Carnivore Diet Basics: 10 top tips

The carnivore diet has become increasingly common in recent years. This diet consists solely of animal products and is rich in fat and protein but basically zero in carbohydrates. Though many have claimed to feel healthier after adopting this eating plan, it’s essential to remember that it’s not right for everyone but many people report huge benefits. 

Here is 10 top tips to get you started on the carnivore diet:

Set yourself a challenge

A time commitment is necessary before beginning the carnivore diet. While many people find success with a 30-day challenge, you should do what works best for you. Having a specific deadline will provide you with focus and motivation.

Eat until you are full

The carnivore diet recommends eating until fullness is achieved. This eliminates the need for portion management or calorie counting on your part. Simply consume food until you no longer feel hungry, and cease eating when full.

It’s advised that you try to eat more than you believe you should for the first few days or weeks. This will ensure that you are receiving enough calories while also easing you into the new diet.

How many meals per day

The carnivore diet allows for eating anywhere from once to maybe 6 times daily. Avoiding between-meal snacks is essential, though. If you consume until you are completely full, you won’t feel the need to snack. You should naturally end up eating less meals per day than on more high carb diets. OMAD is popular but I would guess most people eat twice a day and practice around a 8/16 ratio of intermittent fasting. 

Eat fatty meat

Fatty cuts of meat are what you’re after when shopping for meat. This will aid in keeping your body’s fat-to-protein ratio healthy. You should shoot for a 1:1 number by ratio, but be flexible and experiment with the leanness of your meat and fish. 

Let your body adjust

Time is needed for the body to adjust to the carnivore diet if it has been used to a high-carb diet for an extended period of time. It may take some time for your gut, gallbladder, and liver to start adjusting to the increase in meat. Wait it out and allow your body a chance to readjust.

Cook in meat fats

An integral component of the carnivore diet is the use of animal fats in the kitchen. Inflammatory and potentially detrimental to health, vegetable oils, shortening, and other processed fats are often used in the food industry. Tallow, pork fat, butter, ghee, and suet are all great substitutes when on the Carnivore Diet.

Salt your food

Carnivores rely heavily on salt as a vital nutrient. Rock salt and Sea Salt should be used over table salt. Salt should be used liberally in cooking. Redmond’s Real Salt is arguably a healthy alternative to regular supermarket bought sea salt.

Avoid temptations 

The carnivore diet requires that all plant food items be removed from the home’s storage areas and refrigerator. Eliminate your intake of refined carbohydrates, sugars, and cereals. Staying on schedule and resisting temptation will be much easier with this strategy.

Quality of the meat is important

On the carnivore diet, it is crucial to consume the most premium cuts of meat you can afford. Always go for the highest quality you can reasonably purchase. Try to find alternatives that are grass-fed, organic, and hormone-free. Don’t stress though if you can’t spare a large sum of money. I often just eat bog standard supermarket 20% ground beef.

Nose to tail and variation

Eggs, liver, seafood, and shellfish should all be part of your nutrition in addition to meat. Nutritionally, you can’t go wrong with any of these carnivore extras. Afterall it is called the carnivore diet, not the ribeye diet.


The carnivore diet has great potential as a means to enhance one’s health and well-being, provided that it is approached with due diligence and preparation. 

A few important things to keep in mind when beginning a carnivore diet are: committing to a specific time frame, concentrating on fatty meats, allowing your body time to adjust, and being aware of potential nutrient deficiencies. 

It is essential to pay attention to your body and make necessary changes to any diet plan to ensure that you are getting the nutrients you need and feeling your best.

If you liked this post, then you will like this YouTube video for sure.

I would recommend this 30 day challenge if you think you need more help. 

If you still don’t believe carnivore works, check out these success stories.

I also have a range of carnivore friendly apparel, one of the designs is in the thumbnail. Check out my brand on Amazon.

Thanks for reading, Steven

Disclaimer: there are affiliate links, and AI (ChatGPT) helped me write this post.



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