I only eat meat – I lost 30 kilos and now have clear skin
A self-proclaimed “yo-yo dieter” turned “carnivore” is going viral for her proudly anti-vegan diet.
A woman claims she lost 30 pounds just by eating an all-meat diet—forget fruits and vegetables—and they collect millions of TikTok views in the process.
TikTok sensation Courtney Luna, 38, spent years chasing fad diets before deciding six months ago to stick to burgers, steaks and bacon, along with cheese and butter. She claims that she is better than ever because she lost weight and improved her complexion.
Even better, she claims she even felt less anxious and ditched the medication altogether.
“I only eat meat and animal products, so a lot of hamburgers, patties, eggs, steak, bacon, a lot of sour cream, butter and cheese,” the California carnivore told Kennedy News. “No vegetables and fruits, and I don’t even have spices. Vegetables and fruits can cause many problems for people. . . and people with autoimmune diseases or skin conditions may be sensitive.”
Luna claims she gets all the nutrients she needs from animal products, and wants to ditch the “gas and bloating” caused by vegetables, as well as cut out carbs and sugar from fruit.
“I can get all the nutrients I need from meat. I don’t want gas and bloating from vegetables. As for fruit, it’s not good to be on a high-fat diet, and also high in carbohydrates and sugars,” she said. “You have to choose one fuel source. You either burn fat or you burn carbohydrates. I feel better on fat.”
Critics online have slammed her diet, saying it’s dangerous and can potentially lead to high cholesterol, heart disease and other health problems, but Luna doesn’t care. She’s hell-bent on making this diet work for her and insists it’s the key to her health.
“It goes against everything we’ve been told is healthy for us,” she said. “Over the past few years, I’ve been opening my eyes to blindly believing everything we’re told. A lot of questioning of everything was going on.”
For breakfast, she will have two quarter-pound patties slathered in three tablespoons of butter; for lunch, more of the same with bacon; and for dinner he eats steak and “carnivore ice cream” made from cream and egg yolks.
Notice that there is not a single fruit or vegetable in sight.
“If I ate a piece of fruit now, it would trigger a sugar craving and before you know it, I’d be at McDonald’s craving a McFlurry,” she insisted.
Not only has Luna stopped craving sugar, but she actually looks forward to eating her meat-heavy meals every day.
“All the wishes are gone,” she said. “Once you get the sugar out of your system, you won’t have those cravings anymore. Even when you are around and know it will taste good, there is no desire. If I had anything, it would be a slippery slope.”
So Luna sticks to three meals a day — no snacks, because her meals are “so filling and the fat is so filling” — and claims she never gets bored of the monotonous meals.
“People always ask me if I get bored of eating the same thing. It’s so weird, but I don’t. I get excited every day about my burgers and steaks,” she said. “I’ve heard that when smokers stop smoking, their taste buds come alive, and I feel like since I only eat meat, meat is all my body wants. It’s so exciting and delicious.”
Luna started this unusual diet six months ago together with her husband, and her results were incredible.
“The main reason I tried this was because I felt so awful and lethargic. I would wake up feeling exhausted and it drastically improved my energy,” said Luna, touting her 30-pound weight loss and clear skin. “My digestion is better and there is no gas or bloating from the fiber in fruits and vegetables. My mood improved dramatically. I was able to get off my anxiety and depression medication.”
In fact, Luna claims this is the first time she’s tried a diet where weight loss wasn’t the focus at all. Now she claims that she has found what suits her and that it is “sustainable”.
“I was on regular keto which allows vegetables and treats. I’ve tried Weight Watchers, the grapefruit diet, you name it, I’ve tried it,” she added.
While she admits she experiences hate online, where she documents her eating journey, Luna claims it comes from “misunderstanding.”
“They think my cholesterol is going to be terrible and my arteries are going to be clogged and all the usual misconceptions that come with eating red meat,” she said. “When they do studies on people who eat red meat, they’re not just eating red meat, they’re also eating carbohydrates. They eat potatoes with their steak.”
She advertises more than 70,000 followers TikTokon which she shares videos what she eats during the day, along with other information about her diet. She even goes so far as to criticize registered dietitians, saying people should not “blindly” trust thembut viewers are quick to argue in the comments and many don’t know if the creator is joking or not.
“Are you really doing this or is it a joke,” one user wrote.
“This is keto,” another pointed out.
“Girl your diet scares me but your hair looks so greasy,” said another.
“This is an absolute quack. you need a balance of fats and carbohydrates in a healthy and sustainable diet,” another user wrote on another video.
“Crazy. News flash: fruits and vegetables are good for you,” someone else agreed.
If they “get new information” that their diet isn’t as healthy as they think, then they’ll “reconsider” – but until then, Luna says, it’s all meat as long as her blood and mental health are “good.”
But Centers for Disease Control and Prevention beg to differ. They advise a “variety” of fruits, vegetables and grains to be eaten, along with low dairy and a variety of protein sources.
Healthy eating, according to 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans presented by the US Department of Agriculture, consists of 2.5 cups of vegetables each day, 2 cups of fruit, 6 cups of grains, 3 cups of dairy products, 5 grams of oil and only 5.5 ounces of meat per day.
But this dedicated carnivore didn’t care.
“I’ll do it forever, as long as it works for me and we don’t learn anything new. I have an open mind,” said Luna. “Maybe in the future when I’m 75 I’ll eat a bagel or something, but right now it’s not going to do me any good.”
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