New Safe Diet Food!

Hi all,

Big news, bad news. So for some reason, I’ve stopped being able to tolerate beef. It’s all I was eating and now I can’t stomach it, I guess the people who said I would sensitize to these foods were right. FORTUNATELY, I’ve found a solution. Insects. They’re basically meat and pretty crunchy. So far so good. I’ve only tried crickets but I’ve added links below to other insects. At least there’s more variety here, right? I highly highly doubt any insect would cause an IgG response, so they’re probably safe.

Black Ants – nothing added

Crickets – I’ve actually had to buy these from pet stores… For some reason they don’t make crickets without adding a whole bunch of additives to them. The only ones I could find online were BBQ flavoured, and many had added milk and sugar. How is that healthier?

The ones from pet stores are organic and have nothing added so they’re safe to consume. I used to feed them to my bearded dragons so that’s pretty funny.

Facts:

  • The UN states that 20 percent of the world eats insects. Perhaps those are the parts of the world where obesity isn’t’ a problem? A coincidence? I think not.
  • A number of insects have a higher protein amount (per 100g) than beef!
  • It’s good for the environment (fuck bugs, amirite?). They take less water to raise than normal sources of protein (beef), and contribute much less to greenhouse gases.

Articles promoting bug consumption:

IFT.org

edibleinsects.com

The Telegraph (coincidentally recently featuring my dad)

Time magazine

 

Will keep everyone posted.

 

 

UPDATE:

April fools. Got my mom too! 🙂 Hope nobody got too concerned. I am not eating insects, meat is still a-okay and will be for a very long time.

58 thoughts on “New Safe Diet Food!

  1. Amrish says:

    Hey Mikhaila,

    I am on the 4th day of my low-carb keto diet and I’m getting joint pains on the right side of my body. Is this a sign of Rheumatic arthritis? Before I went on this diet, I had never felt pain in three or more joints at the same time.

    I am a seventeen-year-old boy, with swan neck deformity and a weak right knee (both of which I was born with).

    Is the keto diet causing this pain? Am I eating too much-saturated fats? Do I lack vitamins or minerals? Websites point to a bunch of causes, but I don’t know how I’ll find out which one is causing the inflammation.

    What should I do? Do you need to know which foods I have been eating? I have been eating tuna, chicken, broccoli, spinach, grilled cheese, olive oil, sunflower oil, butter, eggs, dried and salted cod and some supplements.

    Supplements include Vitamin D, Omega 3, 6 & 9 and Zinc.

    The day before the pain, I played some basketball. I don’t think this is the problem. Since it didn’t cause any joint problems before I started the diet.

    Any help is welcome.

    Greetings,

    Amrish

    • Amrish says:

      Note: The first three days were without pain. The last meal I ate before I woke up with joint pain was dinner on the third day leading up to the pain of the fourth day, it had this weird tuna steak which I couldn’t get to edible status, it stayed undercooked. Besides that, it included spinach, chicken, broccoli, grilled cheese and dried and salted cod.

      I introduced cheese on the third day. I have never had problems with cheese. But I just can’t figure out what’s causing my joint pain.

      Greetings,

      Amrish

  2. Roger Elliott says:

    Yep, totally got me. Flicked past it in my gmail and thought ‘oh no, what the hell is she going to do, I have to help somehow’, then ruminated on it for a day before seeing the joke on your Dad’s Twitter. I really need to stop taking everything so seriously!

    Brilliant.

    B*st*rd.

  3. Steph says:

    OMG, I am so glad I read the update this morning! I saw your post yesterday and was so bummed! Then I saw your Instagram stories about beef jerky and got really confused – is she or isn’t she intolerant?

    Until today I was so proud that I didn’t fall for any April Fools’ jokes yesterday…

  4. Had me going, girl! Though I admit, I did try barbecued beetles from Colombia about twenty years ago; and surprisingly, they crunched and tasted pretty mellow with the texture of pumpkin seeds. Very happy that you aren’t on the insect diet. Keep up the good work, here. People need your voice!

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