Carnivore transition period tips by coach Tracy K

Navigating the Transition with Electrolytes and Hydration


At the beginning of transitioning from your previous diet to the carnivore lifestyle, there will be some adjustments. Paying close attention to your electrolytes is a good thing. 


Our bowel is getting used to not having carbs and often times drops water along with diarrhea. This can flush out some of your electrolytes and make you feel really drained. Electrolytes (Re-Lyte or Keto Drops) can help you replenish the lost electrolytes and aid you in the transition.


The Importance of Rest and Recovery


Another suggestion would be to get plenty of rest. Resting will aid your body to transition and heal. Often you might feel very fatigued. It isn’t anything that you cannot handle and push through, but resting will help immensely! 


The carnivore lifestyle is more about healing, and along with healing, your body begins to balance out weight, fluids, and electrolytes. Hang in there, and you’ll get through the transition period quickly. 


When you begin your transitioning, it is a good idea to take some time off of work if possible or plan to begin over a long weekend.


Support is of the utmost importance! It is what Dr. Baker says is the only supplement needed for this lifestyle. Try to get involved with Revero and all the meetings and their forum, or find other carnivores on Instagram or hire a coach on Revero. You need support and like-minded friends who can encourage you along your path!

DR Shawn Baker

Reviewed & approved by
Dr. Shawn Baker, MD & Carnivore.Diet team.

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2 thoughts on “Carnivore transition period tips by coach Tracy K”

  1. Ben Hetherington

    I am 7 weeks in and I still don’t feel great, I have been strict no carbs, I have developed diarrhea over time and wonder if it’s FXR causing the issue, I just had bloods done and the doctor said nothing is out of wacky the moment, I eat a couple of big steaks a day with some added fats, I wanted to lose weight as I was 260lbs, I struggle with the money side of buying fatty steaks so any help would be great. Thanks guys

  2. Hang tough, Ben. The transition is different in different people. I believe it depends on what your body needs to correct. Some have a long term healing ahead and some transition quickly and easily. When you begin to see the outside of your body transform, you will begin to trust that your body is working hard to make repairs on the inside as well. About the money factor – most carnivores actually save money over time. We have fewer items to keep on hand and we don’t, generally, eat in restaurants. Watch for sales to stock your freezer and make your diet the top priority in your life, because it is.

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