TikTok lion diet trend warning issued by nutritionists

A nutritionist warns of ‘dangerous’ tick tock Trend of users eating like a lion.

The viral social media trend sees users consuming only salt, water and red meat for a month.

The “Lion Diet” gained momentum after some of the diet’s participants shared the apparent benefits they experienced, including relief from headaches and insomnia and an improvement in their mood.

However, goldster Nutritional therapist and eating psychology trainer Claudia Le Feuvre has urged users “not to try this trend.”

The Argus: TheThe “lion diet” trend on TikTok has been criticized by a nutritionist. (PA)

TikTok lion diet trend criticized by nutritionist

Ms Le Feuve addressed those tempted by the apparent “simple and good solution for people with irritable bowel syndrome”.

Speaking of the restrictive diet, Ms Le Feuve said: “Beef is a very low-allergenic food, while the lion diet might feel like a simple and good solution for people with irritable bowel syndrome, underlying food intolerances and inflammation triggered by food allergens is not long-term or healthy solution.

The nutrition expert also explained that the biggest risk with this trend is that participants are not enjoying a balanced diet.

She explained: “The biggest risk is that if you only eat beef you’re missing out on other nutrients like healthy fats, fiber and all the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables.

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Although users are seeing short-term improvements, Ms Le Feuve noted, “We don’t know the long-term consequences of this diet, but we do know that salt isn’t helpful for fluid retention and blood pressure, so I wouldn’t recommend people trying this trend.”

“I understand people do it because it temporarily relieves some of their symptoms, but there are far better ways to identify and address underlying food intolerances and what the triggers are.”

Possible long-term effects of the TikTok Lion diet trend

The eating psychology coach also identified some of the long-term results and consequences of the diet.

This could include:

  • halitosis (bad breath)
  • heap
  • high cholesterol
  • constipation
  • hemorrhoids
  • very little energy (because they lack a lot of fiber and good nutrients from carbohydrates).

Ms Le Feuve has also encouraged those who are still unsure about the diet trend to speak to their GP and ask if they have a dietician or nutritionist they work with.

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