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Carnivore Diet success story – with Kels

Interview with Kels

Introduce Yourself.

Hi there! My name is Kels, I’m a 25-year-old corporate millennial living in Denver, CO. I’ve been partaking in the Carnivore WOE since May of 2019 and I’m never going back! (minus one or two cheat meals every couple weeks…that remind me why I eat this way in the first place. Hehe.)

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore, I was a vegetarian from the age of 13-15, and then I was vegan from the age of 21-23. I decided to stop being vegan due to massive hormonal breakouts, one day I was thinking to myself “I’m craving fried chicken. I’m going to eat some god damned fried chicken.” and the next day after I ate some chicken, all of my breakouts were GONE. It was magical. Anyways. Needless to say, throughout my life, I typically wasn’t very big on meat and I was your typical junk foodie. I was always “skinny fat” as well, always bloated and never happy with the way my body looked under my clothes. But I loved me some wine, pizza, pasta…all of the sugar and carbs. Always wondered “Why do I feel so gross!?” LOL. 

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried Carnivore to begin with initially because I wanted to lose weight and look good. My bloated self always wanted some freakin’ abs. I started following a lot of Keto Instagram accounts and took the Keto approach, to begin with, and while the weight really did start falling off, the Keto WOE always made me feel a little off-balanced. Almost like my insides weren’t very happy with me. Then I started seeing and following carnivore Instagram accounts and began reading up on how this more simplistic WOE could greatly benefit mental health as well as most all psychical ailments. Since I have suffered from heavy anxiety my whole life, I was intrigued! That and I have an extreme personality. So Carnivore was right up my alley. 

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I personally approach the Carnivore diet with tons of ground beef! I’m not rolling in money (yet) so I love the affordability of it. Trader Joes meat is my favorite. They have great organic and grass-fed options without breaking the bank. I’m a very routined type of person as well so every day is pretty much black coffee, lots of butter, ground beef, salt, and eggs. I’ll splurge on a grass-fed ribeye once a week. I do try to make sure all of my meat is grass-fed and my eggs free range, I think it just tastes better. I do LOVE fasting as well with sparkling water, salt, and electrolytes. I fast daily and go for OMAD. Recently though I’ve been diving down the “Primal Carnivore” WOE, meaning not cooking my meat. I’m a super newbie to it, so I’m still getting used to raw meat but so far it’s absolutely delicious and even more simplistic. Still trying to get my hands on some raw dairy out here in Denver!

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Oh man, the benefits. So many. My mental health has increased so much, I find that my brain is simply working more optimally with this WOE. I have no mental fog on the daily anymore, which has lead to a significant decrease in anxiety. I’m able to logically think through my thoughts, identify them as needed, and move on. Can’t do that when I ingest sugar/gluten, that’s for dang sure. I have lost about 35 pounds since May (when I started Carnivore) and I have kept that weight off. My skin has never been so unproblematic acne wise, and the tone of it has definitely changed. I’m way less pink and pasty now! I love how much money and mental energy I save around meal prepping. I just feel that I’m finally mentally and psychically how I’m meant to be as a human. That feeling is euphoric, slightly indescribable and priceless. If you know you know. 

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The only negatives I’ve found are trying to balance a social life with this WOE. I still struggle to eat Carnivore when I’m out with non-carnivore friends. But that’s my problem, I know it can be done! 

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

I do not exercise, simply because I haven’t yet found the need. Personally, I love the look of being toned and lean, and I have achieved that through my diet alone. My abs are extremely toned without doing sit-ups every day, and abs are my main goal! My arms look extremely defined as well, it’s weird. But I ain’t complaining! 

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

I would suggest to start off with a steak. A delicious fatty grass-fed ribeye. Eat that alone, and identify how you feel the next morning. Boom. And if that hasn’t convinced you, follow carnivore Instagram pages. You can’t look at everyone’s transformations and NOT be motivated to try it out for yourself. It’s literally a cheat code on how to live an amazing life. This diet will positively affect ALL areas of your life my friend. It’s crazy!

