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World Carnivore Month 2021 – Anxiety – Day 2

Anxiety

What is anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, worry, stress, and tension. It is actually a very natural fear response, and has kept us alive over the millions of years we have evolved for.

The problem is more and more people are feeling anxiety chronically, so it is always with them and it starts to effect every part of their lives.

When you suffer from anxiety chronically, it makes you much more like to suffer from other mental health issues like depression, bi-polar, and OCD.

Anxiety in numbers

1 in 13 people in the world suffer from anxiety

Over 18% of the USA population suffers from anxiety

Over 25% of children are affected by anxiety between the ages of 13 and 18.

8+ million cases of anxiety a year in the UK

Women twice as likely to have it than men, although I wonder if men just don’t report it as often.

35-59 is the most at risk age group

How does the carnivore diet health with anxiety

Ask anyone and they will agree that a poor diet will cause poor health or is the reason people become fat, yet not many people will agree with you if you state that a poor diet is just as bad for your brain as it is your waist circumference.

Why should your brain get off scott free if your body doesn’t.

On top of that your brain is over 60% saturated fat and cholesterol, so it isn’t a leap to think that the modern high carb and low fat diets could cause brain issues.

The carnivore diet is also very good at improving gut health, and balancing hormones. These are both proven to help with mood disorders.

On top of this I have noticed a lot of people claim they sleep better on a carnivore diet, so this could only be a positive for many health issues.

Carnivore Diet success stories

I have 40 carnivore diet success stories where the people state their anxiety has improved, in fact nearly all of them say it has gone completely. You can read the stories here – https://ketogenicendurance.com/tag/anxiety/page/4/

When I first started doing the Carnivore Diet Success Stories way back in 2018, I had a lot of pre-conceived notions about what they would be like. I knew there would be a lot of weight loss transformations, but what took me by surprise is how many people suffered from Anxiety. Because I don’t suffer form it myself, I had no notion it was such a problem.

Kristel “Reduction in anxiety, depression, sadness. Increase of motivation, energy and happiness. My hair grows again and doesn’t get damaged so quick. My hair and skin are moisturized again. As a vegan my hair was dry and brittle, just like my skin. I always struggled with acne, but that cleared up a lot. My joint pains reduced, my nails grow stronger and are harder, I have more color in my face, I can think better and clearer. I have no more bloating, pains and cramps. My digestive system works better. There are so many benefits I experienced. I was really lacking nutrients out of the animal kingdom.”

Katja “I lived with bipolar depression and anxiety starting at 12 years old. My symptoms got classed as severe and I kept developing additional degradation of my brain and body. I started getting ADHD as a young adult, developed Aspergers, my doctors thought I gone mad and did nothing to even get me a proper diagnosis. My cognitive function improved significantly after the first six weeks and I live symptom-free and without any meds. I am learning to trust myself and enjoying life like never before. Every day is a gift. I am humbled by having a proper life now.”

Jon “I was an alcoholic, overweight, had high blood pressure, terrible anxiety and constantly agitated and angry. I was not a nice person. Keto helped me 85% of the way to the person I am today. I believe Keto works so well because its closer to carnivore than the SAD diet. You end cutting out lots of the processed foods like sugar, refined carbs and seed oils. I feel that many end up eating far more veggies than they used to when they go on Keto and those are actually not that healthy and cause many people issues. I consider them now starvation food and a complete waste of time. I feel like I have finally figured out how to make all the pieces of health and nutrition fit together. All signs point to Carnivore.”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Ruibo

Interview with Ruibo

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Ruibo and I am New York City based actor and artist. I’m deeply passionate about nutrition, biohacking, and mental and spiritual wellness. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore

I have celiac and had been gluten free for about a decade. Apart from that, I’d tried about every way of eating and supplementation out there in an attempt to hack my way to relief from lifelong depression, anxiety, and ADHD. From paleo to primal to plant-based and raw vegan, even a brief stupid stint as a fruitarian, I seriously tried it all. Right before I went full carnivore, I had been experimenting again with vegan/plant based, to my detriment.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I’ve always believed in the power of nutrition, biohacking, and energy healing for optimal health. In 2010 I successfully weaned myself off a cocktail of pharmaceutical antidepressants and anxiolytics and transitioned to a Paleo/Primal diet which sustained me for a number of years. Around 2016/17 I started to experience a whole slew of troubling new health issues. In the end it was a cocktail of gut permeability, autoimmune issues, hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, and a growing list of food intolerances that sent me down a major decline that impacted not only my body but also my mental health in a really severe way. I was exhausted, suicidal, battling agoraphobia, and experiencing recurrent debilitating panic attacks all of which is nightmare fuel for anyone, but as a performer it felt insurmountable and potentially career-killing.

