Trying the most un-2018 diet ever!

Last year I lost a whole load of weight, and whilst I’m happy with my achievement and the lifestyle changes I’ve implemented, I’m still not at my goal. You can read about how I lost 37lbs last year in my blog post here,

In October last year I had to open surgery, and ever since then, my weight loss has kind of plateaued, regardless of anything I do. As a result, I’ve found my mood getting worse and using food binges as a way to cheer myself up... which they do, for 5 mins, before the guilt sets in for the next couple of days.

Whilst on one of my regular YouTube binges (I rarely watch actual tv anymore), I stumbled across an interview with Mikaela Peterson, who had seemingly cured her arthritis, depression, and a whole host of ailments as well as lose weight using the most un-2018 diet ever... the carnivore diet!

Yes, you heard that right... she only eats meat. Zero carbs... zero plants... zero all the things we’re supposed to be eating to be healthy!!! 

Now I know what you’re thinking... I was thinking exactly the same! This is surely unhealthy and dangerous and you need fruit and vegetables for a balanced diet, as well as carbohydrates for energy, right? Well I discovered fasting last year and that goes against everything we’re told, and that’s been amazing for me, so maybe I should look into this more?

I realise most of you probably won’t watch all of those videos, so I’ll give you the short version, although it will require a certain degree of tin foil hat wearing!

 Jay McLaughlin Tin Foil Hat Aluminium Conspiracy Theory Red Pill

Basically, it comes down to the entire food industry shifting its focus to plant based nutrition on the back of agenda driven science using epidemiological correlation and cherry picked data. It’s now so ingrained into us, that to say anything else sounds completely absurd. I do highly recommend you watch the videos above with an open mind, as hard as that might be at first.

Now, I’m nothing if not open minded, so I thought I should put my scepticism to one side and give it a try, especially because I kept finding more and more instances of people doing this with amazing results... including vegans! 

The only real way to see if this diet was an actual thing, would be for me to try it for myself and see how I felt and what real world results I experienced.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or nutritionist, and have no background in any medical or health field whatsoever. I’m not recommending you do what I’m about to do. Please do your own research and form your own opinions and consult your own GP before making any dietary changes. 

 Carnivore diet sirloin steak from the butchers

So for the foreseeable future, I’m going to be on a ‘zero carb whole foods animal based diet’. This is purely an experiment, to see what happens. I’m kinda sceptical still about all of it. I completely understand how crazy it sounds! Obviously if I start seeing too many negative effects, I’ll stop, but I want to make sure I give it a proper go, so won’t be quitting after a week. I’ll be posting regular updates so stay tuned! If you have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll make sure to answer!