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Carnivore Diet for 1 Month – My Experience

Originally when I heard about the carnivore diet I thought it was crazy!

However, as time went on, and I looked into it more, it started to seem more realistic and potentially therapeutic.

So then, after a friend went on it and had great results, I thought I’d give it a go.

In the lead-up, I moved to a high-meat diet for 1 month prior but still ate some carbs. Gradually building up my comfort at eating so much meat.

Then, in the last month, I’ve gone pure carnivore (animal products only) eating:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Yogurt & Butter
Shawn Baker’s book was a great primer on the topic.

These are my takeaways so far:

  1. Avoiding cravings
    Giving myself free rein to eat meat and fat has (somehow?) allowed me to side-step my usual cravings for chocolate and carbs. I’ll probably need to continue the experiment longer to know for sure, but it appears that meat and fat are doing something for satiety that my previous diet did not.
  2. Maybe it’s more about what you don’t eat than what you do?
    I’m starting to think that if carnivore is beneficial, a lot of it comes from all the things you’re not eating. Sugar, seed oils, and processed carbohydrates are the big ones.
  3. Steadier energy levels
    My energy throughout the day feels more steady, and after big meals, I don’t crash as much. It’s not to say that digestion doesn’t slow me down a bit, but it’s a different feeling.
  4. No lack of energy for sport
    Energy levels are also surprisingly good. I thought that without carbohydrates I might struggle, but I’ve been running, I’ve been to the gym and trained hard, and I feel like I have normal capacity.
  5. Simplicity
    Meal decisions are very simple. However, they do require preparation. I haven’t eaten out much, and probably won’t.

So yeah, it’s been a month, and the results are quite pleasing! Beyond the above, my waistline feels flatter than when I started – which is never bad.

Shawn Baker MD (left) and Anthony Chaffee MD (right) share great content on YouTube about Carnivore

I plan to continue Carnivore for now and will decide later if I wish to modify it.

Already I’m questioning if there’ll be a “return to normal” after this. What would that gain?

Regarding supplements, I’ve cut down a bit whilst on carnivore, and currently just use vitamin D, magnesium and omega-3s.

Will run some blood tests in the new year and see how they look.

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