Saturday, January 6, 2024

My weight-loss results after three months on Carnivore/Ketovore

In a surprise twist for this garden-loving girl, I've been eating a meat-based diet since the end of September 2023.

Several people had mentioned how a Carnivore diet was helping them reduce inflammation, reverse auto-immune disorders, and lose weight. So in the September school holidays, I went down the rabbit hole of researching the diet for myself. I read several books on the topic, and also watched YouTube videos about the subject. Laura Spath's YouTube videos were particularly encouraging and motivating to me. I can really relate to her journey. 

Ultimately, I had two main reasons for wanting to try the Carnivore diet:

The first was to reduce inflammation. I had been getting frequent migraines, as well as neck and shoulder pain that was waking me up multiple times of night. Those problems have vastly reduced since going meat-based. 

The second reason was to lose weight. Despite trying to eat well most of the time, my weight kept increasing. I was getting quite despairing about it. In three months on the Carnivore diet, I've managed to lose 9 kg and feel so much better in my own skin. 

Initially I thought I'd try the Carnivore/Ketovore diet for just three months, but it's working so well, I'm going to keep eating this way for the foreseeable future. 

The main things I love about it are that it's so simple and satiating. I don't have to spend much time thinking about what I'm going to eat every day, and I don't get as hungry as I used to. Meat is so nutrient-dense, it leaves me full for hours. 

So what am I eating? 

I'm not strictly Carnivore/animal-based, but mostly. I do let myself have berries, avocados, and the occasional nectarine, as well as stevia/erythritol-sweetened keto desserts/hot chocolates. Apart from that, I eat:

  • Beef - mostly steak (my wonderful husband cooks this for me on his charcoal BBQ)
  • Lamb shoulders (and the marrow)
  • Chicken - preferably skin-on
  • Bone broth
  • Pork rinds (chip substitute)
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Greek yoghurt mixed with collagen powder, whey protein powder, and electrolytes
  • Jelly (sweetened with stevia/erythritol)
  • Salt - I liberally sprinkle salt on everything, to keep my electrolytes up
I thought I'd get bored eating this way, but I actually really enjoy it. When your food is so satisfying, it's hard to get tired of it. 

So that's been my experience of the Carnivore diet, which is not to be construed as medical advice. 

I'd love to hear any thoughts and questions you have about it. 


  1. Wow! What fantastic results and it does seem easy. Well done for giving it a go. I eat LCHF as I love salads but seeing results like yours makes me wonder if I should do carnivore for a few weeks or so. Inspiring!

  2. Awesome! I have had great results on carnivore too. I completely reversed my ibs and lost 10kg in the first 6 months. So many other amazing benefits from it too, too many to list!


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