Today I discuss the evolution of a carnivore diet. This is the evolution I've gone through myself and am still going through.
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here's the thing about the cardboard diet, because you eliminate so many of the problematic foods in our culture today. Some people are going to get crazy good results, not necessarily from eating all meat. But from removing all the junk, there's going to be a spectrum here. Some people are going to get more benefit out of just removing toxic foods.
And then if they ate kind of a balanced diet that included animal proteins and fats, and maybe some plants here and there, and certain things like that, they're going to be able to do very well. What you see a lot in the Carver community is going down to those minute toggles and trying to find out what's perfect.
Like, should you eat plants? No plants, all meet this. What? Fat protein, more or less, whatever. 99% of people don't need to go there. They just don't. If you're at that point where you've already gotten carnivores and you're doing like a strict carnivore and you want to optimize different things for certain goals, then you should absolutely explore those different rabbit holes.
And you should tell, we can optimize for yourself. I'm now six months into this, and I found that there are certain low toxin plant foods that I will have in my diet from time to time and love and strawberries, lightly clean, easy. They fill me up super low sugar, high satiety, and they kind of get rid of my sweet tooth.
Avocado some days I'm just craving. It sounds amazing ate. It was just salt. So good. Other days, it doesn't entice me at all. And then still as the bulk of my diet, it's mostly animal proteins. So to simplify this for you, if you're new to this, just getting into it, thinking about whatever, the reason you want to go towards that carnival end of the spectrum, that mostly animals end to the spectrum.
Is because it helps eliminate those foods. And for you, there's going to be certain foods that are gonna affect you more than others. Maybe, you know, getting rid of corn is going to change your life. Maybe you're eating the salvage chips because you know, that's paleo and it's kind of like approved in those circles and then you take it out because now carnivores and again, it changed your life because.
Cassava was destroying your gut. For example, the entire spectrum could be green beans. It could be peas. It could be, this could be maybe white rice, you're eating. It could be a spinach. There's going to be the foods in there that you don't know how they affect you until you remove them completely. Then you can test adding them back in.
And so that's the evolution of the Carver diet. For most people, it's, let's eliminate pretty much everything and go just straight meat, straight seafood. Let's see how the body adapts. Let's add in strategic low toxin foods, avocados, maybe berries, maybe experiment with some white rice here and there.
Maybe you do some like iceberg Gladys, cause it's like whatever, it's mostly 99% water kind of filling. It's going to depend on what you like. It's going to depend on your own biology. It's gonna depend on what your body responds well to. And then you start building a log of the foods that affect you, because this is what I now think about the copper diet.
I think that you have a small select group of people, maybe with certain autoimmune issues that have to go straight carnival, and that even have to go to like the Mikayla Peterson style, where it's the line diet and it's just beef, water and salt. If that's the far end of this spectrum. Right. And then you start coming back a little bit.
And you're, you know, mostly carnivore, but you, a little bit of dairy, you try some whole milk, yogurt, or different things like that. You experiment here and there based on what you like, what you respond to, w what your goals are. And then that's a category of people. And then you have a category of people that does maybe carnivores plus yogurt, or maybe no yogurt, but add certain plants, avocado berries, sort of like I talked about.
And then you have people that want to do a good amount of plants in their diet. And they want, we do a lot of the low toxic foods. They don't eat a lot of butter and they want to do Lara. They only do it maybe fat style, and they want to keep their protein around 20%. Maybe they want to have seafood once or twice a week or no seafood at all.
Maybe they want to stay with grass fed beef and keep it super simple. They could be somewhere in the middle here and they can maybe eat 50% of their calories from the plant kingdom in varying ways. The key though, To make that successful because obviously the further we get from this car on the spectrum, the more issues you're going to get in, the more things you have to take into account, it's not easy.
The further you go from the spectrum, the more difficult it is, there's more variables. But when you get to that spectrum and you removed things and you kind of come back in, that's when you can have a list of foods that, you know, intuitively your bite as well with, and that you enjoy. And then where you take it, how often do you have cheat meals?
What you add into your diet, whatever it's a hundred percent up to you. This is a problem with all diet nutritionists. People want do this, don't do this across the board. They want just literally nothing in the middle. They want, they don't want a spectrum in the middle. They want black or white. It's either.
