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Carnivore Diet success stories with Nicola

Interview with Nicola

Introduction yourself 

Hey, my name is Nicola Lewis. I am a 28-year-old who works in a A&E department in the UK, I have two fur babies (cats) called Alan and Molly! So far in my journey I have lost 105lbs with a ketogenic and carnivore lifestyle, I am a meat lover. 

How did you eat before Carnivore. 

Before carnivore I was living the ketogenic lifestyle from 2018 till November 2020 when I went carnivore. 

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

The reason I started carnivore was because I’d still overeat on keto especially the keto treats and I wanted to get rid of them cravings, don’t get me wrong I loved keto but I feel so much better doing carnivore.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I approached the carnivore diet at first by going basic eating meat, eggs and dairy. 

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet. 

My benefits since being carnivore are zero bloating, clear skin, I have battled my cravings and I have more energy! 

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Honestly, I can’t think of any negatives. 

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

I have a very active job, so I am on my feet a lot anyway walking around but exercising at the gym no, I haven’t really been to the gym, I just do a lot of walking. 

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

My advice would be getting rid of all temptations in the house, for the first month eat meat when you’re hungry and keep it basic. 

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

I would like to think it would be in time, but I am unsure I will. 

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

I would love people to just try it and see how they feel and the benefits, even if it is for 30 days there is lots of support out there and information. 

Instagram: – @zerocarb.nic 

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World Carnivore Month 2021 – Bloating – Day 30

Bloating

Here is some shocking news, our glorious NHS hasn’t blamed meat for something.

They actually point out that beans, onions, broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, and cauliflower should be avoided if you are suffering from bloating.

I expected them to say bloating is just bad luck, take these pills… like they do for most other diseases.

Apparently 10% of people suffer from bloating in the western world.

So 10% of people are eating stuff they shouldn’t basically.

A lot of people tend to ignore the impact of diet on disease, but they cannot ignore it with bloating…

And it is funny that it is well known that a lot of the foods that are classed as “healthy” are the big causes of bloating. So, are they healthy? I don’t think they are!

Here are some carnivore diet success stories regarding bloating – https://ketogenicendurance.com/tag/bloating/

Angie “Digestion is great, The bloating is a thing of the past. I wake up with energy and feel rested everyday.  My hair and nails grow like crazy and my skin is showing signs of reversing the aging.”

Yuval “I’ve lost over 43Kg (about 95lbs) and I am at my lowest weight of my adult life. Also, I have a lot more energy, able to focus on my work and the things I love and I don’t think about food too often as I used to when I was a vegetarian or vegan. There is no bloat and hardly any gas on Carnivore, which is something I dealt with constantly as a vegetarian.”

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

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rashad

Interview with Rashad

Introduce Yourself.

My name is Rashad Lavelle. I have been eating Carnivore since November of 2019. My mission is to debunk lies that are targeted towards the Carnivore diet as well as the aspect of consuming red meat.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before Carnivore I was a strict plant based Vegan diet for 2 years. Most of the diet was low fat and high carbs. Before the vegan was a typical standard American diet.  I only started to eat vegan because of the severe gout issues that I was experiencing at a young age. The doctors told me that I had to stay away form Red Meat and certain fishes.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I eventually had to quit the Vegan diet, because of the severe gut issues such as bloating, and I also had high blood pressure of 160/110 on this diet, as well as brain fog. I heard of Carnivore from the Joe Rogan Podcast when he interviewed Jordan Peterson. This began my research on ancestral eating and the many health benefits that they were experiencing.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Through the weekdays, I am pretty much 100% Carnivore, starting with eggs and a protein of either sausage or bacon. This is usually around 12ish. The 2nd meal is either some type of steak, ground beef, or salmon. For the weekends I am about 85% carnivore and I add a few berries or maybe a bell pepper to my egg scramble. I stay away from dairy as much as possible though, just because I am lactose intolerant.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

The biggest benefit is gout being in remission since I started. I went against what all the doctors were saying. I used to have a gout flare up at least once per month. It seems like a miracle. The other major benefits are the gut issues. No more bloating. The bloating was so horrible, that I thought I had a severe case of IBS. In reality, I just couldn’t digest beans and legumes. Mental Clarity is back, and I have noticed a spike in libido.

