Grain Finished vs Grass Finished Meat on the Carnivore Diet

Grain Finished vs Grass Finished Meat on the Carnivore Diet

October 16, 2019 10 By William Morgan


honestly before this experiment I didn’t
really think that eating grass-finished
versus grain finished beef would make a
difference in how I thought I was eating
grass finished primarily for like the
omega-3 fatty acids that it’s higher in
and also because it’s a lot more
sustainable I just I know that the beef
that comes from butcher box and the beef
that comes from my local ranch that
those cows are treated well that it’s
beneficial to the environment and all of
that so it was more of an ethical thing
for me then then that I thought it
actually made a difference in how I felt
in my body and then I took a poll from
you guys on YouTube and you guys said
about 30% of you said you feel better
eating grass-fed grass-finished beef
five percent said they prefer either due
to taste or due to how they feel green
finished beef 20 percent didn’t notice a
difference and then 42 percent of you
guys and thank you for being honest that
you’ve never done an experiment to know
well enough one way or the other how you
feel on either quality of beef so first
you probably want to know what like how
did I feel on green finished beef and
how did I notice a difference the first
thing I noticed was that I was
eliminating a lot more and we had we
have this big all video series that I
did a while back about elimination on
the carnivore diet and in general you
just don’t go to the bathroom a whole
lot on the carnivore diet well eating
all of this grain finished beef I was
back to going once a day and it was not
a small amount that you generally expect
from carnivore so that tells me that my
body wasn’t digesting this food as much
as it does the grass-fed grass-finished
beef and second I noticed I was eating
quite a bit more I could finish like my
whole big New York Strip which is one of
my favorite cuts of steak but usually it
lasts me like I’ll eat 2/3 for dinner
then I’ll eat the rest with some eggs in
the morning or I was eating a whole big
ribeye steak and so that was just
something that I noticed was interesting
that I was eating a lot more and that if
I wasn’t digesting it as well that kind
of makes sense but then those two
together obviously negate the cost a
if I’m eating or I may as well buy the
higher quality that’s better for the
environment right then last I didn’t
actually feel bad like my mental health
symptoms didn’t come back
I didn’t gain weight, I didn’t notice any
inflammation but it was also during a
kind of chaotic time of moving and like
getting kids settled into school so I
might have had some slip by that I
didn’t really notice I didn’t notice
that I was more tired or anything like
that so overall like I don’t feel like
it affected my health poorly but I also
don’t feel like it was a cost savings at
all and so then since it is better for
the environment to eat grass-fed
grass-finished beef I’m going to go back
to supporting the regenerative
sustainable agriculture as much as
possible since now I know the eating
green foot isn’t even really a cost
savings then one thing that I thought
was kinda interesting as it started
tasting almost like bread like I still
have some of the steaks and I’m
incorporating them in with the butcher
box meat that I’m eating as well so I
still have some of the steaks but it’s
taste so much more mild and it tastes
almost like doughy bread like it’s still
good like I still enjoy my steaks salted
but it’s not something that tastes like
kind of as primal and as gamey which I
actually like that flavor as the grass-fed
beef is if you’re sold one way or the
other but you’ve never actually tried
eating mostly grass-fed grass-finished
beef for a while is something that might
be interesting for you to try like I
said you might find that you’re actually
eating less and you’re eliminating less
and so you can get by on a lot less now
one more thing I did want to talk about
is the cost real quick is you might
think like well why is grass-finished
beef so much more expensive than grain
finished beef is because when you finish
the beef on grain first of all grain
subsidized and so your tax dollars are
subsidizing the cost of the feed for
those beef and second you can fatten up
the cow so much faster so they have to
be cared for a lot less there’s a lot
less hands-on time there’s a lot less
time than they’re taking up space before
the rancher can sell them to be
processed and sold as meat so that’s why
it costs more to have grass-finished
beef even though they’re just really
eating
what grows naturally from the land which
we have a ton of that out here in
Montana so those are my results from a
little 10-day experiment thanks for
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to using I actually just got a box today
that I can show you real quick what it
looks like so they just delivered this
box to me it came FedEx what happens is
nice sturdy box this is one of the
smaller ones I usually get the bigger
one it comes in with dry ice
and so this still has a little bit of
dry ice I usually put it in the sink and
run some water over it and the kids love
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while their packaging wasn’t awesome and
I have to like kind of repackage some of
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feels good in your digestion some people
have said that they definitely feel
better eating grass-fed grass-finished
beef versus the conventional beef i
definitely feel better as far as
sustainability then it’s better for the
environment and then like I said I just
didn’t notice the cost savings between
eating more of the conventional beef
versus less of the butcher box if you
have tried a similar experiment I would
love to know what you think down in the
comments below thanks for joining me
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