Interview with Christine
1) Introduce Yourself.
Hii there, my name is Christine Postma from Holland. I live in a small village with a lot of water nearby. I love the water and I’m totally in love with mountains. Music is the best there is and my big passion are cars…
2) How did you eat before Carnivore.
Before Carnivore I ate keto for a few months and before that plant based.
3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.
I started eating Keto because I was sick for a long time. Lyme disease. Nothing worked and I tried it all, even ate plant based for more than a year. After I read about a women who healed from rheumatism by eating the keto way I wanted to know more about it and started to really understand the damage of sugars and wanted to give it a try. It was my last hope… Keto worked for a lot of things from week one and I could not be happier. But because I already ate a lot of meat with greens the step to carnivore was an easy and logical step for me. I wasn’t the baking type and really wanted to get healthy from real foods. Someone pointed carnivore out to me and I started searching for everything I could find.
4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.
After about 2 years I can read my body and feel exactly what’s best for my body and what my body needs. I eat mostly beef, grassfed beef. Ribeyes, striploin and ground beef or sausages mixed with liver. I season them with salt and some pepper. I eat it raw or rare. Occasionally some fish like herring, ale or salmon. But that’s a side dish once a week, my main meal is beef. Mostly with butter because I feel best on high fat.
Mostly I eat one meal a day, about 500/600 grams of meat with about 40 grams of butter but if I want to eat two meals I mostly eat about 3-4 eggs with bacon. Occasionally I will eat some Greek yoghurt, cheese or other dairy products but not every day.
I do drink coffee, I am a coffee lover… Mornings I have my bulletproof coffee and after dinner I treat myself with a coffee with some heavy whipped cream… But one day I’m gonna try to see how I feel if I don’t drink coffee, but that moment is not here yet.
5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.
From the first week I was less tired and had less joint pain. A big relief because pain everyday, starts to make you so damn tired. My migraines never came back and after stopping eating greens and vegetables my intestinal pains were gone as well. Both things I had from birth. I had a lot of issues because of lyme disease and was nearly at a point I couldn’t walk anymore. I couldn’t lift things and even brushing my teeth became painful. In a few weeks after I started carnivore I felt better and after a couple of months I got even more energy back. I had no trouble sleeping, no joint pains, no migraines and no eczema. My muscles got stronger. After I started taking supplements from Ancestral like the bone marrow and the liver I was not only the old me again, but even better then the old me. I struggle eating head to toe that’s why I use the supplements.
6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.
Lately I’m having a really dry skin, dry hair and hair loss and that’s bothering me a lot. So since this week I also started taking collagen from grass fed cows.
7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.
No I didn’t. In the beginning they warned me. First heal your body fully and then work out or exercise again. First I couldn’t wait, I wanted to lift those weights again… But I waited… But actually I don’t need it, I don’t feel the need anymore.
8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.
Please try it, it will change your live for the better. I wish I started this way of eating years ago and I’m sure I would have never got sick in the first place if I did. So please try it, but not for a week, at least try it for a month and longer is even better.
Try what feels best, there are a lot of ways eating this way..
9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.
I’m not sure, eating good meat here in Holland is more and more a thing. But trying to explain to people you only live on animal meat and don’t need anything next to it is hard to believe. Right now the vegan people are getting more popular because people still think you need vegetables and fruit because it’s healthy. But for me, that was the first thing that was making me ill. Eating plant based even made everything worse and almost broke my body.
10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.
Meat healed my body and gave me back my live.
I post daily on my Instagram (mountain_keto_carnivore) pictures of everything I eat. I like to make pretty pictures especially from my coffee. I don’t post updates about how I’m feeling or what I went though. There are so much interesting people there who have the best advice and knowledge. But if people DM me or just ask me I will always tell my story and try to help where I can. It’s that help from others that has helped and taught me so much. I couldn’t have done it without their help so I’m so grateful I can’t explain in words.
I’m still learning and trying things out to see how my body reacts.
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