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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Olivia

Interview with Olivia

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My Name is Olivia, I’m 30 years old from Toronto, Canada.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore I ate a “standard American diet” I used to almost always give into my sugar and carb cravings as well. I tried more then a few times to eat paleo and gluten free but I never had success with that way of eating and always ended up back where I started.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My parents were the ones who told me about carnivore after finding out about Shawn Baker and listening to his podcasts. I decided to look into him and the diet for myself. For about a month I thought about doing it. I couldn’t get over the fact that you weren’t supposed to eat vegetables lol. I have Hashimoto’s and PCOS so i knew I wanted to try carnivore to fix these issues.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I started as more of a keto/carnivore, eating lots of dairy still. Now I have almost eliminated all dairy and eat a lot more simple carnivore meals like just ground beef with lots of salt.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I’ve seen so many benefits! First and foremost I am off thyroid medication completely. I’ve relied on that for 8 years! My PCOS symptoms have almost all gone away, my energy level is insane! I have never experienced so much energy. I have mental clarity, I’m in a better mood and I’ve lost weight and inches that I never thought I would be able to lose.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The only negative I’ve found so far is how dang expensive Canadian beef is 🤪 which is why I eat a lot of ground beef

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I’ve just started exercising this last month. I do a lot of walking and strength exercises at home. One thing I’ve found since starting to exercise is how much more endurance I have.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Carnivore isn’t a magic diet pill. It takes time for our bodies to heal which means it will take time to see results. Don’t give up and join the carnivore community on Facebook and Instagram. Seeing other people going through carnivore and posting about their success with it has helped me tremendously.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I think a lot of people are waking up to it but I think mainstream acceptance may be a long way off. This way of eating makes it possible for people to live without their medications and have a better quality of life. Big pharma, mainstream media and a lot of doctors don’t like that because it doesn’t fit their agenda and it doesn’t make them money.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

I cant emphasize enough how Carnivore has changed my life! You can follow me on Instagram  @carnivore_weight_loss where I share my story. I want to help others find success with carnivore!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Robyn

Interview with Robyn

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Robyn Middleton.  I am a 48 year old wife/mom/university communications instructor/film + digital portrait photographer and a medical service corps officer in the Air Force Reserves.  My hobbies include beekeeping, yoga, practicing French and learning the Celtic harp.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore?

Most of my life (and like many) I practiced reasonable moderation and followed the SAD (standard American diet).  I would follow a paleo style of eating during times of getting in shape/preparing for the military physical fitness test.  From the summer of 2017 to Dec 2018 (1.5 years) I followed a fairly strict ketogenic diet.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

I came to the Carnivore Diet via way of the ketogenic diet.  During the summer of 2017, a good lifelong friend was staying with me for a week as our house guest.  Because she was visiting Virginia, I was cooking her a lot of our signature “southern style” dishes, shrimp & grits, etc. that were pretty carb-heavy.  After a couple of days, she admitted that she was following a ketogenic diet and should probably slow down on the carbs for the week.  Not wanting to be a stumbling block, I told her I would like to try it and cook keto meals for the rest of the week.  I googled “ketogenic” and became very interested in the diet and the overall metabolic theory.  I was compelled by the research and science behind it – – told her I would do the diet with her.  Being fairly petite and small-framed, I have never really been overweight, but I have had periods of time where I was out-of-shape and “puffier”.  My main motivation to try the ketogenic diet was not as much for weight-loss as it was for its anti-inflammatory effects.  I had been struggling with a significant amount of patellofemoral pain syndrome/arthritis in my knees.  At the time (at age 46), I was having much difficulty doing simple tasks such as climbing stairs (would have to hold on to the hand railing & descend the staircase slowly in a sideways manner), getting in and out of my car (would have to grab the side of the door and pull myself up), etc.  The ketogenic diet was a God-send for the rehabilitation of my knees!  I re-gained about 90% function of my knees and was relatively pain-free.

