Just meat. For the entire month of March, that’s all I’ll be eating. (Feel free to suggest catchy alliterative titles! Marvelous Meaty March?)
When I say “meat,” that includes delicious grassfed beef, but also poultry, eggs, seafood, and yummy liver, one of my favourite foods (and a great source of Vitamin C).
Why am I doing this? I’ve been kicking around the idea for months, but I finally became fed up with those pesky last 10 pounds.
And although I haven’t been eating actual sugar (I seem to have permanently lost my taste for it after my sugar-free year), I have been eating too many oats, peanuts, and cherries — all foods that shouldn’t be on my low-carb Paleo diet. I have addictive tendencies around food: once I start eating peanuts, I can’t stop till they’re ALL gone.
As shown by the success of my sugar-free year, moderation is difficult for me, but a hard line in the sand works. I’ve tried keto, but all the weighing, measuring, and tracking was too time-consuming. Eating only meat should be much simpler.
To those with fears for my health/sanity, check out Just Meat, a great page of collected resources by Bitcoin early adopter Michael Goldstein.
This post by Harvard-educated psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and nutritionist Dr. Georgia Ede, MD, also sums it up well: The History of All-Meat Diets. Her Meats post is interesting too.
Wish me luck!