“Red Meat Is Not the Enemy” – this is the title of Aaron E. Carroll’s article in The New York Times on March 30. In a breath of fresh air and common sense, Carroll points out to the masses that it is the amount of calories people are consuming that is making them fat, not the food itself.

“This is the real problem: We eat more calories than we need. But in much of our discussion about diet, we seek a singular nutritional guilty party. We also tend to cast everyone in the same light as ‘eating too much,”’ he writes.

While this should be received with a GEICO response of, “duh, everyone knows that,” that is not always the case.

Click here to read the full article from The New York Times. And if you’re concerned about your protein consumption and the way if impacts your body, take the 30 Day Protein Challenge. The step-by-step program will walk you through food journaling, and tracking energy levels in coloration with protein consumption. Click here to take the challenge, and challenge people you know!