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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Corey

Interview with Corey

Intro:

Hi, My name is Corey Baughman. I have been following the Carnivore Approach for 2 years and feel like I have taken back my health in the best way possible! My background includes being certified as an ACSM CPT and B.S. of Exercise Science, Shippensburg University.

How did you eat before Carnivore:

Before Carnivore, I followed the IIFYM approach, meaning that the only thing you count is calories! It didn’t matter if it were poptarts, skinny cows, or sweet potato fries, all that mattered was the number of macros! LOL! Eventually eating this way caught up to me leading to acne, continuous bouts of the flu, poor sleep, increased fatigued, and increased joint pain!

Why did you try a Carnivore Diet to begin with:

I tried the carnivore approach because after transitioning from IIFYM to keto, I felt like I needed more. More strength and endurance. After I saw the results a friend got from carnivore, I gave it a try. For a few months I still felt like I needed plant foods, but then after deeper research from Dr. Shawn Baker and Dr. Paul Saladino, I was all in!

 

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet:

I approach the Carnivore Diet based around my training and daily schedule. If it is a non training day, I will use intermittent fasting combined with one or two large meals per day based around Ribeye, New York Strip, or Burger. On training days, I have just enough carbs to help with the resistance training (30-60 grams). Believe it or not, that small amount can go a long way!!!

What benefits have you seen on the Carnivore Diet:

Benefits I have seen on the Carnivore Diet include mental clarity, increased focus and attention, increased testosterone, more happy, decreased joint pain, and improved athletic performance (strength and endurance)

What negatives have you found on the Carnivore Diet:

There is only one negative that I have found with Carnivore. When I try to have a cheat/free meal, I really feel the effects of the processed sugars and refined oils in those foods, which shows you how bad those foods can really be.

Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet:

For exercise, I follow the Dorian Yates approach to resistance training, Blood and Guts High Intensity! I love it! Get in and get out in 30-45 minutes. I started using this strategy in college when I bulked up to a fat 5’9” 230 lbs. But over time I lost my ability to train this hard with the horrible diet I followed. Now with carnivore, I have that extra gear of strength to really dig deep for those last couple repetitions! That’s what you need when training this hard!

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet:

Advice for someone who is considering the carnivore approach would be to do your research. I know that everyone cannot jump all in immediately and that’s okay. Eliminate the foods with labels first as best as you can and use resources like Shawn Baker, Paul Saladino, and Kelly Hogan! There are alot of great resources on Instagram as well (@therealfoodrevol, @getbetternaturally, @carnivoremikefoxtrot, @kentonkramer, @mwibble22)

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

I would hope that Carnivore would be accepted as a mainstream diet, but with so much bad information put out by government guidelines, I do not see that in my lifetime.

 

Anything else you would like to add:

People can follow me @keystone_carnivore on Instagram and Corey Baughman on Facebook. I’m a Carnivore looking to share the truths about nutrition in my community. Passionate about the healing power of BEEF. Hobbies include my job in Personal Training/Coaching, bodybuilding, hunting, and fishing! I’m a firm believer that we need to get more people eating animal-based foods so that we can be hormonally primed to care for our future generations!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Harry

Interview with Harry

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my name is Harry Miller. I’m 26 years old living in the U.S. working full time as a design engineer for the food & beverage manufacturing industry while also completing a part-time MBA. My parents were both chefs, and so my entire life has revolved around food. I spent the majority of my childhood overweight and struggled often in my teens and early twenties to improve my health.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I spent the majority of my life eating the standard American diet, lots of variety but also high in carbohydrates and processed foods. In June of 2018 one of my roommates told me about keto. I followed a ketogenic diet for about a year until transitioning to mostly carnivore in June 2019.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had had a lot of success with carbohydrate restriction and nutrition was starting to become a passion of mine. I decided to start “biohacking” to try and find what I considered to be the optimum diet. I played around with electrolytes, ketone supplementation, and adjusting macros until I ultimately stumbled upon the Joe Rogan podcast with Shawn Baker which inspired me to add carnivore to the list of experiments.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I try to follow an intuitive eating pattern, only eating when I’m hungry which most days falls into an 8-10 hour eating window. I prioritize meat above all else and try to eat eggs almost every day to ensure I’m getting all the essential nutrients in sufficient quantities without having to supplement or eat foods I don’t find appealing. I would say I eat mostly red meat, and have tried both including and excluding dairy. Removing dairy helped me reach my all-time-low for weight, but I have for the most part added dairy back into my diet because I enjoy it and it helps add a lot of variety to the diet without sacrificing my weight or health.

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

After about six months of a ketogenic diet I started to notice a significant improvement in energy levels throughout the day and waking up naturally energized in the morning, but I was still suffering from some of my old bad habits like binge eating. Although keto helped curb my cravings for sugary foods, I continued to overeat keto-approved foods and had trouble with my appetite. The carnivore diet had a drastic impact on satiety, most importantly training my body to feel satiated without feeling overly bloated or stuffed. The simplicity also helped me get over the mental addiction to always eat at night and I found it easier to fall asleep without eating post dinner.

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

I think the biggest negative for carnivore is the difficulty in eating out or with other people. There are almost always carnivore options available, but they often require changing or omitting items and that is not always easy to do. I have also often noticed the perception that a carnivore diet is unhealthy and sometimes I’m weary about bringing up my lifestyle with people without knowing how they will react.

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

Yes – In non-quarantine times I go to the gym 4-5 times a week for 45min-1hour and mainly lift weights. I also try to spend as much time outdoors as is possible, walking my dog or some social activity like swimming or playing tennis. I don’t notice a significant difference working out while eating carnivore, beyond the fact that I’ve dropped my body fat % significantly so exercises like push-ups and pull-ups are much easier.

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

I always encourage people to think about how we developed as a species and to realize that you don’t need the processed foods and grains that are widely believed to be essential to a balanced diet. Don’t be afraid of fat, eat intuitively, and take it one day at a time.

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

Unfortunately not in our lifetime – I think the idea that fruits and vegetables are required to be healthy will stick around for generations, and I can’t see the grain or processed food industries going anywhere anytime soon.

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

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would again recommend intuitive eating to anyone. Coming from a background of disordered eating, there is something so freeing about not having to count calories or limit myself and still feel healthy. The carnivore lifestyle has taught me how to recognize true satiety and avoid overeating and has truly changed my life.

People can follow my Instagram page @carnivore_cook where I have mostly cooking related posts following my carnivore lifestyle.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Matthew

Interview with Matthew

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Matthew, I live in the UK, I’m 22, I work full time and I have a big interest in nutrition.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore i was vegan/plantbased for 6 years, the last 6 months I ate a whole foods plant based diet, before that I experimented with basically every vegan diet there is (vegan keto/high carb low fat/fruit only/intermittent fasting/ raw til 4 etc)

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started carnivore because I started to learn about the health benefits, my main goal was to help my anxiety and depression, also my previous plant based diet wasn’t working for me.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Depending on the time of the year depends what I eat, in winter I eat pretty much a 100% animal based diet, whereas in the summer I’ll incorporate some in season fruit (if my body accepts it) but I mainly eat steak, beef, eggs, bacon, some organ meats, and rarely some dairy.

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

My mental health massively improved after just 2 weeks on this diet, i no longer felt depressed or anxious, it was like something just lifted me, it was a massive weight off my shoulders, I was so happy and relieved, I had been battling mental health for many years. I also got rid of anemia, inflammation and IBS and I lost some weight. Them issues were never why I started, they were just added bonuses. I had a huge gut for the last 2/3 years that wouldn’t go away no matter what, I had skinny arms and legs but my belly was so inflamed and bloated nothing helped until I went carnivore. Another benefit was it helped my sugar cravings, it was so much easier to get off sugar while carnivore.

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

The only negative I can think of is the transition, from whatever diet to carnivore can be some what difficult, all my life I’ve consumed many carbs just like most people, and to try and go to low/zero carb can be hard but once your body is fat adapted it’s amazing and so worth it.

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

I do light exercise a couple times a week (walk/jog/bicycle) and lift weights maybe once a week. One big benefits I’ve noticed is my strength, I can lift much more weight now.

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

You’ve just got to go for it, once your body gets fat adapted it will be easy, not like other diets you need “cheat meals” you’re always satisfied with no cravings, your life will improve in every single way, my advice is make sure you consume enough fat. Every single person I know who went carnivore, never went back, for the simple fact it WORKS.

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

Probably not, plant foods are being pushed everywhere. Plant based diets are getting more popular.

