EXCLUSIVE: Man, 40, who is ‘addicted’ to eating RAW MEAT feasts on a whole uncooked chicken with his bare hands – as he admits he spends $9,100 a year on bizarre diet, claiming it’s cured ALL his health issues
A 40-year-old man has revealed that he is addicted to eating raw meat and spends more than $9,000 a year to support his unusual habit – devouring uncooked chicken with his bare hands.
On the season finale of TLC’s My Strange Addiction: Still Addicted?, which airs Wednesday, Weston admits to indulging in at least four pounds of raw meat a week.
“In four years I’ve eaten about 100 raw chickens, and I’ve never been sick,” he proudly announces in a spoiler clip shared exclusively with DailyMail.com.
“Actually, I’ve never met any other raw carnivores.”
Unusual Habit: Weston is addicted to eating raw meat and has eaten about 100 raw chickens in four years
Weston turned to the bizarre diet after his life was turned upside down following a seizure.
On camera, his mother tells Lori: ‘Weston suffered from many physical ailments. He just couldn’t think straight and was lethargic. He just wasn’t healthy.’
“Eventually I started not feeling energetic and my mood went all the way up and down, and I had skin problems and rashes all over,” he adds. “It got really weird.
“I had a terrible headache, I thought it was an aneurysm or something, and then I had a bad attack where I fell on my face and shattered my jaw in three places and broke 12 of my teeth in half.”
Weston claims doctors left him in the dark about what caused his attack, so he was forced to take matters into his own hands.
‘I first looked at nutrition,’ he continues. “I heard about this diet from people who ate raw meat. It was the fastest way to heal your body, the best way to get nutrients, so I went with it.”
Eating raw or undercooked meat can cause salmonella, a bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract and sends 26,500 people to the hospital each year in the US.
According to Mayo Clinic, possible symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, headache and blood in the stool.
Strange diet: The 40-year-old claims he hasn’t been sick once, despite the risk of contracting salmonella
Expensive taste: Weston spends $175 each week to fund his raw meat diet, which is more than $9,000 a year
Lifestyle change: He turned to his unusual diet after a bad attack, which saw him break 12 teeth in half
Lone wolf: Weston came across the raw meat diet after doctors couldn’t help him understand what led to his attack
These symptoms may last for several days to a week, although it may take longer for the bowels to return to their usual defecation habits.
While Weston hasn’t personally met any other raw meat eaters, a wellness guru revealed last month that she regularly eats uncooked animal products and claimed it has changed her health for the better.
Emily Ciosek, 31, a health coach based in Michigan, follows a daily diet of raw beef, chicken and pork, as well as homemade cheese made from her own saliva, because it “adjusts the bacteria” to what her body needs.
She eats up to seven pounds of raw meat a week and claims it has improved her mental and physical health as well as her spirituality, despite overwhelming health advice to avoid uncooked meat, especially chicken.
Emily made the switch to the diet in May 2022, saying, “It was so delicious and I loved it.”
Emily Ciosek started eating raw meat in May 2022 and now eats about seven pounds a week
The 31-year-old from Michigan regularly eats raw meat and makes her own cheese, which she says has changed her health
And if that wasn’t enough, in April a man in Australia was spotted eating raw chicken in a busy Westfield, much to the shock of fellow shoppers.
Elsewhere in the final episode of My Strange Addiction, a woman upsets her family and friends after revealing she is breastfeeding her husband, and a pillow addict encounters a car enthusiast.
TLC’s My Strange Addiction follows individuals as they share their struggles with the obsessive behaviors and strange fixations that are about to take over their lives.
Last week, an American man admitted to being so addicted to smelling, eating and sipping cans of tuna that he consumes as many as 15 cans a week.
Crazy about fish: a man takes a can of tuna out of his pocket and sniffs it
Strange addiction: A woman addicted to eating toilet paper and spending nearly $2,700 a year on it has revealed that she sometimes eats some of the household item “before she even brushes her teeth”
According to the tuna lover, he has preferred fish to other foods since childhood – he even asked for canned tuna as Easter and Christmas gifts instead of toys and chocolate.
To describe why he has a special love for tuna, he mentioned its “smell, texture, sweetness, wetness and dryness.”
In July, a woman who is addicted to toilet paper and spends nearly $2,700 a year revealed that she sometimes nibbles on household items “before she even brushes her teeth.”
“I eat toilet paper from the moment I get up in the morning,” Kinah told the program.
My Strange Addiction: Still Addicted? airs Wednesday, August 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.