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Carnivore Diet success stories with Yuli

Interview with Yuli

1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Yuli, born in the Soviet Union, raised in Israel, lived in Germany for 8 years and now living in the UK. The carnivore diet helped me reverse and put into permanent remission; Crohn’s disease, Hashimoto thyroiditis, PCOS, IBS, inflammatory arthritis, depression, brain fog, migraines, and a binge eating disorder. I’ve been exclusively carnivore for about 3 years and recently started adding some non-sweet fruit and veg into my diet with no issues, yet animal products are always the main part of every single meal I eat.  

My personal journey may have started with me only trying to change my diet, yet the more I’ve learned about our ancestry the more it seeped into my overall lifestyle. I now have improved my sleep, my focus, my productivity, my creativity, my relationships, and my mindset. All thanks to what started as “a few weeks long” meat only elimination diet. 

This way of eating and getting back to more ancestral values has also inspired me to create art as a carnivore, focusing on the beauty of food animals and the nourishing, health promoting products they provide us. 

I think art changes how people see the world. I think art informs what is valued as beautiful and admirable. Art has been a part of every revolution, evolution, and social movement throughout history. 

There are trends in art just like in any other fashion and while you can walk into any museum and see stunning images of still life featuring meat as a sign of wealth and prosperity in old master paintings – nowadays we have lost it. 

Over time, with the rise of processed foods and the vegan/vegetarian agenda we seemed to have lost the beauty of meat and animal products as a society. A person can walk into any design shop and buy pizza pillows, cupcake shaped serving dishes and anything imaginable with a donut printed on it – yet you’ll never see a steak. 

I think this shift in visual culture to be more plant based is a part of the propaganda against meat, and I’m trying to do whatever I can to change it, by making it beautiful again. 


2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

My diet growing up was full of rice, pasta, and grains. I’ve had bread with pretty much every meal. processed foods were everywhere with treats and sweets. To try and be healthy I spent a few years mostly vegan/vegetarian, though I’d also ‘cheat’ a lot on the diet by going to supermarkets and buying processed carbs.

I could eat two pints of ice cream with some gummy bears instead of a real meal. I didn’t cook for myself or knew how to make a tasty meal until my mid 20’s. I also worked in the food industry in my teens and early twenties and would just eat at work and take leftovers home.

I got more and more unwell as time passed yet didn’t connect it to diet for the longest time.


3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I’d get extremely ill at least twice a year with a bacterial or viral infection. I’ve always had hormonal issues had quite bad PCOS. I had IBS and was later diagnosed with Crohn’s, after a flair of gastritis. I’ve always had joint pains and swelling in my joints. I suffered from migraines and was depressed and lazy, lacking all motivation.

About 5 years ago I got into a very toxic relationship that caused me a great deal of stress, and the majority of my issues got worse during that time. I was on an extremely restrictive diet and lost a lot of weight quite rapidly which led to me developing a binge eating disorder. I was very unhappy and had brain fog – I felt I wasn’t able to think at the same speed as before, processing words or remembering things became rather difficult.

I was desperate to find some way to stop the binge cravings and through reading online found the keto diet and decided to try it.

I was on keto for about a year and a half and many of the issues I was struggling with got much better, but weren’t gone. The migraines decreased in frequency, my joints weren’t hurting as much, my digestions was a bit more stable yet the binge eating persisted and I felt completely out of control, and each episode brought all the symptoms back.

I started going to doctors who kept sending me to other doctors and each test made them order more tests. My bloodwork came back a mess: I’ve had rheumatoid factor come back positive, inflammatory markers were very high, my thyroid antibodies were extremely elevated, and the thyroid hormones were low, and my calprotectin was over 700 when it should be below 40.

I was put on thyroid meds and steroids, PPI’s and a few other pills with no helps – my wellbeing and quality of life decreased to such a level I got desperate. This is when I started to dive into the literature and research how to ‘fix’ myself. After listening to podcasts with Dr. Shawn baker and Mikhaila Peterson and put myself on a carnivore diet for “3-4 weeks max” only it lasted over 3 years and I’m never going back.


