There have been a few questions, so I thought I would give an update. -RF
It’s been over a month and here are a few things that have happened and that we have learned.
• I’ve lost about 32 pounds.
• My wife has lost about 26 pounds.
• We both are living with less pain.
Q: What is included on this diet?
A: Meat, water, spices, butter, eggs. Basically animal products and assorted other things like spices.
Q: What is not included?
A: Plant products
Q: What is the point of this?
A: Ketosis. “Ketosis is a metabolic state in which some of the body’s energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis in which blood glucose provides energy. Generally, ketosis occurs when the body is metabolizing fat at a high rate and converting fatty acids into ketones.”
Basically, in Ketosis you starve your body from the sugars and teach it to get its energy from your body fat.
Q: Ketosis, sounds like the Keto Diet?
A: Keto diet allows many other products in the diet and it also requires you to monitor the intake of food. Carnivore does not. With Carnivore there is no monitoring, you need to learn to “listen” to your body. You eat until your full and move on about your life. Some people who have been on this for a long time now eat once a day.
Q: What kind of meat. Lean or Fat?
A: Fat. You will starve on lean meat. It seems having the right balance of meat protein to meat fat is the number one priority. As the saying goes around some of the carnivore boards. “It takes fat to burn fat.” On this diet, I can eat a whole chicken and be hungry. Pork is better but if we try to live oﬀ it, you just “feel weird and sluggish”. Beef is filling for us. It’s a lot of energy and flavor packed in a small space.
This whole thing may sound weird but think about some of the primitive peoples of America a long time ago before white men. Plains Indians lived oﬀ a very high meat diet. And so did many other tribes that were nomadic. The Eskimos in the Arctic circle still do.
Q: could a primitive diet help solve our modern health crisis? I think it could, I’ve read many stories now of people who are either no longer diabetic or are very close to being free.
The reality is this is fairly new and flys in the face of a lot of modern dietary thinking. I’ve watched a few people who have a fairly good understanding of nutrition on YouTube. You can see there brains almost doing somersaults as they wrap their minds around this. Mainly because most people who take the one month challenge have an almost overnight change in the first few days with there health. Weight loss just becomes a side benefit to feeling normal again.
Let me tell you about me.
I got several dry patches of skin that I have always attributed to low thyroid. They have all cleared up except two small ones that I have to look to find.
I got oﬀ the roller coaster of pharmaceutical treatment for my Thyroid many years ago and started managing it with natural supplements. After a month on Carnivore, I have dropped from nine pills to three.
Join pain has dropped to almost zero and I have become more flexible. From what I am being told, modern wheat provides a constant low level of inflammation in your system. Once you kill it oﬀ the inflammation, the pain goes with it.
Better sleep. Like many people past 50, getting up in the middle of the night for a bathroom run is just apart of life. Within two days on this diet that came to stop. I almost always sleep through the night without interruption now.
For a more “Interesting” story from a man who was profoundly eﬀected by this diet. Click on the link below to the Joe Rogan show. Yep, there is bit too much language in this interview. But it’s worth it to listen to this.
So what did we do on our one month anniversary of this diet? We cheated and went out for breakfast, lunch and then some ice cream.
It was good and tasted awesome. But we paid for it the next morning. All the joint pain came rushing back like a flood and it eﬀected our moods. I guess we learn slowly.