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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Scarlett

Interview with Scarlett

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Scarlett, I’m 27 years old. I’m currently at 10 months keto, 8 of that on the carnivore diet.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I grew up with the S.A.D but was always very interested in health in my teen years so I lived gluten and dairy free for a few years to try and manage my inflammation and weight, very much ended up in a frustrating yo yo dieting cycle. At about 23, I came across and fell for the plant based /vegan hype and decided to try that to heal my body,  I did 4 years of mainly raw fruitarian before finally having enough and turning to keto, then carnivore, for help.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

A vegan diet left me off worse than I started, I ended up weighing more, losing muscle, constantly bloated, fighting major candida issues and very high levels of inflammation in my body. My mental health declined severely, anxiety, panic attacks  and depression ruled my life. My tongue was thick white coated. My skin looked absolutely awful and embarrassing, I was definitely not getting the collagen I needed! I was left more malnourished than when I started!

I finally turned to keto for help, however shortly in I realized I was still having major inflammatory reactions to many keto approved foods, it was then I found carnivore!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Simplicity! I consume mainly beef and pork, mostly ground beef and pork belly. I do supplement organ meat capsules by Ancestral Supplements as I have never been fond of the taste and yes it works! I have seen huge mental benefits since including them!

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

Everything! I’ve found a deeper level of nourishment and health than I could have ever hoped for. My anxiety is gone, depression lifted, I’ve built muscle and dropped a lot of body fat. The biggest benefit has been the inflammation in my body vanishing. My skin looks amazing; I never even thought it could look so good! Every day I feel fulfilled, positive, and completely nourished, I’ve never felt this way before or knew it was possible.

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

I will have to answer none, I think for some people it might be too socially restrictive, but I do not feel that way, especially after years of a vegan diet!

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

I will be starting an exercise regime soon, I’ve been focused more on nourishing my body, correcting years of undernourishment at this point. I am pretty active at work however and find I have steady consistent energy.

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

Just go for it! I think keto was a nice transition step for me so for those really on the fence I think it’s a good start, but you’ll really only truly find the deep healing benefits on carnivore. If your beginning I recommend following all the #meatheals #carnivorediet  #yestomeat #zerocarb posts you can on Instagram it’s very inspiring!

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

Hmm, I’ve seen carnivore grow so much just in the last two months I would hope so!

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

I post quite often about my success and progress with carnivore on Instagram @zc.love.faith.horses.huskies

I highly recommend following @shawnbaker1967 , @healthy_with_nicole and @carnivorebrit

Authors note – can’t believe she didn’t recommend me @ketogenicendurance haha.

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Maria

Interview with Maria

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Introduce Yourself.

Heya, I’m Maria, and reside in the cold arctic of northern Norway, where the sun barely shines. Here, I live with my puppy, while working as an artist and graphic designer at the studio and gallery Blåtimen.

I’m approaching 32, and most my life, I’ve been a fairly slender person, up until I got into a stressful place in life.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was generally considered fit and healthy, though seemingly “normal” problems were becoming more and more frequent in my life; constipation, depression, anxiety, fat gain, chronic candida infections, acne, sleep problems, rotting teeth, and so on and so forth. I thought all these problems were a part of becoming old, at the age of 18.

My diet was generally a typical Norwegian diet: fish frequently, potatoes with most dishes, starchy sauces, high carb vegetables, fruit when we had it, and candy every weekend and some weekdays (more frequent as I became more independent). Similar to the SAD diet, but less processed food.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

As I moved on in life, and got more and more upset with how I looked, never feeling OK with myself (I always struggled with self esteem), I started dabbling with ways of eating. I found carnivore/zero carb in 2011, but I had no name for it. All I knew was that I felt good. But friends would scare me with the dangers of eating no carbs, and therefore I slid off. That was the road towards even worsening symptoms.

In 2015, I went back to LC/keto, after remembering how good I felt while doing ZC. I joined several forums and groups, and as time progressed, I started seeing NSV. Weight loss was not very big, but it was a motivation too, seeing something was happening. I started seeing comments regarding eating meat only. What!!! doing what I had been doing some years back, was allowed?!

I jumped right in!

