Have you heard of the latest diet out there called the Carnivore Diet? It’s a new diet that is gaining popularity quickly. You basically consume meat and water and that’s it. This diet is not the same as the popular Keto diet. It does vary in some ways so let’s take a look at the Carnivore Diet and see what all the hype is about!
Key Facts of the Carnivore Diet:
Not the same as Keto-
Carnivore does not allow non-animal oils, avocados, and sweeteners
Higher fat protein consumption
Eating only from the animal kingdom
Eat almost nothing but meat for every meal
Practically zero carbohydrates
What exactly do you eat?
Beef- steaks (all cuts), roasts, ground beef, and organs if you want (not necessary)
Lamb- chops, ribs, and shank
Pork- shoulder, belly, butt, roasts, and ribs
Chicken- wings, thighs, and drumsticks. Chicken breasts are too lean so eat sparingly or with other fatty meats
Fish- salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, crab, lobster, shrimp, and scallops
What can you drink?
These drinks are ok but test it out with time:
What to avoid on the Carnivore Diet?
Everything that is NOT Meat
Seasoning and sauces
Minimize processed meats
How much to eat on the Carnivore Diet?
Eat when hungry
Eat until full
This can be a gray area for some people so just listen to your body. According to an article on Meat Health, 2-4 lbs of fatty meat per day can be a guide for shopping purposes though.
Can you snack between meals while on the Carnivore Diet?
If you are not eating enough fatty meat it can cause you to get hungry in between meals so you need to eat more during meals and eat more meals
Are there any health benefits to the Carnivore Diet?
According to Judy Cho, a Carnivore and Nutritional Therapist, there are a few health benefits of eating this way which include no bloating and little to no sweet cravings. She also states that overall stable moods increase dramatically and you will also benefit in a deeper sleep. Here is an image of all the benefits according to Judy:
Many people are jumping on the bandwagon and trying the Carnivore Diet. If you or someone you know is currently eating this way or wants to eat this way, check out our Beef Bundles as they would be perfect for the Carnivore Diet! Enjoy some delicious dry aged beef that will make it easy to eat like a Carnivore!
Would you try eating this way?
Cho, Judy. “Carnivore Diet for Beginners — How to Start the Zero-Carbohydrate Carnivore Diet”. Medium. 17 Sept. 2018. https://medium.com/@nutritionwithjudy/carnivore-diet-for-beginners-how-to-start-the-zero-carbohydrate-carnivore-diet-2334d426ea94. 04 June 2019
Stock, Kevin. “The Carnivore Diet-What to Eat”. Meat Health. https://meat.health/knowledge-base/carnivore-diet-what-to-eat/. 04 June 2019
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