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. 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.
  2. Ann Marie
    There is a book called Primal Cravings that has a ton of different recipes for bacon that look delicious!
  3. Muneef
    The wieght loss because a water loss in body cells. It could only store water through the carbs. As I read this in research. It is not bacon only, I used to eat beef or chicken and find wieght loss in the same day.
  4. Eric
    Ground beef, butter, eggs and bacon if you like

    Like the pemmican 80/20 diet

    Very high fat ultra low carb

  5. B
    Do not do this! I came up to a guy who was biking in the mountains who was having a heart attack, I tried to save him by giving CPR but I was unsuccessful. He was on a bacon only diet and used the fat to cook his eggs. His heart was 90% percent clogged. Please do not believe this article. Check out "The China study" the most compressive nutrition study ever. Again please do not do this bacon diet!!!!
    Replies: #32, #38, #41
  6. James
    I'm glad the guy you came upon having a heart attack had time to tell you he was on the bacon diet lol. I don't think so.
    Reply: #12
  7. Lmao
    He was on a bacon only diet, but he used the fat to fry his eggs... Lmao!l
    Reply: #37
  8. Vigilantesniper
    Haha really. There's been experiments done on bacon only for a month everywhere and people drop all kinds of weight and their blood work comes back healthier than before. I did bacon and cheese only for a week and dropped 12 pounds. I'll be doing bacon and cheese only again in a few days this time for a whole month. And I find it hard to believe the guy who dropped dead of a heart attack in front of you had the cognitive ability and time to mention he was bacon only and all clogged up...and how he used bacon grease to fry his eggs. Jeezus. Do you're research and educate yourself. Don't be spreading fake info around.
  9. Gavin
    Bacon for 60 days now I have lost 32 kgs please I would recommend this to anyone willing to put themselves to the test.. bacon, fruit, water not even gym just being active..
  10. Bryan
    Fruit too?
  11. Pk One
    I am also impressed that B stayed around for the results of the autopsy. :-D
  12. Alvina
    I know right?! Lol what foolishness
  13. lauren
    I also find it funny that you know his details of diet and heart clog rate. You should do some research into what clogs your arteries. you might find a lifetime of supposed healthy eating has created this and he's on the bacon experiment to fix his health
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  15. Renee
    Ummmm... all I can do is laugh at you right now B... LMFAO
  16. Charlene
    B--If you spent more time on the CPR and less time talking, this man just might be alive today.
    Reply: #21
  17. Laura
    I think people need to give this B a break ! She/he must of gone through a traumatic time and anything you are told after or in that situation you probably would believe yourself ! Their partner or friend may have told her information which wasn't accurate and also may have kept in touch, seeing as B did such an incredible thing if her story is true! Sorry but you all sound like internet trolls after the first few comments.
    Reply: #26
  18. Karen
    I need to know, what else you can eat or drink, during eating the bacon for a month thing?.
  19. GenuinelyConcernedForOurFuture
    Interesting indeed.
    I wonder what the heart and stroke foundation (An institution that has spent millions upon millions of $$$ researching the causes of heart and stroke)would think about this delicious diet? :-/
    I love bacon, who doesn't? But I think if I were to eat bacon and only bacon for a period of time(I wouldn't last nearly a month), I would quickly approach my last slice of bacon ever.
    I'm not sure if the increased opportunity for weight loss offsets the increased risks associated with heart and stroke, and colon cancer.
    I suppose this diet is not recommended for anyone over the age of 40?
    For every article I found promoting this I found twice as many to the contrary.
    Does anybody have any links to supporting documentation showing scientific data that supports these claims? So far I have found none!
    I can't believe people are actually comparing "experiments" to clinical studies! It's laughable at the very least and disturbing at most. But if it's on the interweb it must be true. Doh!!
    Replies: #29, #33
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  21. Jojo
    That's nasty, you need a hammer
  22. Jojo
    I lost 28 kilos on the bacon egg diet... 3 bacon 1 egg breaks
    3 bacon 1 egg lunch
    3 bacon 1 egg dinner Lol
    Good luck
    Replies: #30, #44
  23. Laurie
    Jojo, how long did it take you to lose 28 kg?
  24. keto
    you can eat bacon and eggs but NO fruit! dont combine
    Reply: #53
  25. Jo Franklin
    I'm willing to try this bacon šŸ„“ diet! Can you have fruit as well?
  26. Linda

    I think people need to give this B a break ! She/he must of gone through a traumatic time and anything you are told after or in that situation you probably would believe yourself ! Their partner or friend may have told her information which wasn't accurate and also may have kept in touch, seeing as B did such an incredible thing if her story is true! Sorry but you all sound like internet trolls after the first few comments.