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

In the beginning, due to economy (and thinking it would be cheaper), I did a lot of frozen chicken and pork. I did very well, and soon experienced what some call zero carb zen.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Sooner than expected, I was off all my medications for mental illness. I started noticing I felt better doing red meat, and realised that the cost for eating red meat would be equal, if not less, than buying the equal amount I needed to satisfy my hunger and nutrition needs, compared to chicken and pork. I used a lot of dairy in the beginning, but as time has passed, the amount has been reduced. I feel the best doing zc as clean as possible, but life sometimes does not allow that.

Either way, the “problems” I experience regarding consuming dairy and non optimal foods, are so small, it’s not a big issue for me.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

My family was very negative regarding the way I started eating. They would often battle me during meals or in birthday parties where cake was served and such. As time progressed and they saw how I changed, the acceptance has become more improved. Especially after hearing and seeing my blood tests results.

I do not supplement whatsoever; no vitamins, no minerals, no oils (even though there’s little sun were I live).

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

I don’t exercise; I quit one month into ZC in March 2016, and did not feel like going back. Yet, I’m seeing more muscles than I have ever done in my entire life, even though I weigh the same as when I worked out like a nutcase some years back and had very little progress. I also feel stronger than before.

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

Generally, the benefits I’ve had is: no candida problems, haven’t been sick since I started ZC (I used to have the flu/influenza at least twice a year), stronger hair and nails, improved skin condition, no more rotting teeth, no constipation or painful bowel movements, improved sleep, more balanced mood, no need to constant drink alcohol (a part of my depressive state), less painful periods, generally all is very well.

The most negative part of this lifestyle, is when people who have no personal experience or real facts, come and try to convince you what you’re doing is dangerous. People who are sick, yet try to prey on you, who are healthy, that your choice is wrong and dangerous, unhealthy.

The biggest and best advice would be to ALWAYS make sure you eat enough! Eating inadequate is the biggest reason most people fall off. Don’t fast (same as neglecting your body nutrition). Most people I follow or followed online, who are doing ZC, then start doing fasting or other restrictions, generally fall off. No veterans restrict, so why should you, just because you’re not having as fast progress as you believe your mind thinks is right?

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

Some day, perhaps very soon, I think that if people do this WOE correctly, it will be accepted. People who fall off tend to blame the ZC, it doesn’t work etc, yet the fault and problems lie with themselves. Therefore other people are afraid of trying it, because they’re given false information, which is very sad. It took me a long time before I lost weight/fat, but when I did, I felt like a totally new person.

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

I post about my journey in the veteran group Zeroing In On Health on FB, and also have a profile on IG called @devious.meater. My puppy is also raw fed, and has the best fur and teeth, so I sometimes post about him too.

I’m also an admin of the Norwegian zero carb group, Zero Carb Norge.

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Yecca

Interview with Yecca

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1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Yecca! I’ve always been in love with food and everything around it! For as long as I can remember, I was so infatuated with the way food worked, how it looked, smelled, tasted, how it made others feel… I started working in restaurants at 12 years old, been cooking since I was 8. Food has literally been my life and my love! I currently work from home doing meal prep for families in my neighborhood and also at a local catering company that uses local and organic foods. I love supporting local businesses, farms, and ranches. Knowing where your food comes from brings you closer to your food, supports the economy and environment.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I have tried just about every single “diet” out there! As most Americans, I grew up eating a Standard American Diet (SAD). I was always overweight, tired, moody, and negative. When I started culinary school, health started becoming more important to my life; So, I, as most others do, went towards a plant based diet. I ate mostly vegetarian for about 3-4 years. Then I tried gluten free, then vegan, then raw vegan, then grain free, then Paleo and Primal, then dairy free, then low carb, the candida diet, the lemonade diet, the cabbage soup diet, and so on and so forth… Everything I tried either didn’t work, or only worked temporarily.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had candida that I could not get rid of. I had taken many supplements, done countless cleanses and diets FOR 3 YEARS and nothing would make it go away permanently. I was also wanting to lose weight that I had gained back from being Paleo and from being depressed. I was depressed with my life and my past relationship and felt like there was no way out. I had also completely lost my libido 100%. A couple of friends of mine had told me about it, and even though I thought they were crazy, at first, I knew and understood that cutting all sugars out completely would be extremely beneficial for someone with serious health issues like cancer. When I had arrived at the moment that I was going to try carnivore, I had just finished reading someone’s blog about a similar story to mine. 30 days? I had to try it out, 30 days after 3 years was like nothing! Of course I fell off a couple times, but sure enough after the first 30 days, I added another 30 days. Then, after the first 60 days, I said 6 months. Before the 6 months came, I knew I was in it for the long run. I was feeling younger, healthier, and so full of life I couldn’t believe it!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

