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 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 flavored, 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:

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.

 

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58 Comments

  1. Easy solution is locusts, provided one can plan ahead. They can be collected in great quantities very easily when they are available and stored for later use in a number of ways. Very high in calcium and glucosamin. And easily quite palatable. In theory it’s not hard to raise crickets, and I’ve known people to be quite successful at it, but I’ve never had the knack for it. Mealworms, however, are very easy to raise in large quantities.

  2. I was struggling with the idea of anybody subsisting on pet store crickets… but the rotating allergies thing is such a credible story (I’ve had my own trouble with this over the years).

  3. Mikhaila, if this is the case you will also become intolerant to insects. Your only hope I would say is helminthic therapy, that is, hookworms to heal your overactive immune system. Google Jasper Lawrence, and go from there.

  4. Oh! At first I really thought it was true! I am from Mexico and in the southern part of my country it is pretty common to eat crickets (usually with a bit of spices, of course), so it didn’t really sound that crazy to me!

  5. Hi Mikhaila,
    I was hoping you could help.My husband told me about your site. I have so many of the symptoms you had when you first started. Depression, joint pain, fatigue, etc. I’m completely exhausted most of the time. I know I am gluten sensitive and lactose intolerant. I’m also a vegetarian who eats eggs and fish. I really don’t like meat. Any advice for me? Can I get my protein from a plant-based source? I really want to feel better, but I need to be realistic. I just can’t eat animals for some reason. I’m ok with fish and eggs though. I know it sounds crazy. Thanks,
    Jennie

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