I was extremely privileged to be asked to write an article for the brilliant UK BBQ Magazine recently and my initial reaction was "awesome mate, of course I will!!"
It wasn't until I returned home of course when reality set in, followed by panic and of course a complete mind blank. What on earth was I going to write about?
I think I've come up with a good concept about meat and our primitive brain development but it wasn't a whole article. Gawd bless Mrs Shack the diet, health and fitness Queen who suggested that I conduct my own bio hacking experiment on the newest craze that's giving even The Keto diet a run for it's money. The Carnivore Diet.
So whilst the actual article is only going to be available from UK BBQ magazine I will be documenting my results every Sunday throughout July including;
- Daily food diary
- Fatigue levels
- General observations
- Weekly weigh in
So, the rules of the diet are I can eat it as long as it walks, crawls, swims, flies and shits. I can have eggs and some dairy but seasonings are limited to salt, pepper and some herbs. Drinks are just tea, coffee and water. That's right BBQ fans.
NO. BEER. FOR. A. MONTH... And Mrs Shack has already said she will grass me up to y'all if I even think about cheating!
So of course, writing this post on Saturday 30 June I have just finished my carb before the storm; sausage sandwiches for brekkie, a whole pizza for lunch followed by a cheeky Cornetto and a whole shit load of cheese and crackers for me tea. What have I let myself in for? For those of you who are getting to know me by now you will surmise that I just don't do diets. So what better way to do my first by announcing it on my website!!
I reached out to the great and powerful Dr Shawn Baker, the primary proponent of the Carnivore Diet for any advice and here's what he had to say...
Sweet and to the point. I like it.
So my Meat loving Amigos, make sure you check back in next week where the site will have a brand new heading "The Carnivore Challenge" to see how I'm getting on.