Interview With Alex
1) Introduce Yourself.
Hello my name is Alexander Lundmark, I am 29 soon to be 30. In fact, writing this it’s just 21 days left until I am 30. I’m happily married and have two amazing kids. I am a former elite athlete in a small sport called “Bandy”, the kind you play on ice. My career came to an end because of a nasty knee injury but that’s life.
2) How did you eat before Carnivore.
Before I switched to a carnivore diet I tried the ketogenic diet, before that I ate a carbohydrate heavy diet often called standard western diet.
3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.
I have nerve pain from hernias and I was desperate for any relief, and Swedish medicare is ignoring my pain and are trying to prescribe anti-depressants instead of proper pain meds. So I have had to look for other methods of pain relief.
4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.
I keep it simple most of the time, just muscle meat. I am actually not a fan of organ meat but I eat them when I crave them. So basically I eat meat, salt, eggs, and drink water. Sometimes I cheat and add some jalapeno to the plate or drink a sugar free Redbull.
5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.
The benefits are so many its hard to know where to start. I think the biggest benefit for me is the pain relief and I believe that’s because inflammation is down quite a lot, also my joints stopped hurting even though I didn’t notice the pain from them before. I have TONS of energy, need less sleep and the mind is in a calm focused state all the time.
6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.
Eating out is expensive as hell when you eat at least a pound of meat per meal. Otherwise I haven’t found any negative effects for me. I think I have the proper genes to eat a all meat diet since I am from northern Europe.
7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.
I do some basic exercises but I cant lift ATM because I am awaiting for neck and a back surgery this year. However, about 14 days into the diet I noticed stamina increase and strength increase a lot, but then again I was already a fat burner entering this diet due to Keto.
8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.
Just go for it, keep it strict during the adaptation phase, salt, water and some high-fat beef is what I usually recommend. If you have really bad digestion issues I would start off with 3-4 day bone broth fast where you only drink bone broth.
9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.
I certainly hope so but I don’t think so, no. I firmly believe it will be used in healthcare as a elimination diet in the future though.
10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.
I am glad I was chosen to answer the questions, you can find me on instagram under the name: @alex_the_carnivore …. but be aware, my page is mostly for poking fun at vegans and some science to back up all the talk.
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