    Agreed.

  27. Cindy
    How much bacon a day?
  28. Judy Morton
    I am almost hysterical with laughter at the comments to the guy who mentioned the clogged heart, which BTW, the arteries het clogged, not muscles. The carbs are our biggest problem with the clogging. Eskimos used to live on blubber and had no clogged arteries or heart issues. When eatin LCHF one goes into ketosis and burns the fat for energy. Many health benefits to this WOE.
  29. Adrianna
    what are you talking about? Everyone that tris this sees an improvement in all health markers. No "increased risk" of anything!
  30. Adrianna
    thats about the same as me! this has been the easiest diet for weight loss ever and my doctor checked my blood work and was blown away by how good eveything was
  31. lckerr
    I suspect B was told all that info by someone who was with the sick cyclist (regarding diet) and that he/she kept in touch with that person for autopsy results. get real people.
  32. Dan Quibell
    LOL I wonder if this vegan actually believes his made up story is going to fool anyone :)

    Do not do this! I came up to a guy who was biking in the mountains who was having a heart attack, I tried to save him by giving CPR but I was unsuccessful. He was on a bacon only diet and used the fat to cook his eggs. His heart was 90% percent clogged. Please do not believe this article. Check out "The China study" the most compressive nutrition study ever. Again please do not do this bacon diet!!!!

  33. John Smith
    Go check out "The Bacon Experiment" on Facebook. He has over 40 testimonials there, and only because he didn't screen shot the ones from the first 6 months or so.

    And it does work, as that is how I started doing my ketogenic diet. I didn't know about that page at the time, and I didn't know what to eat (no recipes, no idea), but I knew that eggs & bacon were safe to eat on keto, so that's what I ate for the first month mostly (morning and night, didn't even count calories). The results: I LOST 30 POUNDS IN 30 DAYS!. BP dropped from 165/95 to 140/80 in a month (eating salty bacon). I've since lost another 50 doing regular keto (120/70 BP now, and still eat 3 to 5 grams of salt per day), but it took another 6 months to do that.

    I have easily maintained my goal weight since then (goal reached in May of 2016).

  34. roger smit
    Ii am right now eating slices of butter , I also have a few slices of bacon s day then multopleslices of butter throughout the as a means to stop hunger 1 tsp of melting butter slowly in mouth kills hunger cravings big time. I try to have one latge liver meal or the dark greens like kale-mustard-collard greens a week , other wise back to my butter/bacon a8ssisted carb fast ,,,I have been doing this for 1 1/2 years generally staying away from all grains , and sweet drinks or snacks or health bars ,, , but ,, my only use for a slice of bread is as a sponge to soak up and eat bacon fat or to soak up melted butter.. I'm 58 and weigh 2 lbs less than my 11th grade weight ,, never workout or run , feel healthier now than when I was baking my own stone ground whole wheat bread and bran muffins , drinking beer and sodas and pizzas in my twenties ....I went through about a six week only butter melted in coffee and water lost weight fast then try eating a lot of butter to gain it back (impossible). Stabilised at my as. 16 -17 year old weight and with out lifting weights to trigger growth ,,.I doubt it is possible to eat enough fat to gain weight that way as insulin elevation is needed to stimulate adipose cells to take in glucose and bundle them into triglyceride (Fat). Only one thing is removed from butter ,,the milk sugar (lactose@ water) "skim milk" the most prefered "fattening" substance used on farms to fatten swine since the 1700's. An old 106 year old former dairy farmer told he won't drink that pig slop ,,,they always had blue ribbon prize hogs every year ,,, do you know why, ? he asked me , no ! Ha ha ha , anyone who is raised on a farm knows , the dairy farmer always has the rope prize pork ! Because they got so much skim milk left over and a pig cannot stop eating as long as he keeps getting skim milk , they experimented with whole milk and cream , and they stop eating ,,by the way this 106 yr old swatted me away when I tried to help him climb the steps "he didn't need my help ......hmm. that conversation doedn't happen everyday ....I never forgot it ! He had been eating the prime meat and bacon and unpasturised fresh milk everyday , and 106 still walking without help ----he had started delivering large milk cans by horse drawn sleighs to all the remote country stores in a northern Michigan county when he was just 11 yrs old starting at 4:00am and rushing to school after....everyone in his large family lived to the late 90's .....what. about all that artery clogging , that should have killed them off early ..? Do a family history study on Only those raised on (dairy farm) Families from before WW II ----check their longevity ---for a proof they should love explaining that one . By means of saturated fat ---- also. Sweden did a huge examination of over 16000 nutrition based studies, and has recommended their whole nation adopt a HIGH FAT LOW CARB eating style. To avoid their continual health demise from years of following what their acedemic leaders have determined is "bad bunk science" numerous countries throughout Europe have debunked the ("Trying to keep proving it with out any real evidence psuedo - science"). From the usda guidelines ,
  35. MKS Kumar
    There is a non profit Paleo Facebook group in Tamil Nadu, state of India. it is in Tamil language. Now they have started another group in English.

