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Carnivore Diet success stories with Huw

Interview with Huw

1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Huw Davies, live in London, have 2 kids and a dog. I’ve been a near-full-time parent for the last  12 years or so, while maintaining a low level of coaching work. I’m a Level 3 triathlon coach and ex-coach educator for Triathlon England; did a level 1 run coaching cert years ago with UK Athletics, that’s probably expired now; qualified as a reflexologist and practised for a while in the 90s, but don’t do that any more; certified kettlebell instructor; certified carnivore coach. Ex-rugby player, men’s lacrosse player, cricketer, squash player, triathlete, cyclist, runner, ultrarunner…So now it’s kids, kettlebell, strength and conditioning, some endurance clients too.


2) How did you eat before Carnivore. 

As an idealistic student I became a vegetarian. Later I shared a house with vegans, and was in practice a vegan for a short while. Living in France and Spain cured me of my vegetarianism, thank god, and when I took up triathlon, in my 30s, I ate a high-volume, high-calorie, high carb, high toilet visiting diet. As I later got into coaching I started learning about the dangers of grains, and gradually moved towards low-carb, then paleo, then keto, then relaxed carnivore, and now fairly strict carnivore. This took place over the course of my 40s. I am a slow mover when it comes to changing habits!


3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

On the one hand it was an evolutionary step, as I was looking to improve, improve, improve. So it went LCHF, paleo, keto, carnivore, each step a step closer to an optimal WOE. On the other hand, I’d had an MCL injury (medial collateral ligament at the knee), that I’d re-injured and which caused my knee to swell up to the size of a grapefruit at the slightest provocation. So one day, during my keto phase, I just said F**k it, I’m binning all carbs, I want to see my knee again. Early 2017, that was, and it’s been really good ever since.


4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Very simply. I’m not perfect, but from day to day I eat from a fairly narrow range of regular items: steak mince from my butcher, bacon, and eggs. At the moment I eat a lot of butter and salt and Lo-salt. When I can afford it I buy rib-eyes in bulk and eat one or two a day. Rib-eye has the best flavour for me. I managed to give up coffee and tea, which I’m convinced helps a ton, and I rarely drink, maybe a glass of wine every 4-6 weeks, which is also a very good thing in my opinion. I eat twice a day, at around 11 and 7, and that usually is fine. Today I was hungry at about 10 am, so I ate my meal then – I’ve learned not to clock-watch like I did when I was doing intermittent fasting – Oh, I can’t eat until the minute hand hits the 12.


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

Despite being a lifelong athlete/sportsman, and on paper in decent shape almost all the time, I think I was suffering from chronic global inflammation, and probably other carb-related issues. I’ve had constant back pain since a bad injury aged 18 – that has gone – and constant neck pain from about the age of 30, at times so bad I contemplated contemplating suicide (!) – that is gone. No carby mood swings and grumpiness (my kids might not agree about the grumpiness!). Better body composition, more muscle than when I was a (pretty decent) triathlete. The brain fog thing I lost when I started keto, so I can’t really ascribe my mental clarity to carnivore per se, but it certainly is a part of being carnivore, the sense of peace, the clarity etc.


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

I find myself drinking loads of water – apparently high protein and high salt lead to this – which means I get up to go to the loo twice a night. And obviously what people think when they find out that I only eat meat. Everyone suddenly becomes a f**king nutrition expert and warns you about er, arteries, er, cholesterol, er, gout, er, constipation and all the rest. It can get wearisome. (But it’s worth it a million times over).


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

I have played sport and/or raced all my life, up to birth of second child, so I have always trained fairly hard. Nowadays I train twice a day: a fairly intense kettlebell session in the morning, and a strength session in the afternoon. I love to train, I love kettlebells, and I no longer have any desire to swim, bike or run. I walk about 6 miles a day with the dog. I’d love to take her for a multi-day hike somewhere one day. 


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

First, just go for it, try it out – what have you got to lose other than a load of fat and a load of bad moods, and a load of bad skin and a load of brain fog? It has to be worth a good (60-day) try. Second, be patient and persistent and work with the process, not your imagined goals.


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

Unlikely. There is a strong anti-meat narrative pushed by very powerful and influential and evil people, and while they are funding veganism and manipulating the narratives, pushing it in the media, and making films like The Game-Changers, then carnivore is unlikely to hit the mainstream. I predict that it will grow, though, and be less marginalised.


