I’d pass on the MCT and focus on getting my fat from animals. Bacon and eggs are just fine. This sounds great, and I’d love to dive in 100%, but I seem to have a quite strong histamine intolerance, and pretty much all beef is aged. It’s likely to be a lot more during the first month as your digestive system and appetite adjust, and you fight other food cravings. Do you think a small amount of Kefir would be ok to drink? I’m guessing since you said high fat that lean deer meat in not acceptable? All your work is very much appreciated! My husband and I have been trying this for about a month, with great results. Here’s a very interesting article: http://fortune.com/longform/alzheimers-disease-cure-breakthrough/, I am on carnivore diet for about five weeks and lost about 34 pounds and now it slowing down. I think most probiotics are pretty worthless (it’s not easy to survive a healthy acidic stomach, so what bacteria actually make it there to “repopulate” it…). Hi! After reading what I have, I’m now thinking you’ll recommend it as a test product in Level 3 unless cranberries would be a hard “no.”. Is there something I am missing? Lisa. Apart from the training performance I am amazed at how I feel it’s great, uncomplicated eating. I found a holistic doctor three years ago that put me on the paleo diet. Though I would recommend reading the 30 day guide (you can download it over there on the left) which will give you a better idea if it’s a good fit for you. I personally favor these in my diet and usually end up eating a variety of them throughout the day. The color is a little weird at first, but after a plate of it, o.m.g. Thoughts?). What about fiber and digestion? A tier 5 carnivore diet also includes lots of organ meats. I apologize if I missed it. to treat epilepsy, cancer, etc.). I heard Shawn Baker say he eats about 3 lbs of meat a day and he is 6’5” and, apparently, a world record holder in certain weight-lifting events. I think most people do much better with meat and not powdered protein. Perhaps this could work if on those days I eat very early and then a smaller meal at 5-6PM? To my knowledge, turkey thighs and legs may be about as fatty as chicken thighs and breasts, and it would give me at least a bit more variety. Did he do the 3 levels (it seems like he did especially since you mention you are just doing beef and water) – but if not – I would explore how he feels eating just beef vs other meats 2. I think it helps to view it from an evolutionary perspective, in times of energy deficits (limited food around), creating more kids to feed would be problematic. Not using facebook is totally your call but it’s a very nice service to organize a conversation. My question is not purely theoretical because in the 10 days I have been on your level 1 I have only had a bowel movement 1 time the first day (minimal), and the one time I cheated with a small lettuce tomato and cucumber salad the middle of the first week! This site is exactly what I was looking for. Carnivore diet of meat and little else gains traction but health experts urge caution. If you can’t afford the Grass-fed, grass-finished beef, then doing just beef and water is the way to go (eliminating other meats like pork and seafood). Been carnivore since August 1st, so almost a year now. I talked about how I didn’t notice much of a difference eating just beef vs nose to tail here: https://www.kevinstock.io/health/carnivore-diet-experiments/ Personally, I like eating some variety and eat more “nose to tail” meaning I include some organs, eggs, seafood in my diet. Is it okay to have a cheat meal once a month? Wondering what might have brought on this fatty liver, and is the carnivore diet ok for me. 3. Because, like you said, “retail” price for grass fed can be quite expensive if that’s all you’re eating. 1. Isn’t all that protein bad for your stool quality and kidney health? True, while not plants, mushrooms do have their own issues, and really are not a part of this way of eating. I was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome in 2007 and have been treated for it since. I don’t see us getting anywhere near stage 3 any time soon (coffee and cheese addicts!) I would do a thorough audit of everything that you are eating / drinking / and otherwise putting in your mouth (things like gum and tooth pastes). Poultry tends to be quite lean, and many people prefer fattier cuts, and staying closer to ketogenic ratios (~70% fat, 30% protein). Should I just go for a non grass fed meat with much higher fat content and hope for the best (all the gmo feed and way the animals treated makes me nervous for health repercussions), Any other recommendations to hit that fat% through the day. But if you feel like you want to supplement to get higher concentration of EPA/DHA then best to buy from a reputable source as they can be quite unstable/rancid, I’d store in the fridge. half a pound is about as much as I have currently.Today I am feeling weak have rapid heart beat as well as