Would You Try The Carnivore Diet?


Veganism and plant-based living might having a moment, there’s another diet making headlines. It’s the carnivore diet. Yep, that means eating nothing but eggs, meat and fish for every single meal! Apparently, people who follow this diet feel more mentally clear, energised and fit. Would you ever give this extreme diet a go? Does meat for every meal sound good to you LiveTribers?

Posted by on 09 Dec 2019

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    Kristi-Anne

    Sure, I love meat , my fave food

    Posted by Kristi-Anne on 06 Jan 2020

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    Khadar

    I love meat I would eat it every day if I can.

    Posted by Khadar on 06 Jan 2020

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    Lani

    Yuuuuuuccccck. That's disgusting. 2 words: cancer and cholesterol

    Posted by Lani on 29 Dec 2019

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    Donna

    No I don’t eat red meat, only chicken and fish.

    Posted by Donna on 28 Dec 2019

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    coaster

    No I am not into these diet fads whether to be vegan or not etc. I eat everything in moderation. These diets are often offered up by no professionals who have no idea about what is healthy or not just their view point. If it works for you ...............

    Posted by coaster on 16 Dec 2019

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    Pamela

    I would try a modified version of it but only grass-fed meat. There are two reasons for this. REASON ONE: I experienced diverticulitis earlier this year and needed surgery. Raffinose triggers my diverticulitis and causes excruciating pain. Don't know what Raffinose is? Raffinose is a sugar digested in the large intestines by bacteria (it results in gas). If someone is already bloated (which happens when you have diverticulitis), it can aggravate the symptoms. Foods to AVOID include broccoli, kale, cabbage, beans, turnips, arugula, cauliflower, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Fiber-rich foods you might want to limit or AVOID, especially during a flare up, include: beans and legumes such as navy beans, chickpeas, lentils, and kidney beans whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, oats, amaranth, spelt, and bulgur. https://www.healthline.com/health/diverticulitis-diet-list-of-foods-to-avoid REASON TWO: Plants have evolved to protect themselves from animals and that includes us (the human species). Think of a pineapple. All those sharp thorns are to deter YOU from eating it's fruit. Other plants have evolved different harmful defense mechanisms to stop you eating them. Lectins are one of these defense mechanisms. Dr Steven Gundry (cardiologist) explains which common foods contain lectins, whole wheat flour, cashews, legumes, eggplant, corn, brown rice, tomatoes, and sunflower seeds. These are the main ones he advises to avoid: 1. Tomatoes: Any of the nightshade vegetables are full of lectins. To reduce the amount in tomatoes, peel the skin and remove the seeds before eating. 2. Whole grain breads: If you must have bread, it’s BETTER to eat white bread than whole grain, seed, or wheat germ breads. 3. Beans: Make sure to pressure-cook them to eliminate much of the lectin content. Avoid canned or processed beans, such as a store-bought bean dip. 4. Cashews: Cashews are not nuts at all but seeds. We are not meant to eat seeds of any kind. Instead, eat ¼ cup of pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts a day. NOTE: the Plant Paradox diet diet is not 100% suitable for patients with diverticulitis. This is why I would consider a modified version of the carnivore diet, adapted to remove any foods I know will trigger an attack.

    Posted by Pamela on 15 Dec 2019

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    FijiCharlie

    Hmmm I was brought up this way = we lived on a farm! ! ! D'oh go city folk and find another quirky diet . . . . .

    Posted by FijiCharlie on 15 Dec 2019

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    Anne

    Interesting, all protein, minus vitamins, low carb and low fibre. If i went on this diet i would in trouble healthwise

    Posted by Anne on 15 Dec 2019

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    Daniel

    I would love to try this diet, eating healthy is expensive, eating only meat would be just as expensive, however eating none stop meat would suit me to a T.

