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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Selina

Interview with Selina

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I’m Selina and I’m from New Zealand, I house sit professionally so I don”t actually have a home.

I’m 40 years old and have a 19 year old daughter and a very supportive fiance Scott who also does carnivore with me.

I am only a newbie to Carnivore just been doing it consistently for about 6 months now.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before Carnivore I tried the keto diet and before that I even tried the vegan diet without great success as New Zealand is a little behind in fad diets so it was very hard to get anything vegan and before that I just ate the traditional SAD diet added with binge eating of macdonald’s, KFC, wendy’s and chips and sweets.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started the carnivore diet because while being on the keto woe I was doing well,  I stalled in my weight loss and even was starting to pile the weight back on.

My problem was I was trying to replicate the bad foods I ate into keto friendly ones. Well that didn’t help my binge eating and I slowly slid back into eating junk food.

I heard carnivore was a great way to reset the body, a sort of elimination diet so I tried it.

Another reason I started was that I suffer from scoliosis and had a spinal fusion so I hoped it would help my pain. My partner Scott has crps (Complex regional pain syndrome) so he’s trying carnivore to see if it may give him some relief as well.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My approach to carnivore is to keep it as simple as possible, otherwise I could slip back into binge eating, which I am trying to win against. The food I eat regularly are: rump, sirloin steak, beef mince, bacon, pork and my all time favorite lamb.

I don’t eat eggs as they don’t agree with me (I get gassy and nauseous).

I try to limit cheese, very rarely do I eat it and I drink a small amount of full cream in some hot water.

The only veggie/fruit I eat is avocado.

I drink lots of water.

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

The benefits I’ve noticed are I’m not hungry all the time, which helps my bingeing a lot. I actually only eat 1 meal a day.

Carnivore has helped my back pain tremendously, I would struggle to go on walks or stand up for too long, now I can go hiking even run! I’m quite amazed by it.

I suffer from depression and this has helped my dark moods so much, I’m much more positive.

Also my libido is through the roof! Before carnivore my partner and I would only be intimate on special occasions, now we can’t get our hands off each other lol.

I used to have horrible night terrors every night, since starting carnivore they have completely stopped, if I do fall off the wagon and have junk food, the night terrors come back that night.

I also used to have pain in my teeth daily, again carnivore has stopped all that.

Another benefit is I find is I’m doing the planet a favor, our rubbish waste is so minimal compared to a SAD diet. Only some plastic trays our steaks are wrapped in. The cost of our shopping has cut down too.

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

The negatives for me are family and friends forever worried about the way I eat. Other than that I have no actual negative from eating a carnivore diet.

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

As for exercise I just walk a minimum of 45 minutes a day, sometime twice. I will be incorporating weights to my exercise regimen soon.

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

I would tell someone who is interested in trying the carnivore diet to… try it for a minimum of 4 weeks (just meat and water), you’ll definitely know by then if its something that works for you.

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

I don’t think it’ll ever be accepted as a main steam diet, we have too many big government organizations against the way we choose to live unfortunately. There is some hope though as many more people and doctors are realizing what a carnivore WOE can do for people and the planet.

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

I highly recommend trying this was of eating and to do your own research.

If you’d like to see my journey you can follow me on instagram at @selinadoescarnivore

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Emanuel

Interview with Emanuel

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello I am Emanuel, I’m from Portugal originally but I live in Northern Ireland with my wife and 4 children, 3 of which are under 3 years of age! We have a very fun and busy house.

I was in a car crash 5 years ago, I had to stop training and I pulled up a bunch of weight! I fell into depression and was miserable! But last year I had to have a very hard look at myself and decided to embark on a weight loss journey which led to the carnivore diet.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore I was eating what’s now called carnivore keto. There was always a fatty piece of meat or fish plus eggs in my meals, plus vegetables and peanut butter. I had peanut butter every day! That was so addictive!

Before keto I was doing IIFYM with intermittent fasting which was how I started my weight loss a year ago!

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I was doing keto and I was happy with how it made me feel, from a performance and mental perspective. However I am always looking for better way to improve myself and take my journey and progress further, so I can across Dr. Shaun Baker, Jordan Peterson and Mikhaila Peterson stories and I was hooked, I done so much research and eventually joined the carnivore for beginners group on Facebook where the owner has an app called : carnivore diet.

I downloaded and it explained everything in detail which gave me security to try it! So I did for 30 days. The results were good so I kept at it!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I started my weight loss journey with intermittent fasting and I kept it as part of my routine with carnivore.

