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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Christopher

Interview with Christopher

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Christopher Nance aka Carnivorous Beast, I am 32 years old from Cornwall, UK. I am currently a Corporal in the Royal Air Force.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I used to eat the typical bodybuilding diet, low fat, high carb, lots of sugar laden protein shakes, pastas, breads and lots of lean meat, I then went paleo/keto for a short period before going Carnivore. 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

It was actually my partner who introduced me to Carnivore, I initially disregarded it but I decided why not give it a go for a month and see how it goes, now 11 months down the road I’m still Carnivore 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I initially started Carnivore eating all meat, eggs and dairy, after about 4 months I decided to eliminate dairy as I was still getting skin issues, as soon as I eliminated dairy my skin issues reduced dramatically 

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

Benefits I have seen is mental clarity, I had suffered with mental health issues and I am now completely off any medication, I have also been able to read 15 books so far this year (I could barely read 1 book a year in previous years). I also dropped a lot of body fat starting at 95kg, I am currently 78.2kg, I also feel very energetic and overall sleep better, my skin also has improved – I used to have eczema but no longer have it.

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


The biggest negative is fitting it in an everyday life, its difficult to eat out at restaurants or someone’s home. Also having to constantly defend my diet to people stuck in the conventional way of thinking 

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


I exercise 5-6 times a week I have had a varied gym background coming from Powerlifting to Strongman to strength training and I am now focusing on bodybuilding, my workouts are usually Weightlifting with occasional cardio.

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


Make sure you are ready for it, it’s difficult to come from a standard Western diet with high sugar processed foods to completely eliminating them, I always recommend going paleo first to get used to eating real food then trying keto to become fat adapted and then going Carnivore 

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


My hope is that it would but I just don’t see it happening, unlike Vegan diets which can be mass produced and profitable for big brands meats are difficult to heavily manufacture.

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

Carnivore has been great for me and I stand by it but I recognise it isn’t for everyone, I also highly recommend Paleo and Keto. I am on YouTube as Carnivorous Beast and on Instagram as @carnivorousbeast

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Maria Emmerich

Interview with Maria

Introduce Yourself.

My name is Maria Emmerich. I am an international best selling author and nutritionist. I struggled with my health and weight throughout childhood which lead me to become such a passionate nutrition expert. I specialize in brain neurotransmitters and how food can increase mental wellness. My expertise has sent me around the World speaking about ketogenic diets.

I am also an International Best Selling author of over 14 books including “Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking” and “Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on The Ketogenic Diet”. My books and recipes have been featured by Halle Berry, Al Roker on the Today Show, Valerie Bertinelli and others.

I also run a support site for members here:

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How did you eat before Carnivore.

I have been eating a ketogenic diet for almost 20 years. In the last 8-10 years it has been close to carnivore already with a focus on animal proteins. So eating carnivore was only cutting out the grilled onions on my burger, side salad, etc. I was already very meat focused with my diet. 

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started eating mostly carnivore about 2 years or so ago when my husband Craig was diagnosed with Lyme disease. He started doing carnivore to help with his Lyme pain and I joined him. I also noticed increases in energy and enjoyed it too. 

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

For me I am not as strict as Craig because I no longer have any health issues. I will occasionally eat a lettuce wrap on a burger when I go out to a restaurant. But that is why we made sure to address in our “The Carnivore Cookbook” how it is important to know our why. What is your “Why” for doing carnivore? If it is just general health or weight loss, then you don’t have to be as strict. If you are dealing with chronic disease like Craig with his Lyme, then you have to be more strict to keep symptoms down (in his case the chronic pain). 

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I notice an increase in energy or really a more consistent energy. I was already keto for almost 20 years prior to carnivore so I was already used to better mental clarity, increased energy, etc. So this was like one notch better. Going keto took me from a 3 to a 9. Carnivore took it to a 10 (or 11, LOL). Craig has seen amazing results with the reduction in pain he has from Lyme. When he stick to strict carnivore his migrating pain in his joints is completely gone. We also see some really amazing results with clients, especially those with skin issues. They have psoriasis or eczema that they have struggled with for years and within days it is gone. Also huge improvements in brain health like bipolar disease, depression and other issues. 

