Most nutritionists claim that a balanced diet is essential to living a long and healthy life, but the Anderson family is proof that their theories don’t apply to everyone. For almost two decades now, they have been following a zero carb, all-meat diet that they claim has kept them healthy, happy, and strong for all these years.
It all began when Joe Anderson experimented with high protein diets in the mid 1990s. And when his wife Charlene was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 1998, the only food she could consume without having severe reactions was red meat. “This blew us away: fatty red meat, the very thing that had been demonized by the entire health community was giving her strength,” Joe said in a recent interview with a popular zero-carb diet website.
Faced with this information, Joe and Charlene spent the next few years reading books and articles on meat-based diets that encouraged the consumption of fatty, red meat. They were trying to understand how such an ‘extreme’ diet was working so well for them. They were eventually convinced and completely switched over to eating only meat.