For those that appreciate nothing more than a delicious steak or a finely cook chicken, consider yourselves lucky. As a new and unorthodox craze among the vast sea of diets that already exist, the Carnivore diet consists of eating everything animal related, from eggs to steak to dairy. Here's what you need to know.
As the name suggests, the Carnivore diet revolves around eating as many animal foods as you can. Chicken, beef, eggs, seafood and certain dairy products are what make up the Carnivore diet. On the other hand, vegetables and greens of any kind are not part of the Carnivore diet. While a few products are allowed, like coffee and adding certain spices to your meaty meals, the diet has no place for green goods.
Dr. Shawn Baker is the Carnivore diets most well-known representative figure, gathering a massive following on social media sites by proudly showing off his eating habits which consist of eating up to four, yes four, kilograms of steak a day.
Yay or Nay?
While many swear by the diet and continue following the meat-crazed Carnivore diet, like Dr. Shawn Baker, weight loss is possible under the diet. Due to its simplicity, many factors seen in other diets like counting calories or setting exact times on meals during the day don't apply to the Carnivore diet. A lot of protein is consumed while following the Carnivore diet which may result in weight loss as the consumption of carbohydrates is heavily lowered.
Speaking to The Guardian, Christopher Gardner, a medical professor at Stanford said: “The lack of dietary fiber in an all-meat diet is likely to wreak havoc on the bacteria in our colons, known as the microbiome,” He also continued explaining how a lack of fibre in the body can weaken the immune system as well as inflammation.