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

Nope! Not in today’s social climate. And that is fine. You can’t save the world, but you can save yourself. Start with yourself. ….most people don’t even start there….ever…… 

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

Thanks for reading all about my Carnivore experience and thoughts! Happy to have the chance to share. You can find me on Instagram @saltn.butta where I document even more of my quirky personality, the foods I’m eating, and my funny lil life as a whole.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Crystal

Interview with Crystal

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Crystal. I’m 30 years old. I have 3 kids, a husband, a dog, and 2 cats. I live in the middle of the United States and I fight for informed consent and medical freedom.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Oh boy. As a kid, I was poor AF so we ate rice and beans a lot. Then as an adolescent we lived with my grandparents and always had a full belly… but a lot of it was processed… even the potatoes came out of a box dude. Then super shitty as a young adult….Well… when my middle child was a year old (he’s almost 6) I decided I wanted to lose weight and lift heavy shit. So I started eating Whole Foods. I still ate grains though. Then, from there paleo, then whole 30… then Vegan.. that diet that nearly killed me. 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried it because my husband did it first and I saw his results. I had just recently come off being vegan and was doing Keto (I craved fat when I was vegan).  I really needed to heal my anaemia and chronic fatigue and hormone imbalance and carnivore seemed like it would help for sure.  

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I try to eat nose to tail. I believe in NUTRIENTS… not just calories in calories out. Some people’s bodies are more susceptible to autoimmune disease.. because of genetics and certain mutations in genetics… that’s me, I’m one of those people.. so I have to make damn sure I’m getting all the right nutrients…. iron being one of them. It’s the culprit… so I have to do organ meats. I have no choice unless I want to supplement with chemical shit and that’s not an option for me at all. I do a wide variety of animals, bone broth, marrow, raw dairy, salmon roe, and organ supplements or I eat them raw.  I eat a lot of my meat pretty freaking rare. I have to. 

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

My anemia is the biggest thing. Being able to control it with animal organs and herbs is amazing. So amazing. I can breathe when I take a liver supplement. My acne is better. My strength and endurance are better. My mood is better.

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

Ummm… my libido is legit crazy sometimes. If that’s negative or not, but sometimes it hits at the most inopportune times.

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

I do CrossFit or high endurance workouts. At first, when my body was transitioning to carnivore I was a little slow, but in no time at all my body switched gears and I really think that was the difference in me getting stronger and faster.

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

Ya dictate yourself on metabolic pathways… nose to tail… and electrolytes. Nutrients are the most important thing.. so educate

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

Shit, if girls can be boys and boys can be girls than I think carnivore will soon be accepted too #sorrynotsorry

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

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Um, everyone is different. We have a lot of genetic damage and it’s really important you listen to your body. That may be eating at a certain time of day or eating certain things… making sure your getting enough nutrients… I can’t express that enough. Fish, meat, organs… and enjoy the healing process. It’s amazing.

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Kristin

Interview with Kristin

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Introduce Yourself.

I’m Kristín. 24 years old from Iceland. Pretty into yoga, cuddling my dog, walking in nature and late 60s/early 70s style and music.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was raised on Icelandic native food. Fish and potatoes, lamb, organ meats, a lot of dairy and so on. Got into Veganism at 19 years old, following a rough period in my life. I was vegan for 5 years up until earlier this year when I realized I had to give it up and reclaim my health.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

As I introduced animal products back into my diet my body rejected all plant foods. Vegetables would cause horrible bloating and fruits just spiked my blood sugar and made me tired. Through my research I found that a lot of ex vegans were healing on a carnivore diet so I decided to give it a go.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I am a “relaxed carnivore” I guess since I do drink coffee. I don’t want to lose any weight, actually I’m trying to gain fat and muscle back. I eat the same things pretty much every day.

I eat raw beef. Bacon and eggs. Some organ meats here and there. Goat yogurt. Raw honey (so I don’t lose weight). Heavy cream and butter and raw cow kefir. That’s pretty much it.

I eat the beef raw because it digests so easily that way.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

The benefits are countless.

My digestive health is restored. IBS gone. Got rid of anemia, chronic fatigue and hormone imbalances. My anxiety and depression gone, I was just starving as a vegan and it made me sad and nervous.

My sleep has improved. Used to have nightmares and had to sleep at least 10hrs a night. Now I sleep 7hrs and have energy. My appetite is less, I’m satisfied after my meals. I’m more stable and confident, less emotional and more intuitive. My skin doesn’t break out. My face looks younger and my physical health is restored.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

None so far.

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

I do yoga and immediately after making the switch I noticed I am more flexible. Probably because of collagen and fat in my diet.

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

Go for it. If you want to lose weight, skip the yogurt and the honey. It’s an excellent way to lose weight without becoming nutrient deficient.

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

I hope so. The grains and sugars are really to blame for obesity and heart disease.

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

Don’t buy into the propaganda that plants are the Holy Grail for health. It’s actually all in the meat. Raw meat has vitamin c, so it’s basically the only superfood since it has all the nutrients you can’t get from plants.

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