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Water: The Classic is Back!

Every animal on the planet drinks water; it works well for hydration. Seventy percent of your body is made of water. It’s all you need to drink, and as you get unhooked from sugar and artificial sweeteners, you’ll come to enjoy it. If you want to go crazy, get some sparkling water. Although you might feel like you might die at first, you really and truly won’t perish if you don’t have some kind of sweet beverage to drink. Water—it’s good. Drink it!

What about bone broth, alcohol, and coffee? Bone broth is fine. It contains some good stuff and can help to satisfy your urge to drink something hot or flavored. However, drinking bone broth isn’t crucial to the success of the carnivore diet. You don’t need to drink it unless you want to. You can get all the nutrients you need without it, but if you enjoy or benefit from it, feel free to indulge.

Alcohol is not a health food. It won’t make you live longer, and it won’t make you any hardier. When you’re deciding whether to indulge in alcohol or skip it, understand that ethanol is toxic. Once in a while, I have a glass of red wine or two. I generally can expect my sleep to be less restful, and my athletic performance often is a little impaired the next day. Neither issue is the end of the world; the important thing is that I understand what the negative consequences of having the wine are and account for them when I make my decision. Most people who do a carnivore diet for a long period report their desire to drink alcohol drastically diminishes. Beer and certainly sugary mixed drinks are a bigger negative than a dry wine or a distilled spirit. Some people even have problems with the grains that are distilled to make the liquor.

Coffee is something I have little experience with. I’ve tried a few cups here and there over the decades, but I’ve never enjoyed it. Perhaps, if you’re a coffee lover, my inexperience is reason enough for you to stop listening to me. Many people find coffee incredibly satisfying and often turn drinking it into a ritualistic experience.

The science on whether coffee is good or bad for us continually changes. Caffeine has some effects on our physiology and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. It also affects the sympathetic nervous system and has been shown to aid in sports performance. However, research has found that it leads to sleep disturbance and can negatively affect gastrointestinal motility and gastric acid secretion. Some people find that caffeine acts to dysregulate appetite, often suppressing it. It may interfere with nutrient and mineral absorption. In all likelihood, though, for most people caffeine probably has a minimal impact in the grand scheme of things.

My suggestion is that you not try to quit coffee or caffeine during the initial phases of the diet. Once you’ve adapted to your new eating habits, give it a go if it’s something you want to take on.

 


Excerpted from The Carnivore Diet, By Dr. Shawn Baker.
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Switching to a Healthier, Meat-based You

We’re now ready to discuss some detail about common strategies to transition into the diet. There are pros and cons to these methods, and no solution is going to fit everyone. Your starting diet may help dictate which method you want to pursue.

 

Hard-Core Carnivore

This method is pretty much a direct drop into the purest form of the diet. If you go hard-core carnivore, you go straight to meat and water all the time right from the get-go. Many long-term carnivores recommend using this technique, which is analogous to removing a bandage by quickly ripping it off. There might be more discomfort in the short term, but the overall process often is quicker than easing into the diet.

With this method, on day one, you start eating nothing but meat and drinking nothing but water, and you repeat until you’ve adapted. This approach works best for very motivated individuals and those who are transitioning from a mostly animal-based ketogenic diet (because they’re already pretty well accustomed to fueling on fat). The downside of this cold turkey approach for many people is that the symptoms associated with the transition can be more severe than with a more gradual switch. Consequently, some people quit because the transition is too difficult.

 

Carb Step-Down Strategies

If you’re coming from a carbohydrate-heavy background, a good strategy may be to first adopt a lower-carbohydrate diet for at least several weeks before transitioning to a full carnivore diet.

If you’ve been on a standard American diet, which is high in carbohydrates, and you’ve been taking medications to address high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic pain, or depression, you should visit with your physician to discuss potential medication changes that might need to occur as you shift your diet. I’ll use blood pressure medication as an example: Many people find that medications to treat blood pressure can lead to dangerously low blood pressure as your body adapts because the diet can normalize blood pressure. The result is that the medication becomes unnecessary or needs to be reduced. The body can make similar adjustments for the other types of ailments, and it’s important that you and your doctor make corrections to your medication as necessary.

