Carnivory – Could you benefit from eating an all-meat diet?


Could ditching all carbs be the next step on your low-carb or keto journey? It might be too extreme for most people, but there are those who feel great on a meat-only regime.

Curious to find out more? Here’s an interesting new site dedicated to this practice called ‘carnivory’:

Meat Heals


A diet of steak, bacon and water – why techies are turning to ‘carnivory’

Zero carbs for ten years


  1. Alan
    I've been on LCHF for a number of years with great results, but the improvement in my strength and shape since going carnivore last June is unmistakeable for me. I've never felt better and I'm now in better shape than when I was a teenager, even though I'm now fast approaching 40!
  2. Maggie
    This is extreme and confusing advice...We are told on DD by all of the Drs to eat meat in moderation as when you eat too much meat it turns to glucose in the body a person who has metabolic syndrome and is Glucose ditch all carbs and eat only meat and fats is terrible advice and against your own teachings..very dissapointed with this article as this is a low carb high fat site and not a no carb, high meat, high fat are confusing the issues for us all
  3. Maggie
    Following my post is the link on here ...asking you to eat high fat and meat in moderation because meat turns to glucose in the body stopping Ketosis

    Has Dr Eenfeldt changed his thoughts on this advice?

    Or have I misunderstood the advice?

    Many thanks

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  4. James
    It's just a suggestion to check out a way of eating, not advice per se or even an article
    5 months carnivore, stronger and leaner than ever, and always satiated!
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  7. Tim
    Meat turns to glucose? I assume you mean protein can be broken down and used by glycolitic pathways.
  8. Steve
    My last PET scan showed my high volume metastatic prostate cancer in remission. This was after moving to a no plant diet from a ketogenic diet.
  9. BobM
    I bought a continuous glucose monitor to test higher protein versus higher fat LC diets. I was specifically looking for delayed gluconeogenesis, such that my blood sugar would go up sometime after eating high protein. I ate as much high protein, low fat as I could for some meals (eg, mussels+shrimp+fish) (120+ grams protein at a meal), and I never saw my blood sugar go up (other than a very short, immediate rise for the carbs in these). I ate over a pound of lean ground meat for each of multiple meals. Zero blood sugar rise. It was as if I had not eaten. The same with lean steak.

    Now, I do get a reduction in ketones (blood) when eating high protein. My ketones won't go over 1.0 and often are near 0.5. One problem with higher protein, though, is tiny amounts of vegetables can kick one out of ketosis. However, I'm not sure these lower values or even getting kicked out are detriments. Increasing fat intake or fasting will cause ketones to rise for me.

    I cannot test things like insulin and glucagon, which would be very nice to test.

    By the way, is Alberto some type of angry vegan troll?

  10. Christy
    My protein intake went up a bit but I still choose the fattiest cuts and add butter or occasional dairy so typically eat 1gm/lb LBM and >70% fat. The amount of insulin rise by this protein is offset by the reduction in veggie carbs. I ended up with a reduction in my fasting insulin, glucose, HOMA-IR and IGF-1 (through I think everyone should do their own N=1 experiments.
  11. Maggie
    Hi Christy...thank you for your reply

    I hear what you are saying

    But I am sticking to what has been written over and over on DD ..that meat should be eaten in moderation..

    as in today’s report

    Following the LCHF diet is definitely working for my health

    Happy eating all

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  12. Daniel Manning
    After 13years being a Diabetes 2 answer suffering with allot of side effects that the answer is to have protein in moderation and have more supper foods and plants. You will make your immune system stronger to fight off all decease. But this is important that everyone must find their own system because everyone has a different DNA
  13. Samii
    Spot on Maggie, you have read correctly. I believe that still rings true but it's not for everyone.

    I'm on this with a group of people and 9 out of 11 of us have removed meat and get our protein from other foods and are losing weight in massive amounts. The other 2 can eat the meat and lose weight (1 swiftly the other slowly).

    If I reintroduce meat or poultry, I stop losing weight.

    According to fitness pal, I reach my protein levels from my cheeses and eggs. I'm trying to eat at the lower end of the protein amount we are supposed to have but seem to go over it without consuming meat. If I keep it low, I lose weight much faster.

    It's up to you to test. Everyone's different (but you'll find Dr Fung wrote with most people in mind - less meat is better for weight loss).

  14. Rosemary
    I'm quite interested in trying meat only for s short while but concerned that it would be boring..and give one bad breath and constipation ?
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  15. Paul
    This carnivore thing is all very confusing, and leaves me with more questions than answers. I joined DD to control my type 2 diabetes issues, and it has mostly been successful. My take on this carnivore thing is that DD is just presenting an idea, and I haven't seen any endorsement or analysis. I think in a world full of medical dogma and everyone dividing into their camps, presenting a new idea without bias is admirable. In my long life (I'm 67), I have learned that virtually all simple solutions have adverse consequences (Thank you, Mr. Trump!), and I'm concerned that this may be a bit too simple. Unfortunately, at my age I don't have time for 30 years of scientific evaluation to wait and see how this plays out, so I'm thinking of trying it to see if it works for me. After reading the posts on "meat heals", it looks promising, but I wonder how many people had minor or serious problems, and if those posts were deleted. With all the diversity in human genetics and past behaviors, if not everyone does well on Keto, is it possible that everyone does well on carnivore? Hard to believe, but those doubts are true of every new idea. As I said... confusing.
  16. Dave
    No constipation, my wife says I have no keto breath at all since I switched to all meat on Valentine's day. Surprisingly easy to do, and my cravings for sugar/dairy/peanut butter have all gone away, I eat two big steaks a day and live it 1 month in

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