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I have not seen any negatives with carnivore. And about the only ones I see with clients are due to transitioning. One is the dehydration issues when people don’t get enough electrolytes (like keto flu). Muscle aches, low energy, etc. Just upping electrolytes fixes it. The other is temporary digestive issues. Diarrhea is common in the first couple weeks. This is typically due to the body adjusting to eating more protein so we have clients add HCL and digestive enzymes and that typically helps until the body adjusts. 

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

Yes, I love to move my body. I love running, lifting weights, riding bike, swimming, hiking, riding my paddle board; and sometimes all in the same day! I have endless energy and never have issues staying active and working out when carnivore. 

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

First, identify what your “Why” is. Based on that determine your approach. If healing from chronic disease like Lyme, bipolar, MS, skin issues, etc. then we recommend doing the Carnivore Autoimmune Protocol (CAIP) defined in our Carnivore Cookbook. This acts as the ultimate elimination diet and can really help with healing for different conditions and identifying foods that can trigger symptoms. Then make sure to give it at least a month to really see the effects and how good you can feel. 

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

I hope so. Our ancestors primarily ate animal proteins while they evolved into humans. These early humans primarily ate large mammals like wooly mammoths. It is what our bodies are primarily designed to eat. A protein focused diet is what we as humans are designed to eat and it is the only way we get control of the rampant obesity and disease crisis we have today. 

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

I encourage people to give carnivore a try. I make it easy with lots of tasty recipes. Plus if weight loss is the goal, carnivore makes it super easy. All you really have to do eat adjust the types of meat you eat from fattier to leaners to switch from weight loss to maintenance or gaining. We have charts sorted in protein to energy ratio in our Carnivore Cookbook that make this super easy. And almost no prep. Every recipes is really easy and almost all are 5 ingredients or less. 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Paul

Interview with Paul

1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Paul.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I basically ate like the recommended food pyramid, anything and everything. 2016-2017 I ate less and less meat each day, under 500g, and more and more fruits, salads, starches, veggies.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started the carnivore diet, thinking of fitness and bodybuilding. I wanted to lose weight and build muscle.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat about 1500g of meat. 8 whole eggs, 100g of cheese (on and off). One meal a day. I fast 16-18 hours every day.

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

Health! I have recovered from 30+ years of illnesses such as: asthma, allergy, eczema / psoriasis, and sleep apnea. I have been symptom free for 2 years! I am on my 3rd year now (2020). I took asthma medicine twice a day every day for 30+years, I now take no medication. I used to sleep with a cpap machine every night for about 10 years, that too is no longer needed. It’s just WOW. I have experienced the desired weight loss, I’ve gone from 98kg, 12% bodyfat, to 85kg, 6,5% bodyfat. This has been easy to maintain, which is important. 

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

The detoxification and oxalate dumping. it happened in the beginning. Also it is no fun, if I eat too much fat. I become very loose in my stomach, aka diarrhea.

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

I do and I love it. I go to the gym two days in a row, then one day off. I train one body part a day. Chest one day, back one day, and so on. I do three to five exercises. 10 drop sets x 10 reps. Rest, up to one minute between sets.

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

“Just do it”. Whether you are rich or poor, it is the easiest diet in the world. You eat what
you want, and how much you want of anything you want from the animal world. NO: fruits, salads, starches, carbohydrates, vegetable fiber, root vegetables, vegetables.

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

Yes, I do.

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

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Dwayne

Interview with Dwayne

1) Introduce Yourself.