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

Thank you for the interview! I really appreciate it.

I’m crap on Instagram, but anyway, I’m at huwcarnivorecoach.

I have a website, huwcoach.com, which is live but I’m still developing bit by bit. 

I’m on MeatRx.com’s coaching page now for carnivore coaching. Huw D. 

I do Zoom sessions a lot now, mini-sessions for mobility and strength, so your readers are welcome to contact me to join a group.

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World Carnivore Month – Brain Fog – Day 22

Brain Fog

Nearly all people report to me some form of mental health boost.

Anxiety and Depression reversal are the big noticable wins that people can quantify better.

But something that is harder to quantify is people say they notice a better mental clarity, by which they usually mean they were suffering from some form of brain fog.

Which they might never have even realised they had, but they sure realise when if it comes back later after a cheat day.

When you tell someone about the carnivore diet, a lot will have no clue what it is, some will say its dangerous, some will dismiss it and say oh you can lose weight on all diets… all you are doing it restricting calories.

What these people don’t know and usually don’t care to find out, is the whole range of benefits eating a species appropriate diet brings.

And yes your brain can work better, is it any shock that if you eat food that has everything you need, and nothing it doesn’t… that you might improve your brain health? It’s not surprising to me.

If you are interested in all the stories people have shared on my blog regarding mental clarity and mood, then please see them here –

Cassie “Another favourite thing that’s happened since going carnivore is that my mood is so much more stable.  I don’t get worked up over anything anymore. I’m able to look at a situation and evaluate my options rather than lashing out.”

Robyn “I can now focus on work tasks more intently for long periods of time w/out distraction.  Before, when eating a carb heavy diet, my blood sugar would do roller coasters throughout the day and I would become hypoglycemic, shaky and anxious (would need to eat every 3 hours).  My blood sugar now stays constant throughout the entire day.   I have also experienced mental benefits in that I now get these ideas in my head that I can do/accomplish almost anything I want to – – if I decide I want it.  I think this may be attributed to an increase in testosterone (increased confidence & reduced anxiety).”

Jayvee “Mental clarity. You know when they say that your brain is lit? I felt that. Carnivore with fasting made me dig deeper to self awareness.”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rebekah

Interview with Rebekah

Introduce Yourself

Hello! My name is Rebekah farmer. I am an overcomer of over ten autoimmune diseases, chronic lyme disease, chronic c-diff, multiple mood disorders, IBS, IBD, diverticulitis, and more. I love nature, holistic medicine, music, and elephants 🙂 …

How did you eat before Carnivore

Paleo, then keto for over 15 years. I’ve never eaten the standard American diet.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with

Danny Vega introduced me to the idea when I was suffering with autoimmune disease. It took me a long time to actually try it. I was in my third emergency room in a row, 70 lb at 5-6 and desperate to gain weight. They said I would have to remove my colon and be hooked up to a feeding tube. That’s why I decided to go full carnivore.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet

This way of eating looks different for each person and it needs to sue our bio individual needs. I prefer variety and options within the healthy boundaries that keep me healing, supported. I don’t think that a diet is helpful unless it is sustainable. This is food freedom. I approached it with my newfound intuition and understanding that is gained with leptin sensitivity and systemic healing.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet

I have my life back! I don’t have pain, I can think clearly and I have energy. My sleep is wonderful, and I am so strong! Mentally resilient, no cravings, so grateful. I have also reversed scleroderma which is pretty amazing!

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet

They should really make chest freezers with better shelving.

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

I lift heavy and only do cardio for pleasure like light walks in the morning and evening. I do it because it feels amazing and I love being strong and getting stronger.

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

Take everyone’s advice with a grain of salt. There is no one diet that works perfectly for everyone. You are different from everyone else. Find a coach if you need extra support. Trust and appreciate the process.

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

Yes

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

I am a health and life coach who is truly eager to help others who know what it is like to feel completely hopeless. You Are Not Alone! Please do not hesitate to reach out.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Amelie

Introduce Yourself.