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Social influence can be a problem when I am around gatherings. Sometimes the temptations are there with other foods that I used to participate in. The first few weeks of Carnivore diet was some constipation, but this went away as I progressed.

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

I exercise at least 3 x’s per week with weights at the gym or either through the Beach Body on Demand. But daily is biking riding in the mornings or evenings. This has become easy, because I always take my dogs biking riding around the neighborhood for a quick cardio.

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

Get plenty of knowledge about the diet, and myths, before jumping in full force. Purchase books and find a mentor that you can ask plenty of questions. The reason is because there is a lot of misinformation on the media as well as vegan propaganda that may confuse you or discourage you. A lot of misinformation will stir up fear.

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

Food has become political and it seems to be a never-ending battle. Accepting Carnivore in mainstream is pretty much telling the government (with their Food Pyramid), that they were wrong. Nobody likes to be wrong.

The Carnivore movement is definitely growing and I do have hope that it will be accepted, but it’s a battle between us and the Sugar & Food industry.

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

You can find me on

IG @CarnivoreJunkie

Facebook: @carnivorejunkie

Or Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpIz9cts_R0vZfRjUiDwHjg?view_as=subscriber

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rachel

Interview with Rachel

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi. My name is Dr Rachel Brown and I am a consultant psychiatrist working within the NHS in Edinburgh, Scotland.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I’ve been low carb for years, probably for around 10 years continuously, but I also dabbled with low carb around the time Atkins came out circa 2000. I followed a primal style diet (been a huge fan of Mark Sisson for years) until around 2 – 3 years ago when I went keto. So pretty standard keto, with the inclusion of dairy, nut butters, dark chocolate etc. I didn’t do much in the way of sweeteners.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I was curious. I thought it sounded mad at first, but after watching Shawn Baker’s interview at Carnivorycon, and Michaela Peterson’s story from that same event, I was curious and set out to try it for 30 days. I didn’t really have any major health issues.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat mostly red meat – beef in the form of ground beef, burgers or steaks, and lamb. I eat bacon most days. I eat chicken from time to time (but don’t enjoy it nearly as much as the red meat), and include some fish in my diet. I try to focus on A2 dairy, so will have some goats cheese when I feel like it, and I also include eggs. I’m fairly relaxed carnivore, so I use spices and herbs from time to time. Mostly I just use salt – pink himalayan or real salt. I eat 2 meals per day and tend to intermittent fast 16:8 or 18:6.

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

My immune health has improved noticeably – I haven’t had a proper cold since going carnivore, and usually that would be an issue a few times a year. It’s great to never feel bloated or uncomfortable. One of the biggest benefits for me personally has been finding food freedom. I don’t have to deal with cravings – I consider myself to be a sugar addict, but in retrospect there were other foods too that caused issues, like nut butter, as one example. I love the simplicity of carnivore, and being able to eat until satisfied, then not think about food at all until the next meal. Since giving up coffee my energy levels have been much more stable, and despite never having had problems with mood or anxiety, I know now what ‘Zero Carb Zen’ is – it’s hard to explain but the closest I can say is having a sense of optimism and wellbeing.

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

The only negative I can think of is eating out – it can be tricky to get enough food in a restaurant, due to their reliance on side dishes that I don’t eat now. That and the funny looks you get when you tell people you only eat animal foods!

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

I do bodyweight exercises and also lift weights and kettlebells. I do HIIT training most weeks but prefer to work out when I feel like it, rather than having a rigid schedule. Within a week of going carnivore I noticed that I could do more push-ups than ever before. Strength has improved noticeably. I’m lifting heavier weights than ever before. I also find myself wanting to exercise more / feeling like I need to.