My Name is Dwayne Schofield, I live in Nova Scotia Canada. Growing up I was very active in the snowboard community, competing and coaching at the provincial and national levels.  After leaving the sport and getting into the real world of working I was up and down with my fitness and weight.  In Jan 2019 I hit my highest wait and had a number of health issues going on, I was turning 41 but by body was feeling much much older.  It was then I knew things had to change.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore

I had tried a number of different things, I had tried vegetarian, did not enjoy it nor want to stay with it, I had success with the Keto diet but didn’t make it a lifestyle so would gain weight back.  I have been able to stay very consistent with this WOE because I enjoy it so much and dont feel im missing out on anything, I now only crave the foods I eat.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

When I hit my highest weight and was feeling my worst I was searching, I was consuming at least 3 podcasts a day and watching youtube videos, mostly around Keto and low carb but I kept seeing things on carnivore and it was really peaking my interest, so I said why not.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Shortly after going carnivore, cravings for anything but meat went away, I eat 2 times a day, lunch around 1pm and dinner at 6, and both meals are usually beef and usually prime rib.  We do add in eggs, liver pate, sardines as well but at least 90% is beef.  A few months we did a cruise and on the cruise I added in some more foods, sweets mostly as it was a vacation.  I found once I added them back in it was hard to get them back out again.  Took probably a week to 10 days for those cravings to leave again so I try to stay strictly just meat as that’s why I feel the best and I find the WOE to be very easy for our lifestyle.

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

So many!  I had really bad eczema all my life, right from birth, and for the first time in my life I have no trace of eczema on my body.  I had chronic acid reflux, that is gone, I was on puffers regularly for my asthma, and I haven’t had to used them in a year now.  I had several kidney stones prior to going carnivore, some even had to be surgically removed and I have not had any since.  Mood is much improved, calmer and do not get agitated easily.  Much higher tolerance to the sun, I can be in the sun all day without getting a sunburn.  My eyes turned blue, that’s an interesting one!

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

There can be social times that are difficult, food is a staple at a social gathering, and a lot of time that is food we just don’t want to eat.  I travel a lot for business and there are a lot of business dinner and im not always the one picking the restaurant, so it can be hard at times to get the amount of meat I require for a meal and meat that has not been cooked in any seed oils.

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

Yes, I have a home gym, I work out 5 days a week for 25-30 min, much of it is body weight exercises, but I have added a weighted vest lately

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

Its so worth trying and much easier than people think it will be, for sure they will make tweaks over time but in the beginning just eat meat, lots of it, eat to satiation and fast when your not hunger.  Get lots of salt in 2-3 tsp a day in addition to what goes on your food is what we try to do.

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

No, I think the money behind the plant based agenda is too big, processed food industry too big and big ag is too big and they will keep pushing for their agenda but more and more people are seeing the undeniable results real people are getting with this WOE and a change is happening.

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

My wife and I have an instagram page where we share our story, tips, things we learn, products we like and use along our journey.  @ourinfinitehealth