I will graduate from high school this summer and start to study mechanical engineering in Munich afterwards.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before I did a strict ketogenic diet for about 6 months while counting my macros.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Like every girl my age, I had problems with my body shape and skin. With keto that improved a little but I still felt chubby and wasn’t really satisfied. Additionally my nose was always stuffed due to allergies. I was just curious.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

In the beginning I ate all kinds of meat, dairy, sausage and eggs etc. but no organs or too much fat. Now I’m eating mostly beef including organs because I experienced digestion problems on dairy, pork and sausages. I’ve upped my fat but still feel sick if it’s too much. I started with three meals a day, then introduced intermittent fasting with two meals a day and since two weeks I’m doing OMAD.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

When I started the Carnivore diet I experienced weight loss, clearing of the skin, no brain fog anymore, stronger motivation, better focus and muscle building. But on top of that what surprised me the most was that I could listen to my body a lot better, I didn’t have these mood fluctuations like before, I could do extended fasts without dying from hunger and I gained more self confidence in bucking the trend. If you compare it to other diets it’s kinda funny how easy and fast it is to cook on Carnivore and how cheap nutritious meat is, including organs and fat in comparison to a plant based diet. Just think of how many products you need as side dishes or as a snack!

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Clearly the Carnivore diet changes your social life. Instead of eating out, drinking alcohol, going into a café, you rather do sports, go into nature and just enjoy talking to other people. This can be seen negatively but also positively as it is a change to a healthier lifestyle.  Another aspect that can be seen from both sides is the increased sensitivity. I developed certain intolerance’s against any kinds of vegetable oils, spices, dairy, alcohol, carbohydrates, pork fat etc. These came up after half a year on the Carnivore diet and mostly revealed themselves through diarrhea, nausea and stomach aching. Actually this is a sign for a leaky gut which has been there before, too. This issue can probably only be healed with a so called paleolithic ketogenic diet from paleomedicina, containing beef, lamb and water exclusively and a high fat content. In real life it’s sometimes hard to buck the trend and stay consequent, especially in a plant-based community. But it will pay off in the end!

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

With the Carnivore diet I at first wanted to build up my muscles and get leaner. So I introduced two training sessions, one for my upper and one for my lower body with some cardio like jogging for half an hour. As I did a workout or went jogging every day, my body consequently couldn’t really adapt to the fat-system and thus my creatinine kinase and my alkaline phosphatase levels raised. After a while I noticed that I lost my cycle which couldn’t be related to health problems because my hormone levels and my uterus were fine. Finally after more than half a year I contacted the paleomedicina clinic in Budapest. Their doctors found out that my cycle loss had been caused by my exaggerating fitness life. With the help of an assistant I followed this diet and stopped training and doing sports for two months. Now my levels went back again and I started going to the gym 2-3 times a week to not overchallenge my body. All in all  my period didn’t come back till now but I think this is due to my stressful study life for my A-level exams.

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

For me still the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. I can recommend to try it out for 30 days which is a short period compared to your whole life. But don’t overeat on cheese and protein! Be aware of the big importance of fat that will enable you to be in the healing state ketosis.

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

I don’t think the diet will ever be accepted by the whole health system because there is so much fraud going on. For example it would be a bad profit for the pharma companies if everybody is healthy again and also for industrial companies who mostly produce plant and not animal based food. That’s why there is such a big money trafficking behind the media, the doctors, the pharma etc. that make it hard to work against it.

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

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kat

Interview with Kat

Introduce Yourself.

I’m Katleen (Kat) Reid. I live in the US with my husband, along with our 4 horses (2 Shires, 1 Friesian and a mini horse), our 3 dogs and 4 chickens. We run a residential remodeling business from at our 14 acre farm and also partner with our animals in life coaching and health coaching. I hold a masters in physical education and physical therapy from the University of Brussels, and I am also a certified functional medicine health coach (currently in the process of becoming National Board Certified) and a certified MeatRx Coach (animal based nutrition). 

As long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the human body, health, nutrition and nature. My journey from physical education through physical therapy and personal training lead me to different routes that ultimately merged again through Health Coaching; I worked as a researcher at the University of Brussels (faculty of biometrics and biomechanics) and worked on documenting the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in boys and girls between 3 and 17 with overweight and obesity, followed by co-creating a multidisciplinary intervention program with a small group of children. Once I graduated as a physical therapist, and started my own practice combined with work in a back- and neck clinic, I started looking into ways to get to the root cause of my clients’ issues and was passionate about supporting them to return to a life in which they could thrive at all levels. Even though I loved my work as a PT, I felt that oftentimes I could not access the core issue with my chronic patients, not even through adding modalities like functional training, coaching and by working with our other specialists like ergonomists and psychologists. I felt I lacked skills and knowledge as a young PT. Little did I know at the time that nutrition – an overlooked core lifestyle factor – could have been a key factor in their healing process and overall feeling of well-being and how they perceived themselves and life in general. 