    Paleo LCHF Diet - India

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Paleo.LCHF.Diet.India/

    Pls read the articles. They recommend for both Veg and non veg people.

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  37. A
    lmao. guess he had eggs too
  38. CC
    How could he be on a bacon only diet and also eating eggs? Get outta here, man
  39. Dee Adlam Shinkse
    People Please. If you don't want to do the Bacon experiment...DON'T...no one is holding a gun to your head. If you want to do it get the free information and go
    for it. It is called the BACON EXPERIMENT.it causes weight loss BUT...Dan the Bacon
    Man says you can trade two pieces of bacon for one egg if you so desire.
    If you go and learn yourself then you won't make idiotic comments.

    Those of U who are criticizing when you haven't tried it; U haven't read about it or
    any of the testimonies...don't be so ignorant and rude.

  40. Dan Quibell
    **UPDATE**

    2 years after I originally did "The Bacon Experiment" I have continued to improve all my health Markers, I have continued to lose BodyFat and I have continued to help THOUSANDS of other to do the same :) Down 90 LBS today, Blood Pressure is down 35 points, still eat bacon several times a week! :)

    KETO ON!!

    Reply: #42
  41. Alley Uoop
    Did you kill him by your CPR?
  42. Christina
    I'm one of your Facebook followers Dan Quibell! I started TBE three days ago and I'm amazed! I sleep like a baby, my clothes are starting to feel very loose, and I'm never hungry! I'm so happy I stumbled upon your Facebook page!
  43. Leslie S Fisk
    Hi -- I am a female and need to lose 40 lbs. I have been on a 6 day water fast which has been pretty miserable I have to say. I am still drinking coffee and I found a creamer that has no sugar and less than one carb per serving. I have about 3 cups of coffee a day. There is lots of good press out there about water fasts and same principle I think -- you go into ketosis. It is hard though and I feel miserable and weak. I stumbled on this and the idea of eating bacon for 30 days sounds like heaven about right now. Any ladies out there who have done 30 days successfully? Can you share with me -- my email address is fisk.leslie@gmail.com
  44. Josh
    3 (slices) of bacon and an 1 egg sounds like a 300-400 calorie meal. Doing that for three meals means that you're eating probably less than 1500 calories a day. At that level of calories, ANY diet will cause rapid weight loss over a short period. It has little to do with the fat. If you were eating 3000-4000 calories in bacon and eggs and still lost all that weight, THEN there'd be something magical about a high fat diet. I've lost 30lbs in a month eating 1200-1500 calories of 80-90% processed sugary and starchy food just to prove that calories are the dominating factor in weight loss. Don't get sucked in by the hype. In my opinion, calories control weight and food quality controls health.
    Reply: #49
  45. matt oka wirawan
    Josh, I'm sure you r right. i'm 72. I've been doing like wise plus doing hiit wth squat 1set of 60 reps, pull 2 sets of 10 reps n 1 set of push up of 40-45 reps. I eat lot of vegtbl, fruit n everythings. Now my bmi 22,23.
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  47. Vanessa
    May I have coffee and butter with my bacon.
    Reply: #48
  48. Peter Biƶrck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Vanessa!

    Yes! :)

    May I have coffee and butter with my bacon.

  49. Richard
    Josh, he consumed 60 lbs of bacon in 30 days, that's 2 lbs a day, a lot more than your "3 slices". He didn't starve himself to lose weight. If you understand ketosis you can understand why he lost weight. It's the "magic" of the Keto diet.
  50. Richard
    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.
    Reply: #51
  51. 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.
  52. 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!
  53. Ioana
    Fruits are high in sugar. To get in a fat burning state (ketosis), you should limit your carbs to less than 20g. Most fruit is high in carbs, but you can eat small amounts of berries. https://www.lowcarbspark.com/low-carb-fruits-list-allowed-on-keto-diet/

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