as well.

    Another plus, in addition to tasting better, is that dark meat costs about half what chicken breasts cost at my supermarket.

    -BigLittleTim

  9. #9
    RBD85's Avatar
    RBD85 is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the toilet
    Posts
    2,505
    I will def. be adding a little more dark meat into my diet.

  10. #10
    WelshWarrior's Avatar
    WelshWarrior is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,147
    Quote Originally Posted by R**85
    I will def. be adding a little more dark meat into my diet.
    Ooh err!

    BLT - less fat than I though. I would be careful, but the decision is yours - it comes down to aims and goals.

  11. #11
    RBD85's Avatar
    RBD85 is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the toilet
    Posts
    2,505
    Quote Originally Posted by WelshWarrior
    Ooh err!

    BLT - less fat than I though. I would be careful, but the decision is yours - it comes down to aims and goals.
    I dont understand...

  12. #12
    BigLittleTim is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,042
    I'm a Rugby Prop, not a bodybuilder, so I'm not going for a LEAN look.

    I eat much healthier and leaner than I did in past years, trying to stay in some sort of cardiovascular shape.

    I figure dark chicken meat and pasta isn't as good as chicken breasts and broccoli, but it's an improvement over beer and pizza.

    -BigLittleTim

  13. #13
    WelshWarrior's Avatar
    WelshWarrior is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,147
    Quote Originally Posted by R**85
    I dont understand...
    BLT was me being lazy instead of typing Big Little Tim. "Though" was me being a muppet and mistyping "thought".

    Does that clear it?

  14. #14
    RBD85's Avatar
    RBD85 is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the toilet
    Posts
    2,505
    So just the Ooh err was meant for me? because of the "dark meat" quote? I think I get it...

  15. #15
    WelshWarrior's Avatar
    WelshWarrior is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,147
    Quote Originally Posted by R**85
    So just the Ooh err was meant for me? because of the "dark meat" quote? I think I get it...
    Yeah, sorry bro. Was funny to me at the time, but it was late at night!

  16. #16
    RBD85's Avatar
    RBD85 is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    On the toilet
    Posts
    2,505
    I laughed

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •