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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