If you’re anything like me, you find it hard to lose weight using conventional diets.
This is no surprise to me — we live in a world fuelled by greed at the hands of grain, corn and sugar manufacturers.
These corporations make money by mass producing genetically-modified foods. Foods loaded with more sugar than even elite athletes should be consuming.
They employ Harvard-trained chemist to infuse food with nitrites and autolyzed yeast extract to make food last longer, and fool our brains into thinking the junk we’re eating actually tastes good.
Later, I’m going to talk to you about just how easy it is to lose weight by only eating protein-rich meat and eggs for sustenance.
You’ll lose lots of weight and feel the healthiest you ever have!
Modern day humans are conditioned to consume sugar at every meal…
There’s a catch to the diet I’m going to tell you about: You’ll have to ditch the carbs — everything that contains all but the slightest trace of carbohydrates.
That’s the only way this thing works.
Hey, if you wanna cut the weight in as short of a time as possible, you have to do what you’re told!
Sugar is everywhere. As a diagnosed type II diabetic, I can tell you 100% that it really doesn’t matter what form it comes in either.
Sugar is what makes you fat…
Any kind of sugar, including all those “healthy” carbs you’ve read about, causes insulin to be released in your body.
Insulin is an energy storage hormone that opens the door for sugar to enter every cell in the body, including our fat cells.
“The meter doesn’t lie!”
Type II diabetics don’t use insulin as well as their non-diabetic counterparts.
When the disease gets bad, they have to start monitoring their blood sugar with a meter that tells them how high their levels are.
Once a diabetic gets to this stage, they can no longer lie to themselves that a one teaspoon of sugar in their coffee is okay, or that two slices of carb-loaded pizza won’t impact their sugars negatively.
Sugar causes an insulin dump, which makes you fat if you can’t burn that energy off right away.
It doesn’t matter how healthy you are..
That which doesn’t get used immediately gets stored in our liver, muscles, and FAT cells.
Meaning you can talk all you want about the 20g of carbs from sweet potatoes being released into the blood stream more slowly than the 20g of sugar from on of those delicious President’s Choice Decadent cookies all you want.
Here’s the reality: I’ve tested this theory time and again — carbs are sugar — sugar is carbs.
When all the other cells in our body have adequate glucose stores on hand, the remaining sugar gets stored in the form of body fat.
Pretty simple when it’s put to you this way, right?
The biggest pitfall in weight loss is that we’re all told to load our plate with veggies and limit meat consumption.
Lose Weight 101: Avoid getting fat by eliminating sugar and embracing meat & fat…
Meat, as it turns out, is really filling.
Carb free animal protein keeps you full for a long time — and it’s really hard to go over your daily calorie needs by stuffing steak and eggs down your yap!
Vince Gironda (aka. “The Iron Guru) made the steak and eggs diet popular back in the 1950s.
Losing weight on the steak and eggs diet is simple:
- Eat as much steak, eggs and butter as you can for 5 days straight — eat steak and eggs until you can’t eat any more for two meals every day.
- On day 6, cheat — eat whatever you want to infinity (though I don’t personally follow this recommendation).
- Rinse and repeat until you’re shredded like a Greek god!
Vince’s was a time before steroids and dangerous fat burners were used by EVERY bodybuilder on the planet.
He ascertained through experience that it was carbs that bulked people up and caused them to retain higher levels of body fat.
Turns out he was right, as science is fast proving this point too.
I was first inspired to consider this diet by Dr. Shawn Baker, who has eaten red meat for an entire year (at the time of this post).
I won’t waste your time spilling all the details of his all-meat regimen, but in a nutshell:
- All Dr. Baker’s blood markers have normalized after eating meat only for a year.
- He’s a world record holder on the Concept2 rower (at 50, he broke the record that he’d previously held from sessions completed in his 30s!)
- Dr. Baker is currently running tests on his meat-only diet and participants are reporting improved health across the board including: balanced cholesterol, reduced triglycerides, improved stamina, increased muscle tone, and reduced inflammation throughout the body.
What about micro-nutrients and fiber on the all meat diet?
Meat, particularly grass fed red meat, is one of the most nutritious foods available on the planet.
Some people recommend stocking up on vitamin C rich carbs to offset the fact that MOST meat doesn’t contain it.
However, I’m not advocating eating only steak and eggs as Vince Gironda or Dr. Baker suggests.
I’m saying just eat meat and eggs.
The meat can be whatever floats your boat: steak, pork, deer, elk, fowl, fish .
However, keep in mind that Dr. Baker claims most of the people he studies do best on red meat because it’s more filling.
Anyway, back to the vitamin C issue: Liver has nearly 40% the RDA per 100g.
And, that’s any any animal liver you want!
The body’s need for vitamin C is directly linked to how much carbohydrate we consume, according to Dr. Baker.
Cut the carbs out and the body will thrive on very little vitamin C…
These two early test subjects from the early 1900’s frontier days ate nothing but meat, and a year later had zero signs of nutrient deficiencies of any kind.
These subjects did lose weight, but not very much since they were already quite lean.
Fiber? I’ve read lots of material on this issue.
It seems we don’t really need it on a meat only diet, as our digestive tract absorbs nearly everything before it has a chance to come out the other side.
Wild predators like wolves rarely eat meat and if you examine their crap, it’s mostly bone and fur from the animals they’ve killed.
Should you try a meat only diet to lose weight?
It might seem like I’m trying to talk you into eating only meat for the rest of your life.
In the short short term we know you can eat meat for years (shout out to Kelly Hogan!)
Nobody really knows what a lifetime of meat-eating looks like under the microscope.
“Time will tell.”
Most studies about the long term effects of all or mostly meat diets are unfavorably skewed from a health standpoint.
This is because most who eat “too much” meat also eat too many carb-laden foods with their meals such as potatoes, pasta sides, big desserts, and alcohol to boot.
When western (sugar fuelled) diets have been introduced to carnivorous cultures obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other common diseases became the norm rather than the exception.
My advice about meat only is to try it until you reach your weight loss goals, then reassess afterwards.
Go see your doctor after a couple of months and have them run some blood tests, check your blood pressure and see where you’re at.
See how you feel after losing a bunch of unnecessary body fat.
Perhaps you’ll find that being a carnivore isn’t just a great way to lose weight fast, but a more healthy way to live your life in general.
All the best,