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kelsey

Interview with Kelsey

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Kelsey (@carnivore.kelsey on instagram) and I’m loving the carnivore diet so far as it has improved my life an incredible amount. I love learning about the topic and creating recipes that fit within the parameters. My husband has struggled with health issues for over 4 years – I have watched him go from seemingly healthy to almost dying. It was terrifying because doctors could not help, everything that was suggested made it worse. We had to take his health into our own hands, and I’ve been researching about the carnivore diet constantly since January 2019 to see if it would be right for him. After we saw that it is possible for him to thrive without carbs I figured why not? It would be easier to support his new way of eating if I joined and I’ve got some nagging health issues of my own such as migraines, cystic acne, pre-diabetes risk, exercise induced asthma. As well as some old injuries like an old slipped disk in my lower back and pain at the base of my neck and I also still had some weight to lose.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I’ve had so many different stages of my life regarding my food habits. Growing up my family followed the Canada food guide, and we would always demand the fun processed foods and lots of sugar. I was so addicted to junk food, I would sneak it whenever I could. As I started to work, I found I could support my own bad habits and eat whatever I want. I was working in bakeries, or coffee shops. Unlimited sweet drinks and discount treats and I was so happy getting fat. People would always tell me that I was going to give myself diabetes but I never listened. When I moved in with my husband we continued to eat badly, drinking and eating out often, especially because it was the first stage of our relationship and we lived blocks from Main street in Vancouver with the best restaurants. It did inspire me to learn to be a better chef and I definitely became a foodie. I was determined to cook and master every one of my favorite foods at least once. Let’s just say I had a lot of favorite foods. We tried multiple diets: Vegetarian for a bit, then Paleo for the most part, as well as Keto, and AIP -Auto Immune Paleo protocol. Before carnivore I was trying to lose weight for a year so I was trying lowish carb paleo without dairy. I was able to lose 49 lbs on those diets over 3 years but I had plateaued, and carnivore helped me with the last 10 lbs I needed to lose. I was able to reverse prediabetes and don’t get me wrong – I love fruits and vegetables, but they aren’t worth it to me anymore. I started the diet thinking I would use it as an elimination diet tool but I don’t feel the need to introduce anything yet because I’m so happy with how I feel.  I don’t believe in calorie in calorie out, or calculating net carbs. When I was keto I had too much lower quality dairy and I would try to replicate all my old favorite desserts with keto recipes and I went overboard. Any form of sweet seriously messes with me now, I know that this is realistically the only thing I can’t compromise on – carbs are poison to me and I have never been able to control myself.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My husband already had eczema then he got gastroenteritis which I think started the severe leaky gut issues – he gradually became allergic to most foods it seemed. His eczema was worsened by the dermatologist’s recommendations and his health spiraled out of control (his story is much more interesting than mine, he suffered for many years but has found incredible progress on this diet . His instagram @itchydan has it all documented over the years so there are extensive progress pics). When he was given high strength topical steroid creams with instructions that said “apply liberally as needed” of course he did just that. However these creams stop working, they end up chasing eczema all over and then it spreads fast. Some people go through topical steroid withdrawal, a painful process usually lasting between 3-5 years of pure suffering – constant cycles of flares and terrible side effects from those steroid creams. We were 4 years in and the end did not seem near, things were just as bad as ever so this was literally our last ditch effort we were out of ideas. Dan wishes he found this way of eating years ago as it could have prevented all of this.

After seeing how many legitimate health professionals advocate for this way of eating I investigated. I learned more about how our government’s health recommendations are bogus thanks to the work of Nina Teicholz who does a great job at exposing how corrupt nutrition science and policy has been lately. I was also convinced after seeing the digestive systems of other carnivores compared to our own, it just clicked in – why are we fighting our own biology? We know what we have been doing with low fat has been wrong – why have we not embraced high fat? After I learned about Dr Zsófia Clemens and how the Paleomedicina clinic is having so much success healing people with autoimmune issues with the Paleo Ketogenic Diet it was clear that we needed to try something drastic that goes against western medicine since the Canadian medical system has failed us.

I’ve been following the reddit community r/carnivore and r/zerocarb as well as people on instagram. I love carnivore aurelius’ webpage as it goes over so much of the important information in a way that is both scientific and easy to digest. One of the most inspiring things I found was just reading about how others have fixed their health. I honestly never thought that I would be approached and be considered a success either. Now with all the results we have seen we can’t help but put it out there so hopefully the more people see it maybe we can prevent someone else’s suffering.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My husband, Dan is on a more strict version of carnivore – meat and water only (including non ruminants like fish and chicken, but mostly beef). I believe it is best to stick with this for at least the first month, from there try introducing egg yolks, then whole eggs, dairy, etc. The more healing you have to do the more likely it’s best to stay on basic carnivore (it is very important to supplement with raw grassfed liver)  until your health is under control again so you can really tell when you’re getting a negative reaction from the food. If you do this in a controlled way while documenting any negative effects it will be the best thing you will ever do for yourself. At the end of it all – all we truly have is our body so prevention is very important, even if you don’t have as much healing as us to do.

Right now I’m eating: beef, pork, chicken, eggs. I am prioritizing grassfed/pastured meats (mostly in the form of ground beef and liver because grassfed cuts are so expensive). I do like white meats but they are not as filling, so I make sure to eat ruminants daily. I try to ensure that I’m eating a rotation of various beef cuts focusing on fatty options, and if I’m having a lean meat I will add some extra fat to it.

At the beginning of carnivore I overate conventional cheese and monitored how my skin healed over a few weeks with an adjustment of switching to a2 dairy and had raw frozen grassfed liver on a daily basis. It was apparent then how important liver is for healing as it really sped up as soon as I introduced it. I found that even the a2 switch didn’t help with my acne in the long run unfortunately. Cheese is great if you can tolerate it but I’ve been in denial and I can’t. I have seen a lot of improvement since cutting it out. I still have grassfed butter, I don’t think it affects me too much but I can cut it out if I notice I’m not progressing.

I don’t find that I have many cravings,  I haven’t been tempted to cheat other than testing out to see if coffee and wine were ok to introduce but both did not work out. I found incredible results after adopting more of a nose to tail type of eating with broth daily, combined with intermittent fasting these are great tools for healing. I’m not completely healed but I can see that grassfed liver as a multivitamin is way better than any other supplement I’ve tried. Most people say you don’t need supplements on this diet but I take ox bile pills with fatty meals, Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate, and Green Pasture fermented cod liver oil. I really like Ancestral Supplements organ meat capsules – my skin was great when I was taking 6 of these a day but they are expensive so I just trained myself to not be disgusted at the taste of liver. I consider servings of marrow and frozen raw liver to be important supplements to a carnivore diet. I really love drinking snake juice as well, it’s something new that I’ve introduced but it feels like it really quenches my thirst how a nice cold coconut water used to.

I’m trying to do this on a budget – It’s probably still cheaper than spending money on all the supplements prescribed by naturopaths as well as other medical costs. If you rearrange your budget and don’t eat out ever it can be doable – you just have to think hard about what your priorities are. If you try to do your own cooking, butchering, and packaging it will really help make this affordable. Think of a whole chicken for example – it’s cheaper to purchase 1 whole chicken rather than get chicken breasts because you have to pay someone extra to process and package it. My gadgets save me a lot of money like my foodsaver vacuum sealer, deep freezer, dehydrator, instant pot, sous vide, blender, and sodastream.

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

  • 10 lb weight loss
  • I have way more time – spending less time grocery shopping, meal planning and prepping, cooking, and cleaning on this diet.
  • Energy to exercise
  • I’m happier
  • Reduction in migraine attacks – it’s easier to diagnose and prevent them now rather then letting it build into a full blown 1-2 day event.
  • Reduction in cystic acne
  • Skin tone is clearing up and redness is going away
  • Scalp eczema patch at the base of my skull that I’ve had all my life is gone
  • My nails would always flake and break but now they grow fast and they’re strong
  • Better sleeps and I’m able to go to bed earlier and will tend to wake up at around 6-7 am naturally.
  • Reduced neck and back pain
  • Stable mood and energy
  • I learned discipline
  • Working out is easier and I feel more powerful
  • Haven’t had an exercise induced asthma attack since starting (but also less cardio).

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

  • Social stigma
  • Too hard to eat out, but I just pack lunches and fast if I need to.
  • I avoid a lot of the things I used to enjoy, but my old hobbies fostered an unhealthy lifestyle and were mostly revolving around food rituals.
  • I had to purchase a new wardrobe, some people would say this is a positive though (LPT: if you’re a lady and losing weight, invest in stretchy comfy dresses as they will last you longer than pants will, and also- get lots of yoga pants)

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

I have way more energy and time to dedicate to exercise – I love swimming, yoga, jogging, as well as nature walks, and I hear how great resistant training pairs with this diet so I’m trying to learn more about how to do that properly. I have been doing a lot of infrared yoga lately as well .