In January of 2019, the orthopedic physician and carnivore advocate/educator, Dr. Shawn Baker was organizing “World Carnivore Month” via social media.  The challenge was to try the Carnivore diet for just 30 days.  I participated in the month-long challenge not expecting to be able to continue or sustain it.  To my surprise the Carnivore diet was so much easier than the ketogenic diet (no counting of macro ratios/tracking) and was very satisfying/filling.  It is theorized more and more in the ketogenic medical community that going carnivore can produce even more positive outcomes in regards to joint pain and other similar health challenges.  It proved to be true for me also, as my knees are now at about 95% function/pain free.  I believe that if I could have the willpower to reduce/cut out dairy, I could probably get my knees back up to 100% functionality. I’m not there yet though.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

I probably fall on the spectrum of what many call “dirty carnivore” (not 100% carnivore but almost).   I eat 99% red meat daily.  I eat a lot of ribeye steaks and higher fat hamburger meat (usually 80/20). I also enjoy beef or calf liver and eat it about 3 times a week (it is nature’s perfect multivitamin).  The rest of my diet is comprised of eggs and a small amount of dairy (hard cheeses & heavy whipping cream).  I also love all types of seafood drenched in real full-fat melted butter.  The “dirty” part of my diet (non-carnivore) includes daily decaf coffee with heavy cream, a raw cacao “pudding” that I make with avocados + stevia, occasional salsa at my favorite Mexican restaurant, and red wine on the weekends.  Lately, the only fruit/vegetable I consume is the avocado.  I typically eat two meals a day beginning around noon and I employ an almost daily 16:8 or 18:6 intermittent fast.  I supplement with collagen peptides (for joint + skin health) and beef gelatin.  I also make a daily “Gatorade” with magnesium (natural calm powder), potassium (“No-salt”) and sodium (sea salt) to keep my electrolytes in balance.  I have SVT (an electrical heart arrhythmia) so I have to keep my electrolytes in check.  Overall, the carnivore diet has alleviated and greatly improved my SVT condition.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet?

I have experienced SO many benefits with this WOE (way of eating).  Satiety (never “hangry”), elimination of joint pain, increased mental clarity, better sleep, increased leanness, elimination of bloating, increased muscle gain and enhanced work productivity.  I can now focus on work tasks more intently for long periods of time w/out distraction.  Before, when eating a carb heavy diet, my blood sugar would do roller coasters throughout the day and I would become hypoglycemic, shaky and anxious (would need to eat every 3 hours).  My blood sugar now stays constant throughout the entire day.   I have also experienced mental benefits in that I now get these ideas in my head that I can do/accomplish almost anything I want to – – if I decide I want it.  I think this may be attributed to an increase in testosterone (increased confidence & reduced anxiety).  Finally, I have gained so much more free time in my day by not having to prep timely or complicated meals.  I believe meat is also the MOST nutrient dense food that exists for humans.  With the carnivore diet, the body is fueled optimally and satisfied with a lesser amount of food.  When we eat a carbohydrate based diet, the body signals you to keep eating and eating.  This is because our poor bodies are constantly searching for the nutrients that it knows it is not getting on the nutrient-scarce standard American diet.  Frighteningly, only about 12% of the U.S. population experiences optimal health, pain-free.  I truly believe that most Americans are overweight not because we are lazy & gluttonous, but because we are constantly being poisoned by the corporate driven, big-pharma + food industry.  Our food system is designed to keep us entrapped in a repetitive cycle that produces failure, weight gain, inflammation and disease.  It is truly liberating to realize that eating delicious, high fat red meats + steak daily is not only OK, but optimal.  It is also liberating to learn that we do not need to consume plants (at all) and that the plant fiber narrative we have been told is simply not true.  I used to consume copious amounts of spinach believing that it was “healthy”.  Today, my knees have thanked me for avoiding spinach and the high amount of (joint) pain causing oxalates that the vegetable carries.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet?

Not many…few to very little.  Probably the only drawbacks are eating out (less options as sugar and carbs are hidden in almost EVERYTHING) and the social aspects.  When eating out, if I want a salad I will order one as a rare treat (but I usually stick with meat).  When traveling, it takes a little planning to pack carnivore friendly foods, but that is totally manageable.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do?

I exercise a moderate amount but not heavily.  MWF I do light free weights (arms) + core exercises (about 15-20 min tops).  T/TH I focus on leg exercises (assisted squats + core exercises) – – again about 20 min tops.  I like to exercise earlier in the day in a fasted state (before eating my 1st meal).  I teach a yoga class once a week and take walks around the neighborhood a few times a week with a friend.  I also practice meditation daily to reduce the stress hormone cortisol and to improve my vagal tone health (this reduces/manages my heart arrhythmia).  That is about it really.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet?