I was too afraid and embarrassed to reach out to anyone for help, terrified it would affect my work or that I’d be shunned, perceived as weak, or make myself a burden, so I essentially isolated and did my best to push through and maintain a facade of put-togetherness. Of course that approach never pans out well. From the outside I think it just seemed like I was volatile or erratic, standoffish, rude, insensitive. It was a spiral for me, the desire to be healthy, to connect with others, the fear of being misunderstood or perceived a certain way, my own perfectionism in my work and the ensuing anxiety, all made me feel powerless to stop any of it. Self loathing was at an all time high. 

Long story short, eventually the stress caused my entire body to give out and I spent all of my (few) waking hours in bed researching how to “fix” myself. I had come across Carnivore years prior and at the time it felt too extreme, but at the end of my rope I did my research and finally decided I really had nothing to lose. 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Nose to tail. Organs and ruminant meat are the backbone of my diet, 50/50 raw to cooked. Pork and seafood a few times a week, poultry only on occasion; though I enjoy it, I don’t find it as satiating. Suet, tallow, lard, and butter liberally. Coffee, mostly decaf these days. I’m (tragically) allergic to both egg whites and yolks and intolerant to dairy, but working on a gut healing protocol and hope to reintroduce in the future. Limited supplementation to assist with methylation issues for now. 

Most days I naturally fast 20:4 unless I’m on my cycle, in which case it’s pretty no holds barred. Filtered electrolyte water all day. And plenty of sea salt. 

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

Countless, the most prominent being mental clarity and the lifting of depression and anxiety. It cannot be overstated, it truly saved my life. Most miraculously, the immediate effects were apparent within 10 days. 

Other benefits include improved hormonal balance and cycle regulation, massively improved gut function  (I’d always half-believed bloating and stomach pain were normal after eating), improved blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, and improvement in body composition, strength, skin tone and texture. Chronic fatigue is gone, fibroid symptoms are gone, back pain is gone. I’m remembering what real joy feels like for the first time in many many years; this is probably the closest to “normal” I’ve ever felt in my adult life, like I finally understand how humans are meant to feel. 

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

Really the negatives are so minor for everything I’ve gained. If I had to name my two, they’d be 1) I’m a foodie and I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen, so I’ve had to shift my way of thinking about food and cooking. 2) Explaining or defending the how and why to others can sometimes be uncomfortable.

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

Yeah, I don’t have a set routine. I rotate between yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight workouts depending on what my body feels like doing. 

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

Give yourself one month, and assess how you feel. There’s really nothing to lose. Beyond that, read and watch as much as you can from veterans and resources like Judy Cho, Paul Saladino, Shawn Baker, Ken Berry, etc. Join the forums, ask lots of questions, reach out for support, soak up the success stories! That’s what finally got me on board, diving into the research and science and overcoming any negatively planted beliefs about “fad diets” and trends.

When I first came across this concept years back, there weren’t as many prominent resources available which made the whole undertaking seem extreme and unwise. But the more I read and understood about human physiology and the more I learned about how my own individual genetic makeup and polymorphisms affect my nutrient absorption, gut microbiome, and overall health, the more this approach quickly became the only viable approach for me.

That said, if you’re not as skeptical as I am, it can really all just be as simple as eat meat, drink water.

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

I do think it’s possible. As more people lean toward an ancestral and holistic approach to health and share their experiences of dramatic improvement (in all the myriad ways this diet offers), I think it will be inevitable that others follow suit. But right now it really is a lead-by-example undertaking. It’s going to take people individually doing their own research and releasing themselves from dietary dogma, but I think (hope) we’re heading there.  

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

In the end I think we have to remember that we’re all bio individual, and even within Carnivore there are a lot of different approaches. It’s all about figuring out what works best for you, and being aware that your trajectory and specific diet will not (and should not) look like anyone else’s. So while I do encourage soaking in as much as you can, remember that progress is all going to depend on what needs healing within you, and as you learn to listen to your body, you’ll figure out how to tailor your diet to your individual goals.

