Amy Berger

Durham, North Carolina

Looking Out of a Skyscaper

Looking Out of a Skyscaper

Caveats and Concerns About the Carnivore Diet

My advice regarding the carnivore diet is the same as my advice for any other change in diet: listen to your body. Pay attention to how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally, and cognitively. There will likely be an adjustment period, particularly if you’re switching to a carnivorous diet from a high-carb standard Western diet rather than from already being low carb or keto. After the initial adjustment though, if there’s been a noticeable decline in your energy levels, mood, or anything else you take to be part of your overall health and wellbeing, consider ending your carnivore experiment and adding plant foods back into your diet.

Long term data on modern-day people following exclusively carnivorous diets are scarce. But we could have said the same about ketogenic diets 30 years ago.

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