Hello Amber / All,
I need help and reassurance!
I have been strict Carnivore 11 days. I know that’s not much but that’s probably why I’m currently struggling. My main reasons are mental clarity and to relieve a psychological disorder. Also to stabalise weight and fix suspected insulin resistance.
I am a 6ft 1, 172 lb Male.
By strict I mean I have been mainly eating Red meat. Predominantly Rump Steaks. Then various cuts of lamb. Chicken and Calfs Liver (which I have recently removed as I suspected it exacerbated the below issues). Then a bit of Pork along the way.
No eggs, no dairy, no herbs, no spices, no coffee, no zero carb oils or additives.
Just Water, Meat and Salt. I have been supplementing Potassium and Magnesium.
I can feel benefits. I can’t pinpoint what they are I just feel more stable. Even in this moment at 02:00 am in the UK in a bit of turmoil I am in control (just) and trying to work through it.
So my problems. Like I said, Day 11.
- Stomach issues. Gurgling and rumbling for 2 - 4 hours after eating. To the point that it keeps me awake.
- Bowel Movements, or lack there of. Nothing for 4 days now. Nothing substantial for the 11. I understand and accept people have smaller and fewer on this woe but I feel like I want to go but just nothings coming along. The longer it goes the more uncomfortable I become with it.
- Sleep! As I said it’s currently 2 am here in London. I want to sleep. I’ve got work soon. But I toss and turn and wake up regularly. This time I have got out of bed and come to the kitchen to eat some lamb mince.
I’m urging myself to keep going. I have a 30 day target where I will reflect and take stock. But this is currently grinding me down. Satiety is good. Body feels good. Mind is stable. I’m even keeping up a moderate amount of daily miles running as an endurance runner. But the above are becoming more and more difficult to deal with each day.
Any advice, anecdotes and encouragement would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading.