A Hungarian chef claims her health issues have miraculously disappeared since she switched to a diet consisting only of raw beef and eggs.
Nikolett Kiss — who hails from the city of Vecsés, just outside of Budapest — embarked on her unusual eating plan last year after suffering from digestive issues and PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome).
The 25-year-old told Daily Mail that she has “never felt better” and no longer suffers from any ailments.
“After meals, I am less bloated and have since seen a huge increase in my body both mentally and physically,” Kiss said.
The carnivorous Hungarian — who also works as a butcher — said she doesn’t find her diet dull because she has an incredible array of raw meats to choose from.
“I have quite a diverse range of meats which I enjoy eating, as well as things like liver, heart, bone marrow and brain,” she stated.
“I like to have lots of different options to eat as I never want to restrict myself to just one or two options.”
Kiss claimed she didn’t have unhealthy eating habits in the past, with a meal plan consisting of fruits, vegetables, oatmeal and soups.
But that balanced diet apparently wasn’t enough to stop her from feeling sluggish.
Now, Kiss skips breakfast entirely before chowing down on a large portion of fatty beef with raw eggs for lunch.
She enjoys a similar meal for dinner but sometimes switches out beef for raw bacon, pork, ham or liver to make sure she’s never bored.
Between meals, Kiss says she snacks on sausages. She will only occasionally eat a piece of fruit if she is craving something sweet,
Kiss additionally says she’s never been sick from eating uncooked meat, and her role as a butcher means she sources from only the best suppliers.
“‘The stomach acid we produce as humans is incredibly strong, and rivals the acids produced by most predators in the wild,” she added as an explanation for not getting ill from the raw feasts.
The meat lover estimates that she spends just 70 euros ($80 USD) on her food over the course of a week.
Kiss’ truck driver husband doesn’t mind his wife’s eyebrow-raising food choices, although he doesn’t partake in the same diet that she does.
Her buds, however, are less forgiving.
“I have some friends which are horrified, and I have had a lot of negative feedback online, but my close friends and my family are always on my side and have come to accept I am a bit of a weirdo,” she stated.
Kiss isn’t the first person to claim they’ve reaped health benefits from eating only raw meat.
Last month, Nebraska resident Weston Rowe revealed he has been consuming a raw meat-based diet for the last three years — and has no plans to stop.
Weston believes raw meat has helped raise his energy levels — despite doctors cautioning against the diet.
“I am in better health both physically and mentally, better than I’ve ever been in my life,” Rowe told Caters News Agency. He no longer eats processed foods and spends about $140 a week on his meals.
Dr. Frankie Phillips, a dietician with the British Dietetic Association, told the Daily Mail that she would not encourage people to participate in the trend, claiming some cuts of raw meat are dangerous. She said cooking meat to a high temperature for long enough helps kill harmful bacteria.
Meanwhile, she said consuming raw chicken is a definite no-no.
“We would never recommend people eat chicken that is not cooked thoroughly as there is too great a risk of food poisoning,” Phillips told the publication.