I had the same results on the GAPS diet – meat and broth at every meal along with a fermented beverage, full fat yogurt, ghee and a ton of vegetables in soups, smoothies & juices. No more mood swings, cramps, discomfort or acne. I ate dead animals & I did great. But, would I have gotten the same results by eliminating the meat? I’ve never tried that route, so I don’t know. What I do know is just because advice doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. It also doesn’t mean the opposite is true.