For me, the last several months have been rife with self-experimentation. I've done minimal meat, Nightshade-free, Paleo-zone, high-carb paleo, and now I'm looking to try all-meat or minimal veggie. I'm wondering what other's experiences have been and what advice you may dole out before I dive in head-first. Thanks in advance.
I've been doing Paleo for a while, but trying to lose some weight and it's not coming off, so switched to 50 carbs or less which is essentially all protein and fat. After a couple of days, the weight is coming off finally.
About a year all meat, now I'm more of a "dirty carnivore" (since Aug' 10), in that I put salsa on my ground beef and don't brush off the onions if I get a burger.
Felt fine most of the time. If you don't eat enough, you'll know, and it's easy to not eat enough because the diet is so satiating. Like Ambimorph said, make sure you get plenty of fat.
I've been on an all meat diet for the past month and what I can honestly say is that i'm never hungry! I eat once maybe twice a day, and I consume a lot of fat (butter, cream, coconut oil, animal fat etc..) My muscle mass has stayed the same and I do no exercise due to an nagging knee injury. So far i'm really enjoying it and I love the fact that it's very price efficient, being that I only have a few items to purchase in the store.
My diet consists of any and all grass-fed beef (gotta love Panama) occasional pork and chicken. I guess you could say that I follow Dr. Harris quite closely; so far it has worked for me. I use many condiments and occasional onions and peppers for taste. Good luck on your new endeavors and keep us posted on how you look, feel and perform.
Cheers from Panama
What do you eat exactly? I know that standard muscle meat is lacking in certain nutrients. How often do you eat organ meats, such as liver and sweetbreads? I'm considering going to a mostly meat version of Paleo, but I'm not a huge fan of some of these other parts of the beast.
If you are constipated from eating meat, its most likely your stomach is not producing enough acid like mine. I take betaine HCL tables with each or after each meal and that helps. also you can drink lemon water or apple cider vinegar water to increase acidity to help process the meat. After I unclogged with the betaine hcl, i still felt backed up. i had read something about making sure you get enough salt in your diet. I started eating bunch more salt and the constipation has gone away. At least for now.
I'd have to say that the same goes for my husband and myself. We are never hungry and all our systems are working perfectly - with NO fiber! Diet consisting of eggs, bacon, beef, pork and chicken, coconut oil, butter, etc. Gotta love Paleo!!
I have done zero carb quite a few times, and frankly I love it. I do find I get bored after awhile and crave a few veggies or a new dish, but usually for at least a week I am fine. I feel VERY clear headed and almost similar to when I have fasted in the past. I think if I did not cook for my husband who desires a lot more variety I probably would be more meat only then I am.
When I see All-Meat, I think the start of the Dukan Diet. One of the guys at Howstuffworks.com tried it out and tracked his info (interesting read). I started off with it, and it worked ok for me, but I found some of the cycling a bit unlikely. I settled on the more Paleo diets because it felt better for me, but the Dukan probably would end up ok.
Oh, and for me, all-meat = fierce constipation. They recommend oat bran on that diet to offset it, but it was a bit marginal for me in terms of how it worked out. I wasn't taking in the fats I do now, so that could change the situation.
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