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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Sonja

Interview with Sonja

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1) Introduce Yourself.  

My name is Sonja Graff. I am a 52-year-old yoga instructor and writer.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore. 

I came to carnivore via the S.A.D diet. And it was very sad indeed. I quit drinking alcohol nearly 5 years ago, which helped me shed some pounds, but my eating habits ranged from vegan to see food. As in: I would eat anything and load up on it! I was a carbohydrate addict! Desserts were more important to me than actual food. I snacked all day and ate meals every 2 – 3 hours (Old School.) 🙂 I figured as long as I was also incorporating enough fruits and veggies, supplements and green drinks I was doing great!  I used to brag that I was able to eat whatever I wanted without putting on too much weight, but I wasn’t paying very close attention to what my choices were doing to me.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with. 

Here within lies the problem. About seven years ago, on my 45th birthday actually, I noticed a tiny little balding spot on my scalp. I was going through a stressful time and just wrote it off, hoping it would just work itself out. It didn’t. It got bigger, to the tune of a fifty-cent piece! I went to several doctors who said it was alopecia and that it had no cure but could be managed with cortisone shots…in my scalp…every 3 weeks! Once a spot would fill in, another would appear. I chased it for SEVEN YEARS! I even had six PRP treatments at $650 a pop. Nothing worked. In addition to styling my hair like Donald Trump to cover the bald spots, I started to notice my energy levels were dropping. I was sleeping in and napping every day. Then the lower back pain set in, it was more of a nuisance at first, but over time became debilitating. Then my fingers started to ache so badly that I couldn’t even tie my shoes as the movements were too intricate. Some days I couldn’t get out of bed because my body hurt so badly. So…at 51 I was suffering from chronic fatigue, chronic joint pain, migraines, insomnia, inflammation, bloating and gas after every meal, and severe hair loss! I started to realize it was not just old age. I was getting sicker by the day. My husband is in medical sales and knows every kind of specialist, so I saw them all. And do you know what every single one of them said after ruling out thyroid trouble, arthritis, cancer, bone deterioration etc. etc. etc….most said it was all in my head! It was stress! Then an endocrinologist suggested fibromyalgia, which has no cure other than Big Pharma. I was at my wits end! I started researching like my life depended on it because…it did! At first, I believed it to be breast implant illness. So, I suggested we take a look at my 20-year-old implants. What do ya know…they had leaked and my lymph nodes were filled with silicone! I immediately had them removed and replaced with new, shiny implants. I was overjoyed that I was able to find what was killing me, all by myself and heal my body. Except that aside from having perky new boobs, my other symptoms persisted. That’s when I found Nicole Carter on Instagram. She went through yoga teacher training with me, has a Masters in Health Promotion and was suffering from similar issues as me. She had been a vegan for 15 years and suddenly she was only eating meat, and she was thriving! I started researching the carnivore WOE and decided to give it a 30 go to see if it could help alleviate my suffering. What do you know…I say results in as little as 5 days! Within 2 weeks I could see my abs! I never knew they existed! By day 75 I was energetic, lean, strong and my hair was actually growing back in and staying put! By day 120, I had never felt better! I was doing yoga like I was 20, all of my pain and fatigue had disappeared and my body was better than it had ever, and I mean ever, looked! So, what started off as a 30 experiment has lasted over 6 months and I am not going back to my old WOE! But, I have added in the occasional dessert…I have cheated while on vacation from time to time, but I usually feel so crappy that I abstain.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet. 

I started off by eliminating any and all plant-based foods, all carbs, sugars, artificial sweeteners, grains…I only ate beef, seafood, eggs, and chicken (wings) 🙂 I also ate a lot of cheese because I don’t think I want to live in a world where I can’t eat cheese! I never graduated to organs, I don’t like the taste and can get the dense nutrients from an ancestral supplement. I also never graduated to beef, water, salt only. I feel so great that I don’t want to remove anything like the occasional heavy whipping cream from my coffee (if I’m not fasting) or the occasional scoop of ice cream. I intermittently fast daily for a minimum of 18-24 hours and I only eat once or twice a day. I consume 1.5 to 2 lbs of meat, fish or poultry (one or in combination) each day. I cook everything in ghee, use real salt, drink only water, electrolytes and black coffee. 

