Caroline’s Journey To A Carnivore Diet
Caroline joined the carnivore community after following a ketogenic diet for three years. She had heard stories of women who could heal or greatly improve symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and endometriosis. She decided to try a meat-based diet to see if she could improve both conditions and avoid type 2 diabetes in her family.
The Struggles Of Following A Ketogenic Diet
Before starting the keto diet, Caroline ate a standard American diet laden with carbs and sugar. “I’m Italian, so it was pasta and rice and foods like that all the time, every day for me!”
She experienced some weight loss with keto but found low-carb alternatives to her favorite junk food and sweets had become too tempting.
“I started gaining weight again because there seemed to be a keto recipe for every treat or cookie I could think of. I was struggling with binge eating because I figured if it was low-carb, I could have as much as I wanted. Towards the end, it wasn’t helping me at all.”
How Caroline Discovered The Benefits Of A Meat-Based Diet
Throughout the online keto community, Caroline had heard about the benefits of a carnivore diet through Dr. Ken Berry, Dr. Shawn Baker, and Dr. Paul Saladino.
Through their videos and through other women in the online groups she had joined, Caroline was hopeful that following a carnivore diet could be the key to healing her struggles with hormones, endometriosis, and PCOS. “I kept hearing success stories from other women who had the same conditions I had, and I wanted to heal, too!”
Caroline’s Success With A Carnivore Diet
For Caroline, switching to carnivore was a huge success, and she has healed from the painful symptoms of both endometriosis and PCOS.
“After my first six months, I was able to lose 15 pounds and maintain the weight loss, something I was never really able to do with PCOS. I’m in the best shape now that I’ve ever been in my adult life, so I’m really happy with that,” Caroline shares.
How The Carnivore Diet Has Changed Caroline’s Life
“Carnivore has been completely life-changing for me!” Caroline shares. “I actually sleep through the night now instead of struggling for hours to fall asleep and having to drag myself out of bed the next morning.”
She no longer has high levels of anxiety and stress, which has made life easier all around. “I’m much more calm and even-keeled now, and that allows me to be the best mom I can be for my son.”
Caroline’s Simplified Approach To Eating
Caroline has also simplified her life by eating one meal a day and no longer suffers from cravings or binge eating. She enjoys ribeye steak with eggs and grass-fed butter and drinks only black coffee and water. S
he’ll occasionally include seafood and dairy. “When I first started carnivore, I was eating two or three meals a day and was hungry all the time,” Caroline recalls, “but after about six months, my body became more adapted, and now I’m not hungry, and I don’t need to snack.”
Caroline’s Exercise Routine And Advice For Newcomers
For exercise, Caroline stays fit with 90-minute yoga sessions every day and enjoys high-intensity interval training and weight training. Her advice for newcomers? “Just start where you are, and give yourself grace. It can be difficult in the beginning, but you’ll get there!”
Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.