“Generally, lunch is going to be little to no carbs,” he explains. Usually, he’ll have some source of grass-fed, sustainably sourced meat or a low-carb meal replacement shake. Again, prioritizing protein is the key: “Protein also has a very high degree of satiety, so it will naturally help a person eat better portions,” he adds.
An important caveat: Bikman does not demonize all carbs. Rather, he advises against a bunch of refined carbs. “We get the bulk of our carbohydrates from bags and boxes with barcodes,” he explains, which leads to blood sugar spikes, elevated insulin, and potentially insulin resistance down the line.