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

I have completely healed all of my symptoms. Although admittedly, when I indulge in dessert, my stomach gets very upset with me! 

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

None. I primarily eat rib-eye steaks, burger patties, eggs. I can always find something to eat when I go out and I never get bored with the foods I do eat. I can assure you, feeling healthier than ever in my life is so wonderful, I can’t find any negatives!

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

I exercise considerably less than I used to. I no longer go for runs! I do yoga, barre, weights or take a spin class. I work out 2 – 3 times a week instead of the 5 to 6 I used to think I needed!

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

Just do it! Give yourself a small goal, like 30 days. What’s the worst that can happen? You feel better? If you don’ t like it, stop. Pretty simple. But definitely give it a go. It can be the best decision you have ever made!

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

I do. I think as more and more people try it and reap the benefits, the science will be indisputable. We definitely need more research, but we also need more people who have incorporated this into their everyday lives for a significant amount of time. 

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

When you tell people that you have decided to eat only animal products, they lose their minds! My doctors thought me completely insane. Outside of my social media support, I didn’t get much support from anyone who knew me well. People fear what they don’t understand. Do not be swayed by anyone’s opinion! Commit to getting healthy! Have a thick skin! Do the research! And, I highly suggest anyone looking to heal their bodies get their blood work done beforehand so they have a marker. Also…take before pics! What a hoot! 🙂

Oh, and you can find me on Instagram @sonjagraff

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Crystal

Interview with Crystal

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Crystal. I’m 30 years old. I have 3 kids, a husband, a dog, and 2 cats. I live in the middle of the United States and I fight for informed consent and medical freedom.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Oh boy. As a kid, I was poor AF so we ate rice and beans a lot. Then as an adolescent we lived with my grandparents and always had a full belly… but a lot of it was processed… even the potatoes came out of a box dude. Then super shitty as a young adult….Well… when my middle child was a year old (he’s almost 6) I decided I wanted to lose weight and lift heavy shit. So I started eating Whole Foods. I still ate grains though. Then, from there paleo, then whole 30… then Vegan.. that diet that nearly killed me. 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried it because my husband did it first and I saw his results. I had just recently come off being vegan and was doing Keto (I craved fat when I was vegan).  I really needed to heal my anaemia and chronic fatigue and hormone imbalance and carnivore seemed like it would help for sure.  

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I try to eat nose to tail. I believe in NUTRIENTS… not just calories in calories out. Some people’s bodies are more susceptible to autoimmune disease.. because of genetics and certain mutations in genetics… that’s me, I’m one of those people.. so I have to make damn sure I’m getting all the right nutrients…. iron being one of them. It’s the culprit… so I have to do organ meats. I have no choice unless I want to supplement with chemical shit and that’s not an option for me at all. I do a wide variety of animals, bone broth, marrow, raw dairy, salmon roe, and organ supplements or I eat them raw.  I eat a lot of my meat pretty freaking rare. I have to. 

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

My anemia is the biggest thing. Being able to control it with animal organs and herbs is amazing. So amazing. I can breathe when I take a liver supplement. My acne is better. My strength and endurance are better. My mood is better.

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

Ummm… my libido is legit crazy sometimes. If that’s negative or not, but sometimes it hits at the most inopportune times.

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

I do CrossFit or high endurance workouts. At first, when my body was transitioning to carnivore I was a little slow, but in no time at all my body switched gears and I really think that was the difference in me getting stronger and faster.

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

Ya dictate yourself on metabolic pathways… nose to tail… and electrolytes. Nutrients are the most important thing.. so educate

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

Shit, if girls can be boys and boys can be girls than I think carnivore will soon be accepted too #sorrynotsorry

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

@butter_feen on Instagram 

Um, everyone is different. We have a lot of genetic damage and it’s really important you listen to your body. That may be eating at a certain time of day or eating certain things… making sure your getting enough nutrients… I can’t express that enough. Fish, meat, organs… and enjoy the healing process. It’s amazing.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Aaron

Interview with Aaron

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my name is Aaron. I’m just over 6 months on the carnivore diet. I’m using the carnivore diet to try to heal multiple autoimmune diseases. I had given up on life before starting carnivore. Nothing has ever worked for me before now and I really had no hope of ever getting better.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Just previous to trying the carnivore diet, I spent a year on the AIP. (Autoimmune Protocol Diet). I was eating a lot of meat and vegetables on this diet; and coconut products. The meat was mostly chicken. I had never eaten much beef in my life until now. I really only had a few steaks in my life before carnivore. Before the AIP, I ate a combination of foods. I didn’t eat fast food. I never drank soda. I thought it was a healthy diet, but my health continued to fade.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

This diet was a last resort. When I first heard of the carnivore diet, I thought it was crazy and definitely not healthy. But, my health had completely failed, and I decided to commit suicide. I was basically bedridden for 3 months and was going to have to quit my job.

After much soul searching and consideration; my competitive fire and love for my family kicked in and I decided to try this diet. What did I have to lose? Nothing. Quite frankly, I was going to give it 30 days and see if anything happened. If I felt some improvement, then I would continue on. If not, I thought I could always commit suicide then. After 30 days, I didn’t feel much better; but some subtle things began to happen and my curiosity kept me around.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I’m about as strict as it gets in my approach to the carnivore diet. I eat only meat and consume water. No eggs. No dairy. No coffee. No salt. Salt makes autoimmune symptoms worse and swells my body. I eat almost predominately beef. I usually buy a slab of ribeyes every week, and that is mostly my food. I do add organs in a few times a week. I eat beef and calf liver, chicken gizzards and hearts, and chicken livers. At the start, I ate some chicken, salmon, shrimp and sardines. I’m not against eating these now, but beef is much more satiating.

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

I have Sjogren’s Syndrome and maybe Lupus. (It’s complicated to diagnose autoimmune diseases, and they are basically all the same anyway). My symptoms have all gotten better, but I still have a lot of improvement to make. I’ve been sick for most of my life, and it will take a lot of patience and discipline to get completely healthy. With Sjogren’s Syndrome, you obviously have very dry eyes, mouth, nose, and everything else. Sweat glands are affected, and sometimes blocked. My mouth feels a lot healthier now. I used to have to use dry-mouth mouthwash constantly all day. I would use gum or lozenges to keep my mouth comfortable. When broadcasting, I always had 3 or 4 pieces of gum and a lozenge in at all times. Now, I use mouthwash maybe twice a day and do not chew gum at all. I have not had a lozenge in over 4 months. I even broadcasted a baseball game in late May with absolutely nothing in my mouth. I never thought that would be possible, even for 10 minutes. I was floored by it. I sat in the press box all by myself after the 3-hour game and felt like crying. Nobody will know how much that meant to me. My life is definitely changing, and by eating just meat? It still sounds crazy to me. Seriously.

I now sweat much more than I used to, and I think it’s another sign of increased health. Feeling it trickling down my face is a fantastic feeling.

I have completely stopped my thyroid medication. I had taken it for a year and half because my thyroid was sluggish. I was on a pretty large dose, and the hormone made me feel warmer and better. After a few months of carnivore, I started having heart palpitations. I recognized immediately this was a sign of too much hormone. I cut my dosage, and then evaluated. I continued to have heart palpitations until my dosage was down to a very small amount. So, I decided to continue taking the small dose. About a month went by, and I realized my resting heart rate was over 100! I didn’t even realize it. I stopped the thyroid medication and eventually my heart rate was in the 60’s or low 70’s. I’ve been off the med for over a month, and my thyroid appears to be okay.

For years and years, I have been on Plaquenil for my autoimmune diseases. It’s just a general medication that I was told I had to take for the rest of my life. It can have serious side effects, especially with the eyes. I am currently trying to completely get off it. At the time of this writing, I haven’t taken it in over 3 weeks and plan to continue without it.  If I can get off Plaquenil, it will be truly incredible and such a huge hurdle in my healing. It’s astonishing.

