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The meat and fruit diet: Does it work?

Story by Ruchika M

 

Have you ever heard of the meat and fruit diet? It's a fascinating and trendy way of eating that has been gaining popularity among health enthusiasts.

If you're curious about this unique approach to nutrition, you've come to the right place. In this article, let's delve into what the diet is all about, explore its potential benefits and discover why it's making waves in the health and wellness community.

What is a meat and fruit diet called?

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You might be wondering, what exactly is the official name for the meat and fruit diet? Well, it goes by several names, including "Carnivore Diet," "Fruitarian Diet" or even "Paleolithic Diet."

Each variation has its own twist on the concept, but the common denominator is that they primarily revolve around consuming a combination of meat and fruit.

Basics of the meat and fruit diet

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So, what does the diet entail? Let's break it down:

Emphasis on animal-based foods: As the name suggests, this diet puts a strong emphasis on animal-based foods like meat, poultry and fish. The goal is to obtain essential nutrients from these animal sources.

Fruits as the primary carb source: Instead of relying on grains and other carbohydrates, the diet centers around fruits as the primary source of carbs. This approach provides natural sugars and essential vitamins.

Minimal to no plant-based foods: Unlike other diets that incorporate a wide variety of plant-based foods, the diet typically avoids or limits vegetables, grains and legumes.

Benefits of the meat and fruit diet

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Proponents of the diet claim a range of benefits that have captivated the attention of health-conscious individuals. Some of these potential benefits include:

Simplified eating: For those who find complex meal planning overwhelming, the diet offers a straightforward approach to eating.

High in nutrients: Meats provide essential proteins, fats and micronutrients, while fruits offer vitamins and antioxidants, creating a balanced nutrient profile.

Gut health: Some followers of the diet report improvements in gut health, possibly due to the reduced consumption of certain plant compounds.

Weight management: By eliminating processed foods and refined sugars, the diet may support weight management goals.

Energy and mental clarity: Advocates claim increased energy levels and mental clarity on this diet, attributing it to stable blood sugar levels and nutrient-rich foods.

Meat and fruit diet success claims

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Curious about results with the diet? Many individuals have shared their success stories online. From improved energy levels to better digestion, here are some common themes among those who have tried this eating approach:

Weight loss: Some people have reported significant weight loss, which they attribute to cutting out processed foods and adopting a more whole-food-based diet.

Increased vitality: Followers of the diet often talk about increased vitality, feeling more energized throughout the day.

Better digestion: Several individuals have shared how this diet has improved their digestion and relieved gastrointestinal discomfort.

Mental clarity: Many advocates mention experiencing better mental focus and clarity since adopting the diet.

Is the meat and fruit diet right for you?

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As with any diet, the meat and fruit approach might not be suitable for everyone. It's crucial to consider your individual health needs, preferences and any existing medical conditions before making significant changes to your eating habits.

Consulting with a healthcare professional or a registered dietician is always a wise step before embarking on a new dietary journey.

The diet is just one example of the diverse eating patterns that people follow. Each individual's body is unique, so what works for one person might not be the best fit for another.

The key to a healthy lifestyle is to find an eating style that nourishes the body, supports well-being and brings joy.

ARTICLE SOURCE: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/the-meat-and-fruit-diet-does-it-work/ar-AA1evEfx

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These type of diets just slay me. Eating fruit is not carnivore…period. Anything that knocks you out of ketosis is not carnivore.
If someone wants to eat fruit that’s fine but don’t call it carnivore. I can’t see where boosting your glycemic index by ingesting fructose is healthy. To each their own I suppose.
For me I have no reason whatsoever to eat anything that doesn’t provide optimal nutrition for my body and fruit does not fit that bill.
I think articles like this just help people to justify in their minds to go ahead and eat something sweet.
Eating for pleasure and not nutrition.


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I think it would be a alternative to carnivore and keto, a good one at that. A low carb, anti-inflammatory diet, if you will. But as a keto diet it would be very challenging, also with regards to insulin response, it would not be ideal. Again, it depends on what your goals are. It's much like going to the gym. Know why before you do. 

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9 hours ago, Geezy said:

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These type of diets just slay me. Eating fruit is not carnivore…period. Anything that knocks you out of ketosis is not carnivore.
If someone wants to eat fruit that’s fine but don’t call it carnivore. I can’t see where boosting your glycemic index by ingesting fructose is healthy. To each their own I suppose.
For me I have no reason whatsoever to eat anything that doesn’t provide optimal nutrition for my body and fruit does not fit that bill.
I think articles like this just help people to justify in their minds to go ahead and eat something sweet.
Eating for pleasure and not nutrition.


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Yes, for some it may be a slippery slope. Before you know it, the strawberries will be chocolate covered... 

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I did find it funny that the article referred to one of the names of this way of eating as a "carnivore diet", but I do get it. Animal-based diets that allow for fruit is kind of an off-shoot of the carnivore diet. I shared the article because we do support our Animal-based friends here and the article was fairly positive. 

Depending on your metabolic health and personal physiology, some people can tolerate a little fruit and even benefit from it, while others need to avoid it altogether.

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Yes, for some it may be a slippery slope. Before you know it, the strawberries will be chocolate covered... 

And that’s exactly what started my downfall on Adkins. It just started snowballing on me until I gave up.


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I did find it funny that the article referred to one of the names of this way of eating as a "carnivore diet", but I do get it. Animal-based diets that allow for fruit is kind of an off-shoot of the carnivore diet. I shared the article because we do support our Animal-based friends here and the article was fairly positive. 
Depending on your metabolic health and personal physiology, some people can tolerate a little fruit and even benefit from it, while others need to avoid it altogether.

Yeah I can understand that but in my opinion one shouldn’t try introducing that kind of stuff into their diet until they are in a maintenance stage. Otherwise it can sabotage the weak ones.


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On 3/20/2024 at 9:22 PM, Geezy said:


Yeah I can understand that but in my opinion one shouldn’t try introducing that kind of stuff into their diet until they are in a maintenance stage. Otherwise it can sabotage the weak ones.

You're absolutely right.

Generally, I just love to see anyone get off the SAD diet. Animal-based can be a good start for some people, especially currently healthy ones. But those of us with weight issues, chronic disease, and sugar & food addiction need to start off more strict, because the natural sugars in fruit is going to be a trigger that sends you spiraling for cakes, cookies, and pies. 

4. Low-carb animal-based (carnivore-based), allows some fruit - stay under 100 carbs.
3. Meat-based keto, no fruit, occasional berries - stay under 25 carbs.
2. Ketovore - very little vegetation - stay under 10 carbs.
1. True carnivore - zero plant matter - carbs will vary but close to zero.

Some animal-based influencers are advocating 300-400 carbs a day, but that equals 1200-1600 calories per day coming from carbs/fructose. I personally don't see how you can call that "animal-based" when the majority of your calories are not coming from animals, lol.

 

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