Not sure what to make for dinner? Try a beef-based recipe! Research shows that red meat can improve weight loss success by increasing satiety by providing plenty of protein. But before you head to the butcher, keep in mind that not all cuts of beef are created equally. Some cuts – like a short loin – can provide over 30 grams of protein for less than 200 calories per serving. Other cuts – like ribs – are higher in calories with less protein.