I have been low carb since January 2016. I started with the Ketogenic Diet, and I have been on the Contemporary Carnivore Diet (get eBook here) since October 2017. I love this way of eating but there are only so many times I can blog about how great I feel. So I decided to get other people to tell you how great they feel instead!
Martina with some great fitness motivation here. She wrote these answers for me in January. In February she has actually incorporated some carbs back into her diet. She is doing this because she is experimenting with building some additional muscle. I have no issues with this. Carbs are very effective for certain performance goals. I feel better on no carbs, so for me adding carbs back in isn’t something I am interested in at the moment.
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Interview with Martina
1) Introduce Yourself.
I’m a Swedish science savvy book author and Ph.D. to be that enjoys training and learning new stuff. I just turned 34 and I love to inspire people to be healthier, stronger and better looking for each year of their life.
2) How did you eat before Carnivore.
Strictly keto, like medicinal keto with my fats really really high and my proteins super low. I’ve done that since 2009.
3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.
Curiosity. First time I heard about it, it was the craziest thing I had ever heard of, but then I wanted to try it out for myself to see if there was any truth to it.
4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.
I’m not religious about it, I use it mainly as my ‘background diet’ and then I add in things as I see fit. Over the course of one week, I’m 90% carnivore and allow for some vegetables, avocados or coffee if I feel like it.
5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.
Mostly that I have learned more about my own body. Eating raw meat was a new experience for me, I was surprised about how natural it felt. I’ve also made some strength gains in the gym because of increased protein intake.
6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.
People find you disgusting if you eat raw meat haha! Otherwise not much, it’s pretty badass.
7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.
Mostly strength training, and it’s going really well. High protein is like a slow carb load without all the insulin, so no problem to get pumped and stuff like usual. I train 12 hours a week.
8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.
Try it for 4 weeks and just see what happens. You don’t have to turn fully carnivore, it’s just an interesting experiment but chances are you stick with it 😉
9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.
It will never happen, I’m sure of that.
10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.
Follow me on instagram – @highfatfitness 🙂
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