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

Don’t wait until your health is so bad that you have to be desperate about it – prevention is key. If you have any autoimmune type problems please dedicate some time and research into learning about the carnivore diet. Instead of snacking I distract myself by doing research which inspires me to not poison myself with carbs.

If you are going through carbohydrate withdrawal early on make sure to have enough electrolytes, quality salt (redmond real salt), lots of broth, beef and sugar free bacon. Stay full and don’t bother with fasting early in the diet just listen to your body’s hunger signals which will regulate over time and you’ll find the best eating pattern for yourself. Don’t cheat, the only one you’re cheating is yourself. Find other hobbies or projects to distract yourself so you don’t miss the ritual of your old food habits.

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

Yes, Its essentially a strict form of keto and keto is becoming mainstream despite the suppression of information regarding this topic and various people/corporations spreading misinformation and lies. I think though word of mouth and the thousands of anecdotal results from this the information can spread once people see it for themselves. We are in a health crisis and we can either acknowledge that what the government  recommended doesn’t work or we can continue to get sick. If you’re desperate enough you will take control of your health.

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

Eat meat!

Instagram – @carnivore.kelsey and my husband:@itchy.dan

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jannes

Interview with Jannes

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey Steven, my name is Jannes Vercaemst. I’m a 26 year old professional kickboxer that just got a double hip resurfacing. I’ve always been into health and fitness, searching for ways to thrive and feel my best self. My passion for health was a motivation to start a healthcoaching practise so i could coach other people and also have an income next to my boxing.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

A diet that a lot of people would consider as ‘healthy’. Lots of veggies, some fish/meats, rice/patatoes/oatmeal etc etc…

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

The double hip surgery made me re-think my diet, i had been listening to and researching a lot of podcasts claiming its (carnivore) health benefits. I got very convinced about its possible benefits and i entrusted my recovery to the diet.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I have a ‘nose to tail’ approach to the diet. eating lots of fatty meats, organs, bone marrow, fatty fish, eggs, etc etc… Paul SaladinoMD is a big proponent of this approach. Covering all vitamin and nutrient requirements (or so it should).

I try to find as much ‘grass fed’ & ‘healthy’ animals as possible for an optimal nutrient profile of the meat.

I also fast until after my first workout around 13:00.

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

A couple of benefits:

– Less anxious/stress

– subjectively deeper sleep, and waking up wel rested with less sleep

– SUPER satiated, like never before.

– great focus (having long conversations w people, staying interested, very clear mind….)

– constant energy level (probably a classic answer)

– less ‘puffy-eyes’

– clear skin, less eczema

And most importantly, i recovered from my surgery like Wolverine 🙂

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

Mainly socially: hard to go out and eat w the lady or w friends, having to explain ‘wtf’ you’re doing to everyone.

Also i do get a lot of joy from ‘world kitchen’ (japanese, libanese, italian food…). i miss it when i’m very strict but now i enjoy an occasional ‘cheat meal’ because i like it and because its usually part of my social life 🙂

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

Well, its been 4 months now since Carnivore and since surgery. I’m increasing the amount and intensity of my workouts only since a couple of weeks. It’s still a lot of trial and error. i Love the constant energy during endurance workouts and life and would not want it any other way, i really would’nt. But it feels as if i’m missing a ‘gear’ when im doing high intensity workouts (like boxing). might be me still having to get back in shape. Lets see in a couple of weeks 🙂

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

School yourself, read about and listen to professional on the subject and when you’re convinced and feeling motivated, go all the way. Do it right. Its a big stress to change you’re diet like most people do going on Carnivore. You might go trough an adaptation phase, as you would on a keto diet. But it’s so worth it.