4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I started the diet around July 2017. It took a lot of personal experimentation and data collection until I found what works best for me. I think this is probably the case with most people who start trying to resolve multiple issues. I started by cutting out of plant foods yet still including pork, dairy, eggs and chicken. Over time I realised pork and chicken aren’t good for me, and milk products have to be raw and fermented. I only eat pastured eggs.

Nowadays I eat beef, lamb, venison, goat, organ meats and sea food. I live in a small town in the UK and have an amazing family farm that raises all the previously mentioned animals and at least 6-7 kinds of poultry so variety is never a problem, yet still find myself sticking to the same meals over and over.

Since now I’m trying to lose some fat, I eat two meals a day, about 300-450g of meat per meal depending on how lean it is, and use beef tallow, goats’ butter or ghee to cook with. In the last two months I’ve also been adding some non-sweet fruit, vegetables, eggs and some fermented dairy with no adverse reactions. About 85-95% of my calories are coming from meat and animal products.

My favourites are all the various cuts from the rib area, beef tongue, lamb chops and salmon.

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


Within the first few weeks my digestion got much better and became regular. IBS and Crohn’s were gone within about two months at most, my sleep improved, my PCOS normalised and I started getting my period again, my joints became less inflamed, walking and then going back to exercising became easier. I was off all steroids and PPI’s within less than 8 weeks.

After a year on the diet my thyroid antibodies were back to normal, yet my thyroid levels themselves were low, so I was still medicated for it. Two years after starting the carnivore diet I was able to get off all thyroid meds as well.

My body composition improved and I was able to gain and maintain muscle, increase my bone density and get rid of my brain fog and all mental health issues. No migraines, no weird aches and pains.

On the carnivore diet I feel calm, happy, content, a lot less agitated, I’m never anxious and can handle stress very well. It’s as if this way of eating was a facilitator of internal zen.


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

It did require a lot of patience, consistency, tracking, and trial and error to finally find true health. I had to do a lot of experimentation with my food to figure out pork and chicken weren’t good for me, to figure out that if I overeat I have issues even if I’m only eating foods I normally do very well with. I had some issues with histamines which took experimenting and tracking to figure out, I had to experiment with my fat to protein ratio to find what I do best with. The Crohn’s and the steroids depleted a lot of my vitamins and minerals some of which I had to supplement. My progress wasn’t always linear and was made much slower by the fact that I also battelled the binge eating craving despite being fully carnivore. It helped make the binge eating more manageable, yet I wasn’t truly recovered and it was extremely discouraging hearing experts on podcasts time after time state “you can’t overeat on steak and eggs” because I was living proof you very much can and that no matter how much eliminate – even the excess of good foods can lead to problems or prevent healing.

It wasn’t until I added stearic acid to my cooking fats (a la Brad Marshall) that I saw the cravings diminish until they were completely gone.

It was also harder on my social life with regard to eating out and eating with people, but I made it work and my real friends/family don’t mind it and are used to it by now.


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


I love exercise. I do resistance training. I used to work out 3-4 times a week and do long gym sessions, yet this year I transitioned more into home workouts and invested in resistance bands, kettlebells and a cast iron dumbbell set. I now do shorter, more intense functional training.

I recover very well from my workouts; I am very strong and find building muscle relatively easy.


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

This is an extremely powerful intervention that can change your life and health for the better, however it’s not magic. You may still have issues that other people in the community say cleared for them within 3 days, and it can be very discouraging and lead to a feeling of being broken, but it just takes dedication.

Every change has a transitional period where things feel unfamiliar or strange and you miss your old ways but remembering why you’re doing it helps so much. You can get used to anything and anything can seem normal, no matter how foreign the idea was when you heard it first. If your current normal is inflamed, in pain, struggling to think clearly or get motivated – carnivore will 100% help. It’s an extremely simple diet which isn’t easy to implement but you overcome the initial hurdles it’s worth it.