  1. Pay close attention and mind your electrolytes!! Proper electrolyte levels are paramount for heart health/rhythm, etc.   When transitioning from a sugar + carb based diet, the body will dump a lot of excess water initially that is no longer needed in the body.  Carbs retain a lot of H20 in the body.  Those on a low carbohydrate diet carry less water weight within the body.  1 carb retains 3 units of water.  The body will always maintain this balance/ratio.  With this flushing out of water initially, we unfortunately flush out electrolytes also.  This detox/adjustment period (AKA the “keto flu”) is common/usually unavoidable and will cause you to feel ill (sometimes for a week or even more).  The Rx to combat this is to keep the trifecta of electrolytes (magnesium/potassium/sodium) at a proper level.  Google “keto Gatorade” for the recipe & proper amounts (do not over do the potassium – – both too little and too much potassium can cause heart palpitations).  It is best to have your levels checked by your doctor before beginning).
  2. Get enough sodium in your diet daily. Low carb dieters need more salt than those following the SAD. Plus it makes meat so much tastier J  Redmond Real Salt is a great brand.
  3. Give yourself time to adjust. Many do better by easing into this lifestyle vs going cold turkey. Trying the ketogenic diet first is helpful for many to transition.
  4. Maria Emmerich’s Ketogenic cookbooks are a great place to start and make the transition tasty and fun. There are many free recipes on her website: https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/  .  She also has an upcoming carnivore recipe book in the works.
  5. Do your research on the why and how of this diet/lifestyle. There are many good pioneer physicians & metabolic scientists doing great research and education in regards to the Carnivore diet.  My favorites are Dr. Dom D’Agostino (neuroscientist/physiologist/molecular pharmacologist), Dr. Paul Saladino (functional medicine/psychiatry), Dr. Shawn Baker (orthopedic surgeon), Dr. Ken Berry (family physician), and Dr. Jason Fung (nephrologist/fasting expert).  Stay abreast of the current science so that you armed with information when others will inevitably try to scare you back towards the supposed “balanced” standard American diet (the diet that has not worked anyway for decades as diabetes and heart disease rates continue to soar).
  6. Resist the temptation to talk about your diet to others (at least initially). The 3 most inflammatory & polarizing topics today tend to be religion, politics and diet.  Folks get really defensive quickly with the topic of diet.  Sadly, in western medicine, our well-intentioned MDs actually get very little nutritional training.  Also, nutritional science is lacking in that most studies are built around correlation factors that mostly only point towards association versus causation. Pinpointing causation is very difficult if not near impossible.  In this regard, ALL nutritional studies are limited and inherently flawed.  It is up to us to do our own research, decide for ourselves what we believe to be true, take responsibility, roll the dice and have faith.  I would also recommend against participating in dieting dogma and strong debate. Be gentle and understanding with others with where they are in their health journey.  Whether one is trying a calorie-restrictive, Mediterranean, Paleo, vegetarian/vegan diet etc, etc.,…..any way of eating that encourages a reduced intake of processed foods and sugar is a step towards a better direction (as opposed to the current SAD).
  7. Don’t stress yourself out trying to create too many different recipes (whether Keto or Carnivore). The author Tim Ferris, once stated that most folks over self-report the amount of variety their diet. We don’t really eat as much of a varied diet as we think we do.  We typically rotate the same 5-7 meals (recipes) unknowingly.  If you can find just a few recipes/meals that you enjoy and can stick to, then start there.  Eat the appropriate foods you like and don’t try to accomplish too much at once.
  8. Don’t count/restrict calories (at least in the beginning). Give your body time to adjust to its new fuel source (fat).  This transition and adaptation period takes time (maybe even up to 6 months).  We are reversing decades and a lifetime of bad chemistry and the metabolic mess going on in our bodies.
  9. Avoid fasting in the beginning/don’t force it. This will come naturally with time later once your body is fully adapted.
  10. Stay off the scale (at least in the beginning). Muscle is denser (more compact) and weighs more than fat.  As you gain more muscle, the scale will go up and down and will mess with your head.  Just go by how you feel and how your pants fit as a measure of positive progress.
  11. Read up on hormones and their importance/role in weight loss and gain. The saying  “Calories in, Calories out” carries some truth, but is only a smaller piece of the puzzle.  Hormones play a huge role.  Maria Emmerich explains this well in her book ‘Keto’.  https://www.amazon.com/Keto-Complete-Ketogenic-including-Simplified/dp/1628602821/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=keto+emmerich&qid=1561662840&s=gateway&sr=8-3
  12. Get adequate sleep. Sleep trumps exercise (I need more discipline also in this area).
  13. Look up and learn all the sneaky, disguised words for SUGAR that are found on food labels. For example, the ingredients maltodextrin and dextrose (an additive in processed foods that prevents caking) has an even higher glycemic index than white table sugar.  Avoiding sugar is like traversing a mine field and we need to know what to look for on labels in order to steer clear.
  14. If on a budget, don’t feel pressured to only consume organic or grass-fed beef. This CAN be done on a budget with regular store-bought beef and eggs.  You will still reap huge health benefits and weight reduction.
  15. Avoid the interior aisles of the grocery store for the most part (aside from salt, spices, mineral water, etc). This is where all the processed food is located.  Shop mostly from the perimeter of the store (meat/dairy/vegetables).