My professional life and personal love for adventure did take me on a quest of exploring our natural state of health and the roots of what causes discomfort and illness and what can regenerate our natural state of well-being. Today at the age of 40, I am happy to combine my past and current experience and ever growing knowledge with a broad spectrum of health and lifestyle coaching.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before Carnivore, I had been keto adapted for 5 years. Over the course of those 5 years, I started out with the typical bacon, eggs and cheese approach, which quickly transitioned to a dairy-free whole foods approach in which I would eat fresh organic veggies, local organic and pasture raised meats/eggs, lots of olive oil, ghee and Bulletproof Brain Octane, coffee, and the occasional homemade almond flour cookie substitutes or homemade coconut ice cream and treats like dark chocolate 🙂 I barely ate processed foods though. I did feel great in general, but I remember I wished I would have less cravings and less ups-and downs in my mood and energy (which I blamed on my cycle at the time). 

Going even further back in time, I can say that I grew up in a very health conscious family. I grew up in Belgium and we did eat an omnivorous diet. My parents kept “candy” as an occasional treat (birthday, Christmas, …) so I did not grow up eating lots of sugar or processed foods. In my teens, my parents switched to a low-fat/low sodium diet driven by their doctor and so I of course ate the same meals. I do remember that this was the onset of crazy cravings. This was also the time that I believed I was going to save the planet by becoming a vegetarian, so from my 16th through my 23rd, I ate a low fat, low sodium vegetarian diet. Once I went to University at the age of 19, I ate really unhealthy for a few years, which I believe was caused by living with my roommates and enjoying tasty food that I had missed at home (fried food, sandwiches, lots of cookies and chocolate). Once I graduated from University and started my work-life, I got back to whole foods and fresh home cooking. I then also had access to local meat and the fact that it was local and organic, I was back to eating meat again around the age of 24. Between that time and my move to the USA at 32, I felt good! Then, in my first years in the USA, I started eating with my husband and I would describe this diet as a combination of a low fat bodybuilding diet (oatmeal, protein powders, lean meats, ….3 meals and 3 snacks a day) and lots of restaurant food and prepared meals (nevermind exploring all the American food I had never seen!). I gained 16 lbs in my first year and started getting digestive issues and lots of colds. My skin started breaking out and I felt bloated almost all the time. With all this discomfort, I also experienced constant cravings for sweets, chocolate and nut butters. So this discomfort I tolerated for 2 more years until I got the flu. I did not heal from it and my doctor suggested me to take anti-biotics. It was the second time ever in my life I took an anti-biotic and I decided it was beyond time to make a change! I was active, I was happy BUT, my nutrition and overall well-being were worse than I had ever experienced. I made it a point to start homecooking again. This was also the time that the ketogenic diet was becoming popular through Jimmy Moore and the books by Phinney and Volek. It sounded too good to be true, but with my research background and both my husband’s and my own upbringing and the fear of (saturated) fat, it took us a while to feel comfortable putting the ketogenic diet into practice.  So we did our research, dove in deep and the rest is history 🙂 Over the course of those 5 years, I lost those 16 pounds and felt great again. Little did I know though that another level of “great” was waiting for me …

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried Carnivore on January 1st, 2019 out of pure curiosity. This was the result of a few YouTube videos my husband and I watched the month before. We looked up Dr. Shawn Baker, the interviews of Jordan Peterson and Michaela Peterson and Dr. Shawn Baker on the Joe Rogan show and we were hooked. My husband felt excited about the clarity and simplicity of this way of eating. I was intrigued by the results I heard about, but felt a bit sceptical … I was feeling so good and was afraid of loosing this … Also, I was halfway my Functional Medicine Coaching curriculum and was convinced I needed my colorful veggies (phytonutrients, anti-oxidants), fiber and very balanced diet. I was also taking about 10 supplements to “optimize” my health. So at first I decided I would support my husband and eat my first meal of the day “carnivore” with him, and have my big colorful salad as my second meal. On the third day, I had also digested all the available videos by Dr. Paul Saladino and his info gave me more confidence to go all in and try it for a month. I thought: I can easily adhere to this way of eating for a month and not get in too much trouble 🙂 Let’s go for it and decide at the end.

And I haven’t looked back since! 

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I chose to follow a nose-to-tail way of eating. My staples are any cut of beef (we invested in a local regeneratively raised 1/2 steer), either raw liver/raw kidney/heart, whole eggs or just raw egg yolks (we have our own chickens and access to local pasture raised eggs when needed), suet, and Redmond Real Salt. Occasionally I have raw Iberico Pork fat (from White Oak Pastures) or heritage pork (from our local farmer or White Oak Pastures) and salmon roe (we source it from Vital Choice). I also make broth weekly from the bones we have/leftover bones and chicken feet. And I do supplement with glycine to balance out methionine and with bone meal (weekly) as a calcium source. I certainly want to add that – when eating keto before – I was taking at least 6 supplements constantly. Since going carnivore, I only take glycine and calcium (bone meal) on days I don’t eat any tendinous tissue or egg shells or soft bones and will occasionally use collagen powder too.

I have experimented with coffee (been coffee-free from August through December) and added back some decaffeinated coffee in the morning – which does not seem to impact me negatively. I used to drink red wine occasionally when going out, so I also left out wine fully for the same amount of time as the coffee, and allow myself now to have a glass when eating out or occasionally during a movie night. I don’t feel a negative impact when I consume 1 glass maybe once every 2 weeks or spread out more.

As for water, I seem to drink about 1.5L-2L a day, and this can be a mix of our own well water and San Pellegrino/Gerolsteiner. 

I give myself free choice before every meal, yet so far I keep gravitating toward eating 100% animal based because it makes me feel so good. If I would get in a situation where I have no choice over what to eat, I do have non-negociables like: fried foods, vegetable oils, processed foods, grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds. I refuse airplane food entirely and choose to fast during traveling. 

If I really want something different or a treat, I would choose between Rebel Ice cream, full fat Greek Yogurt, red organic wine or bacon 🙂 Not a bad line-up of treats if you ask me. However, looking back at the past 13+ months, I had only 3 days that I chose either the ice cream or yoghurt and all three times they left me with inflammation, digestive discomfort and I haven’t included these items any more since. I like feeling great too much. 

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

A stable mood, a solid energy and a complete lack of cravings and an overall positivity. A clearer skin and a natural desire to eat only one to two meals a day; I gravitate towards eating early, so for me that means between sunrise and noon-ish. This pattern has also improved my sleep and mental focus in the afternoon! I also love the simplicity of this way of eating. The limited amount of choices is incredibly freeing and I spend so much less time planning, shopping, preparing and actually eating. Don’t get me wrong I am a foodie at heart and still love being creative in the kitchen. BUT, it is so freeing to work with less ingredients and need less food, have no waste and still create beautiful and tasteful plates. 

Another beneficial side-effect has been being involved a growing community of friends who live a similar lifestyle and experience a shared joy, love respect and awe for life.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

None so far. I don’t miss anything. Also, where I hear some people finding it challenging in social situations, I personally don’t sense this being an issue for me. Also, going out to restaurants (we are very picky and go out to mostly just one, maybe twice a month) is a non-issue as the chef is always happy to adjust the plate. And this is something I notice being really common in the US: restaurants easily adjust according to dietary preferences. 

We don’t have vegan or vegetarian friends or family members, so when we are hosting and food is part of it, everyone is happy with ribeyes or a roast. And we always suggest to BYOV (bring your own veggies). 

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

Yes I do! And I have been active my whole life. 

In my first year of eating nose-to-tail carnivore, I did keep my activities and exercise the same, meaning I did my regular daily farm chores, seasonal farm chores and a daily average of 20,000 steps and lifting heavy things (read: functional farm fitness). With that, I did notice my body composition change to getting leaner and a little more muscular. 

Now, in my second year I added weight lifting again. I have always put on muscle with ease on any type of diet, so I am curious how my body composition will adapt. I feel strong, I have plenty of energy in the gym and I recover really well. If one thing, I would say I recover better than I can remember from before Carnivore. Now, while increasing my strength workouts, I am already blown away by how easily I can play with my macros and my workout intensity. There is a very clear and clean action/response as long as I respect my recovery and sleep. 

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

If you are simply curious: Go for it, try it for a month!