My goal is to eventually get off all medications and have my disease be in total remission. Only time will tell!

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

The only negative I can think of is the difficulty of eating this way, while traveling. I’m very strict, and have not eaten any restaurant food yet. I just don’t trust it, and want to get as healthy as I can before trying that. I realize a lot of people pick up burger patties from fast food places or a steak, but I am not eating anything that other people prepare. So, I have to figure out how to survive when away from home. Right now, I simply fast and continue to drink water. But, I have road trips for my next broadcast season that will last a week. What will I do? I’m not sure. I may need some favors from fellow carnivores to bring me some steak while I’m in a strange city. This community is so friendly and helpful. I may actually do that. A lot of people also talk about the negativity of this diet socially. I can see how that is possible, but it doesn’t affect me too much. If I go out with people to eat, I just sit there and drink water. I don’t really care. I don’t feel awkward about it. Being sick feels much worse than sitting in a restaurant and drinking only water.

Dating is also a bit different. I tend to do more active things now, rather than going to dinner or out to a bar.

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

Exercise has been another bright spot on carnivore. I go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, take long walks, play tennis and just generally remain active. Due to lifting, my right elbow had been very sore for about 2 years in a row. It really affected my bench press and just ached all the time. About 3 or 4 months into the carnivore diet, my elbow was pain free! I don’t previously have any chronic pain at all, and that is truly remarkable for an active person with multiple autoimmune diseases. My energy is better than before, and my sleep is getting better. I’ve had a debilitating sleep disorder for many years.

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

Ask yourself, “What do I have to lose?” Will eating only meat make anything worse? Are you sick enough that you want your life to change and are willing to try something new to do it?

I would advise someone to be very disciplined at the start. I would eat only beef and drink water. I would not use coffee. I don’t think coffee is carnivore. I would not eat eggs or dairy. Once you get acclimated to the diet, you can add some things back in and cater it toward your lifestyle. But a basic and disciplined start is very necessary to see if this will help you. Commit to it 100 percent. Be patient. It takes time to improve. Don’t compare yourself to others. Your health deserves it!

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

I don’t really know, and I don’t think it has to be. Mainstream diets today aren’t healthy and who cares if the mainstream community agrees with it? I couldn’t possibly care less what other people think of my diet. I am fighting for my life, and I’ll do whatever I damn well please to continue that fight. I think sharing stories and talking to people will help others and spread the word. That part is excellent and very helpful. If people are smart enough and open-minded enough, they will realize something very positive is happening in the carnivore community. But, I don’t really care what doctors think or the media thinks. If anyone wants to ask me anything, I will always be honest with them about it.

I also have to say much current doctor is very open minded about the carnivore diet. He is interested in my updates and says he may start to recommend the carnivore diet to other autoimmune patients after he sees what happens to me.

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

People can follow my journey on Instagram, at CarnivoreBroadcaster.

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I am always willing to answer questions anyone may have. I know what it’s like to suffer and I don’t want others to feel that way. It’s debilitating. I understand what it’s like to want to die, and just know that things CAN change. I am proof of that. I also want people to know that I’m still very much a work in progress. I have bad days still. I have doubts still. Will I ever completely get my health back? Will I finally be healthy enough to eventually get married and have kids? All of my dreams had been shattered by my terrible health, and I am trying to put it all back together. I want my life back, and I won’t stop until I have it! I have a long way to go, but my life is changing. I want to share as much as I can and be as honest as I can. 

I also want to personally thank Mikhaila Peterson, Shawn Baker and Tristan Haggard. They, among others, were instrumental in convincing me to try the carnivore diet. I would be dead today, if it were not for carnivore. That is just the truth. I wish them and everyone else the best of luck. Keep sharing your stories and helping. You are changing lives.