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet?

Maybe not in the near future, but yes I believe eventually it will.  The corporate funded, nutritional falsehood (beginning with the 1950s/60s era Ansel Keys study) that demonized meat + saturated fat has been deeply ingrained into our collective psyche for so long.  It will take time to for us all to accept & reverse this paradigm.  That said, these are very exciting times in medical/metabolic/dietary research.  It is like reading a good thriller novel, where we discover that the “bad guy” (saturated fat + dietary cholesterol) really is not the devil, but has actually been the “good guy” all along.  I am highly encouraged by the research and good work of motivated/inspired, well-spoken and diplomatic physician researchers such as Dr. Paul Saladino. His work and research can be referenced at  https://www.paulsaladinomd.com/

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey?

Social media is a great place to share recipes and anecdotal success stories surrounding the ketogenic and carnivore diets.  My favorite is Instagram where the carnivore community is flourishing and very supportive.  I post recipes/ideas on my IG account at:  www.instagram.com/carnivorous_and_carefree .  There are also several good carnivore Facebook groups to plug into the latest research, ideas and support.

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Canivore Diet success stories – with Kat

Interview with Kat

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1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Kat Nikao, I’m a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, a long distance runner and an Air Force Officer!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

For about a year and a half before switching to a more carnivore diet I followed a low-carb, classic ketogenic diet. For about five years before that I loosely followed a paleo diet and have avoided vegetable oils and processed sugar for a long time before that, so benefits I’ve experienced on a carnivore style diet cannot just be attributed to a generally healthier diet compared to SAD!

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

In 2018 I had the privilege of attending Low Carb San Diego. Many of the speakers and attendees talked about the carnivore diet and it seemed like all the great benefits of low carb we’re being taken to the next level for those following this carnivore diet. What really got me was hearing Georgia Ede in a speaker Q&A panel. Members of the audience kept asking questions about specific conditions like sleep issues and restless leg. The other speaks on the panel would give their inputs and then it seemed like every time, Dr. Ede would take the microphone and say “I had that problem when I was low carb, but it went away when I switched to carnivore…”

I naturally have a somewhat extremist personality and has already fallen in love with low carb, so carnivore seemed like the next thing I had to get on board with!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I don’t take as strict as an approach to the carnivore diet as many people do. I believe a very strict carnivore diet is beneficial for severe autoimmune and digestive conditions, but I believe most of the benefits people experience on a carnivore diet are from dramatically increasing protein and animal product intake, not from strictly 100% eliminating plants. I choose to keep spices and a few occasional plant foods in my diet mostly so I don’t lose tolerance to them and can enjoy a bite of chocolate, or a sauce on my meat, if I want. I use the term “dirty carnivore” a lot and have started a Facebook group with this name because I believe this approach to carnivore is far more appealing and sustainable for most people, and a realistic solution to getting more people on board with a meat based diet.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I have experienced benefits from each step of my diet changes over the years. Paleo and gluten free got rid of allergies, stricter paleo elimination diets helped hypoglycemia and IBS symptoms, low-carb dramatically improved my hypoglycemia and energy, but a meat based diet reversed an autoimmune condition I have had my whole life (clinically diagnosed low blood platelets), got rid of cellulite, improved energy, improved my skin, and reduced cravings.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The only negative for me of a meat based diet (other than really missing sweet potato fries) is that I continue to have some bowel motility issues. However, I know that only a small minority of people on a carnivore dirt experience this problem and I do not believe fiber is an essential part of our diets, so I continue to experiment.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I have always been a long distance runner and compete in races pretty regularly. Since switching to low carb and then a meat based diet I have ran some of the fastest times of my life and they continue to improve. I truly believe carbs are not necessary for short, high intensity or long, low intensity exercise.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

