That’s an excellent question and a very fair question. We have already said that it’s not normal for a human to gain weight except for pregnancy and illness. That is all true. Some people want to compare us to hibernators who gain weight for the winter and lose it in the summer. The problem with that analogy is the hibernating animal does not get chronic illness accompanying weight gain. And the hibernator gains regardless of whether its diet is restricted in a laboratory or not. And the weight comes off without any changes in diet as well.
By: A 10 year Zero Carb Diet, meat only, veteran
Subjects covered in this post are, broadly speaking, IF and other forced fasting, Keto and LCHF protocols such as fat-shots, electrolytes and other supplements, restriction of food, macro-manipulations and various other mind-influenced ‘dieting’ interventions:
Most people, when they begin ZC, bring all sorts of LCHF/Keto ideas with them. This includes beliefs about adding extra fat, intermittent fasting and the ‘need’ for electrolytes as well as other supplementation, among many other things.
Edited by Yasmin
Unfortunately for some, Zero Carb Health doesn’t do coddling. We tell it like it is directly and devoid of emotional attachment. It is extremely important that we do this because for newbies transitioning off carbs, it can be an emotionally unstable experience.
Based on my experience, these emotional outbursts seem to come from people who are in the 5 “bargaining” stages of mourning carbs.
Some of our veterans of Zero Carb:
Many of these people have been eating a zero carb (animal foods) diet for more than 5 years. Some of them are active on the Zero Carb Health Facebook group, some are not as active, or may not even currently be members. Please do not inundate any of these members with private questions unless they initiate such a conversation. This list is posted only after several requests for help with recognizing the names of Zero Carb veterans.
These people may not all be in perfect health, but they have improved their health by sticking to zero carb eating for a period of many years. Also, lots of us have met each other over the years, and can vouch for them being more than just a profile pic on FB.
If you would like your name removed from the list, please let us know. If you feel you were mistakenly left off the list, also let us know.
Rescued from the internet archives! Unleash The Beef! 🙂
The Simplicity, Truth, And Freedom Of Carnivory
July 29, 2009
I began writing a piece to answer the question, “What would I have liked to hear when I first came upon the carnivorous path?” I quickly realized it sounded similar to something I’d already posted on Charles Washington’s Zeroing In On Health Forum, so I’ve decided to post that here, as is. There are a few forum-specific references but they’re inconsequential to the message.
The Human Natural Diet and the Evolution of the Zero Carb Diet. (Part 5)
After getting kicked out of LLVLC we all moved over to the shiny new forum, created by Charles Washington called Zeroing in on Health – ZIOH.
At first ZIOH was an open public forum. How soon we learned THAT was a mistake. We were constantly getting attacked by people who thought we were crazy. (See, The Bears thread, to read what kind of arguments we had to (still do) deal with on a daily basis.) So, we came up with a questionnaire that people had to fill out, letting us know a little bit about themselves and why they wanted to join. This helped with some of the problems but not all.
I believe I found Livin La Vida Low Carb (LLVLC), by Googling zero or no carbs. Once there, I found a guy (Charles Washington) who had been eating an all meat diet for a few months. So, I read his journal. Charles was a runner, so he was an athlete, who also ate only meat. Quite a few members were interested in this all meat Zero Carb Diet, so a new Thread was started in the LLVLC forum, called Zero Carb / Meat and Water.
By – Dana (4/2016)
If the 30 day meat and water challenge existed when I started a Zero Carb diet over 8 years ago, I wouldn’t still be eating Zero Carb.
The thought of just plain meat and water was repulsive to me. I was a gourmet cook! I loved flavor, texture and variety. Read More
Eating meat sounds so restrictive only to those who are behind the veil. Once that veil is lifted, one realizes that this really is the only way to be free of restrictions. – Margot 9/09