lose bowels and very regular peeing. Bless you Dr. Stock for all you do to promote self health! As an Argentine I eat organ meats on a regular basis and have all my life. What about MCT oil? There is a growing number of people who simply are NOT comfortable with using Facebook in any way shape or form and for good reason with all the unsavoury practices Zuckerberg has perpetrated and admitted too in recent years. On Day 9 of level 1. Perhaps you should start a MeetUp in your area. Would I have to stop these forever? I’d say the standard american diet is potentially the riskiest diet you could follow. Is there any real benefit in having a meal after a workout to maximize results? Is it ok to substitute beef with horsemeat? Thank you! Unless, of course, you know that you feel best at this ratio, no need to worry about trying to hit those macros on a daily basis. Maybe I should listen to my body? I saw that you generally discourage starting off that way. I assume it’s at the end of it, since I assume the warning was cut and pasted from there to this page. Apparently, I do need about 3 lbs. Best / easiest way to start is with the 30-day guide to going full carnivore (you can download it for free on this website). I’m asking because organ meat tends to be cheaper. Is there not other options for people who want to join in your conversations? I felt constipated for the first 3 to 4 days but now I have uncontrollable diarrhea. Hmm. I guess its a little more keto. Do you personally get into ketosis on this diet? One of my favorite parts of the carnivore diet continues to be is how fucking EASY it is. Yep that is just fine. I don’t recommend sugar free beverages like red bulls or diet sodas in general; however, it would not just void the benefits of the diet. Should I expect this to be influenced? hi Dr. Kevin never had a diet in my life. Yep Nicholas – you can download it right here: https://meat.health/knowledge-base/the-ultimate-30-day-guide-to-going-full-carnivore-2/. Some dairy is ok, but I’ve found most people do better without dairy. I can’t speak to adderall, but my gut instinct is that the mental benefits of this way of eating would make adderall unnecessary. And calisthenics. If it wasn’t so immediate you would swear it was scurvy. I see some suggest that milk is okay sparingly, and some say none at all. Butter, whipping cream, cheeses… Can I do this diet with the lactose free versions? Given that grass-fed beef is leaner than grain fed beef, it seems to be difficult to get grass-fed beef that is fatty enough to meet the 70% fat to 30% protein ratio. If this is the case if you can add some animals fat or even butter that will help. Does chocolate like good quality LANKANTO contain any health benefits? Now im finding the carnivore diet (im not a huge meat eater so im not to excited to eat loads of meat) but it works. Simple as that. It’s ok if you want, though I don’t think there are benefits for most people (and perhaps the opposite). I suspect only trace amounts, with a bit more in the salt.). From others experiences, I’ve only heard positive news with periodontal health. I’m really enjoy it. Note I know I am not adapted yet. If you aren’t eating sugar/carbs (and aren’t smoking) and you are brushing and flossing daily – you are really putting the ball in your favor to having great oral health. Do you have any articles explaining why these other foods that are so closely related to the dairy products you approve are discusssed? Really depends on the “results” that you are after. I get grass fed / Grass finished meat and have the same option for lamb and pork from local ranchers in AZ (Datecreek.com). I would just recommend following the guide. Can you explain if there are any detrimental effects long term for consuming grain-fed beef and its fats on carnivore? We have a butcher here that processes and smokes all there own meats. The earlier I’m done, the better my sleep has seemed to be since being on my carnivore experiment. If I eat meat and high fat cheeses/butter will it damage my health in the long run? What I do is generally load up whenever River Watch has a deal or a local grocery store has a deal. Hi! Thanks! For coffee replacement I’m Drinking matcha green tea with almond milk. You briefly mention that you dont advise any tinkering of the carnivore diet but I am curious to know if that is just for the general public but could still have benefits for more active lifestyles. Nothing works. So I sort of ended up doing the 23-1 plan of intermittent fasting by following the dictum to eat until satisfied. I’d take it out at Level 3 (most people do just fine, but some people notice adverse effects from carbonation). And there is a false believe that high protein increases acidity in the blood. When you stop eating it. I’ve seen a carnivore diet not only curb carb cravings but also things like nicotine, alcohol and caffeine. What is likely is that you go less often and with less volume as meat is efficiently absorbed. Turkey is