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

I think that in the future more and more doctors will use it as a healing tool for their patients, which will help legitimize it in the eyes of the public.

This way of eating is essentially fighting the way in which big parts of our society and economy are founded on, so there will be resistance and pushback throughout the way. I do believe that evidence speak for themselves and the voices of people in the community are reaching larger audiences now. There are doctors educating other doctors on low carb and carnivore as treatment modalities which means it’s growing. The obesity and chronic disease epidemic took decades to develop and I think that we now have the power of the internet to speed up the timeline in which carnivore will grow. I hope that by then the cost of entry and price of meat won’t be a limiting factor for population in poor areas which arguably need this diet more than others.


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


For me the carnivore diet opened up so many things. I did a butchery class, went to live and volunteer on a farm for 6 weeks, started making meat based art, did a nutrition certification and am a much better and more resilient person for having been through all of this.
 
I am on instagram as @healthy.craft and am about to launch a new store for my meat-based art on nosetotail.org, in collaboration with the maker of the ‘Food Lies’ film, Brian Sanders.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Aline

Interview with Aline

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi I’m Aline aka Karnivorgirl. I’m a Swiss girl living in Nevada, USA. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

When I was 10 years old I decided to become a vegetarian (luckily not vegan!!!). At 21 it didn’t feel right anymore and my body started to crave meat. 

In 2014 I started getting into bodybuilding and of course started with a typical bodybuilding diet. Turkey, white rice, asparagus. Once a week I usually had a cheat day where I stuffed myself full of carbs. I just ate as much as I wanted when I wanted and whatever I wanted. Every time I got sick, overate and felt bad for at least two days. 

I got really sick in 2015. Chronic Mono, Hashimoto, CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), IBS, Panic Attacks, Depression… ended up in the ER twice. In 2016 I got forced to a restrictive diet by my neurologist. I switched to keto fairly soon. 

I was all about numbers while being Keto. Dirty Keto! As long as I was in my numbers and it didn’t contain gluten and tomatoes, I was happy. I had cheat days where I just stuffed my belly with tons of “healthy” keto sweets and bacon. 

I have an eating disorder that probably started when I was 16 and my obsession with food got crazier and crazier. I had (still do, didn’t delete them) lists on my phone with all different kinds of “healthy” keto sweets with all the different flavors there are. Because I needed to try every single one of them. There are also lists where I wrote down how I ate every single one. Microwaved, frozen, with heavy whipping cream, with whipped heavy whipping cream, wrapped in bacon, with butter,…. I call it food OCD. 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Keto worked pretty good for a while for me. But I fell off every time a depression attack hit me. It started happening more often and the attacks last up to 2 weeks instead of just 1-3 days. Also the depressions came out of nowhere and vanished just as suddenly. 

November 2019 again I had such a bad attack. Like always I said I can’t anymore. I need to change something. This time I knew I need to completely change something. My friend told me about the carnivore diet about 2 years prior and for some reason out of nowhere I remembered it and knew that’s it! Even before I started I knew that’s what I have to do!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

First I used it as an elimination diet and figured out very quickly I don’t do well with dairy especially cheese. After 30 days just ribeye salt and water I started reintroducing different things again but I kept having issues. I went back to just beef: steak, ground and very bloody roast. 

I realized I need to give my body more time to heal! Also the more different foods I’m able to eat the more my eating disorder reappears. I’ll start making lists again with all the different meats and egg variations I could combine and I’m getting overwhelmed and obsessed again. 

Also I figured out I’m always addicted to something. From Fruits, cereals, carbs, protein bars, keto sweets, bacon, heavy whipping cream, cheese to now fat. 