My Instagram is @carnivaura. I hope this encourages others to share their experience, and to reach out to me or someone else if they need support. Mental health concerns can be incredibly isolating, particularly if you’re someone who others expect or demand to be in a state of “on”. I never want anyone to go through what I went through, and I want to spread the message that we are not alone, and there can really and truly be relief. 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Caroline

Interview with Caroline

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Caroline Mellone and I am currently a stay at home mom and aspiring yoga teacher. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore, I was living a Ketogenic lifestyle, for three years! I did great with Keto, in the beginning but towards the end…I struggled with binge eating disorder and was rapidly gaining weight again.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started carnivore after joining some carnivore women Facebook groups and hearing about how the diet could help with a myriad of things…from chronic pain, endometriosis, PCOS, anxiety, and lots of things in between.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I decided that the best way to avoid any adverse effects of the transition would be to do a three day bone broth fast. I made some homemade bone broth and slid right into the carnivore lifestyle!

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

Within just a couple of weeks I started noticing that I was sleeping through the night, where I used to toss and turn for hours on end. My first cycle was night and day difference from the debilitating pain that I had before, my skin issues cleared up and I became less anxious and way more even keeled. I feel like a brand new person! 

I was also able to lose and maintain a loss of 15 lbs, and for me with PCOS that is a HUGE accomplishment! It’s so easy for me to gain weight but much harder to lose it! 

I have found boundless energy and finally freedom from binge eating! 

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

I haven’t experienced anything negative as a result of the carnivore diet. Aside from the looks of horror on people’s faces when someone tells them that I only eat meat and eggs! 

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

When I first started out, I wasn’t exercising at all but after a couple months I started doing yoga and since then I’ve been able to build on that, and I now have a daily yoga practice as well as participating in more vigorous Beachbody workouts, daily! 

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

Do your research and join an online community. It really helps to have people to talk to who live the same kind of lifestyle and can offer you advice and support. Start right where you are and give yourself some grace! It won’t always be easy but it’s worth it!

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

I really hope that it will and I think that eventually we will get there. The more that people share their wellness successes; I believe that it will be more widely accepted. 

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

I’ve only been at this six months but I have never felt better and I’ll never go back! You can find me on Instagram @Carolineisfine_ feel free to reach out to me, if you have any questions or would like some support on your journey! I will be your biggest cheerleader! 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Michaela

Interview with Michaela

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Michaela Bileci. I am Scottish but managed to escape the rain and now live in Tuscany with my husband and daughter Ava. I home-school my daughter Ava who has Autism and Epilepsy and am in the process of building a website, which will serve as a support to other families who have children with Autism. I am also currently studying for a degree in Psychology, with the aim to specialise in neurological disorders such as Autism and ADD/ADHD.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

When my daughter was diagnosed with Autism, I completely changed both of our diets as we both tested positive for coeliac disease and had various food intolerances. I have eaten a gluten free/ dairy free diet for over ten years and in the past two years, focused on the Ketogenic Diet as a way to support my own health and also support my daughter who was on this diet for seizure control.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I have suffered with many health problems in my life such as asthma, depression, anxiety, coeliac disease, arthritis, psoriasis, chronic fatigue and hypothyroidism. Despite my best attempts at other dietary therapies (GFCF, BED, GAPS etc) and biomedical interventions, I was still on a pile of medications.  If there was a treatment available, then I was first in line to try it. There’s nothing I haven’t “bio-hacked”!

This led me to keep searching for answers. I heard about the Carnivore Diet after listening to the Joe Rogan Podcast with Mikhaila Peterson. At that point in my life, I was in constant joint pain and was on high levels of corticosteroids every day trying to reduce painful inflammation and breathing difficulties related to my Asthma and past episodes of pneumonia. I would also have severe immunological reactions to random foods and some have resulted in hospitalisation for treatment. I really didn’t have anything to lose, yet had everything to gain.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I’m currently following the Level 1 Autoimmune Protocol from Craig and Maria Emmerich’s book “The Carnivore Cookbook”.  I will be moving to Level 2 soon to see if that works for me.  I obviously have to be a little stricter with the Carnivore diet than some people due to the severity of my Autoimmune problems.  Most days, my meals are steak, salt and water based. I use beef tallow/suet if I want to add a little fat to my meals. I find steak agrees with my body more than ground beef. I only eat one meal or two meals daily, as I’m incorporating intermittent fasting into the Carnivore Diet too. IF happened quite naturally as I find myself more satiated after eating on the Carnivore Diet. As time goes on, I would like to introduce other things, but for now, this is my happy place health wise.

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

I’m off all of my medication and have lost 25 kilograms!

One by one, the need for each medication disappeared. The psoriasis plaques that were all over my body have cleared up and all the inflammation around my joints has disappeared. I don’t take inhalers, antihistamines or corticosteroids anymore and I naturally weaned off of escitalopram and clonazepam for depression and severe anxiety.

