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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Christopher

Interview with Christopher

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Christopher Nance aka Carnivorous Beast, I am 32 years old from Cornwall, UK. I am currently a Corporal in the Royal Air Force.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I used to eat the typical bodybuilding diet, low fat, high carb, lots of sugar laden protein shakes, pastas, breads and lots of lean meat, I then went paleo/keto for a short period before going Carnivore. 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

It was actually my partner who introduced me to Carnivore, I initially disregarded it but I decided why not give it a go for a month and see how it goes, now 11 months down the road I’m still Carnivore 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I initially started Carnivore eating all meat, eggs and dairy, after about 4 months I decided to eliminate dairy as I was still getting skin issues, as soon as I eliminated dairy my skin issues reduced dramatically 

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

Benefits I have seen is mental clarity, I had suffered with mental health issues and I am now completely off any medication, I have also been able to read 15 books so far this year (I could barely read 1 book a year in previous years). I also dropped a lot of body fat starting at 95kg, I am currently 78.2kg, I also feel very energetic and overall sleep better, my skin also has improved – I used to have eczema but no longer have it.

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


The biggest negative is fitting it in an everyday life, its difficult to eat out at restaurants or someone’s home. Also having to constantly defend my diet to people stuck in the conventional way of thinking 

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


I exercise 5-6 times a week I have had a varied gym background coming from Powerlifting to Strongman to strength training and I am now focusing on bodybuilding, my workouts are usually Weightlifting with occasional cardio.

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


Make sure you are ready for it, it’s difficult to come from a standard Western diet with high sugar processed foods to completely eliminating them, I always recommend going paleo first to get used to eating real food then trying keto to become fat adapted and then going Carnivore 

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


My hope is that it would but I just don’t see it happening, unlike Vegan diets which can be mass produced and profitable for big brands meats are difficult to heavily manufacture.

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

Carnivore has been great for me and I stand by it but I recognise it isn’t for everyone, I also highly recommend Paleo and Keto. I am on YouTube as Carnivorous Beast and on Instagram as @carnivorousbeast

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kristina

Interview with Kristina

Introduce Yourself.

I’m Kristina Lynn and I am a stay at home mom. I love the outdoors, hunting, horse back riding and camping.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I have been Keto off and on for the past 5 years

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

As a Mom of two young kids it’s very important to me to feel my best. I was struggling to lose the last of my baby weight and I started hearing more about The Carnivore lifestyle. I loved the simplicity of it and all the benefits I was hearing such as, less inflammation, increased energy, better sleep Etc. We are avid hunters in Wyoming and harvest our meat each year such as Deer, Antelope and Elk. The only thing holding me back from jumping all in was I was still breastfeeding my son at the time. That’s when I heard about Kelly Hogan’s story on My Zero Carb life and how she had three pregnancies and successfully breastfed all while eating carnivore. I talked with my husband and he told me to go for for it! So I did.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I did a 40 days Strict Carnivore. I started April 21st and did a trial run until May when I started Dr. Bakers #meatymay challenge.

During that I only consumed  meat, a little cheese, coffee and heavy cream. I still use this as my base approach but do have some chocolate or wine occasionally. I’m from the south too so when I go back home my momma likes to feed ya so did eat more Ketovore while visiting my family. I personally don’t have many adverse reactions when eating whole Keto foods so I can loosen up once in awhile. But to feel my absolute best sticking to strict carnivore is what works best for me. My husband has also since started carnivore and is doing AMAZING On it! We also feed our kids carnivore 80% or more of the time and they are 1.5 and almost 4.

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

I sleep Soooo good while eating this way! I have way more energy, less inflammation, and a healthy BMI. Also like I mentioned before, I  was breastfeeding when I started carnivore and I had absolutely zero issues breastfeeding and I felt satiated which can be hard for breastfeeding moms.

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

Zero negatives that I can think of. Not one thing comes to mind.

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

Yes. My husband has gotten me into weight lifting and rowing. I’ve taken a little break through the summer here but am looking forward to getting back into my routine.

8) 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! Learn as much as you can so that you can confidently dive in! I love Dr. Bakers Book “The Carnivore Diet” and Craig and Maria Emmerich’s book “The Carnivore Cookbook” and Kelly Hogan’s YouTube channel “My Zero Carb Life”

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

I do. But it will also be widely unaccepted at the same time. I think whenever people seen what they deem as “extremely” you’ll have people who accepted it and you’ll have people who oppose it. But it crazy to me how even in this last year it’s already gained so much traction.

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

I just want to say thank you for reaching out to me, I love what you are doing on helping spread the word on how carnivore can help more people. You can find/ follow me on Instagram @wyoming_keto_fitmom

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Daisy

Interview with Daisy

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Daisy Marsh. I am a 39 year old wife and mom of 2 in WV and work in the financial industry.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I ate the worst version of the Standard American Diet up into my late 20’s. I was a severe sugar addict and basically lived off of junk food. Then I went to a healthier version of SAD after the birth of my 2 children. In my mid 30’s, I eliminated sugar, then went keto for a year, before turning to carnivore at the end of 2019.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I have struggled with multiple eating disorders and disordered eating. Keto helped with several health issues, but not those. I wanted to try carnivore to see if it would help and if it would help with weight loss that I wasn’t seeing on keto. I also have countless food intolerances and wanted to try the elimination aspect of a carnivore diet.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I am a self-experimenter. I have tried every version of the carnivore diet. I feel the best on strict beef and water, but struggle to maintain it, so my general approach is all the animal kingdom, egg yolks and very minimal dairy. I do try to take a nose to tail approach and enjoy trying all the carnivore foods! I bounce between higher fat and higher protein, still looking for my perfect fit.

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

Chronic stomach pain gone, chronic gas gone, chronic bloating gone, hypoglycemia gone, can fast for long hours, knee pain gone, varicose/spider veins gone, muscle increased, cellulite decreased, Raynaud’s phenomenon in remission, brain clarity increased, increased sense of smell, chronic canker sores gone, thicker nails and healthier hair, faster healing, better mental health (anxiety and depression), quality of sleep increased, perfect internal alarm clock, clear complexion, increased energy and focus at work, better immune system, less bug bites, sugar addiction easily managed, eating disorders easily managed, food freedom in close sight, Restless leg syndrome improved, improved body composition, perfect digestion, rarely get hiccups, dandruff gone. Just to name a few..

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

I went through the standard transition issues that do return randomly: digestion issues, cramps, decreased energy. I have continued to struggle with my weight, even though my body composition has improved.

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

I exercise very sporadically. I work long hours and have a lot of responsibilities. I do work movement in as often as I can, but it is very inconsistent. When I exercise, it’s generally calisthenics and walking. I love exercise, but struggle to find a balance.

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

Just eat meat. Take it at your own pace, if you can’t dive straight on or if you hit some potholes or wrong turns, just keep going! It’s so worth it and it’s not all or nothing. It’s a journey!

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

Not until doctors change their stance on cholesterol. People just can’t seem to get past it. That’s the biggest comment I get from family and friends.

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

Carnivore can be life changing if you just give it a chance! You can find me on YouTube at Daisy’s Journey and on Instagram at daisyscarnivorejourney

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Joe

Interview with Joe

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey there! My name is Joe, I currently reside in Phoenix, Az.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before I started carnivore I kind of just jumped around with my diet. I ate mostly high carbohydrate foods such as potato’s, white rice, sourdough bread mixed with a little meat & sometimes vegetables. I would snack on junk food & justify it by saying I’m only eating small portions (we know those add up).

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried the carnivore diet because I was trying to lean out for a Jiu Jitsu tournament and heard from a friend that it was a great way to lose weight, it was mostly for a weight cut hack, but I didn’t know what I was in for and how much of an impact it would have.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My approach to the carnivore diet is to eat when I’m hungry, which is not typically in the morning. I’ll usually throw a 12oz ribeye on the grill around 12pm after my Jiu Jitsu training. Around 3 or 4pm I throw about five 85% 15% ground beef patties on the grill and eat those with a couple slices of bacon. I will eat once again around 8pm and that usually consists of either a New York strip or a pound of pressure cooked beef short ribs from Costco.

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

The benefits have been vast. At first I a lot of diarrhea, but soon found out that I started off with way too much fat, it doesn’t happen to everyone, but I was sensitive to it. I have celiac disease and was dealing with wounds on my scalp and lots of psoriasis on my shins and elbows which all went away two weeks after going on the diet. Sleep improved, mood improved, sex drive went WAY up (I had to stop sleeping on my stomach in the am…tmi I know). My recovery from was cut in half. Insane!

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

At first the negatives were diarrhoea and getting enough food, but I have a hard time finding any negatives the further along I go.

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

Yes, I lift heavy 3 days a week & train and compete in Jiu Jitsu 7 days a week. The carnivore diet has really helped with my energy levels and duration of workouts between days at the gym.

