TikToker is chasing the latest diet trends and is currently trying out ‘The Lion Diet’.
Billing itself as the “healing elimination diet,” the Lion Diet consists of eating only meat, salt, and water for 30 days.
People have tested the latest fads and claim it helps balance allergies, headaches, rough skin, and moods.
One Brisbane-based TikTok user decided to try a questionable meal. See if it helps with his long list of allergies and document his progress along the way.
User @roryskitchen — who has 220,900 followers and 2.8 million likes — says he tried the diet for 30 days to find three things: What happens to his body after eating only meat for 30 days? And what will his poop be like?
He prepared his meals for the week and began eating grass-fed mince every day cooked in a broth seasoned only with salt.
When he first started the meat diet, he said it was “the best night of sleep,” but he soon started feeling sick.
As the diet progressed, he said his skin improved, his sinuses began to clear, and his bowel movements became more “regular.”
According to his latest video, he’s currently on day 23 of the diet and feels that “what I’m doing is really working.”
The Lion Diet was invented by podcaster and TedEx speaker Mihaira Peterson, according to the Daily Mail.
“It eliminates all other dietary variables, maintains your body’s nutritional needs, and allows you to thrive.
Peterson, 28, said she had dealt with multiple health issues since childhood. I was suffering.
She was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was just 7 years old, but her symptoms began when she was 2 years old and she took immunosuppressants when she was 8 years old. Peterson was diagnosed with severe depression and she was medicated with an SSRI when she was 12 years old.
At the age of 14, Peterson suffered from chronic fatigue and began to itch all over his body. Three years later she had joint replacement surgery on her hip and ankle due to arthritis. She had been in chronic pain for her ten years since her ankle replacement surgery. The podcaster also spent a year on OxyContin after her surgery and had an “uncomfortable” withdrawal.
When she was 21, she was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia (chronic fatigue). She developed a rash related to celiac disease and decided to change her diet to fix her problem.
She started off with something akin to the restrictive Paleo diet today and eventually worked her way up to an all-carnivorous diet.
“My brain and gut were so damaged that a diet of all beef or ruminant meat (such as lamb or bison), which I call the Lion Diet, was all I could endure. was.
Peterson has been dieting for five years and now wants to show people that she is “healthy” and that she can “improve her life on her own.”
Proponents of the diet claim it reduces inflammation, improves mood, and eases headaches, insomnia, allergies, and other problems, according to Healthline. But others say it’s unsustainable, unhealthy, ineffective, overly restrictive and extreme.
“The lion diet eliminates salt, water, and all food except meat from ruminants,” said the researchers. “Besides being high in saturated fat, it’s unsustainable and can lead to nutritional deficiencies.
Health information companies warn that eating out is nearly impossible.
“In addition to being potentially very unhealthy, the lion diet is difficult to maintain and unsustainable in the long term.”