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’re coming from a standard diet with plenty of carbs and fibre, you might want to ease in slowly over a number of weeks. You might want a strategy for sugar cravings, if those are an issue for you. I tend to be an abstainer rather than a moderator, so once I decided I was doing it I went ‘all in.’ I had been keto for a while and still had transition symptoms for 2-3 weeks. Probably because I was still including a fair bit of fibre on keto (e.g chia seeds). I would also say commit to the first 30 days – there were times when my transition symptoms made me wonder if I was doing the right thing, but once you get over that hurdle it’s likely to be straightforward. I’ve never looked back. Also make sure you’re eating enough at the start. It took me a while to include enough fatty meat in my diet, and once I did everything was so much better. I’d say it also took a while to get the taste for eating so much meat – in the beginning I wasn’t sure I would manage it, and now I can’t imagine doing anything else! Follow like-minded people on social media, it really helps to keep perspective.

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

I think it could eventually be more accepted, but I can’t see it being mainstream in my lifetime. There’s far too much investment in processed food, and generations of people are addicted to that food, and unlikely to be motivated to change.

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

I’d just like to mention how encouraged I’ve been to read people’s success stories when it comes to mental health. There are some amazing transformations out there, if you know where to look! You can find me on Instagram as @carnivoreshrink

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kelly

Interview with Kelly

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey guys! My name is Kelly and I am a Primal Health Coach from Pennsylvania. I also work in the medical field for a living. Watching the system fail patients and push medicine while changing my health with only food has created a passion to help others heal and feel their personal best! Given my own struggles along the way I’ve spent years researching and trying N+1 experiments. For me the lifestyle matters just as much as the food. I also have a herd of littles so I understand the complexity of bringing a new lifestyle to the whole family! I love to travel and do anything involving the outdoors!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before Carnivore I was eating pretty much a veggie dense Keto diet.  (Even though I started with a very heavily meat based Keto diet in 2013 that healed my Metabolic Disease.)

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My health was taking a bad turn. I started having severe bloating and constipation. Pain in my illeocecal valve area. I had gained about 15lbs. My face would get hives near my cycle, indicating a hormone imbalance. Food sensitivities seemed to increase. My immune system was surpressed. Neuropathy. I was just miserable. Meat was all I could tolerate to function and is honestly my favorite foods to eat so I just kept eating that way. I was also lucky enough to get some unusual labs back on an in-depth cholesterol panel to confirm part of the problem. I was considered a hyper-absorber. After research I figured so much out! I had previously done genetic testing and knew that I have no family genetic cholesterol issue. (It’s actually pretty rare, when it does exist it’s know to kill people between the ages of 30 to 50.)  I had these same labs drawn back in 2013 also and wasn’t an absorber then. What changed? My gut health and the copious amounts of veggies I ate. Turns out cholesterol markers like campesterol and sitosterol indicate hyper-absorbtion, which means veggie cholesterols were not being eliminated in my bowels but being absorbed where they don’t belong into my bloodstream!!! If something doesn’t belong in your blood stream your immune system kicks in. My gut had been destroyed and veggies were making it worse!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I use a nose to tail approach. I include organ meats, mussels, salmon roe, and cod livers on the regular, in addition to my steaks, burgers/ground beef, pastured bacon and duck eggs. Dairy is very minimal and if I do I try to stick to raw goat’s milk versions of cheese, or cream. I really try to get a nice variety. I eat about twice a day. 10 and 2. I’m still drinking one cup or organic coffee in the am, with collagen and an egg yolk at times. Everything gets pink salt, but I also take some Electrolytes from LMNT because they help quench my thirst. I will say this is a lifestyle for me. I always get outside a few times daily for the benefits of the sun and grounding, I detox, try for optimal sleep and stay active. Unfortunately you can’t workout your way out of a bad diet, and you can’t eat healthy and expect it to make up for a bad lifestyle.