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

I say if you want to try the carnivore diet just keep an open mind, it’s hard for a lot of people to wrap their minds around only eating animal products. I say give yourself 30 days, anyone can commit to something for 30 days especially if that means it might help them with health issues you’re trying to heal. You have nothing lose.

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

I believe the carnivore diet will become as common as the paleo & keto diet. I’m already seeing a lot more people experimenting with the diet and seeing great results. I’m hearing people talk more and more about it everyday.

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

Like I said before, just have an open mind. Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake, it’s a learning process and everyone is built differently. The results will speak for themselves. You can find me on my Instagram @carnivorewildling and I’m always there to answer questions.

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Carnivore Diet success stories -with Megan

Interview with Megan

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi! My name is Megan, I’m an Aerospace Engineering student from the UK, currently living in the Netherlands. I’ve struggled with weight my whole life and have been trying to lose weight since I can remember. The past couple of years, this has transformed into an effort to get healthy, not just lighter, as I’ve learned so much more about gut health, hormones, and nutrition.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I come from a family that loves to cook. We lived to eat, not ate to live. I started Keto Summer 2018 after spending the year in the US and eating everything! Around the same time, I found out I was celiac so already had to cut out gluten anyway. I was losing weight on keto but seemed to be stalling and also had other issues like eczema that weren’t getting better.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I’d heard a lot about carnivore healing gut issues. I have celiac disease and years of gut damage from eating gluten had caused me to develop intolerances to other foods like eggs and avocados which I wanted to be able to eat again so I’d been considering trying carnivore for a while. I naturally became more carnivore last year as my keto meals became more simple (meat with some kind of side vegetable) so I figured I might as well take the small jump to carnivore and try it out.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I intermittent fast and then usually eat two meals each day. I mostly eat whatever is on offer in the supermarket and whatever I can get cheap: ground beef, pork belly, etc. I also drink coffee – black during my fasting window and with heavy cream after that. I’ve started to incorporate more nose-to-tail recently to make my diet more nutrient-dense, sustainable, and to save money.

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

I can tolerate eggs a lot more now which I am very happy about. I love eggs. I’ve also managed to lose weight (40+ pounds) and body fat, which I have struggled with my whole life and also struggled to do after a while on Keto. My skin and sleep are also the best they have been for years.

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

Social events can be difficult when based around food. Luckily I can blame a lot on allergies. But I’ve actually grown to love questions about my way of eating and had some very interesting conversations because of it.

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

I do Jiu Jitsu a few times a week and cycle 1 hour every day to and from work. Jiu Jitsu has really helped me to de-stress after work and the community is great too. I’ve really appreciated this since moving to another country on my own.

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

Since I gradually transitioned from low carb to carnivore, I seemed to skip a lot of the negative side effects people often mention at the beginning of carnivore so maybe a more gradual transition would be better for people worried about this. And give it at least a few months. If you’ve had years of gut damage, you can’t expect it to be gone in a few weeks.

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

A lot of people I’ve talked to have expressed concern with the long term effects of the carnivore diet so hopefully as time goes on, people will see it as a more sustainable, healthy way of eating. But I think this is also very dependent on people wanting to take control of their own health and do their own research/experiments rather than listen to misinformed, outdated guidelines.

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

People can follow on @megs_and_bacon98

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Martyna

Interview with Martyna

Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my name is Martyna and I currently live in a small village in Norfolk, England, with my partner, dog, 2 cats and a ferret. I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Europe, but I emigrated to the UK many years ago and I consider it to be my home. I’m almost 36 years old, I love to travel and eat meat.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

A lot of junk food, but also a lot of fruit and veg (which, you are told all your life, is good for you). In my mind I was balancing all the unhealthy stuff with ‘good food’. Gosh, was I wrong!

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I never had issues with weight. I was, what you would consider ‘normal’ or ‘average’, until about 4.5 years ago, when I moved from the Midlands to Norfolk, and changed my job from a very active to a sedentary one. I had about 2 months break between finishing my old job and starting my new job, and out of boredom, I guess, I ate the whole time. I got into such a habit of eating badly (and a lot). It stuck with me, and I quickly gained about 100lbs (45-50 kg). Before I knew it I was about 222lbs (100kg) which, at my height (5.3 ft or 160 cm), was not a pretty sight. I tried a vegan diet, as you do, only to gain more weight and be utterly miserable and sick for the duration.

