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Only eating meat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Hey! With my very bad IBS-D, I really don't know what to eat and it seems like I'm reacting to everything, so I wanted to water-fast for a day and then eat something for 2-3 days, see if this works, then add something new. I thought starting with meat is good because alot of people seem to handle this well (mee too, except for ground beef which seems too fatty, but steaks are perfect). Is it okay to only eat meat for some days? What other food would you add after the meat is a success?

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on July 21, 2013
at 01:36 AM

Joanna,it definitely helps in the short term to heavily restrict it if not eliminate it completely. After a while you may be able able to add a little fiber in bit by bit. These days I can handle a moderate amount of soluble fiber with the only issue being minor bloat. Insoluble fiber seems to still be a deathtrap for me.

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on July 21, 2013
at 12:09 AM

higgs, that's awesome!! I get really inspired by his blog posts. I have IBD too but have never tried eating no fiber.

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on July 20, 2013
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+1. PFW's story is a lot like my own and it is great that he blogged about it which is something I regret not doing.

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on July 19, 2013
at 01:04 AM

I can't find no butcher with grass-fed beef ANYWHERE here :( But I'll try liver as soon as I can!

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on July 18, 2013
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If you end up doing it for more than a few days, you might want to make an effort to eat more of the organ meats, maybe with some vitamin c supplements if you're not doing any fruit / vegetables. Go fully grass-fed if you can afford to (better omega ratios and more nutrients.)

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on July 18, 2013
at 08:13 PM

There are people who do well on nothing but red mean on a permanent basis. Doing it for a few days won't have any negative impact on you.

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on July 18, 2013
at 08:15 PM

look at this guy. he put his crohn's in remission using meat. he also ate other animal products like eggs and cheese, but didn't eat any fiber.

http://crohnscarnivore.blogspot.com/

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on July 21, 2013
at 01:36 AM

Joanna,it definitely helps in the short term to heavily restrict it if not eliminate it completely. After a while you may be able able to add a little fiber in bit by bit. These days I can handle a moderate amount of soluble fiber with the only issue being minor bloat. Insoluble fiber seems to still be a deathtrap for me.

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on July 20, 2013
at 11:52 PM

+1. PFW's story is a lot like my own and it is great that he blogged about it which is something I regret not doing.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on July 21, 2013
at 12:09 AM

higgs, that's awesome!! I get really inspired by his blog posts. I have IBD too but have never tried eating no fiber.

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on October 09, 2013
at 12:55 AM

If you're only eating meat it HAS TO BE fatty. Have you ever heard of "rabbit starvation"? The phrase was coined when early american settlers subsisted on nothing but lean meat (rabbits and other lean meats) for most of the winter and wasted away and got really sick.

Basically, if you want to subsist on only meat it can't just be steak, let alone lean steak. You need to eat the whole animal. The liver is probably the most important organ but almost all the other organs are important. Even make bone broth to get the nutrients from the bones and marrow. And you'll need plenty of fat. It can help to add in butter with your meat. Also, it can be expensive because the fat in factory farm meats is full of junk. Clean, happy, healthy animals contain clean, healthy, happy fat.

But... it can be a perfectly healthy diet. It's especially healthy if you occasionally eat small amounts of veggies, especially nutrient dense greens, but that's not necessary. Do a little more research before you try it. Make sure to get enough fat so you don't got protein toxicity. You can feel okay on lean meats for a while but it WILL NOT LAST without fats and won't be healthy without organs and bones. You have to get all the things in your body from the body of the animal.

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on October 07, 2013
at 01:30 AM

When I took the SIBO breath test, it was required that I fast on meat only. No added fats or carbs. Honestly it was the best I felt in years. However, I haven't persued just eating meat and drinking water and thinking of doing so in order to kick SIBO.

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on July 20, 2013
at 10:14 PM

I don't know. I'm not a professional or anything... but check out this link (I think this is similar in a way): http://paleohacks.com/questions/201820/what-are-the-downsides-of-low-carb#axzz2ZZiMebpN

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