And thank you to Steven for asking me to be a part of his blog. I love reading all of the stories and the spreading of hope on here. We are changing the world, one story at a time. Keep up the great work! Love you all.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Miriam

Interview with Miriam

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello! My name is Miriam Eriksson & I’m 35 years old. I was recently asked to describe myself… If you combined Steve Irwin, Ms. Frizzle, Marry Poppins, & a bit of wanderlust I feel that combination would accurately describe me! 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before I tried the carnivore way of eating I ate SO HEALTHY… ( I hope you laughed) I only ate organic produce, Berky filtered water & more supplements than most grandmas. I was living off of Green smoothies & added tablespoons full of chlorella spirulina. I loved all of the Green superfood powders and overdosed on everything thinking it would help! 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I struggled with severe DUB, (dysfunctional uterine bleeding), dry eyes, hives, sleep deprivation, severe memory loss, & nutrient depletion for three years. I had two severe gallbladder attack’s. My husband begged me to just try the carnivore way of eating for a few weeks to see if it would help. He had been listening to podcasts by @shawnbaker1976 @jordan.b.peterson @mikhailapeterson @biohacking.chick @paulsaladinomd 

He had been eating only animal products for almost a year. I just couldn’t wrap my head around only eating meat. I grew a huge organic garden and thought all the superfoods were plant-based. 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Trying the carnivore way of eating was not done on a whim. I did a three-day bone broth fast to help my body reset. We have tinkered with what we like to put in or Bone Broth & found a yummy evening or morning concoction. 

  • Bone Broth 
  • 1 scoop @vitalproteins collagen 
  • 1 t @realsaltketo season salt 
  • 1 T Butter (or more)

I was also taking digestive enzymes so my body would be supported in the transition. I was only eating fresh cooked red meat for 7 weeks & then I started adding in other foods, eggs, cheese, & jerky. Now I’m probably about 90% meat-based. I have a 4-year-old who is a social eater & loves to make me things. I will always try what she gives me because she won’t be little forever!

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

September of 2018 is when I started my Carnivore journey, I had 3 normal mensural cycles and no issues in between. My hormones reset and my body is healing. My body can produce tears again & although I still have flare-ups with hives they heal in just a few days not a month like they used to. I’m actually finishing my sentences & mentally much more clear! My gallbladder has been stable & I have so much more energy! This wasn’t really on my goal but I’ve lost 20lbs eating this way. Right now I’m 5’6 & 129lbs. When I started I was 149lbs. 

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

The only negative I really found from eating this way is it makes people so uncomfortable. I just don’t talk about it around family or in social settings. It’s best to let people ask you questions when they see you’ve been able to heal! 

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

I didn’t have the energy to exercise when I was basically bleeding to death! I would walk with my 4 year old & play outside. I haven’t been to the gym in 5 years. Now that I’m feeling better I’d love to put on some muscle! 

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

I’ve learned about so many people healing different health issues they have by using the carnivore way of eating. If you’re curious I would do a panty or fridge clean if the food isn’t there you are less likely to eat it. Only go shopping when you are full & bring your own snacks. Those damn marketing companies have spent billions on making unhealthy foods smell enticing & exciting! Then do a bone broth fast to reset your system. Go for it you’ll be surprised at how amazing you can feel! 

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

I don’t think carnivore will ever be accepted because there is not much money to be made from someone saying “Listen to your body, eat meat, fast, drink water!” Everyone wants to sell you something this is a personal choice where you are in charge of your growth & healing. Big Corporations don’t like people who are willing to self-experiment & not buy into all the hype of the latest quick fix! 

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

If you would like to follow our health journey on Instagram we are @thebiohackingfamily

 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Alex

Interview with Alex

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Lisa Alex Gray. I’m 54 years old and have been on the carnivore diet for a little over a year. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I’ve eaten a paleo-based diet for almost a decade prior to starting the carnivore diet. This consisted of meats, seafood, vegetables, and salads. The only sugar consumed was in the form of a couple of squares of dark chocolate.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had some health issues that I couldn’t seem to resolve no matter what I tried including a life long battle with stomach ulcers (since my late teens), digestive issues, horrible allergies, two rounds of frozen shoulder in three years, and off and on fatigue. 