After I went back to a ‘normal’ diet I just gave up and thought to myself ‘well maybe I’m not meant to be “normal” size’. I gained a bit more weight, and was too uncomfortable to even leave the house or be in a public place. I went work-home-eat-sleep repeat for few more years. I took a break one summer for a calorie controlled diet, which I obviously failed after few weeks, as I was constantly feeling hungry and deprived.

Finally, in the spring of 2019, I decided (at 242lbs – 110kg) that I had to try SOMETHING. I found keto. I did keto for about 7 months and, as if by magic, I lost about 100lbs (about 45kg). Went down from size 18-20 (UK) to size 10(UK).

Although I loved keto, and it was very effective, it was also a bit too complicated; with counting, logging, and cooking elaborate meals just to be satisfied. It was almost like I was replacing one obsession (junk food) with another (keto junk food). I wanted to simplify my meals, my diet, and my shopping and lose the last few pounds I had left. I was already following some amazing carnivores via social media, and decided to give it a go. I had nothing to lose, I was already in a good place with my weight, energy, etc so in December 2019 I decided to try it, and I never looked back.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

My personal favourite is sirloin steak but I like variety, I eat fish, prawns (seafood in general), burger patties, sausages, pork, chicken, eggs, small amounts of cheese, and dairy products when I feel like it. Occasionally I eat cold meat like Serrano ham. I use cream or milk in my coffee, and sweetener in coffee or tea. I also don’t mind sugar free soda or squash. I eat 90% chocolate if I feel like it, etc. I’m not a zero carber for sure, but 97% of my diet is meat.

I don’t fast and never have fasted, I’m not made for that. I eat when I’m hungry, I stop when I’m full.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I lost an additional 11lbs (5-6kg), I sleep better. I’ve definitely lost some inches too, but I never measured it so I can only go by how my clothes fit and how I feel. I’m definitely more confident in general. I never used to own a swimming suit, now I have 4. I’m much happier as a person and my mood is very stable. I also experienced some hair loss on keto but carnivore solved that issue completely.

A massive benefit for me is how little time I spend meal planning, shopping, prepping and cooking.

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I can’t think of any.

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

Yes, but I do my own thing when I feel like it, I have no schedule etc. I walk, ride a bike, and swim (leisurely, I’m not training for the Olympics).

Before I lost the weight it wouldn’t cross my mind to exercise, because I had no energy and could hardly do simple domestic tasks without being exhausted.

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

Just go for it! Take it one day at a time. Just think where you can be in 6/12 months?!

I’m the laziest person ever, and I’ve done it. I lost over 110lbs (50 kg) and I’m currently 11lbs (5kg) away from my goal weight, but most importantly I’m in a healthy weight range and I feel great. This time last year I was morbidly obese and miserable! If I can do it, you can do it.

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

Probably not for a while, but I hope so.

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

You can find me on Instagram @small.furry.animals where I can bore you a fair bit with my meals and my silly, but lovable, pets.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Erik

Interview with Erik

Introduce Yourself.

Hi, My name Is Erik, I’m 28 years old, living in Montreal, Canada, a proud father of 2. I’m honored to share my carnivore success story. I’m hoping it will inspire somebody else to give a shot to the diet, it transformed my life for the best. I’m so grateful for the amazing discovery.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Since I was a kid I had bad eating habits, I would eat as fast as I can…. and then I would fill up my bowls and plates again until I got full to the max. My whole life I struggled loosing fat, I clearly had an eating disorder. I was eating terrible I would indulge food until I was full with 3 meals a day and some snacking in between. 80% of my food came from carbs, like pasta, bread, sweets, cereals, all the good stuff lol. You can see how I had no control, those food can be quite the addictive type. I had a weird addiction with food. At the same time I’ve always wanted to be in shape. I thought gym was the answer but no. I was out of hope since going to gym 6 days week didn’t help with loosing that unwanted extra weight. I would weight 190lb when I should’ve weighted 160Lb. I’ve achieved that goal when I incorporated fasting with keto. Finally!!

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I was reading some strange positive anecdotes online from other people’s stories with the diet, it got me curious.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

In the beginning of 2019 I started experimenting fasting then keto for 6 months, I started noticing some type of improvements in my physical and mental being. Then I heard about carnivore online. Many who did it, were doing keto right before. I was skeptical for a month or so, I had some type of fear making the leap into the diet, because of all the negative studies on meat etc. But all the stories I was reading online were just too good to be true. So i decided to give it a shot for 1 week only, and I waow I haven’t turned back since then!

