The Carnivore Diet - Information and Resources

If you follow food trends in the Paleo/Keto/LCHF world, you’ve probably come across the Carnivore Diet. The Carnivore Diet is exactly what it sounds like….all meat! You eat only meat. And maybe some animal products like dairy and eggs. But no plants, which means no vegetables, no fruit, no grains, and no legumes.

At first, the Carnivore Diet sounds a little crazy, right? How can you only eat meat? Will you be missing out on nutrients from vegetables? What about fiber? Is eating only meat sustainable? Will you get bored?

There are several reasons why a person might decide to follow a Carnivore Diet. For a lot of people, it’s because nothing else has worked.  

Most often, it seems people end up doing the Carnivore diet because of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) issues, an autoimmune condition, or even sometimes just to experiment. People with GI issues, like Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS), get so fed up trying to figure out what foods trigger their symptoms, that they end up trying an all meat diet. And guess what? They usually thrive.

The Carnivore Diet is not for everyone though. Not everyone who decides to try the Carnivore Diet will succeed. But it might be worth looking into if nothing else has worked. And, of course, talk to your doctor before making any major dietary changes.      

One of the biggest proponents of the Carnivore Diet is Dr. Shawn Baker. He’s made the podcast rounds with Joe Rogan, Robb Wolf, Primal Edge Health, Sustainable Dish, and many more. If you have a few free hours, the podcasts are definitely worth the listen. Even if you’re totally opposed to the idea of the Carnivore Diet, it’s still a fascinating approach to eating.

If you really want an in-depth review of the Carnivore Diet, I recommend reading Marty Kendall’s review of Dr. Shawn Baker’s Carnivore Diet on Optimising Nutrition.

For more information on the Carnivore Diet, consider joining a Facebook Group:

Also check out the following websites and blogs of people who have been experimenting with the Carnivore diet:

The bottom line is that you have to find an eating pattern that works for you, and something that’s sustainable. Do your research before you commit to making major dietary changes. Talk to your doctor. Keep a food and symptom journal.  

The Carnivore Diet is definitely controversial but it might be worth a try if you do your research.  


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