Welcome to UK Carnivore Club

This is the place to come for all UK-based people just starting out with or already following a Zero Carb diet.

Zero Carb simply means that we eat only from the animal kingdom. So absolutely no plants that grow above or below the ground are consumed, including cooking oils such as sunflower, coconut oil, nut oils or olive oil. We prefer to cook our meat with butter, lard and ghee.

There is no ‘but what about…..’ allowed here. There is no room for any ‘whataboutery’ here. We eat meat, drink water (and some drink tea or coffee), and some eat eggs and dairy if they are tolerated and cause no inflammatory or digestive issues.

ZC is primarily about healing our bodies after years of sub-optimal eating following the standard UK diet (SUK) or needing to heal and regain health after years of low-fat, vegetarian or vegan diets that have resulted in damage to the digestive system, deficiencies and poor health.

Weight loss: Most people turn to ZC after seeing successful weight loss from following an LCHF or Keto diet. We ask you to leave your keto at the door here because with ZC you don’t have to count macros, count calories or worry about meeting protein / fat ratios. In fact, there is no counting needed at all here!

Yes, you can lose weight following a ZC way of eating, but weight loss is not our primary goal. We are here to heal. Weight loss happens as a wonderful side-effect of eating optimal food.

Please don’t start ZC with the expectation that you will lose weight. Some people don’t lose anything for a long time. Some people even gain weight. If you have been starving your body of essential nutrients for many years, you may find that you initially gain weight while the body makes good use of your food to repair and rebuild your cells from the inside out.

“But, but, but, but….aren’t carbs essential…?” This is what we hear from a lot of people when they find out we only eat meat. The simple answer is ‘no – carbs are not essential in any way to our health’. There’s no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.

If you would like to contribute your ZC story, have useful articles to share or know of a great UK-based online butcher who delivers superb meat, then do let us know!

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Choosing the Best Frying Pan to Cook Steak

Frying pans are an essential kitchen tool, but with so many different types and materials on the market, knowing which one to choose can be challenging. If you’re looking for a frying pan to help you cook perfect steaks, look no further than a cast iron skillet.

Cast iron skillets are made from a single piece of cast iron, which makes them very durable, and they heat evenly, leaving no cool spots in the pan. This is important for cooking steak, as you want to get a good sear on the outside of the steak while keeping the inside juicy. A cast iron skillet will help you achieve this by evenly distributing heat throughout the pan.

In addition to being durable and heat-efficient, cast iron skillets are also naturally non-stick. This means you don’t need to use any added fat when cooking. Cast iron skillets are also very easy to clean; simply wipe them down with a paper kitchen towel after use.

If you’re looking for a frying pan that will last for years and help you cook perfect steaks, a cast iron skillet is the best option.

Delicious steak
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How Does a Carnivore Diet Reduce Inflammation?

Inflammation is a natural immune response to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can be harmful to health and has been linked to several diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Many things can contribute to chronic inflammation, including eating a poor-quality diet, stress, and lack of sleep. One diet that has been shown to reduce inflammation is the carnivore diet.

The carnivore diet is often seen as a very restrictive diet by people eating a standard Western diet because it only includes meat, fish, and animal products. It eliminates all plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, cereals and grains, legumes, nuts, fruit juices, sugar-sweetened food and drinks such as cakes, pastries, cola and other fizzy drinks, alcohol, honey, syrups and artificial sweeteners.

It also eliminates one of the most common inflammatory types of modern foods: Industrial seed oils, such as rapeseed, sunflower, safflower and vegetable oil (a blend of different seed oils).

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Is Dr Chaffee Right? Are Plants Trying to Kill You?

Dr Anthony Chafee is a surgeon, nutritional researcher, and former pro-rugby player. He is a strict carnivore; he only eats meat and animal products. He believes plants are trying to kill us because they contain natural toxins that can cause cancer, inflammation, and other health problems.

Dr Chaffee has spoken on many podcasts about why he thinks that plants are trying to kill us. He cites the following evidence to support his claim:

  • Plants and animals are in an evolutionary arms race, with plants evolving to produce toxins to deter animals from eating them and animals evolving to develop resistance to these toxins.
  • Many plants contain known carcinogens, including acrylamide, lectins, and oxalates.
  • Plant toxins can cause inflammation, a significant risk factor for chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Plant toxins can disrupt the gut microbiome, which can lead to a variety of health problems.

To people eating a standard Western diet, the idea that plants are trying to kill us may seem like a far-fetched conspiracy theory. Still, there is some scientific evidence to support it. For example, plants produce various toxins that are toxic to animals. These toxins can be found in all parts of the plant, including the leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.

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