Chicken Breast vs Chicken Drumsticks for fat loss.

Chicken breast fillet meal

I love eating chicken as a part of my fat loss diet. But I also want to consume the right type of chicken that will allow me to easily achieve my fat loss goals, without breaking the bank.

I’ve been purchasing chicken drumsticks for $3/kg from my local butcher. I then roast the chicken and consume 1-2 in my meal with a salad. Each chicken drumstick can weigh around 80-140g per drumstick.

I am still trying to consume a diet that will keep me within my 1400 calorie a day budget. But as my body demands more food and energy intake, I am finding that it is becoming more important to consume the right type of foods that will keep me within the budget. And there is a difference between eating chicken breast and chicken drumsticks that will affect your calorie budget.

Chicken Drumsticks

I am finding that chicken drumsticks have slightly higher calories per serving. It’s worked well for me in the past, however now that I am trying to reduce my body fat by up to 6% over the next three months, it will be these small things that will affect the results that I will get.

Below is a picture of one of the drumstick roasts that I cooked.

Roasted chicken drumsticks
Roasted chicken drumsticks

Below I’ve provided a breakdown of the portion size with the carb and protein macros.

Weight (grams)CaloriesCarbsProteinCost per meal

Chicken breast

I’ve heard bodybuilders advocate chicken breast, but I am now starting to understand its significance alot more. The protein intake and the minimal fat and carbs make it the ideal meat to consume. It packs a powerful punch for its portion size.

Chicken breast is more expensive to buy. You are looking at $8-10/kg if you can get it cheaply. If you have 200g portions, you will be able to get 5 meals out of it, which makes it less than $2 per meal.

Below is a table showing the portion size that I will usually consume. I will then fit this into my macros.

Weight (grams)CaloriesCarbsProteinCost per meal

It’s interesting to see that even though it is cheaper to have the chicken drumsticks, it will force you to work harder with your nutrition and exercise. So for the sake of spending a bit extra, you will be more efficient with your nutrition and your workouts.

Work smarter and not harder.

Do you have any thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading. And I hope that this has helped you.

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