A male nurse has traded a diet of quinoa and vegan sausages for beef fat and uncooked lamb brain – claims raw meat made him powerful.
When a year as a vegan made him “fat and sluggish” instead of giving him the body type he wanted, 34-year-old Jason Carter slowly reintroduced meat and dairy products – and then went to the opposite extreme in early 2020 by devouring nothing but raw meat.
Now, from New York City, USA, Jason said of a torn 5-foot-8-inch piece, “I’ve been on the diet for less than a year, and getting raw has already changed my life.”
He continued, “At first, the thought of taking a bite out of a piece of undercooked beef made my stomach upset because all we learn about raw meat is that it makes us sick.”
“But I quickly learned to enjoy the taste and aroma. The more undercooked meat I eat, the better I feel.
“Besides, I’ve never looked this good in my life.”
Jason first addressed his diet in early 2013 when, after years of ridicule at takeout and fast food, he topped the scales at 17st 12lb and was dissatisfied with his 44 inch waist.
He said, “I ate a standard American diet, in other words, fast food!
“I would eat out at least four to five times a week – devour McDonalds, Papa Johns and Ben and Jerrys.”
He continued, “It was a terrible combination of fatty and sugary food.
“I ate for pleasure and did not put anything highly nutritious in my body.”
After learning about the benefits of veganism, he adopted a plant-based diet and found it simple and effective.
“Veganism was just becoming the ‘It Diet’ and it was being promoted everywhere you looked,” he said.
“I think I chose propaganda and thought it would work wonders for me.”
Jason swapped takeaways and ready meals for tofu and tempeh in November 2013 and soon noticed great results.
He lost two stones in two months and was sure he had found the perfect way to sculpt.
“I felt great in the beginning,” he recalled. “The weight dropped much faster than I expected and I had a lot more energy.”
Unfortunately, the benefits were short-lived and by July 2014, less than a year after his diet and weighing over 20 years, Jason was the most severe.
“When you’re vegan, you think anything labeled as such is good for you,” he explained.
“But so many caloric things that are bad for you are vegan.
“I ate mountains of french fries, rice, and lots of high-carb and processed foods.”
He continued, “Not only that, I felt worse inside myself than ever.
“I woke up five to six times a night and couldn’t get through the day without cups and cups of caffeine.
“I felt completely drained.”
Jason gave up veganism and slowly began to include meat and dairy products back in his diet – this time on a low-carb diet.
He limited himself to no more than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day and found that his waistline was shrinking.
Until 2017, when a much healthier 15 stone was then, Jason ate a balanced omnivorous diet, but all of that was soon to change.
“I didn’t seem to have passed the 15-stone mark and was looking for a diet that could help me lose that last bit of weight,” he said.
“I scampered the internet researching the cooked carnivorous diet that encourages eating nothing but cooked meat.
“At first I thought this might not be good for you, but the more research I did, the more positive people said I was convinced.”
Eager to try the diet, Jason eliminated fruits and vegetables from his meals – occasionally with milk and raw eggs – but mainly adopted a meat-based diet.
He said, “Soon the extra pounds were coming off.”
At the end of December 2019, Jason weighed only 13th place – the lightest in years.
And when he read about the raw carnivore diet, he was unstoppable.
He said, “I followed many carnivore nutrition pages for inspiration, and when I saw people getting raw, I started researching.
“I knew firsthand how much carnivores have helped me get in shape – despite the wider health and scientific community that condemns it.”
He continued, “Then when I read about the benefits of getting rough, I knew I had to try.”
After introducing the raw meat diet in early 2020, he now swears that nothing tastes better.
“My first raw meal was a whole ribeye steak,” said Jason.
He regularly eats raw beef, salmon, and giblets and says his eating plan has improved his health and fitness, as well as his waistline – which is now just 34 ins.
“Without a doubt, it helped me get torn,” he said. “I haven’t lost any more weight, but my muscle mass has increased significantly.
“When we cook meat we lose so much moisture, but when I go raw I feel so much more hydrated and I’m never sluggish.”
He continued, “I can eat a large amount of raw meat without feeling bloated, and my body can digest it much faster.
“Getting raw changed my life.”
But not everyone is convinced of its meaty message.
“My friends and family have learned to accept that this is how I live,” he said. “I still get some strange looks.
“As a nurse, my colleagues refuse to support my diet. They tell me every day that I will make myself sick.
“It’s not surprising when you consider how misinformed we are all about human nutrition.”
Meanwhile, Jason has a simple question for his doubters.
“What do people think did man eat before we discovered fire?” he said.
“It’s the natural way to eat! Our bodies thrive on the microbes and bacteria that are found in fresh, raw meat.”
He continued, “I’m very careful about where the meat I eat comes from. I make sure it’s grass-fed, is of the highest standards, and comes from quality-assured farmers.”
In the meantime, nutritionist Dr. Frankie Phillips of the British Dietetic Association highlighted the dangers of consuming raw meat.
She said: “Eating some raw or lightly cooked cuts of meat poses a health risk, but provided it has been slaughtered, handled and properly stored – under appropriate hygienic conditions – it can be a low risk.”
She continued, “While a ‘blue’ steak or tartare is safe to eat, there is no guarantee that it will be free from harmful pathogens.” Conversely, long and long cooking of meat at a high temperature reduces the risk of food poisoning, as harmful bacteria are killed or denatured.
“However, raw chicken is an absolute no, and food hygiene practices should be strictly followed when handling raw chicken. We would never recommend eating chicken that is not thoroughly cooked as the risk of food poisoning is too great. “
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