Hii, I’m Jennie and I’m on carnivore for a while now.
Glad I found this forum, it’s nice to see people also have similar diets who I can communicate with. Guess I’ll just start with why and how I found this diet.
It started for me when I couldn’t bend my fingers without pain anymore. I had unexplainable body aches since I can remember. I was like 28 when it got rapidly worse, but still doable, and both my shoulders were chronically inflamed. My knees occasionally hurt, but that was about it. Around 32 walking also got painful in my hips, and meanwhile my knees, especially my left, hurt every day. I had no idea what it was, and neither did my doctor. I had cortisone injections, and they said that it might be arthritis. My other bodily discomfort like having my bowelsystem always making weird noises, never a steady stool nor period, and always craving food, but staying on “healthy” foods like the doctor advises, only made all this even more servere I found out. Not to mention that adhd is supposed to get less with age, but not for me, it got worse. I got fired because I had to call in sick because I could no longer move my right arm more than 10 cm up, and that was very painful. A long time I thought there was no cure and I was just a hypochondriac and it was all in my head, since my past hasn’t been the easiest either.
Now I’m 34 and a good few months on carnivore, I just wainted to get rid of the joint pain everywhere in my body. I love what this diet did for me:
I can play basketball with my daughter without pain, I can run, my energy levels are steadier, my mood is steadier. I became more aggressive, but in a good way. I’m irritated faster, but I have way more control over my emotions so it easily fades away again too, instead of staying for days. My ptsd and adhd got under control, I might even say if this is still like this in a year, it might not even have any effect on me ever again. No more flashbacks, no more constant nervousness, no twitches, etc. it just all disappeared. Also my memory greatly improved, and I function better within my family, in traffic and at my job overall. I have a list of like a million things that got better, both in my head and body, but I guess you get the point here.
This diet literally changed my life 180⁰ and I know I can’t go back. I ate vegetables/salad twice, and the first time it was so bad my boyfriend wanted to take me to the ER because I was delirious, and crawling on the floor like a worm. The second time was the day before yesterday, and I’m stuck with very heavy cramps and being unable to do anything other than sitting, and walking around very little, because my body wants to be a ball. This is also the reason I found this forum.
For my boyfriend and daughter, my bf followed me on carnivore (he has add, and he also likes the effects, he has no bowel or auto immune system reaction on “normal” food, he just likes what it does to his head) and my daughter is on Keto. She plays better with other kids, has more understanding of people, her focus is better and her energy got higher. I’m not putting her on carnivore, because I’m afraid she can’t go back because she’s only 9, and it’s her decision to make when she’s older what she wants to eat, and if she wants to follow any diet at all.
Well that’s about it, it’s a long story, but I got rid of it. I’m happy that I found you guys, and can’t wait to learn more good things and bad things about Keto and Carnivore diets.