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

On the first week I had tremendous amount of energy and mind clarity, better sleep. I would wake up in the morning ready to go, no more slow mornings. That is extremely fun just waking up like that, instantly with high energy. I got better control at my food cravings, they were at the lowest. It would force me to never over eat, very hard to do with meat. I would stay full for hours, the OMADs were easily done with a 24 hours fast. My body fat and body weight stabilized after dropping 30Lb total from the keto and fasting. My muscles mass increased, they would be more visible. But My favorite benefit of it all, is my confidence and self esteem that skyrocketed. I’m able to communicate better with people. I can handle people and situations effectively when needed, It’s a great advantage when you work in a customer service environment. I did not expect that at all, it was a shocking surprise. I’m very glad I acquired that skill naturally. My level of joy would spike from time to time in some part of the day, at that point. I could understand why anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression can benefit from the carnivore diet, it’s a tremendous positive life changing advantage.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I would experience, some low energy days, headaches and thirst. I had diarrhea that lasted for 1 week. All of that were gone after the second month.

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

Yes, I couldn’t be more happy working on my bodybuilding goals with this diet. I feel like I have won the jackpot with this way of eating, it revolutionized the whole thing. First it gave me the right levels of energy and performance to complete a good quality workout. I lift 3 times a week, almost no cardio, my recovery and muscle growth is phenomenal. I was struggling for years trying to sculpt my body, that’s a problem anymore.

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

Just do it, and stick with it despite of the negative effects. You will be glad you’ve made the leap after 2 months of adaptations. The body is just learning and reprogramming its metabolism, going back to our ancestral ways. Your body will definitely thank you for it. You won’t regret it.

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

I don’t think so because the mainstream sells information for the pharmaceutical and corporations to make a profit only, therefore there’s no money to be made with healthy individuals. It took me time to reflect on that, not easy to accept that fact also.

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

I want to say that if you don’t try anything new, you would never know the positive outcome or the negatives. but it’s truly worth it when you are seeing the benefits, if not, you can always go back, you’ve got nothing to lose. Experimenting and learning is the way to go when you want to approach new things. You can find me on Instagram if you are interested in my progress and journey with the carnivore diet. I’m more than happy and willing to answer any question or help in the Dms @primevalerik

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Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rich

Interview with Rich

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello, my name is Rich Northrop. I am 32 years old, born and raised in Upstate New York. I have worked in the medical field for the past 10 years. Five in emergency administration, and five now clinically in cardiology. I am formally trained and have my degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology. I have a heavy interest in evolutionary biology and nutrition, ketogenics, and lipidology. I’ve been on with Dr. Paul Saladino and his live videos, featured by Mikhaila Peterson, and am listed on Dr. Shawn Baker’s list of low carb providers on MeatRx.com which is a great platform for this way of life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore I ate very clean. Most of the time I did concise meal prep lunches for work with roasted vegetables, chicken, and small amounts of rice or quinoa. Eggs, and other lower carbohydrate options. Had the periodic beer with friends, but never a soda drinker or candy eater or anything like that on a regular basis. My occasional sweet was ice cream if anything. When I was younger, around middle school and high school I ate poorly. I saw Mt. Dew and gummy worms say “0 grams of fat” or “A fat free food” and think it was somewhat healthy.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried carnivore to begin with because when I graduated high school I was 305 lbs, I slowly started to gain weight when my parents divorced around the age of 9. My mother frequently kept sugary snacks around the house like little debbie cakes, and hostess things, and cereals. I lost weight with portion control and running after graduating high school. Got down to 225 lbs and stayed there for years, then once I was 26 years old, my weight started to creep back up slowly to 280 lbs again which I said I would never allow happen. This is even with eating clean meal preps, trying plant based for 3 months, zero alcohol, etc. Mind you, I am an exercise physiologist, I’m not your average person that has trouble with nutrition and exercise techniques. Despite all of my knowledge and studies, I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control, plus other health issues were starting to start. I had gut issues that started in high school. I was a C-section, formula fed baby, and took many antibiotics growing up for teenage acne. I eventually had what seemed to be IBS. Gassy and bloated with most foods, I figured it was my normal life. Eventually my anxiety got worse, my stomach issues got worse with reflux, bloating, and indigestion. I had lower abdominal pain that they couldn’t figure out if it was my bladder or bowels causing it since it’s all so close together, the nerves get confused. I saw others able to eat carbohydrates like rice or potatoes in their meal preps, and stay fit and lean. I thought I was doing something wrong, or calories, or exercise, or timing of eating. But how could I; not me right? Unfortunately, childhood obesity undoubtedly ruined the way my body stores/uses fat and responds to insulin, therefore making this ancestral way of eating essential for me to thrive. It took me 30 years to find it. September 1st, 2018 I began this way of life and I will never look back.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I approach the carnivore diet with the ideology being we most likely evolved on ruminant animals and didn’t always eat three meals per day. I’ve found that I feel best on beef. I add salt to my food and have water as well. Occasionally I will eat eggs, salmon and scallops as well but I consider them a side dish to supplement my main steak or beef. I think we should eat until we are satiated and that is all. There are days I crave more food than others, it depends on activity, and the same goes for water as well. I intermittent fast as well, naturally based on hunger. Most days I don’t eat until 4:30-6pm.