For some people, a good transition strategy is to include more meat-based meals gradually over time. One example schedule is to spread three fully meat-based meals throughout the first week. The next week bump up to eight carnivore meals. In the third week, try two days of only meat-based meals, and spread ten carnivore meals on the other days. In the fourth week, you should be able to handle five days of carnivore meals, and by the fifth week, all but two of your meals will be meat. In week six, your transition to full carnivore will be complete.

Alternatively, you could set short-term challenges to go full carnivore three days out of a week. The next challenge is to go one full week of eating only meat. The third challenge is to go for two weeks; finally, you attempt to go carnivore for thirty days in a row. This method is pretty much what I used, and it was a fairly smooth process.

The third technique for a gradual transition is to fade the vegetables and starch off your plate as you increase the amount of meat you eat each day. A drawback to these gradual techniques is that for some time, you still have access to addictive or otherwise problematic food, which may make it harder for you to let go of those things. It’s kind of like having an alcoholic quit drinking by only having alcohol twice a week.

However, as long as you continue moving closer to a fully carnivore diet, you will likely feel better, and those cravings will subside over time. Also, the gradual withdrawal of fiber- or oxalate-rich foods might make the transition easier. By gradually reducing fiber from your diet, your colon may better adapt to being able to absorb fluid and minerals efficiently. Gradually tapering from oxalate-rich foods may help you avoid a potential rapid precipitation of oxalate crystals into your joints, skin, or other tissues.

 

The Beginner Phase

 

How long does the beginner phase last? It can vary, but here are some signs that identify you as an experienced carnivore rather than a beginner:

 

  • Food no longer rules you, and you no longer see food as a form of entertainment. Instead, it’s a deeply satisfying form of nutrition.
  • You have no problem passing up a food that was previously one of your favorites.
  • You can go out socially and not cave to pressure to eat something just to satisfy someone else.
  • Nothing other than meat seems like food.

For some people, these signs are evident within a few months. Other people need years to reach all these milestones.

 

Excerpted from The Carnivore Diet, By Dr. Shawn Baker.
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Starting The World’s Simplest Diet

One of the hardest concepts to understand about the carnivore diet is how simple it is. Do you need to track macros or calories? Do you need to weigh your food and calculate micronutrient amounts? Do you need to be hooked up to daily blood monitors and check your lab results every few months? I would argue that you don’t need to do any of that. If a diet requires constant monitoring and calculation, then it is arguably not a very good or sustainable diet.

One big misconception about the carnivore diet is that it’s a way to lose weight. Certainly, weight loss can and often does occur, but it’s not guaranteed. Some folks even gain body fat. I have mentioned that malnutrition is a huge problem because people tend to eat energy-rich but nutrient-poor; this diet tends to fix that imbalance. If you approach this diet with the focus of weighing a certain amount or fitting into a certain size of jeans, then you will likely struggle. It’s not that those things won’t happen, but they’re secondary to improvements in nutrition. Nutrition
precedes health; health precedes body re-composition.

Here are some simple rules for getting started on a Carnivore Diet:

  1. Take one day at a time. You’re not committing to a life sentence when you start a carnivore diet, and you’re not joining a race. Enjoy life! Each day is a new chance to learn and experiment. This experience should be about you finding out what it takes for you to feel and function your best. There is no one way to follow the plan, but there are common paths. Remember that failure precedes success, so don’t beat yourself up about any miscues.
  2. Enjoy the process. I often tell people to count how many meals they enjoy after starting the carnivore diet. You should enjoy most of your meals. If you don’t enjoy what you eat, you’ll never stay with any diet long term. Learning how to cook and prepare meat can be a wonderfully enjoyable process. When you’re starting, variety can be your friend, so experiment with your choices. There are thousands of different cuts and types of animal products to enjoy.
  3. Eat enough. The vast majority of issues that occur with transitioning are a result of not eating enough. Many people come from a background of restricting calories or macronutrients, and that habit is often hard to break. That style of eating leads to a poorly regulated appetite and a ton of anxiety. (I’m going to keep repeating this idea: If you’re constantly managing your appetite, you will not be happy.)
    When you’re hungry, you should eat! (Shocking, I know.) However, think about it in the context of any other physiologic function. When you need air, you breathe. It’s as simple as that, and eating to satisfy hunger can be the same. While adapting to the diet, eat until you’re full, and repeat as often as needed to keep yourself out of the cupcakes. If you try to limit your intake, you’ll rapidly fall prey to old habits and cravings.
  4. Don’t make comparisons. Your results are your results, and they may be different than someone else’s. Constantly comparing yourself to others is a quick path to misery. Be objective about who you are, where you’re starting, and what’s important to you. You’re more than a number on a scale or a collection of lab values. Your physiology is dynamic and unique to your environment.
  5. Remember that you’re eating for you. The pressure to fit in socially can sometimes be enormous, and many people collapse on a diet so as not to disappoint a friend or loved one. People who truly care for you will understand that you’re embarking on a trial to improve some aspect of your being, and they’ll respect what you’re doing.
  6. Focus on feasting. As stated in rule 3, you need to eat enough, and I’m referring to both the frequency and the quantity. After some time on the carnivore diet, most people tend to fall into a pattern of eating meals less frequently. I typically eat once or twice per day, but that presumes I’ve eaten enough not to be hungry between feedings. If you focus on the delicious food and ensure you get plenty of it, you won’t need to set a stopwatch to tell you when to eat again.

    7. Not everything is diet related. As you become more attuned to how you respond to food, particularly as your diet begins to become narrower, it’s sometimes easy to fall into the trap of analyzing every single health-related issue and trying to attribute it to diet. Diet is hugely important, and I can’t overstate its effect on your health. However, constantly worrying about every blemish, belch, or sneeze is not productive and will turn you into a miserable hypochondriac. Things will happen—many good, some bad. Some will be diet-related; many will not. Take the big-picture view and learn to relax. Put your energy into thinking, “How does my health compare to three months ago?” rather than thinking, “How does my health compare to yesterday?”


Excerpted from The Carnivore Diet, By Dr. Shawn Baker.
Learn more HERE

Lose Weight Now! (or not)

Obesity is probably my least favorite subject to talk about, not because it’s so contentious but because, in my opinion, it’s misunderstood. Before I talk about the mechanisms by which a carnivore diet can help people to lose weight, let me explain why I think that we misunderstand obesity.

In my view, the core problem of obesity is malnutrition. We all can point to starving children who are woefully thin and agree that they’re malnourished, but when we look at a morbidly obese person, malnourishment doesn’t immediately spring to mind. If we look past the myriad metabolic enzymes and hormonal interactions that are constantly shifting and the issues of calorie balance and brain chemistry, we can focus on the simple fact that if the body doesn’t receive proper nourishment, problems will ensue with all bodily systems.

The obese are often calorie replete but nutrient starved. If you feed yourself low-quality carbohydrates that are rich in energy but low in nutrients (micronutrients, essential fats, and amino acids), you won’t be satisfied. Your hunger won’t be appeased, and you’ll eventually fall prey to cravings for more and more food. If you continue consuming low-quality food, which is about 90 percent of what is currently available, you’ll eat more and more calories and continue to suffer from what become irresistible cravings. Over time, you end up with a metabolism that doesn’t work very well, a hormonal system that’s suboptimal, and a severe case of carbohydrate addiction.