My son heard the Joe Rogan show with Dr Shawn Baker and turned me on to it and I decided to try the diet, along with my husband.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat primarily beef (steak and fatty ground beef), some salmon, seafood, liver sausage, and hard cheese. I drink primarily water, every once and awhile I will add lemon to the water, and I will have a Zevia periodically. No coffee, no sugar (unless desperate, then a small square of Lindt White Chocolate). I don’t eat any form of oxalates including dark chocolate. Overall, I very rarely even crave sugar and if I do usually eating some more fat will make the craving go away.

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

I no longer have any allergies (100% gone!), my stomach ulcers have healed (finally), my digestive track is super happy, I had started getting frozen shoulder for the third time when I removed oxalates from my diet (dark chocolate and almonds) and the frozen shoulder reversed, and my energy level is through the roof. I also sleep like a baby.

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

I really can’t think of any. Removing oxalates from my diet caused some oxalate dumping which included digestive issues, some body aches, and intense itching, but well worth it considering the positives I’ve experienced.

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

I exercised before the carnivore diet and still do now. I work out about 4 to 5 times a week with free weights in my garage. It takes me all of twenty minutes max. I also do some stretching and goofing around on my yoga hammock.

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

Try changing one part of your diet, maybe breakfast, reduce other foods and eat only from the animal kingdom (which is vast). Then slowly keep reducing down the other foods and increasing the animal choices. Take baby steps and notice how you feel as you go. Everyone is different and as far as what they can eat. Test something see how you feel. 

The carnivore diet is a great elimination diet. It helps you truly see what food bother you. My husband can eat plain yogurt, cream and soft cheese and I can’t. I don’t feel good when I do. We all have our differences.

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

I think diets come and go like any shiny object. I believe this one will be around for a long time like many other truly successful diet choices. I also believe for those who have issues with plant anti-nutrients this way of eating is a game-changer. I can’t imagine my life eating any differently and I don’t want to.

It is clear to me and anyone else who has tried this way of eating, food truly is medicine, when you choose the right food.

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

You can find me on Instagram at @Lisaalexgray on Youtube at Lisa Alex Gray. I have a few different channels for my carnivore diet (newer) and my artwork, and I have a humorous blog site LisaAlexGray.com. Let’s just say I have a lot of interests lol.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with River

Interview with River

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi. My name is River. I am a mother of 2 beautiful girls, & have a wonderful husband. We love to travel and explore the earth together.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I grew up eating a standard American diet… I became a vegetarian by age 20 and full-blow vegan by 21. I spent 5 years trying to dial in the perfect vegan dietary approach… only to find myself totally malnourished, skinny, anxious and depressed. I tried junk food vegan, whole food purist vegan, high fat, low fat, high carb, mucas-less, vegan paleo, vegan keto, raw vegan, fruitarian, has an interest breatharian… I sought to continue improving and tweaking the vegan diet to one that made me feel the best. Every time I tweaked it I thought “This is it! I feel great now!” But the feeling didn’t last… and I had to keep searching and searching… until I realised I was searching in all the wrong places….

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started incorporating meat back into my diet, and I immediately felt better! I quickly realized that veggies made my bloat and wanted nothing to do with them! I loved the way I felt eating animal products and wanted to explore what a 100% animal products diet would do for my health.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I’ve played around with this too… in the beginning, if it was an animal product, I ate it. Meat and organs from any animal raw or cooked, cheese raw or pasteurised, honey, raw milk, cream, sour cream, butter, eggs…

I had so much variety, I was never bored and everything was amazing! After a few months I started to notice how certain animal foods made me feel better than others.

I started cutting out things one by one until I ended up with only beef left. I stayed on Beef only for a month or two and I felt pretty good, but the difference wasn’t major. Currently, I eat nose to tail beef, and occasionally eat eggs, raw cheese, pork, small amounts of raw cream, small amounts of raw honey, and Tallow. I don’t really thing there is a right way or a wrong way to approach this… really it’s just what works for you and what you like!

