The word about low carb has spread a lot in the year since I started doing keto. Lately I’m talking to a couple of people who want to try it and thinking about how to start. Keto is not easy to explain. Juggling carbs takes learning and practice.
Why not suggest carnivore as a starting point, a 30 day elimination diet? Advise stocking the fridge with meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, and heavy cream and only eat those for 30 days to jump start fat burning and ketosis. (I’m fine with any drink that doesn’t have more than trivial carb calories, coffee, tea, etc., same as Dr. Westman.) After the 30 days may be carry on with carnivore or introduce carbs (20 total, 20 net, or 30-50 net, etc.) if you feel the need.
I did keto for a year before starting carnivore a week and a half ago. Instead of 30-50 net carbs on keto (probably higher because of sneaky carbs), I’m seeing 10 total carbs on carnivore. Carnivore is saving me significant time and money. The frig used to be crowded by the plant food. Now it looks empty. On carnivore I expect to be food shopping twice a month food at one location instead of once a week at three locations.
So why not start beginners on a 30 day carnivore “elimination diet”?