Carnivore Diet FAQ
How to start, what to eat, and more
What Is The Carnivore Diet?
Carnivore diet means getting nutrition from animal sourced foods and severely limiting or eliminating all plants from the diet. The purpose for this way of eating is health improvement, fat loss, healing the body and mind, and relief from many chronic illnesses.
Thousands of people have reduced or even reversed symptoms of diabetes, digestive issues, depression, mental disorders, skin conditions, joint pain, hormonal imbalances, lyme disease, chronic fatigue, candida overgrowth, pain, inflammation, etc.
Many people have reduced or even reversed symptoms of diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, joint pain, mental disorders, skin issues, hormonal imbalances, inflammation, and blood pressure.
There is also improvements in body composition including fat loss and muscle gain, strength, performance, and endurance. A large number of people have seen resolution of many disease symptoms and the elimination or reduction of their prescription medications.
Make sure you are eating enough food and getting plenty of rest. You can also add extra salt, electrolytes, or bone broth to replenish electrolytes. Avoid heavy exercise because it can take a toll on your body during the transition process. As you adapt you will gain more energy to exercise. The transition can vary from person to person, some having a very easy time, whereas others struggle.
Common transition issues can include fatigue, headache, general malaise, poor mood, insomnia, increased thirst or urination, change in bowel frequency, constipation, diarrhea, joint or muscle aches, and rashes. Our coaches can help make the transition into carnivore go more smoothly.
The transition symptoms naturally resolve within a few days to weeks. You will then start seeing improvements in energy, sleep, digestion, and inflammation.
The short answer is “No, meat is very unlikely to be the cause of any particular disease.”
Our extensive research library is at your disposal to further educate yourself on these matters. Unfortunately the majority of our nutrition science comes from very poorly designed study that have no possible way of realistically answering those questions.
For heart health see our heart resource.
How About Intermittent Fasting? How Many Meals Per Day?
Do I Have To Be On The Carnivore Diet For The Rest Of My Life To Stay Healthy?
Most people that see a significant improvement in their health due to the Carnivore Diet tend to stick with it or something very similar. They may become “Carnivore Adjacent” and often that also works well for many.
Are Plants Healthy?
It depends on the person and the plant. Most plants in the environment are downright poisonous and are deadly, whereas a small percentage have been found suitable to eat by humans and many of those require extensive processing to make them safe to ingest. Some people have a greater capacity to handle certain plants than others do.
Remember that things like sugar, vegetable oil and Oreos are all made from plants and some of them are clearly worse than others. It is unlikely that plants provided any real nutritional benefit as a food source when one is already on a carnivore diet. On a standard junk food diet it is likely that eating avocados is a bit better than eating twinkies.
See this comprehensive list of anti-nutrients, their negative effects, the foods that contain them, and how they can be neutralized.
Is Meat Bad For The Environment?
I’m A Foodie And Wonder Will I Get Bored Eating Just Meat?
There are literally hundreds of different types and ways to prepare meals for a meat based diet. Some folks enjoy the simplicity of just cooking up a steak, but fortunately for you, our chefs have dozens of enticing “carnivore friendly” recipes in our ever growing library.
Are There Any Studies On The Carnivore Diet?
Can I Do The Carnivore Diet Affordably?
Is Grassfed Beef Healthier Than Grain Finished Beef?
Many people prefer and enjoy grass fed beef and there can be an environmental benefit. But the majority of people that have successfully improved their health have done so with just plain old supermarket meat without eating organs. For some select individuals organs and grass finished beef may ultimately prove to be the better option and is certainly worth experimenting with if desired.