    Posted by Daniel on 15 Dec 2019

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    Melissa

    I don't think I could do this diet. I love eggs and I love meat but without something else to accompany iy, I think I would get very bored

    Posted by Melissa on 15 Dec 2019

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    Zanniee

    There is no way I think I could do this diet. I would miss all my fresh fruit and vegetables. It's as simple as that.

    Posted by Zanniee on 14 Dec 2019

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    Angelica

    I love meat. I have meat in every meal

    Posted by Angelica on 14 Dec 2019

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    Kath

    I eat a verity of foods and meat is one of them

    Posted by Kath on 14 Dec 2019

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    Mackazie

    I don’t think I could live solely on meat

    Posted by Mackazie on 14 Dec 2019

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    Heidi

    I would give it a trial run

    Posted by Heidi on 14 Dec 2019

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    Aussie5

    I enjoy meat, but not for every meal. Love fish and eggs too, but not for every meal. Like to have my cereal for breakfast and lots of vegetables for dinner. I like variety. Meat every meal sounds a bit unhealthy, but I am no expert on the matter!

    Posted by Aussie5 on 14 Dec 2019

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    pendy

    No. A balanced diet is preferable

    Posted by pendy on 14 Dec 2019

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    medusa 12

    No I would eat some meat and fish and eggs but I would also have lots of vegs legumes and whole grains like bread and pasta

    Posted by medusa 12 on 14 Dec 2019

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    Gemma

    No. Looks like if im gonna try this diet, im gonna die early. It seems that it wouldnt healthy overall lol

    Posted by Gemma on 14 Dec 2019

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    Ulysses

    No. Extremes of any diet are stupid.

    Posted by Ulysses on 13 Dec 2019

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    Karen

    Hi all, i follow keto. Smalls amounts of meat with plenty of veg. No sugar and less carbs. More energy and mentally alert!. Kaz x

    Posted by Karen on 13 Dec 2019

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    Measday

    No thank you!

    Posted by Measday on 13 Dec 2019

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    Karel

    I WON'T TRY. I'm a carnivore all my life. My favourite kind of vegetable salad is bacon & beer. However, even dogs occasionally eat grass to help digestion. I of course like bread, fruits, cakes, ... I need soak all that fat and juice into something. I listen to wishes of my body and sometimes spoil it. We are both (me and my body) happy without all extremes keeping stupidity far away. I was 11 years on "diet" as a concentration camp prisoner. I suffered severe muscle atrophy. Authority "frau Mengele" (camp chief surgeon) said I was fine. I wish all enjoy yourself and taste everything in moderation.

    Posted by Karel on 13 Dec 2019

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    michael

    definitely not. I am not an extremist. do not believe the claims. Michael

    Posted by michael on 13 Dec 2019

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    hardbags

    haha love the vegan trolling, yeah i'd give it a shot.

    Posted by hardbags on 13 Dec 2019

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    Danielle

    Definitely not, I’m a vegetarian for moral reasons.

    Posted by Danielle on 13 Dec 2019

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    Paul

    Have signed a Pro Pig Pledge nearly ten years ago so no longer eating any pork or poultry this "new" carnivore diet does not appeal in any way to me. I'll stick to eating mainly plant based foods and just pat the animals thanks.

    Posted by Paul on 13 Dec 2019

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    Charles

    Will like to take my chances.

    Posted by Charles on 13 Dec 2019

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    danny

    Variety of food is the way to go

    Posted by danny on 13 Dec 2019

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    H845

    As a vegan this sounds disgusting. Also, nutritionally doesn't make much sense

    Posted by H845 on 13 Dec 2019

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    marianrose

    As a potential carnivore, your diet makes no sense to me

    Posted by marianrose on 13 Dec 2019

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    cocolinette

    Yes i could because I already eat only protein during some days, i felt lot of energy, lost weight

    Posted by cocolinette on 12 Dec 2019

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    Fay

    I think I could handle meat and eggs, but am allergic to fish so that would be out for me anyway. I don't follow any particular diet just eat what I feel like at the time which is either meat and vegetables or chicken and vegetables and sometimes will end up having bacon and eggs for dinner because it is quick and easy to cook.