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

My instagram is meatandhealth if you want to follow me, I answer all DM’s if you have any questions. And I would like to add, if anybody is thinking about starting this diet, try to get good quality meats, it’s okay if not but the better the quality the better you’ll feel.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Brian

Interview with Brian

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I’m Brian Forsythe, carnivore, musician, health fanatic, recovering alcoholic. I’m 62 years old, will turn 63 this year in September. I’m 5’8” between 128 & 130 lbs.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I grew up through the 60s & 70s with a “health” conscious mother. She was always active with dance, exercise & yoga but fell for the low fat guidelines and had us using margarine & 2% milk. So I guess you would call that the typical American diet for the times.

At some point during the early 1980s I decided to give up red meat and also eventually phased out poultry too and became a pescatarian. I remained pescatarian well into my Keto experience. I stumbled onto Dave Asprey and Bulletproof Coffee sometime around 2014 or 2015 but it still took another year or two to finally transition into Keto and get off the sugar. I started with dirty Keto, rewarding myself with sweets after a week or two of abstaining. The rewards got farther & few between and I eventually kicked the habit. Intermittent fasting also really helped with not giving in to the cravings.

My first attempt at carnivore came around the end of July 2018. I did about a month to start with, then bounced back & forth between Keto & Carnivore until early 2019.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I heard Jordan Peterson on The Joe Rogan Podcast talking about his daughter Mikhaila’s experience with it and I was fascinated! I’d suffered from gut issues my whole life and nagging lower back pain among other things and thought I’d try Carnivore to see if it would help eliminate any of these issues.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I had a slow start because it caused problems in a relationship I was in at the time. I’d been with this girl for 25 years and when I started eating meat it freaked her out, she couldn’t handle it. So I had to tip toe around and hide my meat eating until the relationship finally ended.

When I was finally on my own I could eat the way I wanted to and went full carnivore at that point.

I fast for at least 16 hours a day but usually extend it to between 18 & 22 hours. I workout in a fasted state then break my fast with a Bulletproof Coffee to hold me over for a few hours then eat my one big meal for the day. I eat nose to tail, beef, pork, venison, seafood, chicken organs, eggs and dairy.

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

When I initially started, the first thing I noticed was a big boost in energy especially with my workouts. I also noticed a boost in muscle growth. I had been working out on a daily basis for several years at that point and was in pretty good physical shape but going Carnivore really kicked it into overdrive.

The other thing I’ve noticed since giving up fiber in my diet, my guts are no longer chronically bloated.

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

After that initial bang when I first started, my energy level eventually subsided and I struggled with that for a while. I had to mess with my calorie intake. By the time I’d gotten to Carnivore I was already doing the one meal a day thing and I don’t think I was taking in enough calories to balance out my workouts. So I upped my food intake and it’s seemed to help.

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

As I mentioned, yes I workout daily when I’m home. I Play music and travel for a living (until recently) and I’d be away from home 3 or 4 days at a time most weeks so there were breaks.

I have a fitness room in my garage with a cable machine, a rack of weights, a weight bench and resistance bands among other things so I can do a variety of things including heavy lifting. I presently follow Jeff Cavaliere at Athean-x for my workouts,.

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 say, just try it for a month and see how you like it. If you do like it, extend it for another month and so on. If you don’t like it you can go back to your crappy diet.

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

That is a good question! I think as long as the health system, big pharma, the food industry control the government guidelines and are only interested in big profits… no, it’ll never be accepted.

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

Do your own research, never blindly follow anyone’s advice especially your doctor. It’s your life and your body so it’s up to you to know how to take care of it. Since starting on this journey, I’ve never felt better!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Martyna

Interview with Martyna

Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my name is Martyna and I currently live in a small village in Norfolk, England, with my partner, dog, 2 cats and a ferret. I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Europe, but I emigrated to the UK many years ago and I consider it to be my home. I’m almost 36 years old, I love to travel and eat meat.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

A lot of junk food, but also a lot of fruit and veg (which, you are told all your life, is good for you). In my mind I was balancing all the unhealthy stuff with ‘good food’. Gosh, was I wrong!

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I never had issues with weight. I was, what you would consider ‘normal’ or ‘average’, until about 4.5 years ago, when I moved from the Midlands to Norfolk, and changed my job from a very active to a sedentary one. I had about 2 months break between finishing my old job and starting my new job, and out of boredom, I guess, I ate the whole time. I got into such a habit of eating badly (and a lot). It stuck with me, and I quickly gained about 100lbs (45-50 kg). Before I knew it I was about 222lbs (100kg) which, at my height (5.3 ft or 160 cm), was not a pretty sight. I tried a vegan diet, as you do, only to gain more weight and be utterly miserable and sick for the duration.