So the way I do it is by keeping the food list as simple as possible and fasting every other day for 16h to 20h depending on hunger levels.

Hunger levels went up from keto which I don’t see as a bad thing at all, I dont need to fast every day like I was doing on keto either.

I am more in tune with my body, I listen to it and I give it what it needs!

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

That’s a great question! Where do I begin? Reduces inflammation in my joints, increased strength, muscle gain, fat loss, more endurance, more focus, I feel mentally better, no more signs of depression nor anxiety, libido went up, I am more productive and I am a better husband and father as a result! Oh and no cravings! Even if my wife is beside me eating ice cream I still don’t get craving which had always been my downfall.

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

Probably too much information but the toilet situation wasn’t the best lol from being used to go everyday to not need to go everyday was weird for me. I did experience some discomfort and constipation which is a small price to pay for all the upsides that this way of eating offers

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

Oh yes I do! I do Strength training 3 times a week, I squat, deadlift, bench press, weighted dips and pull ups mainly. Sometimes I throw some isolation exercises if I am in the mood but overall I stick to big compound movements where I can measure my progress on a weekly basis.

This is how I normally judge a diet, if I get stronger its good, if I lose strength then it’s not for me.

I’ll be honest much like the keto diet I lost Strength in week 1 and 2 due to lack of carbs, but after the adaptation period my Strength and recovery as gone up!

Most people would probably freak out and give up on week 1 after losing strength but I knew I had to stick to it for 30 days straight before I could draw any conclusions.

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 be afraid to try it, you won’t die in 30 days if you try it!

Also don’t be afraid of asking for help or pointers.

Research research research and more research!

And if after all that you are still too afraid to try it then consider doing keto first, get fat adapted and then do the transition into carnivore.

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

Yes eventually it will absolutely, as long as we have people like me and you with open mind to try and experiment stuff and then point people in the right direction. Also I think carnivore is now in the same spot where keto was a few years ago. Everybody including me was saying it was crazy; it would never work etc… Years later we all know that’s not the case at all. The carnivore is just one step above the ketogenic diet in my eyes, truly the ultimate elimination diet.

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

Anyone can follow my journey @fastingcarnivore  on both Instagram and Facebook. I do run challenges from time to time where I teach others how to eat carnivore and/or how to start implementing intermittent fasting.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Gary

Interview with Gary

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Fasting Eating on Instagram, and my real name is Gary.

I am currently living in South Florida, USA.

I do a lot of Fasting, Running and Eating.  Those are my main three interests on social media.

I was finding lots of interesting people on Instagram, who were carnivore, and so, I decided to start a food posting IG account to coincide with me starting all carnivore way of life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I have been through many types of eating regiments over the years, before carnivore, I was keto, and before that I was a bit of a vegan who ate small meals frequently.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I decided to try Carnivore after studying fasting for a while, and eating the keto diet.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I believe I took the best approach, which was go from Keto to Carnivore.  This allowed me to have a good understanding of WHY going carnivore was the right path. Early on in my keto days, I hear about carnivore, but I dismissed it as being too crazy.

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

The biggest benefit I can attribute to carnivore is increase in libido.  You feel a lot more “manly”, my guess is due to increased sex hormone production.

Eliminating phytoestrogen from my diet was the best thing I could have ever done.

The next biggest benefit has been to the digestive system. There is no more farts.  No more holding in dangerous chemicals if on a date.  Clean bowel movements with very little traffic.

Setting personal records in every athletic category; running faster, further, longer and feeling less exhausted after.

Another HUGE benefit for me has been FREEDOM from food. You feel liberated, as if you are not a slave to eating.  I can just focus on my life and do things without interruption to refuel on sugar.  Although this is more a fat adaptation thing.

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

The only negatives are society related.  People consider you as some kind of crazy “not of right-mind” person.  I have not experienced any negative health side effects.

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

I am very big into running, and try to do 6km everyday in the sand.  I run barefoot in the sand and often mix it up with some pavement (barefoot as well).  I also run only while in a fasted state.  Typically 12 or more hours after I begin fasting, I will time my run.  I prefer to exercise outside, as this allows me to clear my head and actually “meditate” while I also exercise my heart and muscles.

Carnivore and fasting allows you to take your workout to the next level.  once you become fat adapted and used to the state of ketosis, exercise becomes much different.  its no longer a torture test.  I feel like now I have infinite endurance.

working out without a full stomach is a liberating experience.  your body can focus its resources on the task at hand, rather than digest sugars and a full belly.