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

tough question, there is so much money in health & nutrition that i fear big pharma control most of this. I hope it does and that we find the most sustainable way to scale this.

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

People can follow my kickboxing/recovery journey on instagram: ‘Jannes Vercaemst’.

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Natalie

Interview with Natalie

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Natalie, I am 37 years old and currently living in Barcelona, Spain. I work as a nutritional therapy adviser and recently joined the ICMNI – Paleomedicina Hungary team assisting Dr. Zsofia Clemens and Dr. Csaba Tóth.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore?

I grew up in the south of Italy eating what can be considered as a modern Mediterranean diet.

Pasta, bread, rice and potatoes were the base of my diet, followed by vegetables, some lean animal or vegetable protein and small amounts of olive oil.

I started having health issues very young and after doing some research, I decided to slowly remove animal products from the diet. The first few years, I was still consuming fish and eggs and felt lighter, but this diet didn’t have much impact on reversing my poor health condition. My menstrual cycle disappeared and my health was declining very quickly.  Despite all this, I decided to follow the advice of vegan promoting doctors who claimed that my health problems were related to a still “dirty” diet. Thus, I removed eggs and fish and focused on legumes, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and fruits.

Following along the same chain of thought I then became raw vegan and a fruitarian for a short period.

In 2015, thanks to an Ayurvedic doctor I reintroduced animal products into my diet. And in the past 4 years I went from an Ayurvedic diet passing through a Paleo, Keto and Carnivore, to finally my most successful one, the Paleolithic Ketogenic diet. This latter, helped me get my health back 100%.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

Desperation! I had many symptoms and doctors weren’t able to understand the reasons behind them. I visited all kind of conventional and alternative specialists, spent an unimaginable amount of money on supplements/therapies, but no one ever mentioned the possibility to remove vegetables and oils to improve health conditions until I heard Shawn Baker talking about the carnivore way of eating.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

I don’t have a “regular” carnivore diet. The diet I follow is called Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet (PKD) created by Paleomedicina Hungary.

It is a high fat and moderate protein diet.

I eat a 2:1 fat to protein ratio and follow my hunger feeling to decide how many times to eat per day.

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

As I previously mentioned, all the benefits I received came from a Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet (PKD) and not from a “mainstream” carnivore.

In less than a year on PKD I was symptom-free.

Hypothyroidism (medicated for 14 years), non alcoholic fatty liver, scalp eczema, rashes, itchiness, allergies, insomnia, joint pain, amenorrhea, bloating, acid reflux, constipation, nutrient deficiencies, hair loss, water retention, restless leg syndrome, extreme teeth sensitivity and receding gums, very low energy and vitality, lack of memory and concentration, lack of physical strength, inability to deal with stress, foggy mind, often depressed. All these conditions left my body and became the past!

I was able to quit my thyroid medication, painkillers and hundreds of supplements I was consuming. I, then, started nourishing my body only with meat, fat and organ meats, which was in itself a process full of mental challenges and up and downs before my body was completely symptoms-free and healthy. And here I am, feeling better than ever!

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Author: photo from when she was sick.

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

My experience with the regular carnivore diet was 2 months long.

During this time I got my menstrual cycle back and noticed a huge improvement in my gum health. But all of my other symptoms were still present and some of them were getting worse.

I was consuming around 750-1000gr of meat daily with insufficient fat intake. My blood glucose was going through the roof and, despite being fat adapted after 8 months on the ketogenic diet, I was on a very low ketosis level.

As soon as I reduced my protein intake and upped the fat levels following the PKD, I started to feel better shortly.  

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

Yes, I do strength-training three times a week, as well as yoga. I also enjoy hiking, roller blading and swimming.

I must add that when I was in the middle of my healing process I had to stop exercising. It was hard mentally at the beginning because I always loved being active. It was only when I learnt to respect my body’s needs that I really started to notice a big shift in my health.

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 would be to try the diet and see the benefits on your own body. Find a specialist who can guide you personally and avoid following mainstream and Facebook groups suggestions.