Many people don’t believe that food is addictive, but we have ample evidence to show that certain foods stimulate the brain in ways very similar to other known addictive recreational or prescription drugs. People often mask that addiction by claiming they are “foodies” or by becoming prolific exercisers to offset the food addiction. The common platitude of “all things in moderation” is often just an excuse to get a little bit of addictive food down the gullet.

Do people lose weight because they cut calories on the carnivore diet? Yes, for some people that certainly is what occurs. Meat tends to be pretty darn satisfying and satiating to most people. Many people struggle to eat much meat, particularly when they first start the carnivore diet, and they definitely lose weight. Often, early weight loss is due to water weight coming off, particularly if a person is switching from a high-carbohydrate diet. Carbohydrates stimulate insulin to the greatest degree, which leads the kidneys to hang on to fluid that is often stored with glycogen.

Some people swear that on a carnivore diet, they eat far more than they did before, but they still lost weight. Perhaps dramatically increasing protein plays a role because protein is extremely difficult to turn into body fat, and numerous protein overfeeding studies confirm this. Is it possible that a shift in hormones due to a different food substrate plays a role either in impacting satiety or upregulating metabolic rate? Certainly, this is a hotly debated topic, and I don’t pretend to know conclusively what the answer is. I know that my body handles energy expenditure in ways I have no voluntary control over. How much heat I produce is dependent upon the environment I’m in, the activity I’m engaged in, and perhaps the fuel I’m using.

Many people report feeling more energized on the carnivore diet as aches and pains go away, and often they feel the desire to move a bit more often. Ultimately, I don’t think the exact mechanism much matters in the grand scheme of things. When we get our bodies the correct nourishment, our health starts to
thrive, and that is where the prize lies.

 

Excerpted from The Carnivore Diet, By Dr. Shawn Baker.
Learn more HERE

How Much Meat is too Much?

This question is perhaps more common than any other question I receive. My smart-aleck answer often is, “Enough.” Although that might sound flippant, it’s truly a very honest and simple answer. But how do you know what is enough?
I’m going to throw out some general numbers; don’t take these as gospel. I’m merely giving you some ballpark starting figures; they aren’t concrete:

• Males: Around 2 pounds of meat per day
• Females: Around 1.5 pounds of meat per day

When you first start, aim for the suggested amount and then adjust as needed. For instance, many small females can put away 4 to 5 pounds of meat in a day without a problem. I don’t think you should shy away from that quantity if your appetite directs you there for a while. More often than not, females have a long history with diet and caloric or nutrient restriction, and they have some catching up to do to replenish their bodies with nutrients.

Remember, protein is used to build our bones, internal organs, muscles, and skin. If those tissues are depleted, plenty of food is necessary to bring them back to normal function. Also, remember that weight loss is not the short-term goal of the carnivore diet; instead, get healthy and stop with the constant anxiety created by day-to-day fluctuations in weight. Just relax and enjoy the freedom of eating.

If you eat and find that you’re still hungry, eat more. If you find your energy or performance is lagging, then eat more. If you find your mood is low, then eat more. The typical gnawing in the stomach and the “I’ve gotta eat something in the next five seconds or someone is going to get hurt” sensation of hunger will go away. Hunger often becomes a subtle signal that maybe you should eat something soon rather than it being a sign of cellular crisis of impending glucose depletion.


How Often Should I Eat?

In the beginning, your meal frequency should be whatever it needs to be to keep you satisfied. Do you feel peckish an hour after throwing down a 24-ounce porterhouse steak? Fire up another steak or line up a pound of bacon. Do what it takes to quench your appetite. Beat back the craving demons and learn to fill up on nutrition, not entertainment. Over time, you’ll find that your cravings will diminish; eventually, they’ll likely disappear.

At that point, you’ll see the emergence of a regular, well-regulated appetite that meets your nutritional needs. I know I keep saying this over and over again, but the carnivore diet isn’t a quick-weight-loss scheme. Trying to fix a malnutrition problem by starving yourself is a recipe for disaster. If your goal is to lose 20 pounds, and instead you gain 5, but you now enjoy life, don’t have back pain, and are no longer a slave to processed food, you’re far better off with the 5 extra pounds for now.