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

The moment I ate meat I felt my anxiety lift away. Depression gone within days… those were the two most noticeable effects that were pretty immediate. I’ve noticed I have increased mental clarity and memory retention. My emotions are stable, I don’t anger or get upset easily… I’m never sad for no reason. I have a sense of calm I have never had before going carnivore. I have regained muscle mass, and have sustainable energy. As a vegan I was always battling fatigue. My hair doesn’t break or split at the ends anymore. My fingernails are strong and sharp… they used to be so brittle and I was so anxious I’d always pick them off to be so short. My skin has cleared up, and I actually tan in the sun instead of burn. I don’t have bags under my eyes anymore. My lips are never chapped… I’ve gained a healthy amount of weight back. My digestion is actually functioning properly. I don’t ever have gas or bloating. I’ve seen my children flourish with healthy animal foods in their diet too! That has probably been the best benefit! The shift in my mentality has been huge… Second best benefit!

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

Family and friends generally don’t understand and are not supportive or think I’m nuts… but I don’t care. I feel amazing and that’s all that matters.

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

I love being active and now that I actually have the energy to push myself… I have been taking full advantage of it! I love hiking,biking, swimming… I walk everyday. And go to the gym at least 4-5 times/week. I love CrossFit and weight training. And I practice yoga too. My energy increase has changed the way I workout and I feel so much stronger than I’ve felt. I really excited to see how I progress as time goes on!

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 interested, just go for it! Set a goal and reach for it. Give it at least 30 days and the first week or 2 you might feel like crap as your body adjusts… don’t give up! Push through and see what this diet really has to offer. It’s seriously up-leveled my life…. if you’re into the idea.. you’ve gotta try it! Drink spring water and add pink salt! And don’t forget magnesium oil for your feet!!! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about… look it up… EVERYBODY needs magnesium.)

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

No way. Hahaha! I know plenty of people have tried it and will try and will love it! And that’s all that matters!

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

Thanks for reading my story… for more check out my Instagram

@ancestral.awakening

My feed is full of epic food pics… but the captions are where it’s at. My Instagram is an ex-vegan blog and journey of carnivore… touching on spirituality… weight gain… nose to tail… children… I hope you’ll go check it out! I don’t have the opportunity to post often, but when I do have the time to share, it’s good! Promise 🙂

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Gary

Interview with Gary

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Fasting Eating on Instagram, and my real name is Gary.

I am currently living in South Florida, USA.

I do a lot of Fasting, Running and Eating.  Those are my main three interests on social media.

I was finding lots of interesting people on Instagram, who were carnivore, and so, I decided to start a food posting IG account to coincide with me starting all carnivore way of life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I have been through many types of eating regiments over the years, before carnivore, I was keto, and before that I was a bit of a vegan who ate small meals frequently.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I decided to try Carnivore after studying fasting for a while, and eating the keto diet.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I believe I took the best approach, which was go from Keto to Carnivore.  This allowed me to have a good understanding of WHY going carnivore was the right path. Early on in my keto days, I hear about carnivore, but I dismissed it as being too crazy.

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

The biggest benefit I can attribute to carnivore is increase in libido.  You feel a lot more “manly”, my guess is due to increased sex hormone production.

Eliminating phytoestrogen from my diet was the best thing I could have ever done.

The next biggest benefit has been to the digestive system. There is no more farts.  No more holding in dangerous chemicals if on a date.  Clean bowel movements with very little traffic.

Setting personal records in every athletic category; running faster, further, longer and feeling less exhausted after.

Another HUGE benefit for me has been FREEDOM from food. You feel liberated, as if you are not a slave to eating.  I can just focus on my life and do things without interruption to refuel on sugar.  Although this is more a fat adaptation thing.

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

The only negatives are society related.  People consider you as some kind of crazy “not of right-mind” person.  I have not experienced any negative health side effects.

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

I am very big into running, and try to do 6km everyday in the sand.  I run barefoot in the sand and often mix it up with some pavement (barefoot as well).  I also run only while in a fasted state.  Typically 12 or more hours after I begin fasting, I will time my run.  I prefer to exercise outside, as this allows me to clear my head and actually “meditate” while I also exercise my heart and muscles.