I would encourage someone wanting to try carnivore that I found this diet even easier than low carb! It sounds very restrictive and intimidating, but I found this to be the first diet I followed that seemed to look forward to what I could eat and enjoy instead of looking back to all the things I couldn’t.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

It will take a while, but the carnivore diet is quite simply too successful to be ignored for long. There may be too much against it for it to ever become mainstream, but I believe it will become more popular and accepted. I expect and hope to see protein, meat-based diets grow.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey

I hate to see people dismiss the importance of diet because they either think they are healthy, or they have never seen “healthy” eating work that well and therefore don’t believe diet is important. I was in my 20s, athletic, and 120 lbs when I started following a low carb and carnivore diet. You do not need to be in terrible health or overweight to start following this way of eating! You will be amazed at what it will still do for you and you will have the assurance of significantly reducing your risk of chronic diseases later in life.

You can follow me out on Instagram at www.instagram.com/carnivore.minimalist or check out my blog, where I post creative all-animal product recipes and resources for a keto/carnivore diet at www.minimalisteating.com

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with David

Interview with David

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey y’all. I’m David Dugas from Cajun Country. 30 years old. I’m a physical therapist assistant and proud husband and father. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Terrible. Just the worst really. I was a picky eater ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I lived off of processed garbage. Anything that came in a box/bag and was full of preservatives was in my belly. Any type of whole food intake would have been extremely rare.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I first heard about the diet listening to Shawn Baker on Joe Rogan. My wife actually was first to try it and after seeing her results first hand, I would have been a fool not to try it. 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I come at it very practically. Personally, I’m on the road all day so just about all my lunches are meat from various fast food restaurants. I’ve become very creative with making my own entrees. Every morning I’ll have 5 eggs sometimes bacon and for supper a great home cooked meal. Overall, lots of ground beef in my diet which I prefer to a fatty steak (I’m a sucker for the leaner cuts) but still get the benefit of high fat content.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Where to start? Biggest change is physique for anyone who isn’t previously eating a decent diet it’s hard to miss. For me, I used to have a ton of GI issues. Real bad IBS issues multiple times a day almost every day. That just completely disappeared. Positive mood changes. More energetic. Dental care is a big one too on this diet. Much easier to maintain and better for your teeth. I don’t have any more sugar and carb plaque all over. I’ve been able to bulk ever so slightly with working out which is something that my body seemed incapable of before

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The diet has been amazing. If I didn’t have those convenient fast food options I’ve allowed myself then convenience would be the issue. The myth of it being too expensive is a farce. It costs me $5.95 at Burger King for 4 patties and 4 slices of cheese. Only other thing I’d say is the “extremists” of the movement make it a little unpalatable as far as sharing it with others. We don’t all drink blood and eat raw meat. There are normal ones among us. And I even season my steaks too. I mean, I’m from south Louisiana cher.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I began lifting weights every day for the first few months and was personally amazed with the results. I’ve backed off to a few times a week now and continue to maintain. Unfortunately I wasn’t lifting any just before starting the diet to make any real comparisons.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

If you’re on the fence, just give it a month. See what it will do for you personally. It certainly won’t hurt you. If your results are anything like most of us, chances are it’ll become a lifestyle. It may be a little difficult the first few days or so but the amount of change you’ll see in one month if you honestly try this thing will amaze you. 

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I think it has the potential. To see the growth in just a years’ time I’ve been aware of the diet is astounding. That momentum, I feel, may continue due to all of these incredible results we are seeing. Frankly, what has fuelled this amazing blog is testament to that and there is no shortage. The product is truly great and there’s no need to sell it. You just gotta try it out. 

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute with my personal story and take on the diet. Anyone interested for more can follow me on Instagram @laissezfairecarnivore. I’m also on Minds @laissezfairecarnivore. And if you still reading this far down, mais merci beaucoup!