Plant-based all plants are good or it's either animal based. All animals are good. And that's actually pretty much closer to the truth than this side, but you see what I'm saying? It's a black first white people want simplicity. They don't want to think about it. They don't want to do experimentation where they take foods out, put them back in that's way too much work.
And if that's you, then yet you should just eat like a mostly Carver diet. Maybe they'll have a little bit dairy and spices and things like that to add some variety and flavor to your life. But for 99% of people, you should go all the way over to the strict carnivores. And then you should walk back and figure out where in that middle you're going to fall.
And if you don't want to walk back, if this works for you, just fine. If you're not a foodie like me, that enjoys certain plant foods at certain times, that enjoys to be able to eat out and travel, do all those things. Then. Stick to the Carver diet and you will be an optimal health if you do it the right way.
There's a few considerations, but generally it's pretty easy to live a long and healthy life by just eating clean, happy animal products. Like that really is a simple solution. But if you want to factor in other things like lifestyle enjoyment, mental sanity, then you're going to have to go to this end, come back and go through the trajectories.
Go through testing, dairy, go through testing these avocado and berries and certain other low toxin foods. That's why they should have coffee or not test what of those plant foods well with. And if you want to have them more often, maybe, right. Your diet at all, but maybe have more salads. This is the trajectory that I think everybody should take, but also it's kind of a way to re redefine the karma diet.
It's hard because carnivores a keyword people search for it, whatever, but really it's something. So to an animal based way of eating, and maybe we can make that in a central way of eating because, and ancestral way of eating is definitely animal based way of eating. Now I will add you with one disclaimer, closest video.
So for all the strict carnivores out there, there's one thing that's for sure. I believe it is a first principle of human health that our ancestors would not have eaten meat every single day. You can look at this as meat, fast thing, you can do multi a two day fast, which I did last week in Florida. It was amazing.
I'm going to be doing that way more often. He's doing multi-day fast, so amazing. So amazing. I can't recommend it enough. Our ancestors would not have been able to have meet year round all the time. Every day without fail. There's no way that could have happened. And even if like a couple of humans in history have done that their whole lifetime, they were able to go have meat every single day.
They're the going to be the exception rather than the rule. So that's why I believe that fasting from meat and fasting completely. So you can do your two day fast. We don't meet at all is, I mean, that has to go along with the corner of her diet. I'll probably be, do a video on that. Maybe look at some of that.
Look at some of the frequency of eating animals. Maybe look at some a hundred dollars that we've observed for most of the research that I've done without specifically trying to look into it seems like hunters and small Hunter gatherer groups would go periods of time without successfully killing me.
They would go period time without me. And they would obviously eat plants during that time, or maybe they wouldn't eat anything for awhile. So that's something I feel like should probably be added to the carnival community that we talk about more. I think carnival diet plus fasting. I think they go hand in hand, I think actually any dipoles fast and go hand in hand, I've heard some people talk about how they don't really think you need to fast on carnival because it mimics some of the benefits.
I don't agree with that at all. I mean, if you look at fasting, fasting is whether you eat calories or Doni calories, like you're fasting and feeding. This is an evolutionary first principle of human health. People like to think of fasting as a weight loss, trick, gimmick, hack, whatever. I don't think about that at all.
I think of it as the first principle of human health of human metabolism of just like resting and being active, fascinating feeding night and day. It's just nature. So that's what I'll leave you with today. This video doesn't offer you any crazy call to action or anything simple, but it should offer you some ways to think about what you're doing right now.
And maybe some things to experiment with. Don't fall into the dogma of thinking that you have to eat only this or only that or whatever experiment, find out what works for you. There is a perfect human diet for most people. And as much as I hate the, what works for you advice because you see it used poorly and like the calories in calories out camp, if you're using it from a first principles approach where you're eating clean, healthy animals, and then you're going to experiment with some of the low toxin plant foods, and you're gonna listen to your body then absolutely figuring out what works for you is the best thing you should do.
But if you're just using the well, if it fits your macros and you're under 2000 calories a day, you can pretty much eat whatever you want. If that is what you're going by, then I call nonsense. So that's it for today, like subscribe and share. If you. Want to or don't, but make sure you subscribe for sure.
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