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

Simplicity! Satisfying! Cheap!  Symptoms improving or gone! The boating and pain is gone, my bowel movements are regular. Hives have stopped occuring most of the time. The immune system is stable. I will say there was some underlying infections present that I found through doing some testing that I treated with antimicrobials. However, I wouldn’t have been able to function daily without carnivore during the healing. I think this is really important to share. Carnivore does wonders and I believe is the optimal diet coded for humans, however I still wasn’t 100% (high cholesterol for me, (250 was my norm, I was up to 450 and dense small particles), weight, nutrient deficiencies even eating the foods with them, ex zinc). If you are still struggling in some areas you should dig deeper. This is an important message I’d love to get out in our community. Because if you have a gut infection or mold/metal toxicity and your functional you may decide your life is liveable and miss the signs. Down the road you can have organs that get destroyed, auto-immune issues, or even heart disease. Not from meat but from ignoring symptoms. There is more than one way to get disease.

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

Other than some negativity from those that don’t bother to listen with the intent to understand. Nothing. I’m eating my favorite foods and I feel amazing!

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

Currently I do not do what I’d like to be.. It was too much of a stressor lifting weights on my immune system. My stress bucket was too full. So I walk. Which if you can’t do anything else walking is the best thing for you. I also do yoga. However now that I’m feeling better I will be adding weight training 3x week soon!

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

Do it!!  Remember it’s ok to change over slow or at your own pace. Small changes still benefit you. It’s ok to make mistakes. Don’t beat yourself up. Remind yourself of your goals and what reaching them will feel like if it gets tough. Reach out to the tribe, I really find this whole community supportive, friendly and helpful. Also try new foods. You may be surprised what you like and how much variety there can be with this woe. Beef tongue is amazing. Looks terrible. Tastes like a moist fatty pot roast only no chunks of fat! I personally think Snake Juice or Electrolytes helps with transitioning too. I don’t worry about macros. I eat when hungry. Some do better with high fat, some lean, I naturally have days of each, do what makes you feel best. Simple is so satisfying.

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

Hopefully!! I think the more we tell the world, and people get tired of feeling sick, they will get brave enough to try and they won’t be able to go back either!

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

I’m a great coach to help you dig deeper! I have amazing insight and personal experience with gut health, metabolic and auto-immune. Having support and a good mindset helps with your success. Anyone can tell you what to eat,  I’m here to share knowledge and support success, dig deep into health if need be, and help you relove-nutrition and life!

Side note, I’m currently enrolled with Metabolic Solutions to be able to interpret labs even better for my clients! I never stop learning.

You can find me as Kelly Troup on Facebook. @therealfoodrevol on Insta.

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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 Yuval

Interview with Yuval

Introduce Yourself

My name is Yuval (pronounced like: “The moment YUVAL been waiting for”), I’m a 40 YO software engineer and nutrition enthusiast from Israel. Married with a 1.5YO beautiful baby girl named Rachel. My journey to health started thanks to her.

How did you eat before Carnivore?

My romance with nutrition (and bad nutrition) started at age 14. A close friend became a vegetarian, and the idea of not hurting animals for food appealed to me since I am an animal lover. This period of vegetarianism continued until I was 26 and I was very strict about being a vegetarian. Never ate or tasted an animal during this time. I did however, eat a lot of carbs. Eating carbs wasn’t so bad when I was young and more metabolically active, and also served in the military here in Israel while being a vegetarian and was more or less lean and muscular even though I was eating no less than a loaf of bread and quite a bit of rice every day, not to mention the vegetarian food supplied by the army. Immediately after getting out of the military at age 21 I started gaining weight since the level of physical activity was much less and I was pretty much eating the same.

At age 26, I’ve reached my highest weight of all time, 135Kg (about 290lbs).

I then decided to go back to eating meat. This was 2006.

Right away I noticed I’m getting more full from less food. I was not a carnivore then by any standard, but the meat was more satiating.

With diet and exercise, I went down to 85Kg in about 18 months. I have yoyo dieted a few times since, going up to 120Kg and back down to 90Kg.

My diets were always about restricting calories and exercising a lot. Looking back, this was not sustainable, which was the reason the weight kept coming back on.

In 2013, I attended a Vipassana meditation retreat. A part of the retreat was a vegetarian and mostly vegan menu. After this 10 day retreat I became a vegan, and maintained being a vegan for a whole year. Following that year I introduced some eggs and dairy to my diet. All in all, I was a vegetarian for 17 years of my life.