After I went back to a ‘normal’ diet I just gave up and thought to myself ‘well maybe I’m not meant to be “normal” size’. I gained a bit more weight, and was too uncomfortable to even leave the house or be in a public place. I went work-home-eat-sleep repeat for few more years. I took a break one summer for a calorie controlled diet, which I obviously failed after few weeks, as I was constantly feeling hungry and deprived.

Finally, in the spring of 2019, I decided (at 242lbs – 110kg) that I had to try SOMETHING. I found keto. I did keto for about 7 months and, as if by magic, I lost about 100lbs (about 45kg). Went down from size 18-20 (UK) to size 10(UK).

Although I loved keto, and it was very effective, it was also a bit too complicated; with counting, logging, and cooking elaborate meals just to be satisfied. It was almost like I was replacing one obsession (junk food) with another (keto junk food). I wanted to simplify my meals, my diet, and my shopping and lose the last few pounds I had left. I was already following some amazing carnivores via social media, and decided to give it a go. I had nothing to lose, I was already in a good place with my weight, energy, etc so in December 2019 I decided to try it, and I never looked back.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My personal favourite is sirloin steak but I like variety, I eat fish, prawns (seafood in general), burger patties, sausages, pork, chicken, eggs, small amounts of cheese, and dairy products when I feel like it. Occasionally I eat cold meat like Serrano ham. I use cream or milk in my coffee, and sweetener in coffee or tea. I also don’t mind sugar free soda or squash. I eat 90% chocolate if I feel like it, etc. I’m not a zero carber for sure, but 97% of my diet is meat.

I don’t fast and never have fasted, I’m not made for that. I eat when I’m hungry, I stop when I’m full.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I lost an additional 11lbs (5-6kg), I sleep better. I’ve definitely lost some inches too, but I never measured it so I can only go by how my clothes fit and how I feel. I’m definitely more confident in general. I never used to own a swimming suit, now I have 4. I’m much happier as a person and my mood is very stable. I also experienced some hair loss on keto but carnivore solved that issue completely.

A massive benefit for me is how little time I spend meal planning, shopping, prepping and cooking.

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I can’t think of any.

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

Yes, but I do my own thing when I feel like it, I have no schedule etc. I walk, ride a bike, and swim (leisurely, I’m not training for the Olympics).

Before I lost the weight it wouldn’t cross my mind to exercise, because I had no energy and could hardly do simple domestic tasks without being exhausted.

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! Take it one day at a time. Just think where you can be in 6/12 months?!

I’m the laziest person ever, and I’ve done it. I lost over 110lbs (50 kg) and I’m currently 11lbs (5kg) away from my goal weight, but most importantly I’m in a healthy weight range and I feel great. This time last year I was morbidly obese and miserable! If I can do it, you can do it.

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

Probably not for a while, but I hope so.

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

You can find me on Instagram @small.furry.animals where I can bore you a fair bit with my meals and my silly, but lovable, pets.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Erik

Interview with Erik

Introduce Yourself.

Hi, My name Is Erik, I’m 28 years old, living in Montreal, Canada, a proud father of 2. I’m honored to share my carnivore success story. I’m hoping it will inspire somebody else to give a shot to the diet, it transformed my life for the best. I’m so grateful for the amazing discovery.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Since I was a kid I had bad eating habits, I would eat as fast as I can…. and then I would fill up my bowls and plates again until I got full to the max. My whole life I struggled loosing fat, I clearly had an eating disorder. I was eating terrible I would indulge food until I was full with 3 meals a day and some snacking in between. 80% of my food came from carbs, like pasta, bread, sweets, cereals, all the good stuff lol. You can see how I had no control, those food can be quite the addictive type. I had a weird addiction with food. At the same time I’ve always wanted to be in shape. I thought gym was the answer but no. I was out of hope since going to gym 6 days week didn’t help with loosing that unwanted extra weight. I would weight 190lb when I should’ve weighted 160Lb. I’ve achieved that goal when I incorporated fasting with keto. Finally!!

