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Calories in Grilled Flank Steak

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author image Melodie Anne
Melodie Anne Coffman specializes in overall wellness, with particular interests in women's health and personal defense. She holds a master's degree in food science and human nutrition and is a certified instructor through the NRA. Coffman is pursuing her personal trainer certification in 2015.
Calories in Grilled Flank Steak
Flank steak is very lean and reasonably low in calories compared to other cuts of beef. Photo Credit Jack Puccio/iStock/Getty Images

Flank steak is a cut of beef from the long muscle along the belly of the cow, under the ribs. Because of the flank’s location and function in the animal, it’s very lean and reasonably low in calories compared to other cuts of beef.

Information on Calories

For right around 160 calories, you can have 3 ounces of plain grilled flank steak. That portion size of flank steak has 7 grams of fat. Since all fats have 9 calories per gram, you’ll get about 63 calories from fat. The big chunk of the calories in grilled flank steak stem from protein -- 23.5 grams or 157 calories from protein, since each gram has 4 calories. You won’t get any carbohydrates from flank steak.

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