I recently ran another thyroid panel and all my levels are in the optimal range, which is a stark contrast to how it was before. I had gained 50 kilograms and have now lost half of that in 7 months of eating Carnivore.

However, I think the starkest contrast is in my energy levels. Before the Carnivore Diet, I could barely lift my head off of the pillow and now I’m able to walk, run and hike pain-free, which is just phenomenal. That’s the real blessing. Having the energy to play with my daughter and go on outings with my family- that’s priceless.

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

I haven’t really found there to be any negatives with the Carnivore Diet or eating this way because I have had such improvements in my state of health.

The only thing I would warn people with severe autoimmune conditions about, is that this is a very potent and therapeutic diet. I made the gargantuan mistake of thinking I was fine and all my health issues had disappeared and ate some gluten free, dairy free pizza. The next morning, I was taken by ambulance to the hospital and spent the week there because the immunological reaction was so severe. My father had to bring me out of hospital in a wheelchair because I couldn’t walk. It took a month of strict Carnivore to correct that mistake.  I would caution people with Autoimmune Conditions that this is not something you can play around with. Commit and remain consistent if you have similar issues to me.  That would be the only negative I would say that I have experienced.

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

Yes, I love to exercise and now spend a lot of time outdoors. Most days, I go for a jog and do a kettlebell workout. I also enjoy wild swimming, hiking and ballet. I wasn’t able to exercise for years due to pain and fatigue and now it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s such a joy to be able to go hiking or jogging pain-free.

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 suggest they read a bit first to help them understand what the diet is about and why removing plant toxins is useful. There are several ways to go about implementing the Carnivore Diet and I personally think it’s important to have that information at your disposal. I would recommend reading anything by Craig and Maria Emmerich, Dr. Shawn Baker or Dr. Paul Saladino. They all put out excellent material and you will find out which approach resonates with you and works for your body. Understand your reasons for wanting to do this diet and don’t become dogmatic. Listen to your body!

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

I hope so. My desire would be to see the Carnivore Diet accepted as a healing protocol, if nothing else. However, I do see that the tide is now turning, and many people are returning to ancestral dietary wisdom, turning their backs on the low-fat, sugar and grain propaganda of the past fifty years. Animal products are an extremely beneficial, not to mention crucial component of a healthy human diet.

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

I would encourage people who feel like this diet resonates with them to give it a try. Try it for at least a month, ideally three months and see how you feel. My guess is that you won’t look back.

I am in remission from asthma, anxiety, depression, psoriasis, arthritis, chronic fatigue and hypothyroidism. I gained 50 kilograms in a year when my thyroid function was underactive and within 7 months of the Carnivore Diet, I have optimal thyroid function and have lost a little over 25 kilograms so far. This Diet is a powerful, healing protocol that has given me my life back.

People can follow me and my carnivore journey on Instagram

@michaelabileci

…and if they’re interested in following our Autism/ Epilepsy/ Keto journey with my daughter Ava then they can follow us on Instagram @reimaginingautism_

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Daisy

Interview with Daisy

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Daisy Marsh. I am a 39 year old wife and mom of 2 in WV and work in the financial industry.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I ate the worst version of the Standard American Diet up into my late 20’s. I was a severe sugar addict and basically lived off of junk food. Then I went to a healthier version of SAD after the birth of my 2 children. In my mid 30’s, I eliminated sugar, then went keto for a year, before turning to carnivore at the end of 2019.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I have struggled with multiple eating disorders and disordered eating. Keto helped with several health issues, but not those. I wanted to try carnivore to see if it would help and if it would help with weight loss that I wasn’t seeing on keto. I also have countless food intolerances and wanted to try the elimination aspect of a carnivore diet.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I am a self-experimenter. I have tried every version of the carnivore diet. I feel the best on strict beef and water, but struggle to maintain it, so my general approach is all the animal kingdom, egg yolks and very minimal dairy. I do try to take a nose to tail approach and enjoy trying all the carnivore foods! I bounce between higher fat and higher protein, still looking for my perfect fit.

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

Chronic stomach pain gone, chronic gas gone, chronic bloating gone, hypoglycemia gone, can fast for long hours, knee pain gone, varicose/spider veins gone, muscle increased, cellulite decreased, Raynaud’s phenomenon in remission, brain clarity increased, increased sense of smell, chronic canker sores gone, thicker nails and healthier hair, faster healing, better mental health (anxiety and depression), quality of sleep increased, perfect internal alarm clock, clear complexion, increased energy and focus at work, better immune system, less bug bites, sugar addiction easily managed, eating disorders easily managed, food freedom in close sight, Restless leg syndrome improved, improved body composition, perfect digestion, rarely get hiccups, dandruff gone. Just to name a few..