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

Simple– Don’t think about it, just do it!  Animal fats are good for us and make a healthy human!

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

With time, I absolutely think so.  Science will establish that fat and protein is all you need.  Our future space travellers will have to adhere to this.

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

The biggest things I want to stress, is that I personally feel that following the path of Fasting, Keto and then Carnivore, is the ideal way to go.  I feel that fasting is MORE important than carnivore itself.  As you can achieve a level of health being omnivore and fasting.  Within time, you may also determine that plants don’t work well with your body, as I, and many others have.

For now, follow me on Instagram and see great pics and stories from Miami.

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Yecca

Interview with Yecca

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1) Introduce Yourself.

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

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

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

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

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

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Don Matesz aka The Hypercarnivore

Interview with Don

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Introduce yourself

My name is Don Matesz.  I am 57 years old and have been fitness and health oriented for more than 40 years.  I have Master’s degrees in philosophy and Oriental medicine and a nutritionist certification from the American Academy of Nutrition.  I practice acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition counselling in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I was one of the presenters at the first Ancestral Health Symposium in August 2011.

How did you eat before carnivore?

Over 40 years of experimenting with diet, I have eaten many variations of plant based diets, including lacto-ovo vegetarian, whole foods omnivore, macrobiotic, paleo, and strictly whole foods vegan.  In 2011 I adopted a whole foods plant-based vegan diet and continued that for more than 5.5 years, during which my health and vitality declined along with my serum cholesterol.  In late 2016, while still on that diet, I had a blood test which showed I had low globulin, a sign of protein deficiency, and low phosphorus, indicating dietary phosphorus and vitamin D deficiency.  I started adding small amounts of animal products back to my diet in March of 2017.  I continued eating a whole foods plant based diet, but with some animal products added, until May of 2017, when I adopted a hypercarnivore diet.

Why did you try carnivore to begin with?

Almost all of my dietary experimentation was aimed at reducing, reversing and recovering from seasonal allergies, dermatitis and psoriasis, which I have had in some form for as long as I can remember.  So long as I ate plant based diets, the conditions did not improve or got worse, unless I used medication (either pharmaceutical or herbal).  During the last year or so of the 5+ years that I ate a whole foods plant based vegan diet my psoriasis and dermatitis got markedly worse and started spreading. In Spring of 2017 I read a post on ZeroCarbZen.com by Candi Leftwich, who reported obtaining almost complete relief from Crohn’s disease and psoriasis by eating only meat, fat and water for 3 months.  At that point I realized that I had tried to heal my condition by restricting amounts or types of animal foods and eating whole plant foods for long periods many time over nearly 40 years, but I had never tried severely restricting plant foods for any length of time.  Even when “paleo” I had eaten a “produce dominant diet” with plenty of fruits and vegetables.  So I decided I needed to try a highly carnivorous diet to heal my skin.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

In biology and general language, the word “carnivore” means meat-eater, but does not specify how much meat is eaten.  Biologists distinguish three main types of carnivores:  hypocarnivores, which obtain less than 30% of their food from meat; mesocarnivores, which obtain 50-70% of their food from meat; and hypercarnivores, which obtain more than 70% – i.e. 71-100% – of their food from meat.  In Nature, most hypercarnivores eat some minor amounts of plants.

I eat a hypercarnivore diet. I eat meat, eggs and dairy products, including milk and yogurt.  I eat 1-2 pounds of meat daily, usually 4 or more eggs, 1-2 quarts of whole milk or whole milk yogurt, some cheese, butter, and cream, bone broth and eggshell powder.   I have experimented with excluding dairy products, but I have gotten the best results in healing my skin by including whole milk yogurt and whole milk, generally 1-2 quarts per day, along with bone broth and eggshell powder to obtain a calcium intake ranging from 1500-2500 mg daily.  I use salt and also supplement with magnesium because my water supply is low in magnesium.  I generally avoid plants – especially all nuts, seeds, beans and grains – but I drink tea and coffee and sometimes eat some small amount of low sugar fruit (like berries or melon), cooking herbs or cooked or fermented vegetables that I know I tolerate.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet?