A part of me would love someone interested to try it “all in” for a month and then decide what’s next. Depending on what diet the individual comes from, it may be a pretty radical change and mean a week to two weeks of feeling “weird” – things like the keto-flu, diarrhoea or constipation may occur during the transition. However I believe that anyone can stick to something new for at least 21 to 30 days and ultimately feel the difference. I would advice to write down how you feel at the start. Go in detail from head to toe! And take note of any and all changes along the way. 

If you need healing, take it slow.

When someone is looking to heal issues and maybe looking to make a long term lifestyle change, I would recommend a different approach. I would ease into it more, and look at “long term” success and compliance and look at all areas that contribute to someone’s feeling of well-being. I would also recommend to consult with a doctor experienced in this way of eating to help with establishing and understanding one’s baseline profile (and follow up quarterly or a few times a year) and possibly a coach to help with the transitions and adherence. Aside from professional support, joining a carnivore community is extremely powerful and fun! 

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

I believe so. It has already proven to be a very powerful therapeutic diet, temporary elimination diet and more and more people are showing up who have followed a type of either strict or carnivore-ish diet for 5 or more years. I believe that the current lack of large studies keeps us a bit hesitant when considering this diet as a long term lifestyle. Meat has still a “scary” taste and we need more data within a carnivore context to show all benefits. Our bodies simply operate differently in an “animal-based-nutrition” context. But I have hope for the future! 

Also, I wonder how the term “carnivore” will evolve over the next years. Will it be defined as “only” animal products or will it become more “animal based” with the occasional inclusion of certain plants? I would already be elated if the current carnivore movement results in expanding research, debunking myths, raising awareness around healthy food choices among the public, and showing consumers honest data to then make their personal choices. We may always be on a quest about what is best to optimize our individual health, but I believe a certain amount of variables are known and many are very close to be proven. 

As for myself, I am also curious if I will keep feeling this great or if I need to make seasonal changes at some point. As for taste and satiety however, it is the easiest and most satisfying way of eating I have ever experienced. 

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

I love our carnivore community. I am mostly active on Instagram, and I am blown away by the support and inspiration people offer and share. Everyone seems to want to help because this diet has helped them so much in the first place. I believe there is something to feeling good and the gratitude that comes with regenerating ones own health. You can not NOT share it!

I don’t know if a 100% carnivore diet will ultimately be for everyone, at any time, or forever. I think this is what personal experiments and future research will reveal. What I do believe is that it is the purest, most nutrient dense and bioavailable way of eating. It offers a way of experiencing oneself and life in a very grounded and very connected way, without all the “noise”. And I wish for everyone to – at least once in their lifetime – get to experience this. 

Following my personal values I am also an advocate for regenerative farming, and when it comes to choosing my animal based food sources, I support my local resources first and look beyond when needed. 

While I am building my personal brand, for now you can find me and connect with me on Instagram (koach.kat). In the very near future I will add a YouTube channel and a Podcast and a Website/Blog to it 🙂 People can work with me as a health coach, which can cover any and all of the areas that make up our lifestyle. In my coaching and facilitating the personal growth of my clients, I do focus on reconnecting with nature and living life in line with one’s own nature. 

Within the carnivore context, I am contributing as a coach to the MeatRx.com community. I am also part of Dr. Paul Saladino’s team as a health coach, empowering clients on their journey into carnivory. 

And for those who love conferences: I hope to see you in person at White Oakchella, at KetoCon or at CarnivoryCon this year!

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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 David

Interview with David

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey y’all. I’m David Dugas from Cajun Country. 30 years old. I’m a physical therapist assistant and proud husband and father. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Terrible. Just the worst really. I was a picky eater ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I lived off of processed garbage. Anything that came in a box/bag and was full of preservatives was in my belly. Any type of whole food intake would have been extremely rare.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I first heard about the diet listening to Shawn Baker on Joe Rogan. My wife actually was first to try it and after seeing her results first hand, I would have been a fool not to try it. 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I come at it very practically. Personally, I’m on the road all day so just about all my lunches are meat from various fast food restaurants. I’ve become very creative with making my own entrees. Every morning I’ll have 5 eggs sometimes bacon and for supper a great home cooked meal. Overall, lots of ground beef in my diet which I prefer to a fatty steak (I’m a sucker for the leaner cuts) but still get the benefit of high fat content.

