CARROT STICKS with hummus or a rice cake with peanut butter – some of the most popular snack choices.
But for one foodie, self-confessed carnivore Jessalyn Randle, the ultimate snack consists of a massive block of butter.
For the most part, it’s the high number of calories the fatty food has – packing about a whopping 102 calories into each tablespoon.
Of course, whilst in moderation it’s totally fine, it’s also worth remembering that overdoing it can quickly lead to extra calories to stack up.
Theoretically, research suggests, that adding just one serving per day to your diet without making any other changes could make you gain a staggering 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of weight gain over just one year.
What’s more, the Department of Health and Human Services said that it’s best to limit the daily intake of butter and stick to between one to two tablespoons a day.
But despite the warnings and the growing concerns over the obesity crisis, it seems there is no stopping Jessalyn.
She explained that whilst some may deem her eating habits ”weird”, she saw absolutely no issue with the fatty snack – and even insisted other popular choices would lead to health issues.
”You think snacking on butter is weird… I think snacking on ultra processed, seed oil ridden chips, cookies and candy bars with ingredient lists longer than CVS is weird.
”You can call me weird if you want…I’d rather be weird than insulin resistant,” she hit back at the critics in the video.
To those suggesting she ate more veggies and fruit, the foodie said: ”I mean, eat plants if you want, but I wouldn’t call them “the foundation” of health.”
However, as much as Jessalyn may swear by this diet, the snack choice left social media users totally baffled and hundreds raced to comments to slam her.
One person said: ”You could eat an apple and not have all those processed things so ya eating butter is weird.”
Someone else agreed, adding that she had chosen two extremes to compare.
”Those are the only two options in your head??? You either snack on straight up butter or two bigmacs, no inbetween?? Weird [sic].”
”This isn’t it girl. Having ingredients doesn’t mean something is bad,” an Instagram fan added.
Speaking of her diet, Jessalyn said: ”I understand how some people think carnivore is “too restrictive”, but I don’t eat this way as some sort of punishment.
”I’ve eaten this way for almost four years now because I genuinely enjoy it and absolutely love the way it makes me feel.
”Turns out, there isn’t anything essential in plants that I can’t get from meat and animal products (in a more bioavailable form too).
”I’ve just felt so amazing without plants for almost four years now, so I don’t really see any reason to add them back in.”