 


Excerpted from The Carnivore Diet, By Dr. Shawn Baker.
Learn more HERE

Fasting? Not So Fast…

Time-restricted feeding windows, intermittent fasting, and extended fasting are very much in vogue. The basis for this movement is recent literature that demonstrates that a prolonged period without food starts a process called autophagy in which cells recycle damaged or nonfunctioning cellular components in the absence of recent nutrition. After some time on the carnivore diet, most people tend to fall into a pattern of eating meals less frequently.

I typically eat once or twice per day, but that presumes I’ve eaten enough not to be hungry between feedings. If you focus on the delicious food and ensure you get plenty of it, you won’t need to set a stopwatch to tell you when to eat again. When you don’t eat enough, your body will let you know, and you should listen. A common theme with the carnivore diet, as you may have noticed, is to let things happen. Your body knows how to take care of itself. If you’re ravenous for three days in a row, don’t be afraid to feed that need. Things will level out eventually. With time, you learn to have power over food and understand what nutrition means rather than being a slave to convention or food addiction.

 

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an attempt to hack your appetite, and it can have benefits with the carnivore diet, but it also can result in problems. Because many people come to the carnivore diet from a background of caloric restriction, intentionally denying the body food can lead some people back into unhealthy behaviors due to excessive hunger, and I think people do better when we’re not constantly snacking. Many people like eating one meal per day, which is something you can certainly do on a carnivore diet. In fact, a carnivore diet might be the diet that most lends itself to this strategy. My caveat is that you should be able to feast adequately to support your body as you go the next 24 hours without food. For some people, this may mean eating two, three, or more pounds of meat in one sitting when they have only one meal each day.

If weight loss is your goal, or you’re trying to get lean beyond a normal level of body fat (which is 10 to 15 percent for men and 18 to 24 percent for women), then intermittent fasting may be helpful. I find going much beyond 24 hours without eating to be counterproductive over the long term with this particular diet. When we’re eating suboptimal or potentially toxic foods, it’s often helpful to give our bodies a break. But the carnivore diet doesn’t include those types of food. So if you’re no longer consuming potentially harmful foods, then the benefits of extended fasting are likely diminished except in unusual cases.

I’ve not seen any data from studies of carnivorous animals that show benefit from fasting or caloric restriction. Specifically, athletes are unlikely to benefit from prolonged fasting, especially during competition periods. I suggest you be cautious about combining intermittent fasting with the carnivore diet.

I know I keep saying this over and over again, but the carnivore diet isn’t a quick-weight-loss scheme. Trying to fix a malnutrition problem by starving yourself is a recipe for disaster. If your goal is to lose 20 pounds, and instead you gain 5, but you now enjoy life, don’t have back pain, and are no longer a slave to processed food, you’re far better off with the 5 extra pounds for now.

 

 

Excerpted from The Carnivore Diet, By Dr. Shawn Baker.
Learn more HERE

Carnivore diet tips by coach Tracy K

Beginning the carnivore lifestyle: Eat when hungry, stop when satisfied. Plan ahead so you have food available for eating each day.  Clean your house out of off-plan foods if possible. Throw away the scales but do take pictures and measurements if you like to do measurements. No need to count anything, unless that is your thing. Maybe keep a journal of how you are feeling and what all you are eating so you can refer back to it in the future.


Tips for the transition period: Take good electrolytes (like Re-Lyte or Keto Drops) to help with adjusting in the beginning. Get lots of rest (try to plan some time off of many activities or work if possible starting out). Most important is finding places to communicate with other carnivores (Meatrx! 🙂  Support is SO important and if you think you need someone to be accountable to or ask questions from, hire a coach! (Meatrx- Tracy K:)


Tips for grocery shopping: Skip all aisles except meat and dairy and maybe cleaning aisles. 🙂 Plan your meals to the best of your ability, and stick to your plan! Shopping is SO simple!!


