A diet of steak, bacon and water – why techies are turning to ‘carnivory’

Sirloin steaks on the bbq

Could living on a diet of meat and water only be the key to better health? The tech community is known for its out-of-the-box thinking – and that certainly applies to eating. Now they’re turning steak into the “new salad”.

Some techies swear by this so-called carnivorous diet as a way to ramp up the positive effects of a keto diet.

The cryptocurrency community has experienced an emergent surge of unusual diets. A popular option is the ketogenic diet, which entails eating lots of fat, moderate protein, and very few carbs. But some people go farther than keto: They only consume meat, a practice known as carnivory. Y’know, like wolves and lions and such. The carnivores say they’re modeling their habits on what humans evolved to eat, like a more extreme version of the paleo diet.

Inc: Steak is the new salad: why these techies are embracing an all-meat diet

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21 comments

  1. P Jones
    I went meat only after being Keto. Better health benefits for me. I am highly insulin resistant so any plant matter affects me badly.
  2. K Johnson
    I had been low carb/keto for two years for health (T2D, dysautonomia) and weight loss. I moved to pure carnivore three months ago and my joint pain disappeared in the first few weeks and several other issues are steadily improving. Blood work is looking good, and I feel better than I have since the onset of illness four years ago. (I had been vegan for the five years prior to that.) I eat primarily grass fed beef, some eggs, occasional bacon, and butter.
  3. Carolyn Jorgensen Potter
    I have been keto for many years. I am in perfect health and keep my weight down. I have noticed that the less veggies I eat, the better. I stay fuller longer and I lose more weight. If my husband was not constantly bringing veggies home, I would have no problem being a meat-only person.
  4. angelo lazzara
    I'm wondering about the effects of meat on potential prostate cancer...so far i'm okay but i've read articles that compare too much meat to getting a tumor...any information that anyone else has would be helpful to me...thanks
  5. Erik Peers
    Red meat is vilified in the press however I have not seen one valid study that shows causality. If eating hamburgers correlates with cancer the confounding variables are the bun, the fries, associated alcohol, smoking.
  6. Prelipceanu Alexandra
    This is so desperate. The article is poorly made, simply subjective, no scientific arguments only a futile attempt at maintaining the ongoing mass manipulation. Just by reading the website's name "DietDoctor" I lost all interest in reading anything else. The classic medical field is financed by the farmaceutical industry. That means, in simple terms, that you need "doctors" to give bad advice to pacients so that there are more ill people to buy more pills until they get so sick that they need medical treatments and the cycle is kept alive. I am trying to contain myself and not start to mention the comments on this article. I've never thought I'd ever see someone say "the less veggies I eat, the better" You people are what's wrong with the world. For those of you that are struggling with these kinds of ignorants, stay calm. All evil in this world is soon to collapse from the inside. In the past 2 years I've noticed more and more desperate attempts at keeping society stupid but it doesn't work anymore. A lot of us have removed the blinders. I can only laugh at this and wish the rest of you much strength and pacience. The madness is going to end soon.
    Replies: #7, #9, #10
  7. Nick S
    This comment is the only information i found that make sense in this so called "article". Indeed it is a desperate attempt at misinforming and further confusing people.
    Thank you for your input,
    Alexandra.
  8. Rajeev S
    Zero carbs. Zero problems. Carbs cause cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
    Reply: #20
  9. Paul Mack
    Yes ignorance is here, but it's with you. If you know anything about this site, which I doubt you do, you would see it is very much against the current system of ill health and false truths about nutrition. You do realize that people thrive on the ketogenic diet, including myself. I do eat veggies and lots of them, and I do eat meat.

    This is so desperate. The article is poorly made, simply subjective, no scientific arguments only a futile attempt at maintaining the ongoing mass manipulation. Just by reading the website's name "DietDoctor" I lost all interest in reading anything else. The classic medical field is financed by the farmaceutical industry. That means, in simple terms, that you need "doctors" to give bad advice to pacients so that there are more ill people to buy more pills until they get so sick that they need medical treatments and the cycle is kept alive. I am trying to contain myself and not start to mention the comments on this article. I've never thought I'd ever see someone say "the less veggies I eat, the better" You people are what's wrong with the world. For those of you that are struggling with these kinds of ignorants, stay calm. All evil in this world is soon to collapse from the inside. In the past 2 years I've noticed more and more desperate attempts at keeping society stupid but it doesn't work anymore. A lot of us have removed the blinders. I can only laugh at this and wish the rest of you much strength and pacience. The madness is going to end soon.

    Reply: #11
  10. FowlTemptress
    LOL, how histrionic. Keep laughing, lady. We'll have the last laugh in the end.
  11. Prelipceanu Alexandra
    Where exactly in my comment does it imply that I'm against YOUR description of eating, quote " I do eat veggies and lots of them, and I eat meat". Have you not read the title of this article? "A diet of steak, bacon and water." Who on earth has ever thrived on consuming just that? Hence my affirmation about it being desperate and absurd. You speak about me being ignorant yet you couldn't even insert my statements into the context of THIS exact article. It doesn't say anywhere about "eating lots of veggies" which I agree with. Your affirmations are irrelevant to my previous statements. I do however agree with you about the fact that I didn't take the time to research this website, the reason for that has already been expressed. I had no interest in it after reading this article and scrolling through and further seeing titles such as eating at fastfoods. My reaction might've been biased by these few observations. I assume everyone reading my comment to be capable of realizing that I mostly expressed my astonisment upon reading this particular webpage. Which I still find ridiculous.

