The author says it's possible to lose weight with a diet plan that involves beef jerky, which I've figured out already.
But he/she goes on to say that it should only be in moderation...
It is crucial to not eat beef jerky or other high calorie beef/pork/lamb/veal every day but in moderation.I disagree.
As an example, I allow myself high calorie food once per week. I eat a low calorie diet for 6 days of the week, say 1500 to 1600 calories a day, and then on the 7th day, I eat anything - without going overboard of course.
The average bag of jerky contains 4 ounces, and there's an average of 250-400 calories per bag. So, using that author's 1500-1600 calories a day, he/she could actually eat 4-6 bags a day.
I don't think he/she realizes that beef jerky is a low calorie food based on the fact that jerky uses only the leanest cuts of meat possible, since the fat tends to spoil the meat. But I do applaude the author for going off the deep-end and promoting beef jerky as a diet food.
But if you want to talk about eating beef jerky in moderation, it's still a good idea, considering it contains LOTS of sodium, and most large brands infuse it with sodium nitrite, which has been linked to cancer and lung disease. So, try to find jerky that's nitrite-free.
I'm compiling a list of nitrite-free jerky here...
On days where I stick to my "beef jerky diet", I limit myself to one bag (4oz), and two cans of V8 juice drink. Why V8? Well, just because I like the stuff, and it provides me with vitamins C and A, and fiber, which are things I'll need if I'm eating only beef.
And BTW, you don't have to limit yourself to just one bag of jerky a day. You can certainly do two or three. Remember, you need to do some exercise too, to burn off them calories. Just walking the dogs for a mile or two, is something I do, and has worked really well for me.