Tips for social situations: When going to a social situation such as Thanksgiving, plan, plan, plan! I often like to eat some meat before going so that I will not be tempted by coach less than optimal foods. Another idea is to bring a lovely meaty dish so share and one that you can enjoy as well, or a meat/cheese tray perhaps.


Tips for making carnivore easy:

The meaning of Carnivore is easy! Totally! It is the easiest lifestyle you’ll ever find! Carnivore = Easy! To make it the very easiest, plan your meals, buy your foods, and enjoy everything you put in your mouth! It’s a dream come true! You’ll wonder why you hadn’t always known how to eat this way!

If others ridicule  your lifestyle choices, be prepared with letting them know that this is how you choose to eat and the way that makes you feel your very best. If they try to tempt you to eat junk food, let them know that it will make you sick to eat those foods. Tell them that your body did not feel well when you used to eat carb laden foods. Explain exactly how they made you feel. Sharing the lifestyle with others just might help to bring them around to a healthier choice too! 


Cooking: Cook your meat however you enjoy it cooked. Your tastes may change as you go along, such as if you like it more well-done in the beginning, you may find that you like it closer to rare in later months. Tastes seem to change as you go throughout your journey, but you will be able to determine when you need to change something. I found that I didn’t care for chicken after a few months, but then around 2 years in and I’m wanting some again as we are going into the fall season and I love some yummy chicken soup and bone broth made with chicken feet. 🙂 Slow cookers are amazing as well as grills, air fryers, waffle irons, egg steamers, instant pots, etc.


Tips for dealing with cravings: The best way to deal with cravings is to be sure to eat enough meat/fat to keep you satisfied during your meals. Also, keep the craved foods out of your home or out of our sight if you cannot get them out of your home because others in your family are eating them. The longer you are on carnivore, the easier the cravings are to deal with. They basically just go away if you are eating plenty of meat and fat at your mealtimes.


Fatigue – in the beginning of the carnivore lifestyle, fatigue can be expected. It is not something that cannot be worked through but does happen as the body is adjusting to the lifestyle with burning ketones instead of sugar. Rest is so important, not only in the beginning of a carnivore lifestyle but throughout the entire journey. Listening to your body is something very much needed for when to nourish, when to rest, when to move, etc. 


Food addiction & cravings – Meat is the answer to food addiction and any cravings. If you crave something to eat, eat meat. If you are not hungry enough for meat, then it isn’t true hunger. Listening to the body is again so important. Cravings subside with time and lots of meat! Eat meat when hungry, drink water when thirsty!


Gout: Caused by coach sugar, not by coach meat. I understand that gout can get worse in the beginning of eating a carnivore lifestyle, but will eventually heal as the body heals and rids itself of oxalates and inflammation. 


Hypertension and weight loss: These conditions all go hand in hand. Losing weight helps with sleep and hypertension and eating meat and fats helps with all three. I noticed after going carnivore that I began to have a drop in blood pressure around my 3rd month and was able to reduce my medication. So my recommendation would be to stick to it for the first three months for sure and beyond for sustained healing. 


Sleep: For sleep, I recommend using a blue-blocking pair of glasses as well as eating meat/fat. The ones that I used are called BLUblox and they are super great for reducing blue light, especially in the evening. They have ones that you can order and use for day use while using your computer or watching TV too. They were very helpful to me as I would wear them about an hour to an hour and a half before bedtime and I could almost rest assured (no pun intended) that my body would produce a good amount of melatonin to help me fall asleep. Additionally, eating meat/fat helps the body to heal, and while healing, sleep happens quite nicely. I believe many people have different levels of hypertension trouble as it could be dependent upon age, current health conditions, etc. Give your body time to heal and you will be amazed! 