Carnivore and fasting allows you to take your workout to the next level.  once you become fat adapted and used to the state of ketosis, exercise becomes much different.  its no longer a torture test.  I feel like now I have infinite endurance.

working out without a full stomach is a liberating experience.  your body can focus its resources on the task at hand, rather than digest sugars and a full belly.

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

Simple– Don’t think about it, just do it!  Animal fats are good for us and make a healthy human!

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

With time, I absolutely think so.  Science will establish that fat and protein is all you need.  Our future space travellers will have to adhere to this.

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

The biggest things I want to stress, is that I personally feel that following the path of Fasting, Keto and then Carnivore, is the ideal way to go.  I feel that fasting is MORE important than carnivore itself.  As you can achieve a level of health being omnivore and fasting.  Within time, you may also determine that plants don’t work well with your body, as I, and many others have.

For now, follow me on Instagram and see great pics and stories from Miami.

https://instagram.com/fastingeating

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jen

Interview with Jen

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Jen, and I am a carboholic.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I have been on diets for as long as I can remember. I tried the cabbage soup diet, mayo clinic diet, Weight Watchers, low calorie, atkins, and keto. I did lose quite a bit of weight on the Atkins and Keto diets, but I would always gravitate to the acceptable desserts, or faux breads. When I wasn’t on one of these plans I ate whatever I wanted including sugary coffee’s from Starbucks, pizza for dinner, fast food for lunch, etc.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I was looking up more keto type recipes online and stumbled on an article about Kelly Hogan eating only meat. I was intrigued and started digging. This led me to plenty of stories and people like Dr. Shawn Baker doing this crazy thing of only eating meat. I know I have a sugar addiction and it made sense to cut out even acceptable sweets if I wanted to get rid of the sweet tooth. Another reason is that when doing keto there are a ton of different things for recipes and I wanted simple. Just cooking meat seemed like a great idea. No crazy spices, powders, and gadgets. I had tried everything else to lose weight, why not try this?

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I have found that meat, eggs, salt, black coffee, and water work best for me. I am not going to lie though. I love cream in my coffee and snacking on cheese. But, when I have dairy my weight loss stalls and I feel bloated.

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

I have been losing weight. In fact as of this morning I have lost 70lb since last October. I still have a ways to go but this is amazing. I used to have knee pain, but that’s gone. I can take stairs now without being in agony. I sleep much better and don’t need as much of it. It’s kind of annoying because I generally wake up before my alarm now. I no longer crave sugar and can easily pass it up. In fact, I just went to my niece’s wedding and everyone was offering me cake and cookies to celebrate and I wasn’t even interested in it. That’s a huge victory for me, especially since it was my favorite type of cake. I have also learned what true hunger is and how to listen to my body.

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

I don’t really have any negatives. I do have to look at online menu’s before going out with friends and family to dinner. Most of them are supportive and know to pick places where I have at least one meat option. Some people aren’t as supportive and try to get me to eat just a bite of something or tell me it can’t be healthy, but those people are usually unhealthy themselves. I have learned to tune it out.

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

I don’t have a daily exercise routine. I do try and get steps in at work and when it’s nice out go for walks. I also have a kettle bell that I use occasionally, but not consistently.

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 guess that people looking into this way of eating are either looking to lose weight like me, or have some health issues that are hindering them. I would say take the leap and try it. We have all tried tons of different things to help us and this might just be the one that actually works. When you do, try to do it wholeheartedly, and for a good period of time before giving up. Your mindset will change and you will learn to actually listen to your body.

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

Sadly, no. I think the pharmaceutical companies and major food brands like Kellogg’s will always be quick to scare tactics and other means to keep it from going mainstream. They would lose a lot of money if it did. Also, most physicians including my own only go by what they are taught and are unwilling to even consider it. I challenged my own doctor to at least read up on it and he won’t. They will keep prescribing pills instead of nutrition.

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

You can follow my blog at http://www.eatmeatandhodl.me/

Twitter is @EatMeatandHODL

Instagram is Carnivoregal

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