    I only wish health and happiness to people and I couldn't allow myself to not say anything about it since I've seen many dear ones pass away from allegedly "doctor adivice". Otherwise it doesn't affect me as I am capable of maintaining a healthy body and mind for myself. That was my only interest in writing that comment.
    ps: english is not my mother tongue, excuse any grammar mistakes I might've made.

    Reply: #12
  12. Isaac
    Why is it ridiculous? Ask yourself why you are so certain in your beliefs about diet that you can instantly deride this article. Vegetables are obviously good for us right? Why is that exactly? Why are you so solidly convinced? Have you experimented and tried NOT eating vegetables? Was your health considerably worse? Or is it that lots of people say that vegetables do us good and have said so for such a long while that it simply must be true and anybody who says different is ridiculous?

    It has been said that any new idea must pass through three stages. First, it is ridiculed; second, it is subject to argument: third, it is accepted. You are at stage 1. Take the time to read some of the information on this website and you might progress. If your mind is open to it.

  13. star
    Vegan...... she's a vegan..
  14. Kaye
    Talk about judging a book by it's cover. The opinion of someone who hasn't even bothered to do any research into an idea isn't worth the time taken to read it.

    I'm T2D with Crohns disease. This way of eating has probably saved my life, well at least enabled me to look forward to a healthy future. My first port of call has been DietDoctor for the past few years where I have found a lot of good advice and support.

  15. Anne
    I just accidentally discovered this youtube video. I watched before I realized it was sponsored by a VEGAN site. Funny thing is - EVERY scientific point they make actually backs up every argument FOR a Keto Diet!! Enjoy LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU2ByJ-zxfg
  16. Alan C Strauss
    I tried the Atkins diet years ago eating lots of meat, fish, eggs and low carb cheese and very few vegetables. I became so constipated I thought I was going to die. I now eat lots of fiber and try to eat low calorie. I feel good but can't lose any weight!
    Reply: #19
  17. Prelipceanu Alexandra
    The level of ignorance and lack of common sense of some of you is astonishing. Have you been living in Plato's cave all your life? Literally every study that has ever been published that promotes the american diet is funded by the egg, meat or dairy industry.
    Along with those corporate dietary guidelines came the increase of heart disease, cancers, strokes and the rest of the top 15 leading causes of death.

    How stupid does one have to be in order to question the validity of the health benefits of a blant based diet. Humans have consumed meat, eggs and dairy and we've seen the otcome. Also, non-industry funded studies show that people who include more fibre and live whole foods into their diet have shown a significant improvement in their health, even reversing the top 3 killers of americans (though it's apllicable to the rest of the globe's population)
    Even Dr. Stork now recommends a plant based diet, after failing to debunk "What The Health" documentary. Which is respectable. Others prefer to choose dirty profit
    instead of health.

    I'd suggest researching the work of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
    Also, for every individual who's interested in health and nutrition, I say it's imperative to watch Dr. Michael Greger's research in the "Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death" (https://youtu.be/30gEiweaAVQ)

    He donates all profits from books and other means, to charity and has saved many lives with the help of a healthy diet, including mine and continues to do so.

    It's 2018. If you believe that eating nothing but steak and bacon is healthy (not even hunter gatherers did so) you're retarded. There's just no decent way of wording it.

    Reply: #21
  18. Debragail
    Wow!!!! Alexandra you sound really scared and threatened? maybe have a healthy dose of red meat to calm yourself down before you have a heart attack!!
  19. Bacon Eater
    Try supplementing with a good dose of magnesium once a day. I like these: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-High-Potency-Magnesium/dp/B00LE27M40 . It will take your stomach a week or two to adjust, but your problem will be solved!
  20. Maria
    I presume you mean no starchy carbs of potatoes, rice, grain, pasta and bread - and sugar - when you say carbohydrates?? Green leafy veg and anything that is grown above ground is allowed and I do eat them. There is also the whole aspect of socialising and travelling. If you do neither and live alone and don't socialise except on here, fine. Thanks Rajeev.
  21. Maria
    I'm not American but British. But I would say a diet of bacon and steak is just plain stupid. Where is the fish and where are the vegetables you can eat tgat are grown above ground? You can out potoates, grain, pasta, rice and bread, and all high in sugar fruits. But this way of life is not a no-carb diet, and it's not a means for the zealous righteous on here to use the forum to preach at everyone as experts and turn it all into another religion - meat as God and veg as the Devil!! The rxperts are the DietDoctor and his colleagues, and my own London-based nutritionist who is very well known at home and abroad and introduced me to the DietDoctor. Ibspeak as a meat and fish eater, abd yet there are plenty of recipes on this site that require no meat, fish or eggs at all, and so by no means just a diet of steak and bacon!

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