I only eat meat — lost 30 pounds and now have clear skin
The self-proclaimed “yo-yo dieter” turned “meat eater” has gone viral for her proudly anti-vegan diet.
A woman claims to have lost 30 pounds just by eating an all-meat diet – forget about fruits and vegetables – and garner millions of views on TikTok in 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, has 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 lots of burgers, burgers, eggs, steak, bacon, lots of cream, butter and cheese,” the California carnivore told Kennedy News. “There are 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 diseases may be sensitive.”
Luna claims she gets all the nutrients she needs from animal products and wants to give up the “gas and bloating” that vegetables cause, 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 far as fruit is concerned, it’s not good to be on a high-fat diet while also being on carbohydrates and sugar,” 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 is determined to make this diet work for her and insists that it is 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’ve been told. A lot of questioning of everything is going on.”
For breakfast, will eat two patties weighing a quarter of a kilo dipped 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 looks forward to eating her meat-rich meals every day.
“All the wishes are gone,” she said. “Once you get sugar out of your system, you no longer have those cravings. Even being around and knowing it will taste good, there is no desire. If I had something, it would be a slippery slope.”
So Luna sticks to her 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. That’s so weird, but I don’t. “I’m excited about my burgers and steak every day,” she said. “I’ve heard that when smokers quit, their taste buds come alive, and I feel like meat is all my body wants, since I only eat meat. It’s so exciting and delicious.”
Luna started this unusual diet six months ago together with her husband, and the results were incredible.
“The main reason I tried this was because I felt so awful and lethargic. I would wake up feeling drained, and this has 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 because of the fiber in the fruits and vegetables. My mood improved drastically. I was able to stop taking medication for anxiety and depression.”
Namely, Luna claims that this is the first time she tried a diet where weight loss was not the focus at all. Now she claims she has found what works for her and it is “sustainable”.
“I was on a regular keto diet that included vegetables and treats. I’ve tried Weight Watchers, the grapefruit diet, you name it, I’ve tried it,” she added.
While she admits she gets hate online, where she documents her child, Luna claims it comes from a “misunderstanding.”
“They think my cholesterol is going to be terrible, my arteries are going to be clogged and all these are common 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 steak.”
He has more than 70,000 followers TikTokon which she shares videos of what she eats during the day, along with other information about her diet. He 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 can’t tell if the creator is joking or not.
“Are you doing this for real or is it a joke,” one user wrote.
“This is keto,” another pointed out.
“Girl your diet scares me but your hair looks so killer,” someone else joked.
“This is an absolute quack. you need a balance of fats and carbs in a healthy sustainable diet,” another user wrote on another video.
“Crazy. News: fruits and vegetables are good for you,” someone else agreed.
If “new information comes out” that their diet isn’t as healthy as they think, then they’ll “reevaluate” — but until then, Luna said, it’s all meat all the time as long as her blood counts and mental health are “in ok”.
But center for disease control and prevention I beg to differ. They advise eating a “variety” of fruits, vegetables and grains, along with sources of low-fat dairy products and a variety of protein sources.
Healthy diet, according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 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 couldn’t care less.
“I’ll do it forever, as long as I keep doing it and we don’t learn anything new. I’m open-minded – 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.”