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I was reading some strange positive anecdotes online from other people’s stories with the diet, it got me curious.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

In the beginning of 2019 I started experimenting fasting then keto for 6 months, I started noticing some type of improvements in my physical and mental being. Then I heard about carnivore online. Many who did it, were doing keto right before. I was skeptical for a month or so, I had some type of fear making the leap into the diet, because of all the negative studies on meat etc. But all the stories I was reading online were just too good to be true. So i decided to give it a shot for 1 week only, and I waow I haven’t turned back since then!

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

On the first week I had tremendous amount of energy and mind clarity, better sleep. I would wake up in the morning ready to go, no more slow mornings. That is extremely fun just waking up like that, instantly with high energy. I got better control at my food cravings, they were at the lowest. It would force me to never over eat, very hard to do with meat. I would stay full for hours, the OMADs were easily done with a 24 hours fast. My body fat and body weight stabilized after dropping 30Lb total from the keto and fasting. My muscles mass increased, they would be more visible. But My favorite benefit of it all, is my confidence and self esteem that skyrocketed. I’m able to communicate better with people. I can handle people and situations effectively when needed, It’s a great advantage when you work in a customer service environment. I did not expect that at all, it was a shocking surprise. I’m very glad I acquired that skill naturally. My level of joy would spike from time to time in some part of the day, at that point. I could understand why anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression can benefit from the carnivore diet, it’s a tremendous positive life changing advantage.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I would experience, some low energy days, headaches and thirst. I had diarrhea that lasted for 1 week. All of that were gone after the second month.

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

Yes, I couldn’t be more happy working on my bodybuilding goals with this diet. I feel like I have won the jackpot with this way of eating, it revolutionized the whole thing. First it gave me the right levels of energy and performance to complete a good quality workout. I lift 3 times a week, almost no cardio, my recovery and muscle growth is phenomenal. I was struggling for years trying to sculpt my body, that’s a problem anymore.

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, and stick with it despite of the negative effects. You will be glad you’ve made the leap after 2 months of adaptations. The body is just learning and reprogramming its metabolism, going back to our ancestral ways. Your body will definitely thank you for it. You won’t regret it.

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

I don’t think so because the mainstream sells information for the pharmaceutical and corporations to make a profit only, therefore there’s no money to be made with healthy individuals. It took me time to reflect on that, not easy to accept that fact also.

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

I want to say that if you don’t try anything new, you would never know the positive outcome or the negatives. but it’s truly worth it when you are seeing the benefits, if not, you can always go back, you’ve got nothing to lose. Experimenting and learning is the way to go when you want to approach new things. You can find me on Instagram if you are interested in my progress and journey with the carnivore diet. I’m more than happy and willing to answer any question or help in the Dms @primevalerik

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rich

Interview with Rich

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello, my name is Rich Northrop. I am 32 years old, born and raised in Upstate New York. I have worked in the medical field for the past 10 years. Five in emergency administration, and five now clinically in cardiology. I am formally trained and have my degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology. I have a heavy interest in evolutionary biology and nutrition, ketogenics, and lipidology. I’ve been on with Dr. Paul Saladino and his live videos, featured by Mikhaila Peterson, and am listed on Dr. Shawn Baker’s list of low carb providers on MeatRx.com which is a great platform for this way of life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore I ate very clean. Most of the time I did concise meal prep lunches for work with roasted vegetables, chicken, and small amounts of rice or quinoa. Eggs, and other lower carbohydrate options. Had the periodic beer with friends, but never a soda drinker or candy eater or anything like that on a regular basis. My occasional sweet was ice cream if anything. When I was younger, around middle school and high school I ate poorly. I saw Mt. Dew and gummy worms say “0 grams of fat” or “A fat free food” and think it was somewhat healthy.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried carnivore to begin with because when I graduated high school I was 305 lbs, I slowly started to gain weight when my parents divorced around the age of 9. My mother frequently kept sugary snacks around the house like little debbie cakes, and hostess things, and cereals. I lost weight with portion control and running after graduating high school. Got down to 225 lbs and stayed there for years, then once I was 26 years old, my weight started to creep back up slowly to 280 lbs again which I said I would never allow happen. This is even with eating clean meal preps, trying plant based for 3 months, zero alcohol, etc. Mind you, I am an exercise physiologist, I’m not your average person that has trouble with nutrition and exercise techniques. Despite all of my knowledge and studies, I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control, plus other health issues were starting to start. I had gut issues that started in high school. I was a C-section, formula fed baby, and took many antibiotics growing up for teenage acne. I eventually had what seemed to be IBS. Gassy and bloated with most foods, I figured it was my normal life. Eventually my anxiety got worse, my stomach issues got worse with reflux, bloating, and indigestion. I had lower abdominal pain that they couldn’t figure out if it was my bladder or bowels causing it since it’s all so close together, the nerves get confused. I saw others able to eat carbohydrates like rice or potatoes in their meal preps, and stay fit and lean. I thought I was doing something wrong, or calories, or exercise, or timing of eating. But how could I; not me right? Unfortunately, childhood obesity undoubtedly ruined the way my body stores/uses fat and responds to insulin, therefore making this ancestral way of eating essential for me to thrive. It took me 30 years to find it. September 1st, 2018 I began this way of life and I will never look back.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I approach the carnivore diet with the ideology being we most likely evolved on ruminant animals and didn’t always eat three meals per day. I’ve found that I feel best on beef. I add salt to my food and have water as well. Occasionally I will eat eggs, salmon and scallops as well but I consider them a side dish to supplement my main steak or beef. I think we should eat until we are satiated and that is all. There are days I crave more food than others, it depends on activity, and the same goes for water as well. I intermittent fast as well, naturally based on hunger. Most days I don’t eat until 4:30-6pm.