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

I went through the standard transition issues that do return randomly: digestion issues, cramps, decreased energy. I have continued to struggle with my weight, even though my body composition has improved.

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

I exercise very sporadically. I work long hours and have a lot of responsibilities. I do work movement in as often as I can, but it is very inconsistent. When I exercise, it’s generally calisthenics and walking. I love exercise, but struggle to find a balance.

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

Just eat meat. Take it at your own pace, if you can’t dive straight on or if you hit some potholes or wrong turns, just keep going! It’s so worth it and it’s not all or nothing. It’s a journey!

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

Not until doctors change their stance on cholesterol. People just can’t seem to get past it. That’s the biggest comment I get from family and friends.

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

Carnivore can be life changing if you just give it a chance! You can find me on YouTube at Daisy’s Journey and on Instagram at daisyscarnivorejourney

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Susan

Interview with Susan

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Susan, and I am 27 years old from Ontario, Canada. I am passionate about psychology, self-improvement, and health.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was keto for two months before I started carnivore, and prior to keto, I followed a vegan/vegetarian/plant-based diet for nearly ten years. My diet at the time was primarily low fat (or no fat), high carb (LFHC). Despite drinking green juices, and eating oatmeal, fruit, and tofu, LFHC was not sustainable for me because I was always hungry. It kept me in a vicious cycle of destructive eating/diet behaviour. I also found myself opting for junk food on weekends and during periods of high stress, so weight management became very difficult.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

After following Mikhaila Peterson’s journey for a year, I was curious about the diet and was attracted to the reported benefits. I was suffering from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), mood instability, depression, emotional eating, anxiety, and a broken metabolism, and thought why the hell not! If it doesn’t work, then I’ll find something else. At that point, I was willing to try anything because I felt awful—and I was sick and tired of feeling awful.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I follow a carnivore diet most days and leave a bit of room for keto options. Given my history with yo-yo dieting and restriction, it’s the best approach for me because it gives me the freedom to eat what I want.

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

Carnivore helped regulate my hunger. When I was plant-based, it was almost impossible to feel satiated. I was always hungry. Always. I wish I was exaggerating, but I’m not. No matter how many smoothies I drank or quinoa bowls I ate, I was hungry an hour later. I’m glad that insatiable hunger is no longer a problem on this diet—it’s exhausting to constantly think about your next meal!

My mental health has improved drastically. It wasn’t an immediate improvement, but I remember thinking one night, “wow, I don’t think I’m depressed anymore!” Needless to say, it was a sobering realization because I’ve struggled with depression all my life.

My PMDD symptoms are nearly gone. I do experience low moods from time-to-time, but for the most part, they’re manageable and life doesn’t feel like a rollercoaster anymore. My emotions are stable, and I don’t feel out of control at certain times of the month.

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

The two that stick out to me are (1) loss of libido and (2) slow fat/weight loss. Since starting keto/carnivore, my libido has been at an all-time low. It’s been interesting to say the least because it used to be very high. As for fat/weight loss, it’s been slow. I guess that’s what happens when you put your body under stress and ridiculous dietary restrictions for almost ten years—it doesn’t trust you!

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

I don’t exercise enough… but I want to (and should) exercise more.

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

Commit to prioritizing your health because you are worth it. Obesity and mental health issues continue to skyrocket in Western society. The fact that a diet can help with both should intrigue people. The fact that a particular diet may alleviate if not eradicate your psychological suffering is more reason to try it. If nothing improves or the improvements don’t last, you always have the freedom to try something else. Thankfully, the Carnivore communities on reddit, YouTube, and Instagram, are (for the most part) open-minded and informative, so you don’t have to go into this diet alone or blindly.

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

Will carnivore replace the standard American diet? Probably not, but anything is possible. I’m at least hopeful that it will gain popularity like some of the other diets out there. Look at what happened with veganism; a vegan/plant-based diet is now the diet to follow, but that wasn’t the case ten years ago. If not carnivore, then I think people—at the very least—will adopt an animal-based diet. But I don’t think that will happen until we reduce the stigma surrounding (daily) meat and fat consumption.

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

If you’re thriving on carnivore, keto, or low carb, then great. If not, find something else. At the end of the day, your health and well-being should override dogma. Your body is intelligent, so pay attention to what it’s telling you. It’s your responsibility to listen and take action to find what works for you!

You can find me on Instagram at @ketomelange.