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Lindsay

Interview with Lindsay

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Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I’m Lindsay Wilson.  I am a 43 year old mum of 2 children and have been married to my husband Darren for 10 years.

About 3 years ago Darren had a health check which showed him to be pre diabetic and his cholesterol was high, the doctor wanted to put him on statins but he refused and came away with a diet sheet given to him by the nurse.

I was also struggling health wise with digestive issues.  I had been on omeprazole for 5 years due to silent reflux and chronic gastritis.

I also suffered with joint pain and had lower back problems.

When I was younger I ate mainly fruit and vegetables, there was never any full fat products in the house, everything I ate was low fat “health” foods.

Although I was always slim I had zero energy and low moods, I suffered with endometriosis and reoccurring ovarian cysts.

When Darren came home with his diet sheet I just knew this wouldn’t make him better so I decided to research it myself and I found Maria Emmerich , Dave Fieldman and a few others who convinced me Keto was something we should try.

Our diet before had not been good and I was totally of the mindset that fat was bad so it took a huge leap of faith.

We both started keto and within a few months Darren had lost over a stone in weight and his glucose numbers were all within normal range, I found my joints were easing and after the initial phase of reintroducing fat my reflux was much better.

The more we followed the diet the better we felt so we knew we were heading in the right direction.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I had eaten keto for 3 years (with the odd blip) but before that my diet was very high in sugar.  I would eat bags and bags of jelly sweets and biscuits and loved cereals as a snack.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Carnivore seemed a natural progression to be honest.  I felt 80% better with keto but felt I wanted to eat more protein as I was becoming more active.

I happened to come across a few people on social media who had adopted a total meat approach and started to read up on some of the benefits they were experiencing.

I slowly began to introduce days of just meat in the week and made less effort to cook lots of sides at meal times.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

The one thing I do love about this way of eating is the simplicity but I like to include a broad range of meats.

I eat beef, chicken, pork, lamb, venison, seafood, I make bone broth and eat pigs feet for collagen, I could not give up all dairy and so I include cheese and just recently I have started to drink raw milk.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

There have been lots of benefits even down to my skin and hair looking better but I am no longer on meds for reflux and had an endoscopy which showed no inflammation.

My joint pain is pretty much non existent now and my energy is through the roof so much so I have taken up running !!

Endometriosis pain is so low now I don’t take any pain meds.

One of the biggest changes though has been in my mood, I feel like I get up everyday energised and looking forward to the day ahead.

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I had to really think about any negatives but to be honest I think just the social side of it and trying to convince my doctor that all these wonderful changes in my health are down to my diet!

Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

Up until recently I didn’t really do much exercise, I rode my horse now and then and would go to the gym for 1 session and give up however now I swim I run and I have just bought some weights to use at home! I feel stronger than I ever have and am actually enjoying being active.

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 ! It could be life changing.

Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I hope so; I think the more benefits people see the more people will try.

Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

You sometimes don’t realise how good you can feel when your so used to feeling bad, it has given me and my husband our lives back and our children their parents back.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – Chris

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Introduce yourself

My name is Chris Spath.  I’m a 44 year old father of 3 children living in Gilbert AZ. Using the carnivore diet, I’ve lost 116 pounds and resolved every physical ailment that I had. I’m now in the best shape of my life.

How did you eat before carnivore?

Like a kid in a candy shop…and cake shop, and a fast food joint. I stress ate; I ate when I was sad. I ate when I was celebrating. All the carbs and fats together.

Why did you try carnivore to begin with?

I’ve always hated vegetables so after starting a keto diet, I found myself forcing down plants that I did not enjoy. Through research I found that they weren’t necessary so I immediately cut them out.

How do you personally approach the carnivore diet?

I keep it simple and from what I believe is an ancestral perspective. I wake up and once I get going I exercise (hunt), then I feast on a large meal of meats, mostly beef (about 2 pounds), then rest (fast).  Repeat daily.

What benefits have you seen since starting the carnivore diet?

I’ve lost 116 pounds so the freedom that brings is immeasurable. I cured my type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies and sleep apnoea.  I was on lots of medications and now I take none.  Improved energy and mental focus. I require less sleep.

What negatives have you found with the carnivore diet?

Other than not being able to enjoy some of those treats that got me sick, I’ve experienced no negatives from the diet itself.

