Interview with Selina
1) Introduce Yourself.
Hi, I’m Selina and I’m from New Zealand, I house sit professionally so I don”t actually have a home.
I’m 40 years old and have a 19 year old daughter and a very supportive fiance Scott who also does carnivore with me.
I am only a newbie to Carnivore just been doing it consistently for about 6 months now.
2) How did you eat before Carnivore.
Before Carnivore I tried the keto diet and before that I even tried the vegan diet without great success as New Zealand is a little behind in fad diets so it was very hard to get anything vegan and before that I just ate the traditional SAD diet added with binge eating of macdonald’s, KFC, wendy’s and chips and sweets.
3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.
I started the carnivore diet because while being on the keto woe I was doing well, I stalled in my weight loss and even was starting to pile the weight back on.
My problem was I was trying to replicate the bad foods I ate into keto friendly ones. Well that didn’t help my binge eating and I slowly slid back into eating junk food.
I heard carnivore was a great way to reset the body, a sort of elimination diet so I tried it.
Another reason I started was that I suffer from scoliosis and had a spinal fusion so I hoped it would help my pain. My partner Scott has crps (Complex regional pain syndrome) so he’s trying carnivore to see if it may give him some relief as well.
4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.
My approach to carnivore is to keep it as simple as possible, otherwise I could slip back into binge eating, which I am trying to win against. The food I eat regularly are: rump, sirloin steak, beef mince, bacon, pork and my all time favorite lamb.
I don’t eat eggs as they don’t agree with me (I get gassy and nauseous).
I try to limit cheese, very rarely do I eat it and I drink a small amount of full cream in some hot water.
The only veggie/fruit I eat is avocado.
I drink lots of water.
5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.
The benefits I’ve noticed are I’m not hungry all the time, which helps my bingeing a lot. I actually only eat 1 meal a day.
Carnivore has helped my back pain tremendously, I would struggle to go on walks or stand up for too long, now I can go hiking even run! I’m quite amazed by it.
I suffer from depression and this has helped my dark moods so much, I’m much more positive.
Also my libido is through the roof! Before carnivore my partner and I would only be intimate on special occasions, now we can’t get our hands off each other lol.
I used to have horrible night terrors every night, since starting carnivore they have completely stopped, if I do fall off the wagon and have junk food, the night terrors come back that night.
I also used to have pain in my teeth daily, again carnivore has stopped all that.
Another benefit is I find is I’m doing the planet a favor, our rubbish waste is so minimal compared to a SAD diet. Only some plastic trays our steaks are wrapped in. The cost of our shopping has cut down too.
6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.
The negatives for me are family and friends forever worried about the way I eat. Other than that I have no actual negative from eating a carnivore diet.
7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.
As for exercise I just walk a minimum of 45 minutes a day, sometime twice. I will be incorporating weights to my exercise regimen soon.
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 tell someone who is interested in trying the carnivore diet to… try it for a minimum of 4 weeks (just meat and water), you’ll definitely know by then if its something that works for you.
9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.
I don’t think it’ll ever be accepted as a main steam diet, we have too many big government organizations against the way we choose to live unfortunately. There is some hope though as many more people and doctors are realizing what a carnivore WOE can do for people and the planet.
10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.
I highly recommend trying this was of eating and to do your own research.
If you’d like to see my journey you can follow me on instagram at @selinadoescarnivore
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