What happens if you eat nothing but bacon for 30 days straight?

Here’s a crazy idea: What would happen if you only ate bacon for 30 days?

Or, perhaps, it’s not that crazy. Dan Quibell tried it and enjoyed it… and even lost 20 pounds:

Ketogasm: What Happens When You Eat Nothing But Bacon for 30 Days Straight?

Now there’s an active Facebook group with 3,000 members dedicated to discussing the Bacon experiment and trying it themselves.

Facebook: The Bacon Experiment

Obviously eating nothing but bacon results in an extremely low carb, ketogenic diet. It should result in significant loss of excess weight, without weighing or counting. And if you’re crazy enough it should be fine to try it for a month.

Note: If you are on diabetes medication, especially insulin, you’ll have to adapt (lower) the doses so discuss it with your doctor first.


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  1. Apicius
    Hmmm. I'm tempted to try it. Would rotate a variety of bacon though, to break the monotony. Like apple wood smoked, hickory smoked, italian panchetta, etc.
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  1. Jose Rodriguez
    Nope. Look at the package. Once you fry it the calories per slice drops dramatically. More like 600-700 calories per 1lb package.
  2. Mike
    I did The Bacon Experiment for 21 days and lost 17 pounds. If you roast the bacon in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes it comes out perfect. Two pounds of cooked bacon is between 1200-1400 calories. I never felt better!
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  4. Vivian
    I’m doing bacon, eggs and steak for lunch and dinner plus 2tbs of butter per day. No limits. But it is self limiting! You really can’t eat that much! However I’m loosing! 1 week in and the rest of the month to go!
  5. John
    Funny thing.
    This website and its doctors do a lot of research regarding keto and lchf all with perfectly verifiable results.
    And still people come here claiming that it does not work.
  6. barry fletcher
    bacon/cheese woukld work for me explain please
  7. Tb
    Just like mr. Doctor Atkins did before performing heart surgery on people that were obese.
    He would make them go on a meat cheese and egg diet for 30 days before surgery to get rid of all that fat.
    now I know they're be some ignorant people that say well he died of a heart attack and that's fine but what people are telling you is correct when it comes to a keto diet.
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  8. Dan Quibell
    Not BPC, would avoid extra fats when doing the bacon experiment so you remain in a calorie deficit.
  9. Dan Quibell

    I did the math Josh, 2 lbs of bacon a day is over 5,000 calories! Even more than you 3000-4000 calories that YOU said would be magical.

    Actually after its cooked the calories are more like 1200-1500 so we are in a caloric deficit and this is why we burn bodyfat during the bacon experiment. Its not magical its just a very powerful dietary intervention. Hunger control and caloric deficit and intermittent fasting.

  10. Wanda
    Going to give this a try but I have to be home for 30 days straight to do it. Maybe in November.
    Dr. Atkins slipped, fell, and hit his head while walking on an icy sidewalk causing a brain injury. He died in surgery for that. He had a heart attack years before that he said was due to infection. There is no way to know at this point. Ketogenic diet was used in the early 1900s before his books were written as a way to treat epilepsy and seizure disorders.
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