When I explain what I eat to others, I mention I eat meat, dairy, eggs, and sauces. I also eat fresh herbs. I rarely drink alcohol, but when I do I stick with low carb drinks like dry wine, tequila, and vodka. Just because they’re no carbs doesn’t mean I don’t get bloated for 2-3 days, though! I don’t think supplements are necessary on this way of eating, but I do take some just to try them out, to be “superhuman”, or to flush toxins out after I’ve eaten garbage or alcohol. Carnivore is the best way to heal your body and give it the proper nutrition in the most easy way possible. Yes, it takes time, but it’s absolutely worth it! Even if carnivore doesn’t work for you in the long run, you can always learn about YOUR body from simply trying it out.

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

Clear skin. Muscle gain without working out or super muscle gain when I do work out! When I work out my arms or legs, I can literally tell a difference in just 1-2 days. Steady mood, no mood swings, and hardly anything bothers me anymore, unless I fall off and eat something with sugar or grains in it. The side effects are either immediate or happen the next day. NO GAS!! I get to eat as much as I want when I’m hungry. No bloating, unless I eat too much cheese or dairy. Little to no joint pain. I’ve had scoliosis for years and years and a lot of joints would hurt to the point where I couldn’t stand up or go to work! Carnivore has rid me of this problem. No body odor. Regular poops. No more dry scalp which used to be so bad, I could scratch off chunks from the top of my head!   I used to have super short, thin, and brittle nails with skin always peeling off around the edges. I now have long, strong, and beautiful nails, with no dry skin around the edges. On point menstrual cycle. High energy all throughout the day with 6-7 hours of sleep. Libido back up 110%! No candida! It was healed within a couple months and has not returned once! Depression vanished.

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

Always having to explain myself to others. When you have standards/preferences like mine, (no vegetable oils, no commercially raised meat, little to no pork, grass fed/organic only, no soy), it actually can be hard to dine out and leave full most times, so I’ve had to be a little flexible on that end.

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

I’m just starting to get into exercising. I’ve always hated it, but now I’m having all this excess energy I don’t know what to do with! And I’m already making gains!  I workout at home mostly, but in total I workout 5 days a week for 20-30 minutes. When I wake up early enough, I go to the gym with my boyfriend and do the same workouts he does. Most days I still don’t enjoy it mentally, but it takes time to change your thought processes! My mind is easier on me when I go with my boyfriend, though. I never regret working out no matter how hard my mind fights it. I want to enjoy working out. I love the idea of being a superhuman, and working out is definitely a big part of that, in my opinion.

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

Just jump in, don’t wait. Buy as much meat as you can and prep a lot of meat to help kill the cravings, because the cravings are so real!!! (Especially if you go out a lot.) Bacon, burgers, cheese chips, pork rinds, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna, cheese, heavy whipping cream… stock it all up! The cravings are hard to pass, but drinking cream is what helped me get rid of them in the beginning. Nowadays, a cold burger will do. LOL

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

I believe it’s the next up and coming “fad”! I also believe it will be bashed and trashed by all the “fake news” stating lies about how meat is bad for you and the earth. When, in reality, it s not true at all! I’m one of the biggest “hippies” I know and I would not be eating this way if I knew it was bad for the planet, our bodies, or our souls. I believe in living a “full circle” life and this couldn’t be anymore closer to that! (Unless I was hunting my own food! Hopefully one day!)

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

No matter how hard carnivore is for you, it’s always best to listen to your body. There are so many carnivores out there and all of our stories are different. All of our food sensitivities are different. No one carnivore is the same. Find what makes YOU feel good, what foods YOU love and can afford and stick with that. Being a carnivore is like knowing this huge secret that no one wants to believe. When others turn their nose up at me, I just smile and eat more steak. And that’s what you call zero carb zen.

I post all my meaty delicacies on Instagram @eatmeatqueen. I have a cookbook I am working on and a website coming this year!

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