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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

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

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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Carnivore Diet success story – with Rosie

Interview with Rosie

1. Introduce yourself

My name is Rosie Lombard and I am 25 years old. I live in Cape Town, South Africa with my boyfriend who is a professional body boarder and surfs on the world tour. We live right near the beach and love to spend our days in the ocean and outdoors. I am an english teacher and work in a private school about 20 minutes from my house as well as teach English online from my house. I have always had a passion for working with children, especially children with special needs. I graduated in 2018 and obtained my BEd degree. When I left high school I became very obsessed with my health and did anything to loose weight. Looking back now, I realise I was always so unhappy with myself and my body. My thoughts about myself were always negative and I defiantly always punished myself with food restriction and exercise.

In the last 6 years my relationship with food suffered terribly and I went to extremes to loose weight and to change what I saw in the mirror. When I hit puberty , loosing weight seemed impossible for me and everything I tried in the past , didn’t work. I just kept gaining weight until I hit my heaviest weight ever. I was so unhappy and so desperate that eventually it lead to developing some very bad habits. In January 2015 I finally started loosing weight by cutting out major food groups like most carbs, protein and fat which by no means is healthy at all. But because this allowed me to loose weight I didn’t care about the damage it would do to my body. I started training excessively and eventually only ate low carb veg and drank tons of tea to keep my body warm and this helped me feel ‘full’.  In October 2015 i was diagnosed with anorexia. My whole life changed and I was lucky enough to recover from this horrible illness. The after effects of anorexia have been terrible, even though I am back to a healthy weight and have managed to maintain it. In the last few years I have developed hypothyroidism, anxiety and struggle with brittle teeth and excessive hair loss.

It may sound exaggerated but Carnivore has defiantly SAVED my life and I am so pleased I am able to share my journey with you today.

2. How did you eat before Carnivore?

During my teen years I became very aware of things like sugar, carbs, gluten and dairy. These things seemed to affect my weight and body very negatively. For the most part I tried cutting them out but never was very serious about it. When I left school, this is when I started forming my Anorexia habits and I basically cut everything out expect low carb veggies and continued to eat this way for about a year and a half. After recovery , when I gained quite a bit of weight back eating whatever I could because I needed huge amounts of calories, I slowly started to restrict again. For some obscure reasons I had an intense fear of fats and protein ( which is ironic because thats basically my whole diet right now) so I opted for mostly veggies and very lean protein in small amounts but absolutely no fat. You could most defiantly call how I ate after becoming weight restored – disordered. Due to the restrictions and my body being so hungry for nutrition, this would lead me to binge on carbie, sugary foods all the time. In 2017 I ate mostly a pescatarian diet but limiting fats and protein and still eating majority veggies. Something I have realised in these few years and right now is my body just doesn’t feel great when eating carbs and this is part of the reason I love carnivore because it makes me feel so great. A year before carnivore, I ate mostly a low carb diet but defiantly did not eat high fat. My relationship with food before carnivore was so messed up and I suffered from severe IBS every time I ate any kind of food whether it was salad, veg, fish etc. I would immediately bloat and become so constipated. I think it is safe to say that my diet before carnivore was all over the place and very inconsistent.

3. Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

In November 2018 my boyfriend and I took a trip to the US to visit my Aunt in Florida. I had just finished my final year at University and it was defiantly a very stressful time, so when I went over to Florida, I was able to relax and finally focus on fixing all the damage I had done over the years. My whole mindset was defiantly still to be lean and skinny and I remember being wide awake at about 2am due to jet lag and scrolling the internet. Somehow I came across Kevin Stock’s website and started reading his blogs about carnivore. Let me tell you I grew up eating a lot of meat and ever since cutting it out, my body craved it but due to my disordered eating I never let myself have it. So I thought to myself that I would give it a try and I did but I still ate greens and opted for very lean protein. Again my silly fear of fat got the better of me.  In this time I slowly started introducing more beef and I could tell that it was helping my body and just how much my body was craving it. I started becoming ok with eating more and more meat and I gradually increased my calories. It honestly felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and I was breaking free from my old habits. So I would say initially I tried carnivore for weight-loss and I am so glad I did try it because looking back now it has given me so many more benefits and has helped me heal many things within my body. Just to clarify, I have not lost weight on the carnivore diet, I have actually gained weight since starting it properly, eating only animals and animal products, but this was necessary for my body to heal and I have made peace with that. I have been full carnivore for about 10 months now as prior to that after my US trip I was more meat based and still consuming a few plants in my diet.

