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Carnivore Questions

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by 1074 · about 15 hours ago

I'm 24 and been morbidly obese since I was 10 yrs old. Been on a Paleo Diet for about 2yrs now, lost about 95lbs but the last 30 hasn't budged for the past 6 months. In these months, I've been doing VLC with alot of vegetables and about 50-100g of... (more)

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Wes_6 0 · June 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Im the ultimate carnivore. I've only eaten meat my whole life and have never eaten most fruit and vegetables, i've eaten some but theres probably 20 or even 30 main fruit and vegetables that i've never even eaten before. I'm quite healthy, not... (more)

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by 1608 · about 16 hours ago

I've been paleo for 9 months and it has been great. I lost nearly 40 pounds (I'm 5'7" and 148 lbs; used to be 185 lbs.), and I have had a number of other symptoms disappear (heartburn, insomnia, moodiness, etc.) I started out with what I think... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · July 29, 2012 at 1:08 AM

My body prefers mostly animal foods. Meat, organs/gelatin, lard, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, kefir, spinach & dark chocolate are my staple foods. Margaritas are my fave drink (lime juice.)

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by 14877 · about 16 hours ago

Do carnivorous animals run on ketones or do they run on a mixture of fat and glucose (gluconeogenesis)? Are they simply more efficient at converting protein to glucose than humans? Any information would be appreciated.

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borofergie 0 · May 29, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Glucose and ketones are complementary substrates for energy production in all mammals. Although we tend to associate them with "starvation" (or glucose starvation) in mammals, ketone bodies such as acetoacetate and ??-hydroxybutyrate are produced... (more)

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by 11478 · about 16 hours ago

Or at least why doesn't the meat from other meat-eaters (carnivores or omnivores) feature very heavily in modern day diets? Is eating carnivores Paleo? Off the top of my head I think of dogs (Koreans) and snakes (in parts of the mid-west and... (more)

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Jennie_3 0 · May 27, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I would assume a big reason for this is work vs return. Carnivores tend to be reclusive, travel large distances in smaller packs, and weigh much less. It is much easier to track and selectively kill animals from a herd of buffalo for instance... (more)

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by 450 · about 16 hours ago

I read somewhere that when your body doesn't have to spend energy digesting food, it uses that energy to repair the body. I have also noticed that when I fast on a zero carb diet I have more energy. Is there any science behind a one meal a day... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 08, 2011 at 7:04 PM

I now eat one HUGE protein/carb meal on days when I lift heavy. Then I won't eat again for 24 hours. Otherwise, I eat twice a day, ZC-VLC Paleo, spaced about 7-8 hours apart. It works!

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by 450 · about 16 hours ago

It is my second day on a zero carb diet.. all meat/eggs. I feel SUPER tired for some reason.. My main goal right now is to cut out all sugar and eventually lose all cravings for it. I tend to binge eat on sugary food and if I can get rid of... (more)

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Rose 0 · June 03, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Derrick, many people seem to find ketoadapting, especially to a zero-carb woe, difficult. Stephen Phinney, in Ketogenic Diets and Physical Perfomance, says "There are to date no studies that carefully examine the optimum length of this... (more)

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by 450 · about 16 hours ago

Just curious... because when I first started paleo (like 5 months ago) I tried to do the meat only thing for like a week or so... ate a lot of peanut butter (ignorance). I had a ridiculous mood swing. I have just tried again (3 days into it)... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · February 09, 2011 at 10:58 PM

I had the opposite experience. I've had a mood disorder (major depressive disorder or bipolar II, depending on who you ask) all my adult life, and probably before that, too. I've tried many therapies and drugs, without much relief. A very low... (more)

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by 158 · about 16 hours ago

For me, the last several months have been rife with self-experimentation. I've done minimal meat, Nightshade-free, Paleo-zone, high-carb paleo, and now I'm looking to try all-meat or minimal veggie. I'm wondering what other's experiences have been... (more)

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wjones3044 0 · January 27, 2011 at 5:13 PM

The only time I run into problems is when I add too many vegetables into my life.

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by 56616 · about 16 hours ago

Considering all the comments I get on my answers and blogs when discussing this, I think it deserves its own question. I know several people online and offline who follow this diet. It involves eating mostly grassfed steak cooked in... (more)

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pfw 0 · May 27, 2010 at 9:19 PM

WARNING: Brain dump on "zero carb" to follow. Organs If you read Fat of the Land, Stefansson states that eating organs was unnecessary, and went so far as to claim that the Inuit he stayed with would only eat them in times of famine. He even... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:08 AM

Am keeping my strict high fat very low carb lifestyle for year now and tried steak & eggs challenge without carb loads/refeeds.am on my 3th week and i found that i feel amazing with that ''boring'' meals.i was scared at first that i will... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · May 25, 2014 at 7:40 AM

If I was going to do an all meat diet again I would certainly include organ meats & sea food for the micronutrients, and bone broth so glycine balances out the methionine from the meat. Butter or butter oil and coconut or Olive oil would... (more)

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by 12 · October 30, 2014 at 4:31 AM

I'm definately not a vegetarian or vegan, but after doing some research i have a question. Humans don't look like a carnivore , to me, they look like a herbivore. I mean if i was from another galaxy and i came to earth and looked at all the... (more)