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

The benefits I’ve seen are numerous and unequivocally easy compared to what I’ve tried in the past. I exercise the same amount or less, and have lost 70 lbs. I am currently around 210 lbs. My IBS, gas, bloating, lower abdominal pain is completely resolved, along with my acne prone skin. My anxiety is much better, but I have health anxiety that stems from something when I was younger and most likely unrelated to diet. My hair and nails grow thicker and faster. I am sleeping much better.

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

The only real negatives are being able to find something out at a restaurant and social aspects at times. My wife, friends and family all understand that I eat this way now and there isn’t too much pressure to eat or drink things outside of meat. Some restaurants will still charge the same price for a burger without the bun and no sides, and not give me any type of discount despite not having anything else.

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

I exercise by doing full body resistance exercise at my local gym 2-3 days per week. I focus on large muscle groups, and logical compound movements that humans would naturally perform in life. I do cardio 2-3 days per week as well and cross train with this. I will run outside about 2 miles when the weather is nice, and when indoors I switch between shorter anaerobic cardio like the stair mill or Jacobs ladder, and longer bouts on a stationary bike, treadmill, and elliptical. Nothing extreme really. I find that my endurance is better during steady-state aerobic exercise and I can run longer; and my resistance capacity is the same or better as it was before carnivore. Recovery and soreness is much better. I dedicate one day to stretching, foam rolling, and myofascial release if needed.

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 to someone that is thinking about trying this diet is to work with someone like me who has done it for a while and maybe came from the same boat. Join an online group where you can ask and access questions to issues that may arise. This is an extremely easy diet, but there are intricacies to it and not every person is the same. Think outside the box and get real knowledge about how the body works. Why it doesn’t cause heart disease, and constipation, etc. Why humans are made to and evolved eating meat. Commit strictly to 30-60 days and see for yourself. The worst thing for the human body is insulin resistance, and this nourishing way of eating completely reverses and avoids that while providing the best absorbable nutrition possible. Take that leap and thrive.

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

I do and don’t think it will ever be accepted as a main stream way of eating. I think all these personal stories of healing and thriving long term on this diet more than any other thing will have the biggest impact. Peoples doctors will be shocked but probably say I guess keep doing what you are doing. I think once the people my parents age pass away (sorry to be so morbid) that were brought up and brainwashed to think fat and animal foods were bad and caused heart disease, that we will make some ground. The internet and YouTube is helping this as well; the age of social media is massive to any type of information and knowledge. On the other hand, I’m afraid that medical schools will teach the same old outdated information and treat symptoms and not prevent disease. They will be funded by pharmacological companies, and big food companies. Large grain companies like Kellogg’s and General Mills make large donations to academic programs, and vegetarians/vegans love to use cherry picked epidemiological data from poor studies to prove they are right about animal food being unhealthy. It’s sad but true, but there is much more money and less work or “farm share” in making sugary cereal than there is collecting and selling eggs from chickens.