  1. No more bloating, flatulence, or loose, explosive stools.  Although it took almost 6 months for my bowels to adapt to the elimination of fiber, now my bowel function is better than ever; so far as I can remember.
  2. Healing of psoriasis.  This has been a gradual process over more than a year, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the 40 years during which I have had this disease.
  3. Healing of a knee injury that would not fully heal when plant based.
  4. Improved overall skin quality (better moisture without needing to apply lotion).  For example, for as long as I can remember before carnviore my elbows were always dry and rough.  Now they are smooth and soft.
  5. Reduced fat mass.  Reduced my waist circumference to what it was when I was in high school.  This had been impossible on every plant based diet I tried.
  6. Improved muscle mass and strength compared to highly plant based diets.
  7. Far more satisfied with meals.  No longer looking for “something” after stuffing myself full of plants.
  8. Greater tolerance for heavy labor/training and quicker recovery.
  9. Greater libido.
  10. Less frequent need to eat.  Almost never need to eat more than two meals in a day, and some days can eat just one large meal a day and be done.
  11. Meal preparation is easier and less time consuming.
  12. Shopping for food is easier and less time consuming.

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What negative have you found with the Carnivore Diet?

  1. Muscle cramps.  Due to the drop in insulin levels, one loses more salts in the urine than if eating a plant-based carbohydrate-rich diet.  Presently I live in Arizona so I lose a lot of fluids and salts in sweating.  If I don’t get enough salt I get cramps. I have had to learn to use more salt on my food than I did when plant-based.  I also take salt in water when cramps occur, or before, during and after heavy sweating.
  2. If you are vocal on social media, you will be attacked by vegans.
  3. Sometimes hard to get other people to understand why I eat almost exclusively meat, eggs and dairy.  So many people believe these are the most toxic foods.

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

I do strength training including bodyweight training and gymnastic strength training.  I had immediate improvements in training when I adopted the hypercarnivore diet.  Only have a drop of energy or stamina if I neglect my salt intake.

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

  1. Be patient.  The carnivore diet is about eating the most nutrient dense foods in alignment with your biology.  Realize that if you have been eating any form of plant-based or plant-rich diet for many years, it will take some weeks or even months to fully adapt to an animal based diet.
  2. Focus on health, not weight loss.  This diet is for restoring health, and a healthy body composition is a side effect of establishing health by eating a nutrient-dense diet.
  3. Focus on eating enough meat, eggs, and dairy to feel satisfied.  If you focus on eating enough meat and fat to reach satisfaction, rather than focusing on restricting other foods, your body will experience what it feels like to be properly nourished, and you will gradually lose your desire for what doesn’t really satisfy your nutritional needs.
  4. Focus on whole foods, not added fats, and don’t fear protein.

The point is that this diet is not about controlling your food intake with your will power according to ideas and beliefs you have about what is good or not good to eat.  It is about properly satisfying your body’s nutritional requirements with the most nutrient dense foods – animal products.  When you achieve this proper nourishment, the desire or need to eat lower quality foods will diminish and eventually disappear.

I think most people are best served by these steps:

  1. Start by increasing your intake of red meat, eggs and, if you tolerate them, fermented dairy products, aiming for at least 70% of your diet from those foods.  Eat as much as you enjoy, to satisfaction.  Don’t limit your portion size by ideology.
  2. Eliminate starches (bread, pasta, potatoes, cereals, etc.), nuts and seeds, and all plant-based oils.  If you are hungry, eat more meat, eggs or dairy products.
  3. Continue to eat any low-sugar fresh fruits and cooked vegetables you enjoy.

From there, let your senses of hunger, taste and satisfaction determine what and how much of any fruits or vegetables you want to eat in addition to eating animal products.  When in doubt, increase the nutrient density.

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

No, not in our current culture.  Too many special interests depend on sales and consumption of plant products for profit.  Most likely those interests will do their best to demonize this “unbalanced” diet.

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

I wrote a book on my experience and the science that supports this way of eating.  It is titled The Hypercarnivore Diet and is available on Amazon.  https://amzn.to/2NWnyYB

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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this interview post.

I feel great on the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, that is N=1.

My wife is experiencing similar benefits to me, that is N=2.

This series of Carnivore Diet Success Stories, shows it could be N=Many.

If you have a Carnivore Diet success story you would like to share. Please get in touch with me or join the Facebook group Carnivore Diet Success Stories for inspiration, support and a meat loving community.

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Now for the marketing bit haha.

You can read my newest book Carnivore Fit which is available on Amazon.

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I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery. Includes T-Shirts & hoodies. There is a greater range than pictured here.

I have an even wider range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.

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

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