What works for me the best at the moment is: eating very lean. I can eat a lot more while still not being too high in calories. I tend to overeat if I eat delicious fatty meats cuz it’s just so good. But I also do allow myself days where I eat more fattier cuts because sometimes my body demands it. 

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

So many. But I soon figured out unfortunately I’m not one of those lucky ones where carnivore just cured everything. I still had lots of problems while being carnivore. BUT everything was sooooo much worse when I wasn’t carnivore! At least when I was binge eating it was just on meat and my ibs and anxiety attacks were much less severe. 

Now I’m doing amazing! Even tho I’m still having some issues. Most times I’m actually able to listen to my body. This wasn’t possible on any other lifestyle. But I have to say I’m also taking a looooot of supplements. I guess my brain is just a bit wired differently. For me it’s a combination of the right supplements and being a currently very strict carnivore. And very slowly I keep adding more variety to my meals. 

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

My fridge is basically empty but I never have enough freezer space. 

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

I’d say I’m a carnivore athlete. Lol. I do weight lifting, pole fitness, MMA, Dancing, weapons training, hiking, cardio on the elliptical and basically whatever I can get my hands on. 

Beef Liver!!! Best preworkout ever!!! I get my best workouts with just 15-20g of beef liver rolled up in a very thin tiny slice of fatty meat. Gives me so much energy! I also like working out fasted but the beef liver before a hard training is the absolute best!

If you don’t like liver don’t look at it as food. Look at it as a supplement / medicine!

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

Everybody’s body and brain are different and you need to find out what works best for you! 

But, you should definitely give carnivore a try. I’m convinced some form of carnivore is best for everyone. You just gotta figure out what form. And don’t forget there’s an adaption phase. Your body needs time to get rid of all the toxins and gets accustomed to a different lifestyle. Also your body keeps changing. Something that might have worked for you for a while suddenly won’t work anymore. Even on carnivore. 

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

I hope not. I don’t think carnivore should be used as a diet. Carnivore should be used as a lifestyle. And I hope it won’t become just the mainstream lifestyle. I hope it’ll just be the normal lifestyle that everyone is living in their own way that works best for them. 

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

Everything happens for a reason! Never give up! NEVER!

Instagram: @karnivorgirl

YouTube: Karnivor Girl https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvCoMMVEiYgPjhHUjvN-l7Q

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jessica

Interview with Jessica

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my Name is Jessica. I’m a 28 years old Brazilian but live in Germany for almost a decade now.

Looking for a good diet was always a part of my life due to been overweight, but specially after I found out that I had Hashimoto when I was 10 years old. My whole life was based on my appearance and how people see me, which is a very important and common thing in Brazil. In the desperation to lose weight I took my first medicine for weight loss when I was just 12. It helped a lot combined with a low carb diet, but of course it didn’t last. Over the years I’ve tried many diets, but it didn’t matter what I did or how I looked… Even the times that I was looking good I felt depressed.

Then I moved to Germany. Here things are very different and people care much less about looks than in Brazil. I married a guy who cares very much about health and my focus changed from looks to health.

After some years my husband and I decided to try to go vegan. After watching many documentaries and interviews with vegans I thought it could be good to my autoimmune disease.

I let myself be brainwashed by all the vegan documentaries of that time (April 2017) and decided I would go fully vegan.

At the beginning I felt good from the cleansing process. But of course it didn’t last long. After a few months following a whole food plant based diet I started to have digestion problems, tooth pain, difficulty to recover from my training, weight gain (I went from EU size 42 to 48/50), brain fog, depression increased, started having obsessive compulsive disorder, my sleep got horrible and even my face started to change. I didn’t even take pictures of myself that time because I didn’t recognized the woman in the mirror.

After more than a year vegan I decided that I had to stop that.

Then I started eating animal foods again. I felt considerably better but still not 100%.

