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i eat it a lot and it is low carb (5.1g carbs)
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Lamb is a very fatty meat.

A lot of cheese/butter in the potatoes would be unhealthy.

But I would say as a whole it's certainly not the worst thing you could be eating. Delicious too!
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As with all thing, it can be healthy when eaten Iin moderation within a healthy diet.
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It can be incorporated into a balanced diet.
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Lamb is a very fatty meat.

A lot of cheese/butter in the potatoes would be unhealthy.

But I would say as a whole it's certainly not the worst thing you could be eating. Delicious too!
there’s one similar called cumberland pie which is beef instead would that be better? i eat this like 3 times a week
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there’s one similar called cumberland pie which is beef instead would that be better? i eat this like 3 times a week
Isn't that cottage pie with beef?
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i eat it a lot and it is low carb (5.1g carbs)
Red meat and potato isn't, but is fine in moderation, if with added vegetables. In general, processed food is less healthy - often high in sugar, salt and / or fat, with numbers based on unrealistically small serving sizes. cooking your own food ensures that you know exactly what is in it.

Low carb (/ ketogenic) diets are a fad, and can be dangerous for some people. The science is to eat a calorie-controlled, balanced diet, not restrict (unprocessed) food groups. Typical advice would be to reduce added sugar and refined (simple) carbohydrates, and to increase complex carbs (e.g. wholewheat) and vegetables.
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there’s one similar called cumberland pie which is beef instead would that be better? i eat this like 3 times a week
Oh I thought you were making it yourself. I would recommend making it rather than eating ready meals. From 500g minced lamb you can make 3 or 4 meals once padded out with veggies. It'll taste a lot better too.
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i eat it a lot and it is low carb (5.1g carbs)
If it's a ready meal, then it's not the healthiest option.
If it's homemade then it is likely to be more healthy, but it depends if you are having it as part of a balanced diet. If your other meals are chips and sausages then that's not great, but if your other meals are salads and vegetable soups then that's much better.
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Even if it's homemade, it's still not the healthiest option, especially if you have it with meat.
If you put lots of vegetables in the actual pie, and also have a side of vegetables, that would make it healthier.
You could also try making it with lentils, I do that cause I don't eat meat. It's still really good.
However, eating anything/any meal 3 times a week isn't really healthy. You do need to have a more balanced diet. Maybe try learning some new recipes?
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