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

I hope and wish so, but considering all the interests behind the plant based diet I doubt it will be accepted as a mainstream diet. It’s undeniable that the carnivore lifestyle is quickly gaining more visibility thanks to social media and conferences. Stories of successful results from people, healing through an animal protein and fat diet are a fact, at the same time, I can see how despite this, people are more prone to choose plant based diets with trendy smoothies, Buddha bowls and detox juices.

The food industry and the pharmaceutical companies are doing a “great” job brainwashing people’s minds.

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

Feel free to follow me on Instagram @ancestralcarnivore

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kris

Interview with Kris

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Introduce Yourself.

My name is Kris, and I am 27 years old. I work in healthcare, and I absolutely love helping people.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was Vegan for 2 years, then I was Keto for 1.5 years before going completely Carnivore.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My fiancé has always had bloating and intestinal issues.  We have been trying different ways of eating for years to relieve his symptoms.  Eating vegan made it worse, so we went Keto. He was still having issues, so we decided to cut out vegetables after listening to a podcast on the Carnivore lifestyle and its positive effects on digestive issues.  I’m so glad we did!

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How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I personally eat meats, eggs, cheese, and butter.  I eat mostly beef, consisting of mostly Ribeye steak and ground beef.  I also eat a lot of pork and eggs.  I occasionally eat chicken and rarely eat fish or seafood.  I do not eat organ meats. I personally haven’t felt a need to, since I feel amazing.  The only supplements I add into my diet are powdered collagen in my morning coffee as well as salt added to my food and sometimes my water (to replenish my electrolytes).  I start every day with a “Fat Coffee.”  This consists of hot coffee, 1-2 tbsp butter, ½ tsp salt, and 1 scoop of powdered collagen, all blended together.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore diet.

I have had Eczema for years and have never been able to calm it.  I have tried creams, lotions, scrubs, oils, diets, etc., and nothing worked.  While I was Vegan and Keto, it was still the same, no change.  It wasn’t until I cut the vegetables out of my diet that it went away completely.  To this day, I have no Eczema!  Also, I have so much more energy, and I’ve been able to build muscle!  After my workouts, I’m not as sore for as long!  I genuinely just feel better all around, with a huge improvement in my anxiety too!

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore diet.

I honestly can’t think of any negatives. At first, I thought I would get bored of only being able to eat meats and cheese for every meal, but it’s honestly not a problem!  Pleasantly surprised!!

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

Yes, I do exercise on the Carnivore diet.  I find it motivational and rewarding.  Since on this diet, I have noticed huge changes in my body physically.  I am growing muscle, and I feel stronger.  Not only am I motivated at the gym, but going there actually motivates me for my day.  I personally lift weights and love it.  I go to the gym 5 days a week, sometimes in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon depending on my work schedule.  I love how I feel!

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

Listen to your body.  It is the easiest diet I have ever encountered.  I have never counted calories.  I just eat when I’m hungry and don’t eat when I’m not.  I stay full for much longer on this diet.  I think my biggest struggle when I first started was sweets.  I’m a huge sweets person! Once I got past the first couple weeks, I no longer had cravings!  Just keep with it, and stick it out!

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

I think in general, a low carb lifestyle will be accepted as a mainstream diet.  As far as full Carnivore, I’m not sure, but I hope so!  I have personally met doctors that agree with a low carb lifestyle, and swear by it for losing weight.  I personally know a doctor who is board certified in Obesity Medicine, who has countless success stories with these diets.  I think the more studies that are conducted, the more it will be accepted.  It’s having so many positive effects, and these studies can ease people’s minds about the unknown.

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

I am all about helping people improve their lives!  I love sharing my experiences and love hearing others’ experiences as well!  You can follow my journey on Instagram @lady.carnivore where I strive to achieve my vision of helping people optimize their lives!  Thank you so much for inviting me to share my story!

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