Can You Only Eat Pork Skins and Lose Weight? The Answer is YES!
If you ate nothing but pork skins out of the bag, cracklins, or nothing but highly fatty meats could you or would you lose weight? The answer is yes!
Before Atkins and Keto Diets, there was the Carnivore Diet. What is the Carnivore Diet? It's a diet that only includes meat at every meal. The Carnivore Diet includes meat, fish, eggs and certain dairy products. No carbs at all. No vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes...only meat.
How does the Carnivore Diet work
With the Carnivore Diet, the premise is since the body doesn't have carbohydrates to use for energy, it will burn fat instead.
Unlike Atkins and Keto, on the Carnivore Diet, you are not allowed any carbs.
On the Carnivore Diet, your body will better regulate its blood sugar, decrease inflammation will boost your mood.
Most individuals who stuck to an all-meat diet... loss weight. However, the Carnivore Diet is not for everyone.
Is there a risk to being on the Carnivore Diet?
Good carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables help your body to make energy efficiently. So one of the drawbacks of being on the Carnivore Diet might be energy loss. Also, an all-meat diet may cause constipation.
According to Healthline, "Recent studies have shown that high intakes of saturated fat and cholesterol are not strongly linked to a higher risk of heart disease, as was previously believed." However, Healthline does warn about the lack of research on people who eat meat exclusively.
No research has analyzed the effects of eating animal foods exclusively. Therefore, the effects of consuming such high levels of fat and cholesterol are unknown. -Healthline
The Carnivore Diet is not for everyone
If you are sensitive to cholesterol, you should not attempt the Carnivore Diet.
Children and pregnant or lactating women should not attempt the Carnivore Diet.
If you have a kidney problem and/or high blood pressure you should not attempt the Carnivore Diet.
Remember, the best diet is a balanced diet of proteins and carbs from all different food groups.