4. How do you personally approach  the carnivore diet?

For me I have recently made the change to Grass-fed beef and free range meat only. I am lucky enough to get some great produce from farms around my area. I eat any kind of meat from beef, seafood, chicken, pork, lamb and I love eggs. I eat grass-fed butter, ghee and consume bone broth regularly. Recently I have started incorporating some organ meat in the form of beef heart. I have tried liver but I just can’t stomach the taste so I have found some grass-fed liver capsules which I include into my diet. I keep my diet pretty simple and eat 2 meals a day, lunch and dinner. I like to include eggs in my lunch often and then just eat what ever meat we have available at that time. I love to nibble on bones from the meat ( my weird fetish haha). Recently I noticed I was becoming quite fatigued and lethargic so I have made a conscious effort to up my fat intake which has helped so much.

As for coffee, I know there is some controversy around it but honestly I feel to each their own. Coffee doesn’t seem to affect me negatively and every morning I have a half decaf, half regular brew with some grass-fed collagen mixed into it. Since starting carnivore my need for caffeine has down scaled quite radically and I only honestly drink it for the tase. I don’t drink any alcohol and have not for the last 5 years so that has never really been a factor for me.  I make sure to drink about 2 L of  water daily mostly during my fasting period. I tend to stick to a 16-17 hour fast from my last meal and this works well for me. I have experimented with longer fasting windows but this has been quite triggering for me and I find myself slipping into a ‘binge’ tendency. So for me its pretty simple, eat meat, make sure I’m getting good fats, stay hydrated , eat when hungry and eat to satiety.

I have zero craving with this way of eating so I am never really tempted as I always feel satisfied after my meals.

5. Benefits you have seen on Carnivore?

For me the biggest benefit has been my relationship with food. I am able to eat freely without guilt and the foods I am eating make me feel great. I have noticed that all the food ‘rules’ I created for myself have disappeared and my outlook on food is more for a healing purpose rather than a punishment. My anxiety and depression has lifted and so has my insomnia. I used to wake up every morning at 2am and would not be able to sleep for the rest of the night. Now I very regularly wake up during the night and am getting a good 7 hours. My mood has massively improved. I used to be a very negative person and I think my boyfriend will agree with this on haha. My mental state is so great these days and very regularly to I have bad days where as before it would be the opposite. I am able to be more social with my eating and can enjoy family gatherings and dinners without feeling anxious or out of control. I struggled with so much inflammation from my hypothyroidism and anorexia after becoming weigh restored and since going 100%  carnivore I have lost that ‘puffy’ swollen look on my body and face. I generally  just feel so much more healthier and like a normal functioning human again. This is probably the best I have ever felt in my entire life.

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6. What negatives have you found with Carnivore?

Absolutely none. Carnivore has changed my life so much and has added so much good back into it. One factor that I could mention is that eating this way can become expensive but honestly it is so worth it for me because of all the benefits I have seen. I hear many people talk about how you can’t eat this way and maintain the diet for a long period of time but honestly it can’t be further from the truth. I can totally see myself eating this way for the rest of my life. I don’t miss eating anything I used to eat. My family has accepted my diet and my boyfriend has actually converted to a meat-based way of eating for his own health reasons, so socially I have not experienced any negative.  I have come across some negative comments about the way I eat but this works for me and I don’t have to justify my diet to anybody. Again, to each their own I guess 🙂

7. Do you exercise on the Carnivore diet?

Yes even before I started this I was really into weights and lifting. I still continue to do this and I think it extremely beneficial.  I have always loved being active and now that I finally have gotten my nutrition in a good place my workouts have been great. I feel strong and notice that my endurance has increased so much. My schedule right now is , I like to train full body 4 times a week and on the other days I like to stay active by walking, skipping or doing some sort of cardio. Working out is a great stress reliever for me and I noticed that it has been a huge mood booster as well. My body composition has changed so much since I initially started changing but with Carnivore added into the mix , it has really changed and become leaner and more muscular.  Another thing I have noticed is that my motivation to train has increased since carnivore, I guess because I am able to see change within my body which helps me stay eager.

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

Honestly, just do it. I would defiantly recommend to try it for a good few weeks before judging it.  There is so much good information out there now that all your questions or doubts you have about the diet can be answered. For me when I started, I was very hesitant and it slowed the whole process down for me. I wish I just jumped in and started it without all the other bits in-between. So if you are curious or looking to do carnivore for healing, just start.

Something I have learned along my carnivore journey is patience and to not compare your journey to others. We are all different and there is no one-size fits all with this. I think everybody that has started carnivore has different reasons for it so it doesn’t make sense to compare where you are in your journey to someone else. Be patient, let your body heal and don’t focus too much on what others are doing.