Do you exercise on the carnivore diet, if so How do you find it and what do you do?

I do exercise and find that I have good motivation and energy to be consistent. My regimen consists of a daily morning simple muscle group exercises. Push, pull, raise and squat. 1 pyramid set to failure of each. Each afternoon I take a 1 hour walk in the sun.

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Keep it simple. Eat the meat you enjoy and can afford. Salt it.  Eat till full.  Drink water when thirsty, not more. Lift heavy things daily.

Do you think carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet?

I am optimistic that in the long run, the results will over shadow the food industry propaganda. Similar to keto, which is now accepted.

Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey?

Experimentation and consistency. Try different things until you find what works for you. Add fat. Try leaner. Try organs. Don’t like organs, don’t eat them. Find your zone and run with it.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Laura

Interview with Laura

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Introduce Yourself.

My name is Laura Spath, I am 34 year old working Mom.  I lost 120 pounds in 10 months on a Carnivore diet (the first couple months were keto).  I have been maintaining that weight loss for the last 6 months.  My husband is also carnivore (look for his story too coming up) and our kids (5 and 3) eat a clean, whole foods diet.  We focus on feeding them high protein meals and keeping grains, sugars, and seed oils out of their diet.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

My diet before carnivore consisted of fast food restaurants and gas stations.   We cooked at home, but it was meat and potatoes, rice, pastas. I went through periods of “diets” with salads and chicken breast and then would cave and treat myself to a pint of ice cream.  I had tried to be healthy but always ended up cheating because of a celebration, or holiday, or stressful situation.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had been on a ketogenic diet and I stalled on my weight loss.  I began to get stricter with my carbs, cutting processed foods, and incorporated fasting.  I began to dive deep into the world of Carnivore research, watching YouTube videos, and listening to podcasts.   I read about plant toxins and the benefits of a high protein all meat diet.  I appreciated the concept that I could eat more nutrient dense foods, feel satisfied and who doesn’t want to eat steak every day!! I had still been struggling with cravings previously and being consistent.  Transitioning to a Carnivore diet has helped me to eliminate the cheat meals and have long term consistency!

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I personally eat once a day and stick to mostly beef only.  An ideal day for me is 2 pounds of grilled Ribeye eaten at noon, and then nothing else the rest of the day.  I have tried to add variety but that tends to give me some additional stress or just makes me regret not having a steak.  I feel the most satisfied and have the fewest cravings when I eat nothing but steak once a day.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Weight loss is the most obvious benefit, but also improvements in anxiety, stress, and digestion.  I have had my skin clear up and my hair is growing in stronger and healthier.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

You have to be consistent to find the true benefits of this way of eating.  The longer you stick to it the better you will feel.  If you are having cheat meals on the weekends or at every special occasion, then you will inevitably end up less healthy than when you started.  For this to work you need to be truly committed.  Your body needs to be in a fat adapted state to see the benefits of eating fatty meats often and “occasional cheats” will eliminate those benefits.

Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I had lost 80 pounds first before I went to the gym.  At that point I had enough energy to think about working out and I was looking to start toning after the large weight loss.  I currently take a weight lifting class at my gym 2x a week.  I say first get the diet in line and worry about the exercise second.

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Give it 30 days of very strict just meat (beef) and water.  Carnivore is great for healing and to see how foods truly affect you.  At that point you can play around with other meats and animal foods and find what works for you long term.

Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I can’t see the beef only diet being a part of the nutrition guidelines.  My hope for my children is that a high protein diet with no sugars, grains, or seed oils is what will be taught in schools.

Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

I am on Instagram @lauraespath.  Lots of pictures of me and steak 😛

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Olga

Interview with Olga

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello, My name is Olga and I’m from Riga, Latvia

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Well, during my childhood I had quite good diet, we always had raw dairy, fish, good quality eggs, caviar  and so on at home.

I almost did not eat processed food.