Carnivore diet tips by coach Brett L

  1. Only eat when hungry
  2. When hungry only eat meat till you are not another bite full. 
  3. Only eat the meat you crave & can afford.
  4. Never EVER put a sweet taste into your mouth.



Getting started on the carnivore diet 

 

1: Follow the directions so you can reap the rewards!

  1. a) only eat when hungry
  2. b) When hungry only eat meat till you are not another bite full.
  3. c) Only eat the meat you crave & can afford.
  4. d) Never EVER put a sweet taste into your mouth.

 

2: Be patient! It took years & perhaps decades for your health to bring you to where you are today. It will take time for your body to heal & there is no way to speed up the process.

 

3: You will make mistakes along the way because that’s what humans do. When you realize you made a mistake, learn from the experience so you don’t repeat it & move on!

 

4: Do NOT be afraid of eating only meat. It’s what we were designed/evolved to eat. Your kidneys are not going to explode. Your arteries aren’t going to get “clogged up” from eating bacon & you won’t get type 2 diabetes from only eating meat. 

 

Sleep: Drink 6 to 10 oz of hot homemade bone broth 1 hour before going to bed. Bone broth is very relaxing and soothing!

 

Hope this is useful 🙂

Carnivore diet tips by coach Becky N

Tips for beginning the carnivore diet ~ Eating a variety of meats from the animal kingdom, animal fats(beef fats-suet or trimmings,bacon grease, pork fat, duck fat, butter/ghee), and keeping electrolytes(sodium, magnesium, potassium) balanced as well

 

Tips for the transition period ~  Stick with it & trust the process first couple of weeks then week 6 and/or week 8 can be rough but you will be thankful and break the bad relationship & addiction when you trust the process & lean on the Revero community

 

Tips for grocery shopping ~ if you are shopping from a grocery store watch sales and/or your bulk stores(sam’s-Costco), otherwise shop local & maybe reach out to your local farmers and you may be able to work out a deal with them as well.

 

Tips for social situations ~ try to either eat before you go so your not overly hungry but most social gatherings have a meat source plus a meat/cheese tray. Enjoy some sparkling water or club soda. If you are dining out then you can always tell the restaurant you have an allergy and they will make the adjustment. 

 

Tips to make carnivore easy ~ keep things easy, jump into the Revero meetings to help with support & keeping the right mindframe

 

Tips for cooking meat ~ you can sear it in a pan, air fryer, grill! Pat it dry then add salt use your method of cooking to your doneness. Add fats after cooking


Tips for dealing with cravings and staying accountable ~ EAT BACON! Don’t put the taste of anything sweet in your mouth. Replace the bad addiction/habit with a better healthier habit such as walking. Eat enough fats and meat to keep yourself full to prevent your craving, don’t do fasting

Carnivore diet tips by coach Dana S

Carnivore is a really easy way of eating

  1. Most meats can be cooked and plated in 15 minutes or less on stove top. 
  2. You can cook extra food like a roast or tenderloin and eat on it for a few meals.  These are good to take to work and reheat.
  3. Cooked Steak is good cold. 
  4. Ground beef, eggs, or bacon are usually super quick and easy to cook.
  5. Ninja Foodi Air Fryer and pressure cooker or similar options can cook even when you forgot to thaw. 
  6. Cook and freeze single servings…from meat to homemade bone broth. 
  7. You don’t have to do anything fancy.  Many of us eat the same thing every day and are both happy and satisfied.
  8. Feel free to try different foods.  Check out the recipes on MeatRx, or the weekly cooking meeting. 
  9. Always eat to satiety.  Eat like it is your job. 
  10. Avoid trigger foods, or the taste of sweet, especially if you are a carb or sugar addict.
  11. Have homemade bone broth and easy animal-based foods on hand, like butter, cheese, bacon, left over meats, eggs.
  12. Get a coach and establish a support system if you can
  13. Join Revero and use the community for support
  14. Look for recipes before you are hungry and need them to avoid them being a trigger.

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