9. Do you think carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet?

It is defiantly becoming more popular, no doubt about it but I think it will take some time before it is accepted as a mainstream diet. To most who have not tried it, it seems quite restrictive and excessive but I believe it is becoming more and more popular and people are defiantly way more curious about it.  It is still quite foreign in South Africa and I think there are only a hand-full of carnivore out here but day by day peoples curiosity about the diet is increasing and I hope by sharing my success with it, it will help other gain a new outlook on it. My opinion is that a ‘meat-based’ diet will be more accepted in a society rather than a carnivore way of eating.

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

Carnivore has defiantly saved me in so many ways  and it sound crazy but a simple diet change has added so much back into my life. Th amount of support the carnivore community gives each other is so great and  I have recently started becoming more vocal about my lifestyle on instagram. The amount of support I have received from sharing my journey with carnivore and my eating disorder has been great.

I am very active on my instagram @rosie_lombard where I post about my lifestyle and carnivore related things and I also have a second account where I love to post my meals @rosie_eatsmeat. I have recently started a Youtube channel where i will be posting carnivore related content as well as talking about my eating disorder past so if you are keen to follow my journey my Page is called Rose Lombard.

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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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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kurt

Interview with Kurt

1) Introduce Yourself.

Karnivore Kurt (Kurt Yazici) –  Optimal Aligner | Carnivore Diet Expert | Entrepreneur

A successful entrepreneur, who’s companies have created more than $5M in sales in 2019.

His self-development journey began by climbing out of dark anxiety, healing long-standing gut issues and skin through the Carnivore Diet. Now focusing on optimally aligning to ancestral lifestyle teaching that incorporates the Carnivore Diet, movement, sun, sleep that are all optimized to give people the best performance and health.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore?

Clean, lower carb, paleo for nearly 10 years. Three years leading into Carnivore I was on a “Bulletproof Diet” with “Bulletproof Coffee” and Rhonda Patrick superfood smoothies. Eggs, bacon, butter, avocados and burgers were staples.

I ate a “balanced” “healthy” diet that included: kale, broccoli sprouts (I grew), spinach, almond butter, local honey, cacao nibs, flax seeds, blueberries, and cinnamon.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

Dr. Paul Saladino and I were friends that shared a common gym in Seattle. We worked out at the same times most days of the week. Together we stumbled across this way of eating, first him and then me weeks later after seeing and hearing him promote it.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

I eat a nose to tail balanced Carnivore Diet mainly of grass fed beef, fat and organs. Specifically I consume beef kidney 4-5x’s / week, beef liver 2-3x’s / week and mix up cuts of grass fed beef: my go to’s include chuck roast, shank, brisket with the occasional more premium steaks, strips, roasts.

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

The benefits are profound and far reaching. Gut issues that were chronic before have been completely eliminated. Anxiety likely linked with those has subsided. Skin, energy, strength, clarity, overall vitality all have drastically improved.

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

Gut issues and nuances when first learning it. Those were a major challenge and it took me a while to really figure out which foods and how to best prepare them. I write at length about this in my book because it was such a challenge for me.

The other thing I would say is for many it will be extremely restrictive. But it is incredibly satiating and healthful.

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

Yes I exercise consistently. I did even before the diet. I incorporate around 1 hour / day to movement with purpose. I typically follow some sort of plan like P90X but I don’t always bring that intensity. I enjoy doing chest exercises 2x / week, leg and Yoga movements at least once a week. I also like to have cardio at least once and that usually gives me a rest day to walk and stretch.

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

You can start progressively. Don’t think you have to go all in and eat organs and take on everything all at once. There are great videos on Youtube, two excellent books *cough* mine and Dr. Saladino’s.. Mine will focus on actually incorporating the diet and the plans, mastering your emotions. Saladino’s does an outstanding job helping us look further into the depths of the sciences and biochemistry as to why this works well for our bodies.

Again, if you simply just left the broccoli off the plate for a larger steak that’s a step. The more you can shift from plant foods -> animal foods the better you’ll likely start to feel and function.

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

Yes, the evidence and results we’re seeing are too strong to deny. It has become the new “Keto” movement for all practical purposes. It is ketogenic but brings MUCH better benefits to most individuals when done properly.

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

Yes, as I mentioned I have written a detailed book on this topic. People can get their copy at:

optialign.com/book

To follow me they can go to Instagram and Youtube:

@karnivorekurt

youtube.com/c/karnivorekurt

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