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Old 10-14-2018, 02:50   #11
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I had a friend a few years ago.....all he ate was meat. I'd say about 80% of his food group was meat. He also ate french fries and peanut butter sandwiches. He ate a lot of hamburgers and chicken. The first year I knew him, I never saw him eat a veggie, except for fries.

He claimed veggies tasted gross to him, all of them. So, I made a small casserole dish of a variety of chopped veggies, doused them in Italian Dressing and baked them. He tried them and he said he thought they were really good, but didn't see himself buying any.

About a year later his doctor told him he needed to start eating veggies, and start eating less meat. It took him about 6 months to get himself to start eating veggies, but he did it.

Another 6 months later, he went to the doctor because he kept getting rashes all over his body and was feeling sick a lot. The doctor tested him for allergies..........

And apparently he had been eating meat for so long, he had become allergic to most veggies. So he had to go back to eating mostly meats.

Go figure.

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Interesting Cricket! The first thought that crossed my mind was the lack of fiber in such a diet and what that would mean but the article suggests that fiber isn't all that it's cut out to be - I still wrestle with that one ....

But on the flip side - many a time all I've had for dinner was a 10 oz steak with no negligible affect on my BGs. I didn't even require a shot which is significant for any Type 1. If there was suddenly a shortage of insulin - I would be on that diet as I suspect the increase in BGs would be less dramatic but that would be a last resort - as I suspect there are potential long term health issues with a carnivore diet. Hopefully more research will be done on this.
Steffanson did it for two years under closely monitored lab conditions and found nothing but excellent health. Except for one point where the "experts" suggested he omit all the fat and just eat lean meat. He became very ill within a few days and abandoned that idea. Actually, he had eaten that way for a long time during his travels in the far north researching the Inuit. Not to mention that those Inuit themselves ate that way for eons!

Definitely safe long term, palatability for us "modern" folks is probably a bigger issue.

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Interesting Cricket! The first thought that crossed my mind was the lack of fiber in such a diet and what that would mean but the article suggests that fiber isn't all that it's cut out to be - I still wrestle with that one ....

But on the flip side - many a time all I've had for dinner was a 10 oz steak with no negligible affect on my BGs. I didn't even require a shot which is significant for any Type 1. If there was suddenly a shortage of insulin - I would be on that diet as I suspect the increase in BGs would be less dramatic but that would be a last resort - as I suspect there are potential long term health issues with a carnivore diet. Hopefully more research will be done on this.
Well, fiber is how our system regulates cholesterol, excess hormones and glucose, so I don't know how it's "not all that it's cut out to be."

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I'm not convinced that fiber was on anyone's radar until people started to eat massive amounts of sugars and refined carbs( wonder bread and twinkies).

Real foods may not have 'fiber' but they all have real food, if that make any sense.

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The only fiber I found in Twinkies was really a hair. LOL

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The only fiber I found in Twinkies was really a hair. LOL
LOL. That hair had more nutritional value than the Twinkie.

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I follow the keto diet, but many days out of the week I eat carnivore, simply because my meter likes it.

Interestingly enough, I USED TO suffer from IBS/recurrent diverticulitis and have had a couple of colon resections. All the gastro docs tell you to increase fiber, increase fiber. It wasn't until I cut OUT the fiber and went keto that my IBS and diverticulitis disappeared. Fiber is overrated and can't be tolerated by many.

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