just fine – but I’d recommend reading the 30 day guide to have a better idea about how various meats compare. I’ve heard the most important meal of the day is breakfast, a couple hrs after sunrise is when our cortisol and ultimately nutrient absorption is at it’s peak… and then returns to very low levels after around 2pm. Best to do this with your physician kept in the loop. You should drop your preconceived notions of how many meals to eat per day. Leaves no stone unturned! I really enjoy reading through your experience/guidance with an all carnivore diet and was wondering what your take on a modified carnivore diet that involves cycling post workouts carbs on every second weekend? However, I’m not eating very much at all (I currently weigh under 95lbs and usually weight around 103, however, I still have fat on my body that I can/would like to get rid of and would attribute the weight lose almost exclusively to water weigh, reduced inflammation, and lack of having a ton of food inside me). I can’t imagine I’ll be hungry for more than that. I’d recommend doing Level 2 and perhaps Level 3 at some point, but sticking at Level 1 for as long as you need is just fine (especially if helps you stick with it . I have not seen many posts and comments from women in my age category. Who wants to go through life and never be able to enjoy a beer on a hot day? There are 3 guides that I highly recommend downloading when starting this way of eating. 1- in a day I may have 2l of home made, stevia-sweetened (6 drops per 1/2l) soda… would I really need to stop drinking this? What are the signs and symptoms of a red-meat allergy? I have IGA Nephropathy. “Grain fed” can cause some confusion because really, in the vast majority of cases, cows are “grain finished” meaning they live most of their lives eating grass but are fattened up on grains before slaughter. Thank you. Any thoughts on carnivores, calcium, acidosis and it’s purported process of extracting calcium from bones, thereby creating the real potential for osteopenia or osteoporosis? Is cacao bean like a traditional legume in the way it acts and causes inflammation? seafood, eggs, fresh meats). As a guess how long before I might see that bounce back? Sounds like you are doing all the right things, I’d just monitor your levels over time. I would say eat until you’re satisfied. If you have any experience with this, let me know and anyhow would be great to get your take on this! and since im in greece is it ok for yogurt? I assume this amount will eventually shrink after I’ve “adapted” and “healed”, as you say. These cookies do not store any personal information. And as soon as I consume them, it comes roaring back. Even though I have not eaten any grains (no rice no patato) and drink pure water I found Carnivore was giving me massive withdrawal and detox. If it’s hungry, it will tell you to eat. But I have a history of cavities and even if I floss and brush I still get cavities and sensitive gums. As a former wrestler, I can really put down a lot at one sitting. and I do not have brain fog! Is it unhealthy to eat high amounts of wagyu? But is this true? Have you written that yet? The point is not to make it more complex, rather provide a framework to make this diet work for as many people as possible. It sounds more like a reaction to something like perhaps a change in toothpaste (people have similar things with flavored toothpastes like cinnamon). Do you ever treat yourself to chocolate on occasion? I’m doing this diet strictly for the weight and fat loss………I understand that it’s not “pure carnivore” to use seasonings, but if the particular spice has no carbs and sugar, then as far as losing weight and fat are concerned, I should be fine right? It is important that you do not intentionally restrict calories or food intake or force fasting. Thanks for this great information. Hi Kevin, I am shortly planning to switch to Level 3. Hi Hailey, great question, and sorry to hear about the struggles your boyfriend is having. The last two days my whole body has felt so good, it’s like when I occasionally have gotten prednisone and all the pain goes away!!! Most carnivores settle somewhere between Level 1 and Level 2. You were never actually craving food, you were craving carbs. Sat will complete my second week and I have only had one small bowel movement the previous Saturday after eating vegetables Fri.. Lean deer meat is just fine. But I would recommend you check out the guide “How to Lose Fat on the Carnivore Diet” (https://meat.health/how-to-lose-fat-on-the-carnivore-diet-2/) as that will answer your questions about the fat gain and what to do. eta: I accidentally submitted this first through the feeback link, sorry about that , Hi Sara, I’d recommend checking out the 30 day guide that you can download on this site. Retinol can do wonders for your skin. Now I have had pork when I was a kid, but haven’t had it since then (I’m 59). I am planning to make gummies out bovine gelatin flavored with green tea for extra collagen. Thankfully my gums have improved and it’s now just a little tender around the root canal’d molar. Oral hygeniene was always good until I did the high carb vegan thing – big mistake. Having read that goat meat is the healthy red meat, I cook it in the crockpot, after a warm marinade of coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and sage to tenderize it (several hours). I’ve done a good bit more reading since I posted the above, and have already decided to stash away a couple of boxes of the carby food somewhere cold and dark and start level 1 (with coffee with cream in the morning, initially) after a visit to my local butcher tomorrow. Many people stick to level 1 and do just great! Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. One more question. This guide is your go-to reference for all your questions and issues during those first 30-60-90 days. Im curious why do you think our bodies become compromised at some point and our digestive system cant handle carbs? I would say ditch the coconut oil in favor of animal fat. I know many people who do just raw meat – there are obviously just extra precautions to take. Many people have seen improvements in joint pain. Somehow I thought that a 1-gram-of-fat-to-1-gram-of-protein ratio might be the right ratio to avoid such poisoning. I’m a coffee and tea drinker. What I think is just as important is fitting this way of eating into your life, and if that means including a few small things that aren’t typically in the diet, then I say go for it. You can eat gelatin but I’d treat it more as an exception rather than an every day staple. I have a lot of allergies, hay fever sinusitis etc! But like you said, it can be quite lean, so just something to keep in mind. I’m allergic to alpha gal. I can see myself drinking a beer from time to time since I’m in college or eating sushi (I’m a big fan of sushi). I do try to rotate the organ meats I eat throughout the week as I believe our ancestors would have. What exactly would anyone use butter for?? Tried to eat a steak with no seasoning whatsoever, was better than i expected so i might stick to that. Meat or/and raw grass-fed milk will resolve any gut problems. Thanks for the elaborate information! My kidneys are working ok right now(I’m 37). I have a strange feeling you won’t want to stop “experimenting.”. Also have chronic fatigue and a few other issues. Do you think I can benefit from this approach more than keto? You stop craving food. Hi there! Although I plan to stick with 3 meals/day for the rest of the month, I’d like to evolve into a 2 meals/day pattern for the Level 2 Carnivore but have some concerns around the timing of my meals. And no need for BCAA’s with this way of eating. I suppose I’m probably in deep ketosis at that stage. That said, some people do take supplements – though not out of necessity but in an attempt at “optimization.” For example, if you work indoors and don’t get a lot of sunlight, taking a vitamin D3 supplement could be beneficial. Thanks for the message Jonathon – great to hear! My favorite kind if LANKANTO chocolate by the way! Transition can be rough for people, however, many many people see improvements with digestion / IBS. Is there any alternative that is less harmful that could be tolerated in small doses or weaned out over time? Cambells bone broth in a cup and a scoup of butter. Other than overcooked bacon (I’d prefer to avoid pork) , I really can’t think of anything crunchy that is strictly carnivore. I think grass fed is great, but I don’t think it’s necessary to eat only grass fed (which can be quite expensive). Longest session is 4 hours. Right now I am following protocol 1. From here you slowly and systematically add back in “test foods” and evaluate how you feel and react to them. I’m thinking of adding some organ meats for micros, but I haven’t the ... Obviously not going to tell her I eat only meat - there's a ton of other stuff I can talk about. I would try some organs, throw some liver in there and see how he feels / also try some seafood / see if he feels better with certain meats over others (this kind of goes back to the 3 levels) 4. I also have fibroid tumors which a lot of people claim meat can make worse. Also curious on thoughts about prescribed adderall and how that would go with it? Wings Thighs and Drumsticks Chicken breasts are too lean so eat sparingly or with other fatty meats. You can eat as much as you want to, but you’re not going to want to eat more than you need to. Some people have issues with pork – but for the most part – grass fed ruminants like cows and lamb are ideal. Thank you! I’m off to see my new best friend, the local butcher, tomorrow ! Does dark chocolate (including the superfood infused kind) have the health benefits claimed? No I wouldn’t recommend vegetable oils (I’d cook in the fat from the meat or use ghee/butter). No fruits. I found the majority of people average 2 meals per day. 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