    Posted by Fay on 12 Dec 2019

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    Karen

    Currently on the keto lifesytle. Fasting on a fortnightly basis. Dropped another dress size. Have more energy...

    Posted by Karen on 12 Dec 2019

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    Winston

    That sounds like a recipe for an early death. The World Health Organisation has classified processed meats as a Group 1 carcinogen, meaning that there is very strong evidence that processed meats causes cancer. It is in the same category as asbestos, arsenic, plutonium and tobacco. In addition, red meat is also classified as a probable cause of cancer. They're playing Russian roulette with their health and it's only a matter of time before they will end up with heart disease and a myriad of other health issues.

    Posted by Winston on 12 Dec 2019

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    dadh01

    Have tried this diet in the past and lost a fair bit of weight but believe you should follow a balanced diet to get the best results

    Posted by dadh01 on 12 Dec 2019

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    willsacre

    I need meat every dinner time meal.

    Posted by willsacre on 12 Dec 2019

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    Kristian

    Yes i would give it go to shock the body

    Posted by Kristian on 12 Dec 2019

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    Jannette

    not into these diet things,I eat a normal meat n vegies diet thanks.

    Posted by Jannette on 12 Dec 2019

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    Nancy

    Yeah but then couldn’t stick to it, Got to have the veges

    Posted by Nancy on 12 Dec 2019

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    Sandra

    A balanced diet is always good for health . Veggies must be a must in a meal

    Posted by Sandra on 12 Dec 2019

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    Annette

    No. Just no. Fibre? Only if forced by life and death situation. Plants taste so good.

    Posted by Annette on 12 Dec 2019

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    Kaylin

    No! I like a balanced diet of veggies, fruit, nuts and meat... I can’t imagine just having meat could be good for you.

    Posted by Kaylin on 12 Dec 2019

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    Nommy

    I think I'll stick with a more balanced diet.

    Posted by Nommy on 12 Dec 2019

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    Spencer

    Of course nothing beats meat

    Posted by Spencer on 11 Dec 2019

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    Kitty SlamHer

    Would miss my vegetables and fruit

    Posted by Kitty SlamHer on 11 Dec 2019

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    Kitty SlamHer

    I would especially if someone cooked all my meals lol

    Posted by Kitty SlamHer on 11 Dec 2019

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    Noels1968

    I'll give most things a go at least once .. so why not :)

    Posted by Noels1968 on 11 Dec 2019

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    Ezifly2

    It sounds like a great idea. It would be one diet that I could keep to.

    Posted by Ezifly2 on 11 Dec 2019

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    Trevor

    If it meant i could disrupt legal business like vegans think they can i would chain my self to a lettuce and give it a go

    Posted by Trevor on 11 Dec 2019

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    powerstart

    I I love my veggies too much so I would say no

    Posted by powerstart on 11 Dec 2019

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    Dralyn

    Don’t want to do this!!!!!!

    Posted by Dralyn on 10 Dec 2019

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    Ivanka

    As much as I like meat dishes I couldn't eat nothing but meat for every meal, just the taught of it makes me cringe.

    Posted by Ivanka on 10 Dec 2019

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    Kevin

    It depends on what it is like.

    Posted by Kevin on 10 Dec 2019

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    algemyone

    When I was young and stupid, I was on the Atkins Diet, which is this one plus dairy products. I felt great and lost weight, but after 2 years on it I got very sick from the nutritional deficiencies it caused. My teeth got loose, I was shaky and my hair started falling out. When I started eating normally, I recovered. Now I eat mainly vegetarian but can't resist occasional meat -- when I can afford it.The Carnivore Diet sounds like a desperate advertising campaign from the meat industry!

    Posted by algemyone on 10 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    I agree those who say they are on this diet are spruiking a very dangerous diet that will only cause more harm.

