Having studied in sports science and being an ancestral health coach, I am always on a mission to discover the latest and greatest theory's on diet and training. Thanks to my incredible network of health-conscious comrades, I've stumbled upon a diet that's not everyone's cup of tea but it has been on my radar for a while: the Carnivore Diet!
After a little Christmas eve dinner with my meat-loving buddies and our families, we decided to go all-in on the Carnivore Diet for the month of February. Yes, you read that right: we only ate animal products for 28 whole days! And despite the initial eye-rolls and objections from our significant others, we were determined to see it through.
Well, the Carnivore Diet is all about eliminating potentially problematic foods like processed junk, grains, and sugars. By focusing on animal-based protein and fat, we were able to kickstart our bodies into ketosis mode, where it burns fat for energy instead of glucose. Plus, by cutting out other foods that might cause inflammation or gut issues (like legumes or grains), we were able to pinpoint exactly what makes us feel our best.
Also I just love a challenge.
Of course, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. The first few days were a struggle, with cravings, not many but they were there, and not doing a poop for a few days. But after a week or so, I started feeling the benefits. My energy levels skyrocketed, I experienced amazing brain clarity, and I didn't even think about food or eating until I was actually hungry!
Despite the fact that it wasn't the cheapest diet out there, we all agreed that the experiment was well worth it. The Energy levels are amazing, the simplicity is amazing, the brain clarity is amazing.
Now, I'm not saying that I'm going to stick to this diet forever. In fact, I'm looking forward to slowly reintroducing vegetables and fruits back into my diet. But one thing's for sure, I won't be going back to grains anytime soon.
I'm loving the feeling of being a caveman!
Would I recommend?
Ultimately, the benefits and risks of the Carnivore Diet will depend on individual circumstances, and it's important to consider all factors, including nutrient deficiencies, potential long-term health effects, and individual dietary needs and preferences. As an ancestral health coach, it's important to provide my clients with evidence-based information and to work with them to create a sustainable and personalised plan that supports their health and well-being.
But yes I would definitely recommend!!
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