I quit my vegan lifestyle to embark on a CARNIVORE diet – eating nothing but meat, eggs, and butter has made me healthier than I’ve ever been
- Law student Victoria Ferraz has been on the ‘carnivore diet’ for seven months
- The 23-year-old cut out fruits, vegetables, sugar and carbohydrates
- The Atlanta-based student said veganism was the ‘worse decision of her life’
A former vegan claims cutting out all fruit and vegetables and eating a strict ‘carnivore diet’ of only meat, eggs and sticks of raw butter helped her wave goodbye to smelly toilet visits.
Law student Victoria Ferraz, from Atlanta, has been on the ‘carnivore diet’ for seven months after rejecting what she calls ‘vegan propaganda.’
The 23-year-old has also cut out all sugar and carbohydrates after a year-long stint with veganism turned out to be the ‘worst decision of her life.’
Ever since the student gave up her devotion to almond and oat milk in favor of raw cow’s milk, Victoria claims her joint pain, acne, and bloating have all vanished, and that she no longer needs to take medication for hypothyroidism.
A former vegan claims cutting out all fruit and vegetables and eating a strict ‘carnivore diet’ of only meat, eggs and sticks of raw butter helped her wave goodbye to smelly toilet visits
Law student Victoria Ferraz has been on the ‘carnivore diet’ for seven months after rejecting what she calls ‘vegan propaganda’
She claims her change of eating has improved her hair, nails, acne and health, and laughs off those who suggest her toilet ‘must stink’
She typically eats two to four eggs for breakfast with bacon or grass-fed beef patties, drinks butter in her coffee and enjoys rib-eye steaks for dinner every night.
Victoria claims her change of eating has improved her hair, nails, acne, and health, and she laughs off those who suggest her toilet ‘must stink.’
Now feeling better than ever, she hopes to share her journey with her diet in the hopes of encouraging others to join the ‘carnivore community,’ and wave goodbye to their sugar and greens.
Victoria said: ‘Every day is different for me because your body tells you what it wants.
‘Right now, for breakfast and dinner I eat ribeyes, top sirloin cap, pork belly, a lot of eggs, bacon, patties, butter, tallow, that whole range of animal-based products.
‘I completely eliminated sugar of all types: fruits, carbs, and processed sugar. I eat no plants, no veggies.
‘There’s no days off. I would never go back to those foods because I felt so bad and now I feel so good.
‘I’d never put my body through that again. I admit the worst decision in my life was agreeing that [veganism] was correct.
The 23-year-old has cut out not just fruit and vegetables but all sugar and carbohydrates too after a year-long stint with veganism turned out to be the ‘worst decision of her life’
She typically eats two to four eggs for breakfast with bacon or grass-fed beef patties and drinks butter in her coffee (right). She previously had a green smoothie for breakfast (left)
‘I had hypothyroidism. I was told I’d have to deal with it for the rest of my life. Now I see that isn’t true.
‘My goal has been to get off medication. My doctor looked at my labs yesterday and said no one that has labs like yours has hypothyroidism.’
Victoria was brought up as a child on a diet full of meat, rice, beans and salads and often enjoyed biscuits and baked goods at breakfast.
After turning plant-based for a year in her 20s, due to vegan ‘propaganda’ and wanting to lose weight, her health deteriorated – but she was told by doctors her bloating and lack of energy were normal.
‘For a long time, I would eat everything a normal person would eat, I didn’t restrict myself,’ Victoria said.
‘Then I saw the propaganda about plant-based food and a burger that is just seed oils and water and chemicals.
‘I bought into it because I wanted to lose weight. I was crazy, it had to be almond milk or oat milk. I thought people who drank raw milk were crazy.
‘I used to think that I was intolerant to dairy. I had a lot of gut issues like bloating. I felt so tired. I had a lot of bad acne.
‘I had joint pain in my jaw, sinus issues, and headaches almost every day.
‘Talking to many professionals and many doctors, I’d tell them things about me and they’d say: “This is normal.”
Since turning to the carnivore diet, she claims her two animal-based meals a day (right) have now kicked all of her previous health issues. She previously had wraps and granola bowls (left)
‘But it wasn’t normal and I couldn’t feel like that every day,’ she explained.
Since turning to the carnivore diet, she claims her two animal-based meals a day have now kicked all of her previous health issues and blames them on sugar and ‘oxalates’ – compounds found in fruits, nuts, and seeds.
Other than the occasional blueberry on ‘very rare’ occasions, Victoria has not eaten fruit or vegetables since February due to these oxalates, which she believes were the cause of her full body ‘inflammation.’
Victoria even admitted that despite online comments suggesting her trips to the bathroom ‘must stink,’ her toilet has never been fresher.
‘Everything’s better with [being a] carnivore, my hair, my teeth, my nails,’ she said.
‘My body has de-flamed. Now, I have so much energy, I don’t feel bloated. My acne went away.
‘Veggies with high amounts of oxalates cause a lot of inflammation in our bodies.
‘Very rarely I’ll have a few blueberries, but right now I’m trying really hard to not have any of that.
‘This might be TMI but everyone says “your bathroom must stink” but I’m not eating processed foods or sugars or seed oils or the oxalates that are inflaming us.
‘These are what make us have to empty out our bowels every day because you’re eating so much trash.
Her videos have more than 20,000 likes and she hopes sharing her meals will get more people interested in the carnivore diet
‘When you aren’t, everything is fresh and normal. People are okay eating donuts everyday or eating their frappe latte that has 300 grams of sugar but they have a problem with me eating meat.’
Her videos have more than 20,000 likes and she hopes sharing her meals will get more people interested in the carnivore diet.
‘Carnivore is a growing community and I want to share my story to help others be aware of the opportunity they can have away from medication and have a quality life,’ Victoria said.
‘Some people on the carnivore diet eat fruit or they eat some veggies, but I don’t promote any of that because of the sugar and the problems it causes.
‘I don’t even blame [haters], I think they’re just misinformed.
‘I think anyone interested in the diet should do their research and maybe do it by slowly cutting things out and increasing meat and fat.’
The National Health Service online suggests: ‘Meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet.’
However, if you currently eat more than 90g (cooked weight) of red or processed meat a day, the Department of Health and Social Care advises that you cut down to 70g.
If you currently eat more than 90g (cooked weight) of red or processed meat a day, the Department of Health and Social Care advises that you cut down to 70g
NHS advice from the University Hospitals Sussex website on oxalates is to avoid overconsumption only if you have kidney stones.
Only 10 to 15% of urinary oxalate comes from your dietary intake.
It is not, therefore, necessary to eliminate oxalate-containing foods completely from your diet.
You should, however, aim for a moderate (and sensible) intake of oxalates.
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