2/28/2017: Brenda & Donna's 30-Day Steak Challenge


(Meeping up the Science!) #1

As an experiment to further disprove the notion of calories in/calories out and that a lack of carbohydrate will result in death and untimely weight gain (i.e., conventional BS), the indomitable @Brenda Zorn and myself are going to start a 30-day Steak Challenge at the end of February.

The Rules:

  1. You must eat only steak only for 30 days.
  2. Water and coffee only, preferably. I will send 1 cute brain sticker to successful challenge participants.

Simple enough, yes?

Comrades, feel free to join us in our grande venture! We will probably blog and maybe record some hijinks on our own regarding our experiment.

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(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #2

Much excite.
Will track many data sources.
Amounts of any and all intake (water, coffee, steak weight, supplements)
Body weight
Blood glucose
Ketones (Ketonix AND blood ketone meter)
Mood (yes mood)
Measurements (thigh, hips, waist, etc)
Any exercise I may feel like doing (walking, swimming laps at my pool)
Weight lifting (excuse to brag again. Joy.)

Now, to find a herd of beef cattle and rustle one…


Are we saying, just steak, or just beef?

I assume you are allowing (doing) butter, mayo, mustard and other stuff? Or just salt/pepper?

I will be breaking a 14 day fast on the 29th so I might be willing to do this. But, I’m not the primary cooker, shopper in the family, so it may be hard. Then again, buying an Anova and having my last meal before my 14 day fast the night after it is delivered maybe wasn’t a great idea. :wink:

Oh, “end” of Feb.

(Guardian of the bacon) #4

Whose going to finance this endeavor? That’s a lot of steak.

(Scott Shillady) #5

My first thought was this sounds like fun, but I can’t afford steak everyday. Then I thought, if I incorporate alternate day fasting into this then it would only be 15 steaks. at an average cost a day of $5. I think I could do that. What about steak accompaniments, would compound butter be acceptable? What about butter in coffee, would I have to change that up with tallow, or try to stick with plain coffee? My biggest challenge would be giving up :bacon:

on another note Where’s the freaking steak emoji

(Larry Lustig) #6
  1. Define steak.

  2. Define coffee (cream allowed?)


So, hamburger is ground steak. So, I guess that counts.

(Guardian of the bacon) #8

Here we go again…expanding the damn rule book…:smiling_imp:

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #9

Just. Steak.
And coffee cuz @Donna and I are human

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #10

Beef. Beef steak as defined by a meat cutter.
Whole steak.




(Guardian of the bacon) #11

Wait a minute here… The only complication I asked was who’s paying? Everybody else was asking bout rules.

(David K) #12

Chopped Steak?


(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #13

Damn. I wanted to give YOU shit.

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #14


(Guardian of the bacon) #15

What about pork steak, does that count?

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #16


(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #17

Beef. Beef steak as defined by a meat cutter.
Whole steak.
Plain coffee.



(David K) #18

I don’t think sirloin should count either.

(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #19


(8 year Ketogenic Veteran) #20