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nada 0 · December 01, 2012 at 1:31 PM

we digest meat very well. herbivores dont

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by 923 · October 30, 2014 at 3:34 AM

A recent post by Primal Parent contained a few statements that piqued my interest. "A carnivorous diet makes me rather Vulcan." And: "Weston Price noted repeatedly that primitive peoples did not ???suffer??? from a whole lot of... (more)

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Karin_1 0 · July 30, 2011 at 12:34 AM

All I know is that when I was vegan/vegetarian I was a cranky, constipated bitch most of the times. Now, i'm happier, healthier, enjoying my fat and meat like a crazy person and wishing all to live long and prosper. 'Nuff said :)

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by 11478 · October 30, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Some pets, especially cats, are supposed to be carnivores. The pet obesity epidemic has been much in the news lately. Has anyone noted health, behavioral, or appearance improvements in their pets after switching from corn-meal containing chow to... (more)

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Ri 0 · February 19, 2010 at 4:28 PM

I have a friend who went 'raw' with her pup from the start - from his food (whole raw chickens, liver, various cuts of meat, intermittent fasting (!!!)) to things like tick and flea prevention and worming. His fur is immaculate - soft, but not... (more)

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by 78 · October 29, 2014 at 3:40 AM

Just wanted to say, even though I was horribly discouraged I've gotten my butt back on the wagon since disovering that magical thing called coconut oil XD no hunger! I've got a couple questions though; Even though this week I've treated myself... (more)

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by 33 · October 29, 2014 at 3:23 AM

"You should make a video about how we are the only animal that eats a high fat diet and that even carnivores don't consume a lot of fat since their intestines are short and it passes through them fast enough before the fat in meat gets... (more)

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Stabby 0 · October 26, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Carnivores have short large intestines because the large intestine is essentially a fermenting chamber full of bacteria that digests fibrous matter. They don't eat plants so their need for a long large intestine is small. The place of fat... (more)

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by 22913 · October 29, 2014 at 3:05 AM

Let's say Grass Fed Steaks, Roasts, Ground Beef Free Range Eggs Salmon Bacon, preserve free Yams Kerrygold or other Grassfed Butter Coconut Oil Avoiding the vegetable anti nutrients and nutrients, what mineral, vitamin deficiencies can you... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I think the diet you described would be just fine. I would personally include the occasional tongue, liver, heart, marrow and what not, for taste and nutrition. To all of those calculating the fitday RDAs, you have to stay aware that the nutrient... (more)

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by 10255 · October 28, 2014 at 3:21 AM

i am interested in knowing what you ate, how much and why you chose this specific menu if there is a reason. thanks!

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Esox_masquinongy 0 · September 26, 2011 at 4:32 AM

Everything slower than me-- 'cause that's the natural order of things.

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by 458 · October 28, 2014 at 3:06 AM

As I am following our ancestral diet, I coudn't very well keep feeding my dog (an American Cocker Spaniel) the shitty kibble from the grocery store anymore. I did the research and am now feeding a raw food diet to her. Like me, she is healthy, fit... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · November 02, 2010 at 8:18 PM

For the most part. Our two 10-year-old house cats usually turn their noses up at whole, raw meat on the bone, so I process raw chicken, smaller chicken bones, chicken liver, a few eggs and a can or two of mackerel in my Vitamix. They love it,... (more)

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by 2936 · October 27, 2014 at 3:21 AM

I think I'm going total carnivore, I seem to fell better on days with minimal botanical input. It jibes with my firm belief that the hunter came a long, long time before the gatherer. So I've broadened my taste for meat into liver and tongue and... (more)

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Rose 0 · September 24, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Great question! As a carnivore myself, and the household's chief cook and bottlewasher, I've developed a few habits that have helped me keep things relatively clean, but I'll be interested to hear what others do, too. Fry in a high-sided cast... (more)

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by 18671 · October 27, 2014 at 3:06 AM

I've been reading anecdotes lately of people who eat mainly or exclusively raw meat. Does anyone here have experience with that? Why did you choose to do it, and did it improve your health? What are your favourite ways to eat raw meat (cuts,... (more)

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pfw 0 · November 12, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Required reading (keep reading about Lex to get some idea of what it takes to make this transition): http://www.rawpaleodiet.com/lex-rooker-usa/ He has reported that it took him quite some time to adjust to his raw diet. Months of getting used... (more)

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by 450 · October 25, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Any ZCs out there with some good info? Thanks!

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Rose 0 · June 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM

I'm personally quite fond of the Dirty Carnivore site (full disclosure: I'm a moderator there), but if someone's trying to be very strict ZC, and that someone is also a beginner, it might be rough to do with all the talk of salads and salsa and... (more)

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by 2936 · October 22, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Not a question, but I've seen other posts of this type, so I think it's okay. I need to get this off my chest because it disturbs me when people claim we couldn't have evolved as carnivores because we don't have ferocious claws and teeth, and... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · September 25, 2011 at 10:36 PM

But we're not carnivores so much as omnivores, somewhere between carnivores and herbivores. During the Pleistocene, most of the trees disappeared so there weren't so many to hang out in but we did learn how to herd a bunch of prey off high cliffs... (more)

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