I quit carnivore to return to keto; here’s why

I want to thank God today for allowing me to find out that living in the way I’ve been in the past year or so needed to be corrected, for my health and state of mind.

Last weekend I was suffering from a bout of diverticulitis; from what I’ve read I believe this is what was happening to me.

Many of you know I’ve been eating the carnivore way of life, and I’m happy to report that my eating that way was brought to an end. Diverticulitis is common among people middle-aged and older. One reason is that many of these people don’t get enough fiber in their diets.

Fiber is an enemy to the carnivore eating crowd I used to belong to. No fiber is needed, according to the carnivore way.

But alas, after my mild outbreak of what I believe to be diverticulitis, I came to realize that eating carnivore was not working for me. Granted, I was learning that I gained weight on carnivore as many people did – and I was angry about that.

I had been losing weight and feeling good while I practiced intermittent fasting, and when I went to carnivore from keto I began to gain weight. They tell you this is normal, that many successful people eating carnivore first had to gain weight, such as 20 pounds, before they began to drop weight and now they’re super-stars on the Youtube carnivore circuit.

Everyone wants to look and feel the way they do, right?

So throwing myself into carnivore was the way I was going to turn my body health and weight around. It was the latest fad in diets and I was tired of making green salads every day on keto. I was sick of cutting up and chopping veggies, meats, hard-boiled eggs and cheeses doing keto salads, EVERY DAY. It became a chore and a time-consuming one.

Even though I had great success doing keto, as long as I kept intermittent fasting that is, I was tired of having to measure ALL THOSE MACROS! It became like an unwanted science experiment making sure my macros were on target.

Keto was TOO MUCH WORK. I was looking for something new. Carnivore, with it’s simple meat-eating and no measuring method greatly appealed to me and I threw myself into eating carnivore.

After cleaning out my fridge and cabinets of all the keto foods, I bought all the meat I could fit in my freezer and prepared for my new and brilliant, wonderful new diet called carnivore!

After all, surgeons were recommending this way of eating, so what could go wrong?

LOTS WENT WRONG!

I was surprised at the amount of bio-breaks I had to take, even having done keto for two years and being fat-adapted already, I WAS UNDERGOING A GREAT AMOUNT OF PAIN AND SUFFERING just trying to make it to the bathroom before having ACCIDENTS ALL DAY!

They don’t warn you about having runny stools, yes, I MEAN DIAHRREA!

They do talk somewhat about diahrrea but not enough to warn you about all the trauma you might suffer when you transition over to carnivore and how awful it is or what to do about it. One doctor said eat more fat but I got to the point of buying over-the-counter anti-diahrreal medicine and went through pepto-bismal like CRAZY, buying it on sale and in large quantities – certainly more than a single person would need in their lifetime! How crazy is that?!

Then after some studying online I found one needs lipase, and I found Lypo-Gold which helped TREMENDOUSLY! What a God-send!

This post is getting long, so I’ll cut to the chase: NO ONE KNOWS HOW HORRIBLE IT IS to start carnivore UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH IT AND SOMEHOW SURVIVED!

Those doctors should have a WARNING in RED right on the top of their websites warning people to prepare first, by taking lipase or some other supplement to help them through the WEEK(S) of RUNNY STOOLS they will probably suffer, more likely than not!

Then THEY OUGHT TO WARN YOU ABOUT DIVERTICULITIS AND HOW WE NEED SOME FIBER IN OUR DIETS! This is just a fact: God did not say to eat meat ONLY but gave us lots of plant-foods to choose from that add VARIETY to our diets, make us HEALTHY and HAPPY and keep us in alignment with all that he created for humans on earth. This is my opinion, but DOCTORS OUT THERE OUGHT TO BE FOCUSING HEAVILY UPON GETTING US THROUGH THE FIRST SIGNS OF DIVERTICULITIS AND OTHER ISSUES WE MIGHT HAVE BY SWITCHING OVER TO MEAT ONLY DIETS!

I am out of the woods but I shudder to think of the DAMAGE I PROBABLY CAUSED MY BODY BY EATING CARNIVORE FOR THE PAST SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS OF MY LIFE!

Now I need time to repair and recover, and gain sanity of my mind back!

Thank you God! I love Jesus and thank you if you got this far in reading my post. I’m leaving a link (below) in case you need to read it and want some advice.

Diverticulitis diet

By Mayo Clinic Staff

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/diverticulitis-diet/art-20048499

Carnivore diet day #45

It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride going on the carnivore diet but I’m glad I did.

There are so many health benefits of eating carnivore that I’m toughing it out until I get fully adapted to this way of eating (woe).

I’ve gone through many symptoms of detoxing with this woe and I’m still coping with some. For instance, today I’ve been feeling tired for a few hours several times during the day but that’s a normal side-effect of adaptation.

(Remember, this is my blog and you can share it on social media using the buttons on the blog page but I do not give permission for this (or any of my posts) to be cut and pasted onto another blog or website. This is called plagiarism and it’s stealing someone else’s original writing.)

A little discomfort is worth gaining optimal health and that’s the journey I’m on.

I just wanted my readers to know what’s happening to me and why I’m not ready to start posting regularly right now.

God bless you all, I hope you are seeking the Lord each day and can put your trust fully in Him.

 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. ~ 1 John 4:4

Carnivore Diet – getting healthy

I’ve been away from this blog for awhile, then I couldn’t log in. My apologies for being late to respond to some comments.

I’ve been “doing carnivore” now for 11 days, giving up coffee today and making the changes that are recommended for carnivore eating.

It is quite a change from other food plans I’ve been eating, mostly keto over the past several years.

Today I’m seeing some positive changes; getting up early, sleeping regularly, feeling in a good mood once I get up in the morning and motivated to do some exercise, although not training, just gentle exercise.

I am inspired by Anthony Chaffee, M.D. the most who said, “Fat makes you lean, strong and healthy” in one of his videos.

As I am looking for another job (in the Human Services sector) I may be distracted by the work it takes to look for work, and change my eating habits.

I have changes coming up I can depend on: God will provide an income, I may be moving at the end of the year to get some space from the woke ideology here just outside of Seattle. I have been researching other parts of Washington state. I hope to find an area where there are more conservatives and less crowding in Washington that is near a store the provides meat to continue my carnivore way of eating.

I wish you an enjoyable day today and pray that God is providing for your needs today, as always. Take care!