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

Where to start? Biggest change is physique for anyone who isn’t previously eating a decent diet it’s hard to miss. For me, I used to have a ton of GI issues. Real bad IBS issues multiple times a day almost every day. That just completely disappeared. Positive mood changes. More energetic. Dental care is a big one too on this diet. Much easier to maintain and better for your teeth. I don’t have any more sugar and carb plaque all over. I’ve been able to bulk ever so slightly with working out which is something that my body seemed incapable of before

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

The diet has been amazing. If I didn’t have those convenient fast food options I’ve allowed myself then convenience would be the issue. The myth of it being too expensive is a farce. It costs me $5.95 at Burger King for 4 patties and 4 slices of cheese. Only other thing I’d say is the “extremists” of the movement make it a little unpalatable as far as sharing it with others. We don’t all drink blood and eat raw meat. There are normal ones among us. And I even season my steaks too. I mean, I’m from south Louisiana cher.

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

I began lifting weights every day for the first few months and was personally amazed with the results. I’ve backed off to a few times a week now and continue to maintain. Unfortunately I wasn’t lifting any just before starting the diet to make any real comparisons.

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

If you’re on the fence, just give it a month. See what it will do for you personally. It certainly won’t hurt you. If your results are anything like most of us, chances are it’ll become a lifestyle. It may be a little difficult the first few days or so but the amount of change you’ll see in one month if you honestly try this thing will amaze you. 

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

I think it has the potential. To see the growth in just a years’ time I’ve been aware of the diet is astounding. That momentum, I feel, may continue due to all of these incredible results we are seeing. Frankly, what has fuelled this amazing blog is testament to that and there is no shortage. The product is truly great and there’s no need to sell it. You just gotta try it out. 

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

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute with my personal story and take on the diet. Anyone interested for more can follow me on Instagram @laissezfairecarnivore. I’m also on Minds @laissezfairecarnivore. And if you still reading this far down, mais merci beaucoup!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Olga

Interview with Olga

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello, My name is Olga and I’m from Riga, Latvia

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Well, during my childhood I had quite good diet, we always had raw dairy, fish, good quality eggs, caviar  and so on at home.

I almost did not eat processed food.

Then around 12 years old I started to get interested in the Asian philosophy, karma and vegetarian diets. After that I almost stopped eating meat and began thinking it’s bad for me, then I slowly degraded into a vegan diet and then I got into the worst diet on the planet a fruitarian. It completely destroyed my skin, and almost my teeth. Still healing some post acne scars from the fruitarian diet. Also I began getting overweight and my hair was falling out.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Not so long ago I had an ex vegan friend visiting me from California, and he suggested that I was down and having a hard time to focus due to not eating enough animal based products. I was already eating meat and fish back then but obviously not enough.  Then I found sv3rige videos on youtube and more information. It encouraged me start on the carnivore diet which was actually quite similar to the one I had when I was kid.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I stick to a carnivore diet mainly but deviate when I travel, I go low carb. It’s hard to be 100% raw grass fed carnivore with a modern lifestyle. Although when I have access to good quality raw grass fed dairy and meats I do not miss a chance.

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

Since I’ve started incorporating more meat, fat and dairy into my diet my mood has drastically improved  and a mind clarity as well. Also I became more calm. Even friends had noticed that and always are asking me why I’m so calm these days :). My skin, weight and  a hair started to improve too.

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

I don’t see anything negative in the carnivore diet . It’s a normal diet for me and it makes my parents happy when they see me eating fermented fish my father prepared and raw fatty meat.

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

Yes I exercise a lot on the carnivore diet. I’m a surfer girl and during one surf session an average surfer needs to paddle around 7km, It’s quite a tough sport with a lot of cardio and some dangers, so, you have to be in a good shape in case of a big wipe out. Carnivore diet certainly improved my paddling and a surf performance in general. It made my recovery improve also.

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 suggest to try the carnivore diet but switch slowly. I would not recommend to go immediately into strict carnivore lifestyle.  It take a while for a body to adjust especially if you were eating a lot of carbs before.

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

The Carnivore diet is going to become a big trend although it might take up to 10-20 or maybe 30 years. We are at the beginning of it.

