The Carnivore Diet
You’ve heard of keto, south beach and the Mediterranean but have you heard of the carnivore diet? Probably sounds like a teenage boy’s diet, but it is, in fact, an actual diet.
Now, this might go against what you’ve heard about meat, especially in the last couple decades, but this diet includes eating mostly, if not entirely, red meat.
In fact, no plant based foods are allowed, including vegetables (and the crowd of kids goes wild).
The carnivore diet is KIND of like the cave man diet—eating what is perceived to be what humans ate before the agricultural era.
I mean, I don’t know how hard it was to snag a zebra for dinner, but I definitely would have eaten a fist-full of grass if I was starving.
Carnivore proponents say the reason they don’t eat veggies and fruit is because they’re actually toxic to the body. In fact, they claim meat heals the body and is good for the heart, even in excess. Especially in excess. There aren’t any substantive studies backing this up yet.
So let’s get to the meat of the diet. See what we did there?
What do you eat on the carnivore diet?
OK, meat is clearly the answer, but its around 2-3 times a day and a lot of it. Anywhere from 6-18 oz of meat per meal.
The good thing about meat is that it contains protein and of all the macros, it takes the most calories to digest. It takes longer to digest. It fills you up more quickly. All of these things can definitely lead to weight loss, but the other side effects of meat only diet is something you should definitely talk to your doctor about.
If your goal is weight loss, we’d say wait for more science backing up the health claims to eliminating veggies, fruits and whole grains which are backed by science for their health benefits. If you want the benefits meat offers through its protein, grab some protein powder and fill up.