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

After my success and personal studies over the years, I wanted to give back to the community and help people just like myself. People with diseases their doctors cant seem to fix, weight they cant seem to get off, and all types of things of the sort. That’s why I created my own Facebook group called “Strict Carnivore – Zero Carb Life” where I post and interact the most, and it now has nearly 5,000 members. I hold frequent live Q&A’s to take any questions, share recipe ideas, testimonials, supplement facts, and deals on meat. I can also be reached on Instagram at Ribeye.Rich, or through Dr. Baker’s MeatRx platform.

Strict Carnivore – Zero Carb Life link : https://www.facebook.com/groups/714310302259750/

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

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  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories

Carnivore Diet success story – with Isabella

Interview with Isabella

1) Introduce Yourself.

I am a 24 year old pianist and violinist (currently pursuing a masters degree at The Juilliard School) born in Shenzhen, China and raised in LA.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was vegan for 6 years and before that, ate a standard chinese/American diet.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I wanted to heal the damage and weight gain veganism caused.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat OMAD and focus on fatty beef cuts like ribeyes. I always substitute with more fat such as butter and suet because I feel best on higher fat moderate protein. Occasionally I will have eggs, fish, and pork.

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

I got my period back, healed cystic acne, lost 25 lb, and cured my depression and chronic fatigue.

I no longer bloat, suffer from mental fog, and mood swings.

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

In the first 2-3 months I could not digest fat because of the six years of high carb low fat lifestyle. There was a lot of running to the bathroom, and stomach rumbling, but my body adapted and now thrives off fat.

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

I like taking long walks for my own enjoyment and do not do any strenuous exercises.

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 are thinking of trying carnivore, you are already well on your way to good health!

Consistency and persistence is everything. At first it may be difficult to stick to the diet, but pe patient. Overtime you will feel and see the benefits.

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

I am not sure. But I see my friends, classmates, and family start eating more meat. If I can influence people around me, that is a start!

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

You can follow me on IG @steakandbuttergal

and @opusbella to see me as a musician.

YouTube: Steak And Butter Gal

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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later with Jennie

Meat up with Jennie

1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating.

Currently I am eating a high fat ketogenic diet that includes animal fat, meat & seafood, high fat dairy, nuts and low sugar fruits and vegetables.

2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I have found many success stories eating a Carnivore diet. I have also learned people don’t usually highlight the problems they encounter along the way. Eating 2 pounds of meat a day may work for many people. This high volume meat, high protein way of eating a carnivore diet, in fact did what I set out to do. I healed my skin and my gut so I don’t suffer like I once did from food sensitivities. With this success I would call a year of Carnivore diet a success story. But there is a dark side.

3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year.

Improving my gut wall by eating a Carnivore diet was the ticket to healing my food sensitivities. However, that year of Carnivore diet came with a cost. You see for me, eating meat, salt and water was not perfect. I didn’t have enough fat in my diet to be satiated. I over ate meat to combat my hunger, some days 3 to 4 pounds of meat. Over the course of a year, this resulted in a 25 pound weight increase that I’m not excited about. More importantly, without paying any attention to my electrolytes or water intake, I became unbalanced in my electrolyte ratios and dehydrated. Some people shout on social media that all you need is meat, salt to taste and water. In fact this is not the case for me. After 8 months into my carnivore journey I noticed I looked older, skin wrinkly, dark circles under my eyes. It wasn’t until my return to a ketogenic style of eating and more research that I was making an effort to get more potassium into my diet. I quit drinking a pot of coffee a day. I have daily goals of potassium from food, and water intake I reach daily now. I take a magnesium supplement. The side by side photo compares me at 8 months into Carnivore (dehydrated and ignoring electrolytes) vs 4 months into a well formulated ketogenic diet.

4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.

Over the next year I want to remain healthy and lose the body fat I have gained on the Carnivore diet. I do daily walking/hiking, yoga and I lift weights several times a week. I’m trying to become more flexible with yoga, and maintain, maybe grow my muscle. Fat loss is the first priority so any muscle gains will be appreciated.

5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?

I can be found on Instagram @tenacious_tangles

Advice I would give at this point,  is to seek as much information as possible. IG Influencers speak loudly, sometimes it’s not the best advice. It wasn’t until I sought out answers from old school ketogenic masters such as Dr. Steven Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek that I was able to understand “How” to balance my electrolytes and feel better.

Original carnivore diet success story is here

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

Stores

Etsy – Unique Carnivore