Interview with Kris
My name is Kris, and I am 27 years old. I work in healthcare, and I absolutely love helping people.
How did you eat before Carnivore.
I was Vegan for 2 years, then I was Keto for 1.5 years before going completely Carnivore.
Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.
My fiancé has always had bloating and intestinal issues. We have been trying different ways of eating for years to relieve his symptoms. Eating vegan made it worse, so we went Keto. He was still having issues, so we decided to cut out vegetables after listening to a podcast on the Carnivore lifestyle and its positive effects on digestive issues. I’m so glad we did!
How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.
I personally eat meats, eggs, cheese, and butter. I eat mostly beef, consisting of mostly Ribeye steak and ground beef. I also eat a lot of pork and eggs. I occasionally eat chicken and rarely eat fish or seafood. I do not eat organ meats. I personally haven’t felt a need to, since I feel amazing. The only supplements I add into my diet are powdered collagen in my morning coffee as well as salt added to my food and sometimes my water (to replenish my electrolytes). I start every day with a “Fat Coffee.” This consists of hot coffee, 1-2 tbsp butter, ½ tsp salt, and 1 scoop of powdered collagen, all blended together.
What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore diet.
I have had Eczema for years and have never been able to calm it. I have tried creams, lotions, scrubs, oils, diets, etc., and nothing worked. While I was Vegan and Keto, it was still the same, no change. It wasn’t until I cut the vegetables out of my diet that it went away completely. To this day, I have no Eczema! Also, I have so much more energy, and I’ve been able to build muscle! After my workouts, I’m not as sore for as long! I genuinely just feel better all around, with a huge improvement in my anxiety too!
What negatives have you found with the Carnivore diet.
I honestly can’t think of any negatives. At first, I thought I would get bored of only being able to eat meats and cheese for every meal, but it’s honestly not a problem! Pleasantly surprised!!
Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.
Yes, I do exercise on the Carnivore diet. I find it motivational and rewarding. Since on this diet, I have noticed huge changes in my body physically. I am growing muscle, and I feel stronger. Not only am I motivated at the gym, but going there actually motivates me for my day. I personally lift weights and love it. I go to the gym 5 days a week, sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon depending on my work schedule. I love how I feel!
What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.
Listen to your body. It is the easiest diet I have ever encountered. I have never counted calories. I just eat when I’m hungry and don’t eat when I’m not. I stay full for much longer on this diet. I think my biggest struggle when I first started was sweets. I’m a huge sweets person! Once I got past the first couple weeks, I no longer had cravings! Just keep with it, and stick it out!
Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.
I think in general, a low carb lifestyle will be accepted as a mainstream diet. As far as full Carnivore, I’m not sure, but I hope so! I have personally met doctors that agree with a low carb lifestyle, and swear by it for losing weight. I personally know a doctor who is board certified in Obesity Medicine, who has countless success stories with these diets. I think the more studies that are conducted, the more it will be accepted. It’s having so many positive effects, and these studies can ease people’s minds about the unknown.
Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.
I am all about helping people improve their lives! I love sharing my experiences and love hearing others’ experiences as well! You can follow my journey on Instagram @lady.carnivore where I strive to achieve my vision of helping people optimize their lives! Thank you so much for inviting me to share my story!
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