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

The benefits I’ve seen are numerous and unequivocally easy compared to what I’ve tried in the past. I exercise the same amount or less, and have lost 70 lbs. I am currently around 210 lbs. My IBS, gas, bloating, lower abdominal pain is completely resolved, along with my acne prone skin. My anxiety is much better, but I have health anxiety that stems from something when I was younger and most likely unrelated to diet. My hair and nails grow thicker and faster. I am sleeping much better.

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

The only real negatives are being able to find something out at a restaurant and social aspects at times. My wife, friends and family all understand that I eat this way now and there isn’t too much pressure to eat or drink things outside of meat. Some restaurants will still charge the same price for a burger without the bun and no sides, and not give me any type of discount despite not having anything else.

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

I exercise by doing full body resistance exercise at my local gym 2-3 days per week. I focus on large muscle groups, and logical compound movements that humans would naturally perform in life. I do cardio 2-3 days per week as well and cross train with this. I will run outside about 2 miles when the weather is nice, and when indoors I switch between shorter anaerobic cardio like the stair mill or Jacobs ladder, and longer bouts on a stationary bike, treadmill, and elliptical. Nothing extreme really. I find that my endurance is better during steady-state aerobic exercise and I can run longer; and my resistance capacity is the same or better as it was before carnivore. Recovery and soreness is much better. I dedicate one day to stretching, foam rolling, and myofascial release if needed.

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

My advice to someone that is thinking about trying this diet is to work with someone like me who has done it for a while and maybe came from the same boat. Join an online group where you can ask and access questions to issues that may arise. This is an extremely easy diet, but there are intricacies to it and not every person is the same. Think outside the box and get real knowledge about how the body works. Why it doesn’t cause heart disease, and constipation, etc. Why humans are made to and evolved eating meat. Commit strictly to 30-60 days and see for yourself. The worst thing for the human body is insulin resistance, and this nourishing way of eating completely reverses and avoids that while providing the best absorbable nutrition possible. Take that leap and thrive.

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

I do and don’t think it will ever be accepted as a main stream way of eating. I think all these personal stories of healing and thriving long term on this diet more than any other thing will have the biggest impact. Peoples doctors will be shocked but probably say I guess keep doing what you are doing. I think once the people my parents age pass away (sorry to be so morbid) that were brought up and brainwashed to think fat and animal foods were bad and caused heart disease, that we will make some ground. The internet and YouTube is helping this as well; the age of social media is massive to any type of information and knowledge. On the other hand, I’m afraid that medical schools will teach the same old outdated information and treat symptoms and not prevent disease. They will be funded by pharmacological companies, and big food companies. Large grain companies like Kellogg’s and General Mills make large donations to academic programs, and vegetarians/vegans love to use cherry picked epidemiological data from poor studies to prove they are right about animal food being unhealthy. It’s sad but true, but there is much more money and less work or “farm share” in making sugary cereal than there is collecting and selling eggs from chickens.

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

After my success and personal studies over the years, I wanted to give back to the community and help people just like myself. People with diseases their doctors cant seem to fix, weight they cant seem to get off, and all types of things of the sort. That’s why I created my own Facebook group called “Strict Carnivore – Zero Carb Life” where I post and interact the most, and it now has nearly 5,000 members. I hold frequent live Q&A’s to take any questions, share recipe ideas, testimonials, supplement facts, and deals on meat. I can also be reached on Instagram at Ribeye.Rich, or through Dr. Baker’s MeatRx platform.

Strict Carnivore – Zero Carb Life link : https://www.facebook.com/groups/714310302259750/

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Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
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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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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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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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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

Stores

Etsy – Unique Carnivore