On September 1st 2018 I weighed 120Kg, which seemed to be my bounce back weight. I decided to go on a ketogenic diet after researching a few ways to lose weight. I decided I want to do it right this time and I need to live long enough to see my daughter grow up and to be able to be there for her.

After a full year of keto, I went carnivore.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with

While on keto, I did a one month experiment of no fiber, so I basically ate meat, fish, chicken and dairy. This was the month I lost the most weight and didn’t feel any bloat. Then a decision was made in my mind that I want to try Carnivore for a while to see how that will go. I did complete a whole year of keto, and on September 1st 2019 I went carnivore. At this point I was still eating cheese and drinking coffee, which was my only plant vice. The weight kept coming off and on January 1st 2020 I also eliminated dairy (Except butter) and coffee from my diet.

Reducing bloat and gas, shedding weight, having more energy and ability to focus have all been the reasons for me to eliminate the plants from my diet.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet

For me, the carnivore diet consists of mainly red meat. I also eat eggs, chicken, some fish and butter / ghee.

Keeping Kosher, there are a few restrictions for me that most people might struggle with on carnivore but I don’t give it too much thought. For example, I don’t eat meat and dairy together (so no steak in butter), and I don’t eat fish and meat together.

As far as meal times go, I usually eat 2 times per day. Some days I’ll have only one meal and rarely 3 meals per day. I do fast on occasions as well.

I eat until I’m full and don’t sit down to eat unless I’m hungry.

One more thing I do is track the food I eat as accurately as I can, which might not be necessary on a carnivore diet but as an engineer I like to experiment, and so if something goes wrong, I can always see what I ate and make changes based on that.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet

I’ve lost over 43Kg (about 95lbs) and I am at my lowest weight of my adult life. Also, I have a lot more energy, able to focus on my work and the things I love and I don’t think about food too often as I used to when I was a vegetarian or vegan. There is no bloat and hardly any gas on Carnivore, which is something I dealt with constantly as a vegetarian.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet

In the beginning, I’ve experienced some diarrhoea. Having little to no carbs was also a challenge at first in the gym. I found that with time, the body adapts and the need for protein grows. When this happens the energy is back up, so there’s not much problem anymore.

One other negative is the social aspect of Carnivore. Personally, I don’t know of any other carnivores around me, and actually I don’t even know one other carnivore in Israel… I find that going to restaurants is such a task when I need to explain to the waiter what I want, I’ve stopped going out to eat.

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

I exercise moderately on this diet, two to three times weekly. Since the COVID-19 mess started, I upped my game and started a home workout program called Body Beast, so now I’m exercising 6 times a week about an hour each time, to make the most out of this situation.

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

As an engineer, I like to look at everything I do as if it’s an experiment. This is what I did with the Carnivore Diet. On September 1st 2019 I went on a 3 month experiment of Carnivore Diet + coffee and dairy. On January 1st this year I started a 3 months Carnivore Diet experiment without any plant matter of dairy (except cheese).

So my recommendation is: Just start! Set a start and end date for your own experiment. Let’s say a one month experiment: Start with Meat, chicken, fish and butter. Do that for 30 days and then evaluate how you feel. I truly believe once trying a carnivore diet for this period it will be clear to anyone trying it that the benefits are there, even if they don’t continue as pure carnivores.

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

No. and that’s perfectly OK with me. I believe the vegan agenda is so strong that eating a purely meat based diet will always be out of the norm.

When I was a vegan, I clearly remember feeling that I’m morally superior for not eating animals. Not knowing how many animals die in the crop fields from pesticides and other chemicals used to grow the food I was eating. People usually see what’s on their plate and will feel good about it if they don’t see suffering.

Moreover, if this diet becomes mainstream, expect factory farming to be more and more prevalent, which might be a problem. I believe regenerative agriculture is the way to go and this takes time, so for now I’m happy this is not a mainstream diet and also that most people find it weird… More meat for us carnivores, right?