Then around 12 years old I started to get interested in the Asian philosophy, karma and vegetarian diets. After that I almost stopped eating meat and began thinking it’s bad for me, then I slowly degraded into a vegan diet and then I got into the worst diet on the planet a fruitarian. It completely destroyed my skin, and almost my teeth. Still healing some post acne scars from the fruitarian diet. Also I began getting overweight and my hair was falling out.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Not so long ago I had an ex vegan friend visiting me from California, and he suggested that I was down and having a hard time to focus due to not eating enough animal based products. I was already eating meat and fish back then but obviously not enough.  Then I found sv3rige videos on youtube and more information. It encouraged me start on the carnivore diet which was actually quite similar to the one I had when I was kid.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I stick to a carnivore diet mainly but deviate when I travel, I go low carb. It’s hard to be 100% raw grass fed carnivore with a modern lifestyle. Although when I have access to good quality raw grass fed dairy and meats I do not miss a chance.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Since I’ve started incorporating more meat, fat and dairy into my diet my mood has drastically improved  and a mind clarity as well. Also I became more calm. Even friends had noticed that and always are asking me why I’m so calm these days :). My skin, weight and  a hair started to improve too.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I don’t see anything negative in the carnivore diet . It’s a normal diet for me and it makes my parents happy when they see me eating fermented fish my father prepared and raw fatty meat.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

Yes I exercise a lot on the carnivore diet. I’m a surfer girl and during one surf session an average surfer needs to paddle around 7km, It’s quite a tough sport with a lot of cardio and some dangers, so, you have to be in a good shape in case of a big wipe out. Carnivore diet certainly improved my paddling and a surf performance in general. It made my recovery improve also.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

I would suggest to try the carnivore diet but switch slowly. I would not recommend to go immediately into strict carnivore lifestyle.  It take a while for a body to adjust especially if you were eating a lot of carbs before.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

The Carnivore diet is going to become a big trend although it might take up to 10-20 or maybe 30 years. We are at the beginning of it.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Desiree

Interview with Desiree

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Desiree Peralta, 28 year old mother of 3, ages 2 to 10. I worked in banking for many years and decided to stay stay home for a period of time after having my 3rd child. Life has been crazy due to the fact that I home-school and I’m in the process of working towards starting my own business.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before the carnivore diet, I have always eaten healthy (or what was considered to be healthy) for the most part. About 6 years ago I started “tracking my macros” and sticking really closely to a Keto approach on my diet.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had never heard about the carnivore diet before. My 3rd child was 1 1/2 years old and I was still suffering severe depression that had stuck with me ever since getting pregnant. This wasn’t normal for me because I am an extremely ambitious type that has a hard time sitting still. I’m a mover and groover if you will! I had researched and researched to figure out what my issue was. The only conclusion I came to, was that I was in FACT suffering malnutrition even though I was putting all the right fuel in. Or so I thought. I just so happened to have a conversation with my dear Grandad, who had seen Joe Rogans interview with Shawn Baker. He piqued my  interest on the topic. I even joked, saying “well, I’ll have to be the guinea pig for the family and experiment with this diet to see if all the hype is even real. I’ve got nothing to lose at this point.” That’s where my research began.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I approach the carnivore diet completely simplistic! I eat the fatty meats daily as well as eggs and drink water and coffee (which I’m currently weaning away from the coffee).

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I have seen COUNTLESS benefits! Increased energy, hair is no longer going grey, allergy symptoms and swelling in my lymph nodes gone, no more tachycardia episodes, vertigo gone, arthritic pain/carpal tunnel symptoms have disappeared, no weak and achy teeth and my skin has a natural glow! The most vain benefit of all, I have abs! I didn’t even know I could have such defined muscles.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The only negative aspect is that my grocery bill is through the roof! But now my health is better, so I don’t even care. I won’t have to live my life in a doctors office where the medical bills are stacking up.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I DO exercise as well as eat a carnivore diet. I perform a million times better and I don’t have asthma attacks in the middle of workouts anymore. That used to really hold me back, along with the vertigo. I lift weights and do a minimal amount of cardio at least 5 days 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.

My advice for anyone wanting to take the leap, keep it simple! Don’t over think it. And PLEASE, stop being so obsessed with the weight on the scale and focus on your health and how you feel. The physical benefits will follow once your body properly heals.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I truly hope that it becomes a mainstream way of eating. We have been doing it wrong, for too long!

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

Lastly, this diet has not only helped transform my health, but that of my husbands health and my kids. WE know our bodies better than anyone else. It is absolutely worth looking into the carnivore diet, if nothing else has seemed to work. You won’t know until you try, so I say why not?! I never knew this quality of life was even attainable. I only wish others to discover the benefits as well, so that they can have also live life with optimal health.

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