Tips for Starting Carnivore Diet: A Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide

Tips for Starting Carnivore Diet - A Step-by-Step Beginner's Guide
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In a carnivorous diet, thousands of people around the world have reduced or even reversed symptoms of diabetes, digestive problems, depression, mental disorders, skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, joint pain, hormonal imbalances, Lyme disease,  chronic fatigue, Candida overgrowth, pain, inflammation, etc.

If you’ve decided it’s time to get started, we say it’s a good idea to follow the 7 rules below. This will ensure that you are successful and that you are not just one of the dozens of diets you have tried but abandoned throughout your life.

What is Carnivore Diet?

This diet appears to be ideal for meat-eaters. The goal of this diet plan is to eat meat or animal products at every meal. This is in contrast to keto, which restricts carbs up to a specific number daily. The carnivore diet requires no daily consumption of carbohydrates. One can only consume eat meat, fish, eggs, and certain animal products; while other food groups such as vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds are avoided.

The carnivore diet promises weight reduction, better mood, and blood sugar control. It was predicated on the notion that high-carbohydrate diets cause chronic disease. Even so, there are some disadvantages to eating only animal protein and no carbohydrates.

7 Rules to Follow 

1. Live One Day at a Time

We usually say that dieting is not a prison, it’s a bridge, that takes you from where you are, to where you’d like to go. So remember, you are not committing to a life sentence by starting a carnivore diet.

Some people will stick with the diet forever, not mind running out of fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, others will prefer a more animal-based approach (something like 80% animals and 20% plants) or stick to the carnivore diet and make small exceptions for eating plants.

That is, the main thing is to find out what works best for you, and for that to happen, don’t be afraid to test the possibilities. I am absolutely convinced that by merely consuming more animal foods in your diet, you will already be able to reap countless results.

So enjoy the experience of eating more meat, eggs, offal, and dairy and see how you do. Every day is a new chance to learn and experience. This experience should be about you discovering what it takes to feel good and function at your best.

2. Enjoy the Journey

Many times, you’ve eaten things you didn’t like, in the hopes that they would “do well” or because someone told you to eat them.

A lot of people don’t like vegetables, but they force themselves to eat them regularly to maintain their diet. The reason many have done so well on a carnivore diet is that they really like what they eat. So the tip is, to enjoy the journey to discover what you like to eat and also learn to cook meats and also recipes.

When you’re just starting out, variety can be your friend, so try everything you think you should try. Cuts you’ve never prepared, animals you’ve never eaten, cheeses you’ve never tasted, recipes that are made with animal foods… and even offal you’ve never eaten! There are thousands of different cuts and types of animal products for you to enjoy and if you really do.

Find out what you like and don’t like. If you love sirloin steak and want to eat it for thirty straight days, go for it; there’s nothing wrong with doing that. Do you like organ meat? eat them!  If you like to season your meat, give it a try. Want to add some cheese on top of the burger? Please, do it.

The transition to the diet should be a pleasant experience, and this will certainly happen if you are exploring new flavors, discovering new recipes, testing new combinations, and allowing yourself to get to know a “new” diet, but at the same time so ancient, that it has already changed the lives of thousands of people around the world.

3. Don’t Eat Too Little on Purpose

The vast majority of problems that occur with transition are a result of not eating enough. Many people come from a history of severe calorie restriction, and this habit is often difficult to break. But best believe that your life will become infinitely easier once you focus on nutrition instead of restriction.

When you’re hungry, you must eat! However, think of it in the context of any other physiological function. When you need air, you breathe. It’s as simple as that, and eating to satisfy hunger can be the same thing. When you are eating a species-appropriate diet, you will find that once you become healthy, your appetite will become very well-regulated. While adapting to the diet, eat until you are full and repeat as many times as necessary to stay away from junk food.  Yes, this may cause you to maintain your weight or lose it more slowly, but know that if you try to limit your intake by trying to eat as little as possible, you will quickly fall victim to old habits and cravings.

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It’s a tough world out there and how temptation is everywhere; few people have the mental discipline to resist when the physiology is not favorable. Make things work in your favor and keep yourself constantly satiated with meat. This way, it will be much easier to say no to things that are delicious but harmful to your health, and you will be much easier to face a definitive change in your eating style.

4. Don’t Make Comparisons

Many diets die from comparisons. That’s because people think “I’m doing everything right, but I’m not seeing results.”  Maybe they are, but the “neighbor’s steak” always seems to be bigger and juicier. Stop comparing yourself! Your results are your results and may be different from someone else’s. Constantly comparing yourself to others is a quick path to misery. Even if two twins were starting the diet at the same time, you can bet they wouldn’t have the same result. So be objective about who you are, where you’re starting from, and what’s important to you.

Its physiology is dynamic and unique to its environment. Yes, we are all human, and we share the same basic physiology. While there are many similarities, many variables influence what makes you who you are.

Also, don’t get hung up on body image alone. Humans didn’t evolve as fitness models or bodybuilders, and the desire to look a certain way has given us a skewed view of what great health can be. If you have primarily aesthetic goals, a carnivore diet can be a tool to get you where you want to go but we recommend that instead of focusing on the external physical aspect, you focus on the simpler goal of restoring normal health – something that few people do. even have today.

Reflect on why you are considering a dietary change and what you hope to achieve in both the short and long term, and keep these personal goals in mind as you continue on your journey.

5. Don’t Pay Attention to the Opinion of Others

The pressure to fit in socially can sometimes be enormous, and many people then simply drop the diet so as not to let down a friend or loved one. This self-care journey can often be lonely, which ends up making many people give up completely, even before reaping the results.

What we can tell you is that people who really care will understand that you are embarking on a journey to improve some aspect of your being and will respect what you are doing. Don’t waste your time trying to prove your point, justifying your choices, and convincing others to join you. Simply focus on yourself, because this is not selfishness, it is self-love and nothing is more important than keeping your steps in the right direction and also your inner peace.

6. Focus on Nutrition

Long fasts (over 24 hours) are not a mandatory part of the carnivore diet. You can do them, although they are not necessary. Most people would be just fine eating 1-3 meals a day (eg breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Eating is a natural and biological imperative. We don’t need to do this every 3 hours, but there’s not necessarily something “wrong” with eating daily either.

7. Understand That Diet Is Only Part of the Equation

Sometimes it’s easy to fall into the trap of analyzing every health-related problem and trying to attribute it to diet. Diet is extremely important and I always emphasize its effect on your health. However, diet is only part of the equation.

If you are already eating well, but feel that your health is still not as good as you would like, we suggest you start paying more attention to things like sleep, activity level, sun exposure, relationships, contact with nature, etc. Diet is only part of the solution!

If you’re determined to try the carnivore diet, be patient, understand that there will be an adjustment period, have realistic expectations, and don’t view the diet as just another temporary approach to “miracle weight loss.”

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