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

I really appreciate the opportunity to share my health and carnivore journey.

Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holycarnivore/

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Nathan

Interview with Nathan

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Nathan Marks. I work as a registered nurse in the ED and have been a fitness/health enthusiast for many years now!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Up until three years ago, I ate the standard American diet. This included no limitation to carbs, no macro tracking, and zero self control. I was truly struggling with my health at this time. To put this simply—I was dealing with severe neurological problems that no doctor could understand. It was debilitating to the point that I had to put school on pause. After having been to the Mayo Clinic and receiving zero answers to all of my problems, I decided to visit The Center for Functional Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. After discovering that mold illness was the cause of all of my neurological problems, my doctor placed me on the ketogenic diet. With time, this diet nearly completely eradicated my mold illness. I transitioned to the carnivore diet in March of 2019 in order to reap further benefits of the ketogenic lifestyle.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My health greatly improved after transitioning from the standard American diet to keto; however, I still craved more improvement. I was still dealing with bloating, excess weight, energy fluctuations, and acne. In addition, I was caught in the dogma of protein restriction in order to preserve ketone production… this affected my weight lifting performance at the time, little did I realize. After hearing Dr. Saladino speak on Ben Greenfield’s podcast about the benefits of removing plants from the diet, I decided to give this all a try! 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I try to make this way of eating as simple as possible. I primarily eat red meat, and I do not have a set time frame for eating as of now. I also do not eat organ meat. In general, I am eating two meals per day. On average, I fast for 24 hours two times per week. I simply listen to my body in knowing how much to eat and when to eat!

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

The benefits of this way of eating have been incredible, to say the least. To keep this simple, I will list the benefits of transitioning from traditional keto to the carnivore diet:

  1. Consistent energy throughout day
  2. Much leaner body mass
  3. Perfect digestion (zero bloating)
  4. Better sleep
  5. Huge improvement to weight lifting performance
  6. Clear skin
  7. Mental clarity

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

None. Just know the first few weeks of starting this WOE you may have diarrhoea. 

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

I exercise five days per week. I primarily focus on weight lifting. My strength has only increased with this WOE.

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

Make this diet as simple as it should be! Learn to listen to your body! If you are coming from a non-ketogenic diet, just be prepared for the first week or so being slightly difficult. The initial adaptation from carbohydrates to fat can be difficult. Know that all of this is worth it, though!

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

I think the carnivore diet will be what the traditional keto diet is now in a few more years. Benefits of ketogenic living only continue to increase when the switch is made to carnivore! 

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

I’m @thecarnivorenurse on Instagram, and this is the primary platform I use. I hope my testimony can help someone else out there!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Angie

Interview with Angie

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi my name is Angie McCauley I’m a nutritionist and have used my knowledge to help others learn how to use nutrition and holistic health to live and heal their bodies. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was eating low carb/ ketoish for the past 4 years.  Before low carb I was vegetarian for a 2 years and raw vegan for 1 year 1/2.  

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I watched Shawn Baker and then did my own research to assure that all nutrients can be met eating meat and thought why not I’m sick of feeling bloated and having stomach pain. 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet. 

I look at carnivore as a lifestyle and I eat whatever meats are available. I personally like a variety of meats, eggs, fish, seafood and some dairy.  

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

Digestion is great, The bloating is a thing of the past. I wake up with energy and feel rested everyday.  My hair and nails grow like crazy and my skin is showing signs of reversing the aging. 

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

Nothing negative for me because meat is available anywhere. 

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

Yes I do exercise heavy weights 3 times a week and cardio running or boxing 3 times a week.  I exercise most of the time in the early morning fasted. 

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

Give it a try for just 30 days that’s what I did and because of how great I felt my 30 days has grown to 2 years.  Also lead by example others may not listen but they will definitely watch what you do.  

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

I think so because more people are trying it and seeing such great benefits of healing  from eating a animal based lifestyle. 

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

I really can’t say enough good things about eating carnivore it’s truly food freedom. You can find me on Instagram at angie_nutrition

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