Carnivore Diet

Has anyone had experience with the Carnivore Diet. I am very impressed with everything I have researched about it. Would like to know if anyone on this venue has tried it?


  • I am a 63yo morbidly obese male and I have been on the carnivore diet for 13 months now and could not be happier. So far I have lost 49kg (108 lbs) when I weighed myself at the end of December (I only weigh in every couple of months). At that point, I had been averaging a weight loss of about 1kg (2.2lbs) per week. Nothing has changed in my life or diet so I expect that I have continued that trend demonstrated by having to put new holes in my belt!!

    It is worth noting that I have several medical issues including my heart which prevents me from doing anything much in the way of exercises. Thus, my life is very sedimentary however I am still losing weight. Because of my medical issues, I am monitored by three separate doctors; one being a heart specialist and they are genuinely amazed at how my body is healing itself and that I am receiving all of the nutrients and macronutrient, vitamins and minerals my body requires from just the consumption of meat. This is regularly verified by quarterly full panel blood tests.

    Besides the weight loss, my mental clarity improved almost immediately upon commencement of the diet. An example being, I can now remember things without having to make notes to myself. Honestly, it felt like a dense fog was removed from my mind.

    I cannot say enough good things regarding this form of diet. It makes evolutionary sense about how our bodies and digestion systems evolved on a meat-based diet. Carbs & sugar are 'mans' input pushed by big agriculture and have no value or place in our diet. The carnivore diet just works!!

    "Not all who wander are lost"

  • Congratulations o0v0o. Thank you for sharing your valuable experiences along with the remarkable results you are achieving in weight loss and with the improvement in your overall health. You are certainly an inspiration to anyone contemplating this eating plan. I invite you to consider giving this forum updates as to how you are progressing, your story will help many. Thank you again.

  • Quite interesting o0v0o. I'm curious on what your LDL is.

  • Orthorexic_Owen, my apologies for taking a minute to reply to your question. I had to wait to see my Dr to get the facts. My LDL for my last three blood tests going from oldest to most recent are 1.72, 1.53, 1.35. Total cholesterol, triglycerides & HDL are also well under recommended levels and following the same downward trend as my LDL. I hope this answered your question. Cheers, Michael

    "Not all who wander are lost"

  • Michael, thank you very much for your continued willingness to share your experiences with the carnivore diet. These unfiltered replies are so helpful to anyone either starting the diet or perhaps questioning whether to continue it.Can you give us a typical day or two of your eating routine and foods consumed. Do you include cheeses or are you pure meat? Best, Sandpiper

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