After a few months I found the carnivore diet from Sv3rige’s channel, which changed my life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Just before carnivore I ate a mostly plant diet with about 30% animal foods. I didn’t eat junk food as a normal person does nowadays. My diet would be considered healthy by most doctors.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Even after feeling better than when I was vegan, I still didn’t feel awesome. I was still very depressed. Watching Mikhaila Peterson’s interview made me think that maybe my depression was also caused by my diet, which turned out to be the truth.

Besides that I also wanted to fit in my old clothes again, which still didn’t happen, but is on its way.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

A diet which will help people to find out what causes their sicknesses, allergies, what foods make them inflamed.

Of course sometimes I eat foods that are not carnivore. I am a human and I can’t be perfect all the time.

To me I found out that sugar and refined flour cause me less problem then vegetables, fruits and nuts or plant oils. The carnivore diet is an amazing elimination diet.

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

For starters no depression. My mental illnesses were gone from my life after ONE WEEK carnivore. This was incredible. I finally could sleep well, after so long. All the inflammation in my body got better too. In my picture after veganism you can see how inflamed my face was. Even my eyelids were looking puffy.

After the carnivore diet I had no digestion problems (when I was a vegan I could see in the toilet exactly what I ate), no tooth pain, it got easier to do my training, I could spend a long time with no food without feeling hungry, I stopped being so thirsty as I ate a lot of rare and raw meat.

The most important is that I was happy.

Weight loss came after all those other things. I don’t know… Maybe my Hashimoto slow down this process. Currently I’m dressing EU size 44/46.

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

The body gets very sensitive to everything else. If I eat vegetables or anything with fiber nowadays I feel like my intestine is dying. Also depression and bad mood come back.

What can also be difficult is that people react very bad when they find out you don’t eat vegetables and fruits. But I got over it. I prefer to take my body’s reaction over opinions of other people.

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

Yes, I train Tae Bo and strength. I do it entirely because I find Tae Bo fun and like how muscles look but I don’t think exercise is a good thing. Humans are naturally lazy, that’s why most people hate to go to the gym. I would never force myself to do some sport just for doing it. If the training doesn’t bring me fun I consider it unhealthy.

The carnivore diet is amazing for the recovery. And because it’s a zero carb diet it makes the exercise itself easier.

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 and see for yourself. Give a 3 weeks try and see how you feel. When I started my plan was to try for 2 weeks. 2 weeks are becoming 9 months because I never want to feel how I felt before again.

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

I don’t think so. People have been too brainwashed that vegetables and fruits are healthy or are too addicted to sugar to give it a try.

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

You can find me on my IG @jessica.arndt

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Lynn

Interview with Lynn

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1) Introduce Yourself.

I am a 64-year old woman, a retired adjunct professor of English, current literary writer exploring fantasy fiction.  My primary role right now is one of care-giver.  My 88 year old father has Parkinson’s Disease, COPD, and heart disease and needs someone around full time.  I have an adult son with Down Syndrome as well. My writing has suffered a bit lately as I struggle with these developments.  It’s imperative I protect my health so I can care for others.  I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis which is my only health problem to date. At present, I have very low blood pressure (110/60 most of the time, sometimes lower, never ever 120/80 or higher), high cholesterol, though great ratio, high HDL, very low triglycerides, fluffy cholesterol size, low blood sugar (no metabolic syndrome).  I now weigh 118, with normal BMI.

I blog about diet, writing, dreams, philosophy and miscellaneous fare.  But I always include things about my diet and well-being journey since it is the key to all the rest!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I used to eat fairly “well” according to most conventional medicine folks.  Low fat, minimal red meat, whole grains and fruits and vegetables.  I felt terrible and hurt all over.   Was not really overweight per se, but I was not in good shape. Then I moved into Paleo eating about two years ago.  I felt somewhat better but didn’t lose any weight. And I still hurt and had headaches. Graduated to Keto and felt better yet, lost about 12 pounds and plateau-ed.  I decided to try Carnivore.  (I have listened for years to people like Dr. Mercola, Chris Kresser, Dave Asprey, and my personal favorite Mark Sisson.)