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

@olga_cann on Instagram

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Cassie

Interview with Cassie

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I’m Cassie, freshly 32 and live in northern Pennsylvania.  I’ve been eating a carnivore diet since October 1, 2018.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

In 2012 I found a podcast Vinnie Tortorich who has coined No Sugar No Grains (NSNG) and I drank up every word he said as I trained for half marathons.  The message is there and it’s solid and simple but I couldn’t quite nail it.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

In 2015 I had a second baby and almost immediately I could tell something wasn’t quite right.  After weeks of research and zero help or support from medical professionals and lactation consultants I determined that my baby was Milk Soy Protein Intolerant and also intolerant to tomatoes, store-bought beef (most likely due to the soy they are fed in feedlots) and eggs.  I went months on strict elimination diets eating mainly chicken, pork, carrots and zucchini to be able to breastfeed. For 15 months I didn’t eat a single thing I didn’t prepare myself and a select few processed and packaged foods. One food that is not an allergen is sugar. I ate a lot of sugar during these 15 months. Coffee and nut milk with sugar, constantly creating dairy-free desserts I ate round the clock.  I’d also determined that gluten, wheat, and nuts were not a trigger for the baby so I made a lot of homemade bread ate my weight in pasta with cashew cream sauces, and on and on. This period of time really showed me what we put in our bodies really effects us in so many ways. My baby had gone from screaming in miserable pain with rashes on his body and projectile vomiting at just days old to complete delight in 8 weeks.  

Post breastfeeding I was successful at Whole-30 for a couple of months and from there transitioned into a keto/NSNG lifestyle.  I would be successful for a couple of weeks and then just lose myself in a couple of days of nothing but carbs. I found the carnivore hashtag on Instagram and dove into that community.  I knew I had to try it. About a week into my journey I was listening to a podcast on a walk when the host said ‘pure abstinence is easier than perfect moderation’ and that hit me like a brick wall.  I’d been attempting for so many years to try to moderate my carb intake and failing 100% of the time. I find that staying away from all carbs is essential to my health.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

For myself, the carnivore diet means that much of my food comes from local farms.  Within 40 miles of my house, I have access to raw milk, raw milk cheese, grass-fed beef, pasture raised pork, chicken and eggs.  I usually have beef in the freezer from a local farmer but I’ve out eaten what he could raise and am currently stuck buying high-quality meat from a bulk store and butcher until July.  

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

Since starting carnivore I’ve drastically improved my sleep.  My whole life I’ve struggled to fall asleep and stay asleep, most nights feeling lucky to get three straight hours.  Eating carnivore I’m full of energy all day and can fall and stay asleep with no trouble every single night. Another favourite thing that’s happened since going carnivore is that my mood is so much more stable.  I don’t get worked up over anything anymore. I’m able to look at a situation and evaluate my options rather than lashing out. Other benefits included my hair no longer falling out and my pores shrinking. I also find intermittent fasting easy with a meat-based diet.

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

I’ve experienced no negative effects of eating this way but what is frustrating is eating this way around people that do not know the truth about eating red meat.  I find it hard to tolerate that the majority of the US population think that eating the fat off of grass-fed beef or a slice of bacon will significantly shorten their lifespan while they themselves are eating gas station pizza slices, packaged donuts and washing it down with a high sugar coffee milkshake.  

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

I joined a gym in February.  In years past I’ve loved running.  I ran 7 half marathons over 5 years but when I joined this gym I did so with the intent to lift weights for the first time in my life.  I started out with an app on my phone that introduced me to the different machines and dumbbells but felt like I was capable of more. I found Sydney Cummings on YouTube and am obsessed. She releases a new video every morning at 5am and has been doing it for over a year so there are pages and pages of workouts to choose from.  I also got a stand-up paddle board recently and plan on spending a lot of time with it on the local lakes this summer.

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

I highly encourage anyone interested in feeling good, physically and/or mentally, to try the carnivore diet for a period.  Fight through those sugar cravings that first week with a dash of Redmond’s Real Salt and plenty of good quality meat. I find red meat the most satiating.  

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

I hope that the carnivore diet will one day be accepted as a ‘normal’ way of eating but I do think that right now the deck is stacked against that happening in the short future.  There is too much anti-meat propaganda floating around out there with more money behind that is suppressing our message.

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

You can follow me on Instagram at cassiethecarnivore.  In the fall I will be starting the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program through the NTA.  After the NTA I plan on also becoming a certified lactation consultant and a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Association.  I think it’s really important to spread the message of nutrition affecting every cell in our body and how to get your body functioning at an optimal level.  

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