    Posted by musicveg on 11 Dec 2019

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    Barry

    You could say that I have been a carnivore all my life and in my 70's continue to do so.. Growing up it was all fresher and straight from the farm. Today with all the preservatives in food I am a believer of fresh is best.

    Posted by Barry on 10 Dec 2019

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    Cally-T

    In this day and age, seriously? The amount of harm it does to animals and the environment, this is outrageous. People can be so blind, so uncompassionate. I havent eaten meat for a very long time and Im extremely healthy.

    Posted by Cally-T on 10 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    I agree with you, there are more healthy people who do not eat meat than those who do.

    Posted by musicveg on 11 Dec 2019

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    Nuffie

    Really? In a world where meat eating is increasing, where vegetarians are in the minority and vegans are a far smaller minority this claim could use a bit of elaboration. The figures to support your claim are based on world population, health reports by country or just personal observation of family and friends?

    Posted by Nuffie on 12 Dec 2019

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    David

    A proper diet is a well-balanced diet. A meat-only diet is not this, and even though they speak well of it, in the long term this will show to be another of those fanciful dreams, but not reality.

    Posted by David on 10 Dec 2019

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    Alexis

    I have been on it for over a year with a little cheating. It is much more sustainable than a vegan diet and my body gets all it needs: )

    Posted by Alexis on 10 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    Not possible to get all the micro nutrients and minerals you need, you will end up very sick in time. Have you seen a doctor to check your cholesterol levels and blood pressure? You will also end up with bowel issues because there is zero fiber in meat.

    Posted by musicveg on 11 Dec 2019

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    Raskel

    Maybe a meat based diet can be good to loss weight but a bit of vegetable and fruit on alternate days would suit me better as I love all food and we should not restrict our diet just to one king of products. Each has nutrition our bodies need to function properly.

    Posted by Raskel on 10 Dec 2019

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    Robyn

    yes if I could afford it love my beef and lamb

    Posted by Robyn on 10 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    No way, I have not put meat in my mouth for over 35 years! I think those on this diet are lying, You cannot live long without fresh fruit and veggies, they will die from a heart attack but we won't hear about it because their social media accounts will no longer be active. Even cave man ate berries, fruits, seeds, and tubers because they know they needed micro nutrients. Even the Keto diet is dangerous. A balanced plant based diet has been proven time and time again to get people healthy and energetic, even the fastest and strongest athletes are plant based.

    Posted by musicveg on 10 Dec 2019

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    Karen

    Hi Music Veg....keto is all about vegetables, nuts, seeds, certain fruits, youghurts, goid oils and no sugar. Small amounts of protein. Im not always clean but i fast enough so my body hes all the bad fats. Healthy liver. Checked by doctor regularly Kaz x

    Posted by Karen on 13 Dec 2019

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    musicveg

    Yes Keto is better than some diets, but without wholefood carbs it takes a lot of energy from your body to make energy from meat and fats. Fat and protein make cancer cells grow in a lab but not plant proteins. Oil is not good for the liver either. But if you are eating more fruit and vegetables than anything else you are half way there.

    Posted by musicveg on 14 Dec 2019

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    Fia848

    I am already vegan so no haha

    Posted by Fia848 on 09 Dec 2019

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    puntingdaz

    Suits someone with diabetes 2, as no problem with blood sugar levels.

    Posted by puntingdaz on 09 Dec 2019

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    Catherine

    No. Meat is expensive and slower to digest

    Posted by Catherine on 09 Dec 2019

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    Arnold

    I wouldn’t be opposed to it.

    Posted by Arnold on 09 Dec 2019

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    ere

    If God didn't intend for us to eat meat he wouldn't have made animals of it. I love my meat, both Red and White and eat it for the majority of my meals. However I also eat vegetables and salads. A balanced diet is a proper diet. I'd hate to be a vegan and look as thin and sickly as all the ones I know do, plus they all smell odd for some reason.

    Posted by ere on 13 Dec 2019

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