A 40-year-old man has revealed he is addicted to eating raw meat and spends over $9,000 a year to fund his unusual habit – as he devours uncooked chicken with his bare hands.
In the season finale of TLC’s My Strange Addiction: Still Addicted?, which airs on Wednesday, Weston admits he feasts on at least four pounds of raw meat each week.
‘In four years, I’ve eaten about 100 raw chickens, and I’ve never been sick once,’ he proudly announces in spoiler clip shared exclusively with DailyMail.com.
‘In fact, I’ve never met any other raw meat eaters.’
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.
Speaking to the camera, his mom Lori reveals: ‘Weston was suffering from a lot of physical ailments. Just not being able to think clearly, he was lethargic. He was just not healthy.’
‘Eventually I started feeling not energetic and my mood was all up and down, and I had skin problems all over the place and rashes,’ he adds. ‘Things were getting really weird.
‘I had this horrible headache, I thought it was an aneurysm or something, and then I had a major seizure where I fell down on top of my face and shattered my jaw in three places and cracked 12 of my teeth in half.’
Weston claims that doctors left him in the dark over what triggered his seizure, so he was forced to take matters into his own hands.
‘The first place I looked was through nutrition,’ he continues. ‘I heard about this diet of people eating raw meat, it was the fastest way to heal your body, the best way to get nutrients and so I went ahead and rolled with it.’
Eating raw or undercooked meat can cause salmonella, a bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract and sends 26,500 people to 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 on funding his raw meat diet, which is over $9,000 a year
Lifestyle change: He turned to his unusual diet after suffering a major seizure, in which he cracked 12 teeth in half
Lone wolf: Weston came across the raw meat diet after doctors failed to help him understand what led to his seizure
These signs can last to a few days to a week, although it could take longer before the bowels return to usual stool habits.
While Weston hasn’t personally met any other raw meat eaters, last month a wellness guru revealed that she regularly dines on uncooked animal products and claimed that doing so has transformed her health for the better.
Emily Ciosek, 31, a health coach based in Michigan follows daily diet of raw beef, chicken, and pork as well as homemade cheese derived from her own saliva as it ‘tailors the bacteria’ to what her body needs.
She eats up to seven pounds of raw meat per week claiming it has improved her mental and physical health as well as her spirituality, despite overwhelming health advice to steer clear of uncooked meat, especially chicken.
Making the transition to the diet in May 2022, Emily said: ‘It was so tasty, and I loved it.’
Having starting eating raw meat in May 2022, Emily Ciosek now eats about seven pounds each week
The 31-year-old from Michigan regularly eats raw meat and makes her own cheese, which she claims has transformed her health
And if that wasn’t enough, a man in Australia was spotted eating raw chicken at a busy Westfield in April, much to the shock of fellow shoppers.
Elsewhere in the finale episode of My Strange Addiction, a woman causes upset to her family and friends after revealing that she breastfeeds her husband, and a pillow addict meets a car lover.
TLC’s My Strange Addiction follows individuals as they share their battle with the obsessive behaviors and odd fixations that are on the verge of taking over their lives.
Last week, a US man admitted to being so addicted to smelling, eating and sipping tins of tuna that he consumes a whopping 15 cans every week.
Crazy for fish: One man carries around a small can of tuna from his pocket and sniffs it
Strange addiction: A woman who is addicted to eating toilet paper, and spends almost $2700 a year on it, has revealed that she sometimes snacks on the household item ‘before she even brushes her teeth’
According to the tuna lover, ever since he was a child, he has preferred fish to other types of food – even requesting cans of tuna as Easter and Christmas gifts over toys and chocolate.
Describing why he has a particular love of tuna, he cited its ‘smell, texture, sweetness, wetness and dryness’.
In July, a woman who is addicted to eating toilet paper, and spends almost $2,700 a year on it, revealed that she sometimes snacks on the household item ‘before she even brushes her teeth’.
‘I eat toilet paper from the second I get up in the morning,’ Kinah told the program.
My Strange Addiction: Still Addicted? airs Wednesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT.
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