I’m on my third week of carnivore. I doubt I’ll make it a lifestyle, but maybe one month twice a year would suit me. It has convinced me to keep my carbs under 10g, trying to hang on to the benefits. I don’t weigh, so I can’t address that, but I’m losing fat.
I don’t have inflammation issues or food sensitivities, but that would be a great reason to do it. That, or kick yourself off a stall. Or to pack on muscle by doing it and increasing weight-lifting.
The most amazing result to me was the sleep. OMG, I have not slept like this in over fifty years. I fall asleep fast, sleep hard, if I have to get up to pee I’m out again in less than a minute (used to be that sometimes was the end of my sleep for the night), and when I wake up, it’s like I’m 100% at my mental best from second 1 of waking. My memory issues (I’m in my 60s) are gone, all that “now where did I put that?” and “what was that I wanted to add to the grocery list?” are no longer issues. I know exactly where I put it, and I immediately recall what I wanted on the list. So for me, when I reach the carb levels where I lose those two things, I’ll drop back down until I have those benefits back. If that’s 5 carbs, so be it. I want this sleep and clarity of thought!
A minor gain, though I do like it, is how easy grocery shopping is. Eggs, meat, checkout, gone. a 10-minute effort.
You don’t need fiber. People who eat junk food do. Meat eaters can control their bowel movements by fiddling with the fat. More fat, you go more.
Another doctor to follow (podcast/youtube) is Dr. Anthony Chaffee. Look at a recent video. He is so busy with work, he says, he only has time to work out twice a month. Most men would kill to have a body like that, so it’s quite an advertisement for the way of eating.
Also, as Chaffee points out, carnivore is a “fasting-mimicking” diet, so you never have to fast (though you’ll probably not want more than two meals a day after acclimating. Meat is filling.) Just eat when you’re hungry, until comfortably full.
If you don’t like medium-rare steaks, bacon and eggs, grilled (clean) sausages, or butter, probably not the diet for you. Those are my favorite foods anyway, and when I can find them at a butcher’s, chicken skins, which I bake until crispy and eat like bacon.