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried carnivore just as an experiment.  Having a lot of allergies and auto-immune issues, I wanted to see how I felt without plants. I had listened to Mikhaila and Jordan Peterson talk about how much better they felt and thought it would be an interesting experiment.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat all meat including seafood like oysters, mussels, shrimp, fish, beef, lamb, pork,  wild game of all sorts, chicken (I don’t feel as good on chicken).  I am not fond of organ meat except chicken livers, so don’t get much of them. I also eat heavy cream and cheese and sour cream.  Eggs.  I love eggs.  I cook with strained bacon fat and butter mostly.  I DO have an occasional glass of wine or liquor and I use spices on meat and seem to do well.  I also rotate a very limited keto diet into my regimen and I fast one day every week or two.  I also limit my eating to about six hours most days.

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

I went about 56 days without cheating and lost six pounds more and I don’t seem to gain weight when I cheat anymore, even for a couple days at a time.  My mood definitely improves on strict Carnivore.  I have moments of euphoria even when things are completely stressful.  My skin improved, much less dry, wrinkles disappeared (well, improved). I slept better and needed less sleep to feel good.  I woke without that feeling of dread.  My muscle tone improved vastly even though I have always exercised.  My hair is thicker.  My overall energy improved and most exciting, I had almost no body aches and pains.  My lower back had begun to be an issue, a disk problem, and some cysts, so this was fabulous.

My c-reactive protein is very low, inflammation markers went down.  I recently had a Lifeline screening test and I have no peripheral artery disease, normal carotid arteries, and no plaque in abdominal aorta.  No heart rhythm problems (this is despite the fact that my mother died of a brain aneurysm at my age, my father has stents and blood clots everywhere, and my younger brother has had a mini-stroke, and has a 5.2 aneurysm in his thoracic aorta that may require open heart surgery–they all eat (or ate) a regular western diet.  Due to my brother recently discovering this aneurysm, I will have an echo soon to be sure I don’t have this since it can be genetic, but I do not anticipate anything due to everything else being so good.  I will report in if people wish to follow me.

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

Well, people think you’re nuts.  I’m sure everyone thinks the social aspects are the biggest down side.  (I’m a libertarian).  Liberals think you are a monster and don’t care about the planet and that you are making some political statement (nothing could be further from the truth and I’m not certain you can’t make a good case for the environment eliminating GMO and pesticides on plants and grazing animals).  Conservatives just think you are nuts period.

Health wise, my numbers remained good EXCEPT my cholesterol went from 284 to 446!  This unnerved me quite a bit.  I have to be honest. Even though nobody has yet studied people eating grass fed meat who have high cholesterol from those eating french fries fried in trans fats and junk food, I was still a bit nervous, so I took Berberine and added a bit of salad in and my cholesterol went to 246!  Right about where I want it (people who have cardiac events do not have high cholesterol on average).  So now I rotate in and out of keto/carnivore –limited keto.  Mostly lettuce, a bit of broccoli, mushrooms.

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

I have always exercised.  I was athletic as a child and I still do full body exercises, weight lifting type twice a week, strength or meditation yoga three-four times a week, and I walk a lot.  I didn’t notice much difference in my exercise ability except that I could suddenly build muscle when I had some problems with that before.

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

You do feel a bit poorly first week or so, headaches, but after that, you’ll feel fabulous.  Jordan Peterson’s wife developed kidney cancer–no idea if her diet was involved.  But I do worry some about cancer.  In order to activate autophagy and AMPK pathways and shut down MTOR part of the time, I am a believer in fasting and exercising –as well as rotating the diet some.  It will be a long time before we know much about cancer and carnivore.

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

Possibly for a huge segment of the population.  However, when I did my 23 and Me studies, I found out people have three types of muscles.  I have an “elite athlete” style muscle.  So it makes sense to me that different people would do better on different diets.  Whole foods is the key, but I expect that studying nutrition will get more specific and tailored to individuals. I hope doctors will have one on staff soon.  But to think one diet suits all seems ridiculous.

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

I wish everybody well on this journey.  It’s great you have this website and everyone shares experiences because there is so little information out there to date.  Thanks, Steven!

You can follow me at lekimball.com  https://lynnfay73.wordpress.com/

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Olivia

Interview with Olivia

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My Name is Olivia, I’m 30 years old from Toronto, Canada.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore I ate a “standard American diet” I used to almost always give into my sugar and carb cravings as well. I tried more then a few times to eat paleo and gluten free but I never had success with that way of eating and always ended up back where I started.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My parents were the ones who told me about carnivore after finding out about Shawn Baker and listening to his podcasts. I decided to look into him and the diet for myself. For about a month I thought about doing it. I couldn’t get over the fact that you weren’t supposed to eat vegetables lol. I have Hashimoto’s and PCOS so i knew I wanted to try carnivore to fix these issues.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I started as more of a keto/carnivore, eating lots of dairy still. Now I have almost eliminated all dairy and eat a lot more simple carnivore meals like just ground beef with lots of salt.

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

I’ve seen so many benefits! First and foremost I am off thyroid medication completely. I’ve relied on that for 8 years! My PCOS symptoms have almost all gone away, my energy level is insane! I have never experienced so much energy. I have mental clarity, I’m in a better mood and I’ve lost weight and inches that I never thought I would be able to lose.

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

The only negative I’ve found so far is how dang expensive Canadian beef is 🤪 which is why I eat a lot of ground beef

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

I’ve just started exercising this last month. I do a lot of walking and strength exercises at home. One thing I’ve found since starting to exercise is how much more endurance I have.

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

Carnivore isn’t a magic diet pill. It takes time for our bodies to heal which means it will take time to see results. Don’t give up and join the carnivore community on Facebook and Instagram. Seeing other people going through carnivore and posting about their success with it has helped me tremendously.

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

I think a lot of people are waking up to it but I think mainstream acceptance may be a long way off. This way of eating makes it possible for people to live without their medications and have a better quality of life. Big pharma, mainstream media and a lot of doctors don’t like that because it doesn’t fit their agenda and it doesn’t make them money.

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

I cant emphasize enough how Carnivore has changed my life! You can follow me on Instagram  @carnivore_weight_loss where I share my story. I want to help others find success with carnivore!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Elainie

Interview with Elainie

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello, My name is Elainie. I currently live in the USA.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was a cyclical vegan my entire life, and had stints of being raw primal, raw paleo, paleo, AIP, Whole 30 and I tried every single raw vegan and vegan variation trying to make veganism work as I had grown up that way and went macrobiotic at age 12, became a macrobiotic teacher, married a senior macrobiotic teacher and so on.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried a carnivore diet after hearing how it could help autoimmune issues, of which I have had for over 30 years. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I personally approach the carnivore diet by eating only animal food but with a wider variety than just say eating steak. I prefer to eat raw animal foods with a mix of eggs, raw dairy, meat and fish. I eat only grass fed and wild caught, the quality of food is of utmost importance to me.

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

After 7 months and counting on a carnivore diet, I am off of thyroid hormones! I have personally never felt better.

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

I personally have not experienced any negative effects.

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

I exercise daily, I am a certified yoga teacher, I was trained in classical ballet as well, I do yoga, ballet, kettlebells, cardio kickboxing, cycling. Every day.

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 it for 30 days, just stick to meat and water, from there you can venture out and see which animal foods your body prefers.

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

I do think it is gaining momentum, but I am not sure if it will ever be accepted but sometimes one must go against current thinking and dogma. For myself it has been and continues to be a fantastic journey. I had so many health issues and at 52 years old I have never felt better.

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

You can follow me on Instagram @thrivingcarnivorequeen

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  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
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