Zero carb is now referred to as Carnivore (CN) This way of eating promotes zero carbs: We eat eggs, fish, bacon, sour cream, beef, pork, cheese. The low carb trend is called KETO. Intermittent fasting is called (IF). With the zero carb research I have done, people are posting non-weight-loss (NWL) victories like high energy, better skin, off meds, reduced insulin, greater strength. WARNING TMI: For me, starchy foods or veggies bloat me and chronically constipate me. Protein and fats give me zero gas bloat and things move thru me regularly. I must take magnesium, but hey, I sleep better too. Off track 👣 eat veggie carbs and i agonize to eliminate. ♥ lots of eggs and bacon has high amounts of inflammatory omega 6. Tummy and Heart problems begin with inflammation. Short ribs, beef belly, ribeye, hamburger, Tbone, flank steaks sauteed in butter. Laura demonstrates with a 120 pound weight loss in 10 months in vids below. Burger and egg bowl. Eventual OMAD plus 24 hour IF daily. Pics to inspire – Burger Bowl, chicken strips, steak, eggs, cheese.
After watching several CARN authors post on youtube and facebook, this is a collection of the best of what I have found from people who have lost over 100 pounds along with very positive blood test results. This collection of videos all have delayed starts in order to get to the MEAT of the video! For people who crave weight loss solutions, who do not like to shop, prep, cook, and bake with a constant FOCUS on FOOD. The Carnivore way of eating (WOE) is a method of eating till you are FULL, and the fasting is natural because there is ZERO snacking. It also promotes an eventual One Meal A Day (OMAD) simply because hunger is not an issue. Remove the carbs and sweets, and food cravings go. This is Laura Spath who lost 120 pounds. She started with KETO and then ended up CARN. Laura is NOT a doctor, and she avoids science. If you want science J. Stanton gives dieters mega science combined with intellectual humor. Ask questions, read comments, look up stuff on his webpage. http://www.gnolls.org Better yet read his book “The Gnoll Credo” on Amazon. “One of the most joyous books ever…So full of energy, vigor, and fun writing that I was completely lost in the entertainment of it all.” We all need to do our own research and experiment with what works for us. We all have our own journey, we individually begin with health issues related to OBESITY. What I like about Laura as she does not insist on “this way” of eating. Laura lays it out what she eats in a month. SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE. Laura talks about her fasting, how and why she fasted. After KETO, she went CARN, then OMAD with 24 hour fasts. This seems extreme to a NEWBIE, but hey, listen to her JOURNEY above on first vid. The GOOD NEWS is that Laura shares her journey, what she eats, and also how she cooks. She does brown a whole package of hamburger (from Wal-Mart) in butter with eggs. Fry hamburger add eggs for a burger bowl. How to cook a perfect steak with seasoning. The year 2020 is my year to live simply and not be obsessed about food. This video inspires me the most. Laura’s mother down 80 pounds and off diabetes meds in her first year.
Does meat rot in the gut? A total myth when you understand digestion. GNOLLS.ORG excerpts that are scientifically backed up. “We crush food in the mouth, where amylase (an enzyme) breaks down some of the starches. In the stomach, pepsin (another enzyme) breaks down proteins, and strong hydrochloric acid (pH 1.5-3, average of 2…this is why it stings when you vomit) further dissolves everything. The resulting acidic slurry is called ‘chyme’—and right away we can see that the “meat rots in your stomach” theory is baloney. Nothing ‘rots’ in a vat of pH 2 hydrochloric acid and pepsin. On average, a ‘mixed meal’ (including meat) takes 4-5 hours to completely leave the stomach—so we’ve busted yet another part of the myth. Eventually our pyloric valve opens, and our stomach releases the chyme, bit by bit, into our small intestine—where a collection of salts and enzymes goes to work. Bile emulsifies fats and helps neutralize stomach acid; lipase breaks down fats; trypsin and chymotrypsin break down proteins; and enzymes like amylase, maltase, sucrase, and (in the lactose-tolerant) lactase break down starches and some sugars. Meanwhile, the surface of the small intestine absorbs anything that our enzymes have broken down into sufficiently small components—usually individual amino acids, simple sugars, and free fatty acids. Finally our ileocecal valve opens, and our small intestine releases what’s left into our large intestine—which is a giant bacterial colony, containing literally trillions of bacteria! And the reason we have a bacterial colony in our colon is because our own enzymes can’t break down everything we eat. So our gut bacteria go to work and digest some of the remainder, sometimes producing waste products that we can absorb. (And, often, a substantial quantity of farts.) The remaining indigestible plant matter (“fiber”), dead gut bacteria, and other waste emerge as feces. It turns out that pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, and our other proteases do a fine job of breaking down meat protein, and bile salts and lipase do a fine job of breaking down animal fat. In other words, meat is digested by enzymes produced by our own bodies. The primary reason we need our gut bacteria is to digest the sugars, starches, and fiber—found in grains, beans, and vegetables—that our digestive enzymes can’t break down. ROT is when food is being ‘digested’ by bacteria. ROT is a (verb) — to undergo decomposition from the action of bacteria or fungi. In other words, meat doesn’t rot in your colon. GRAINS, BEANS, and VEGETABLES rot in your colon. This fact is why beans andcruciferouss veggies make us fart. It’s easy to tell when your gut bacteria are doing the work, instead of your digestive enzymes: you fart. That is why beans and starches make you fart, but meat doesn’t: they’re rotting in your colon, and the products of bacterial decomposition include methane and carbon dioxide gases. Here’s a list of flatulence-causing foods; Beans, lentils, dairy products, onions, garlic, scallions, leeks, turnips, rutabagas, radishes, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cashews, Jerusalem artichokes, oats, wheat, and yeast in breads. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts. But wait! There’s another punchline! Whenever we eat grains, beans, and vegetables, we’re not digesting and absorbing much of the plant matter…we’re actually absorbing bacterial waste products. I am not arguing that we should never eat vegetables: I’m just busting a silly myth. there are roughly 10 million times as many bacteria in the colon as in the small intestine. So bacterial digestion (‘rotting’) is not significant anywhere in our digestive tract but the colon.firsthand experience from an intestinal transplant survivor who spent months with a jejunostomy, watching the contents of his stomach drain directly into a bag. With an extremely short bowel, the output is very high because no absorption takes place. With excessive output, we had to make a rig that had a hose extending from the ostomy bag that drained into a one gallon jug. Often the hose would get clogged and my wife or sister would have to use a coat hanger wire to unplug it. Now if vegan pseudoscience is right, we would suspect that the hose was being plugged by pieces of meat. Never once did we see any solid chunks of meat. I became so curious about this that I once swallowed the largest chunk of meat I could possibly get down without choking. Because of the shortness of my bowel, it only took about twenty minutes for my stomach to empty into the ostomy. Just 2 hours later, there were no signs of any meat chunks. What was always clogging the ostomy tube were pieces of vegetables that were not fully chewed. Entire pieces of olive, lettuce, broccoli florets, grains and seeds were found. Yet, large pieces of fat were never witnessed. As a matter of fact, all the fat from the meat was already emulsified by the bile into solution. Over time, fat would coagulate on the side walls of the ostomy bag, but never were there any solid pieces observed. Most of the edible part of a plant is cellulose, a polysaccharide (a very long chain of sugars) that is very difficult to break down. In fact, no digestive enzyme, in any animal, is capable of breaking down cellulose! So the only way that any animal can fully digest plants is for its gut bacteria to break down cellulose, and its intestines absorb the waste products. Ruminants, including cattle, bison, deer, antelope, goats, and other red meat, have a special “extra stomach” called the rumen. They chew and swallow grass and leaves into the rumen, ferment it some, barf it back up again, chew it some more (called “chewing the cud”), and swallow it again, where it is digested a second time. Humans, in contrast, don’t have gut bacteria that can digest cellulose. That is why we can’t eat grass at all, why there is so little caloric value for us in vegetables, and why we call cellulose “insoluble fiber”: it comes straight out the back end.” READ the entire article By J. Stanton | February 8th, 2011 | Category: Science LINK: http://www.gnolls.org/1444/does-meat-rot-in-your-colon-no-what-does-beans-grains-and-vegetables/
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Beginner CARN questions from FB: Should I jump in with all protein, or add veggies in beginning? RESPONSE: I was pretty much majority KETO protein before i switched to 100% CARN. In the beginning my meat was accompanied by a cup of veggies. No exercise for the first year on zero carbs. Eventually, with more research, I eliminated veggies and have haz no issues 100% CARN. No side effects what so ever and I have lost the weight that I wanted and never felt such energy and clarity of mind.
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Even if you have to curl up in the fetal position and hide from the world for a few days. 😅 It’s really not that bad. The first several days for me were the hardest then it just starts getting easier and a part of your normal routine. Food addicts struggle with having to snack or feel deprived. Protein, protein, protein fills up addicts like me and then I replace snacking with a walk or a shower.
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Linda, did you go CARN all at once or ease into it? Why were you in the fetal position? I’ve been curious about that WOE. Thank you!
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Ease into all dietary changes, so do your own research, every BODY is different. Suggestion only fetal position 😃 in other words, be still, stay home, away from temptations, peeps asking questions. Empty cupboards, stock up on what you can have, experiment with ways of cooking meat. Make adjustments, ingest salt, butter, magnesium. Weigh, measure write it down. Expect to crave only out of habits that caused weight gain. It’s emotional, personal, individual. ♥ Enjoy the journey.
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Helpful, educational about DUMPING: Oxalate Dumping Symptoms – Cloudy urine, sandy-looking stools, and black specks in stools or urine. Others report rashes, constipation, diarrhea and a number of more unusual signs whenever they dump. There is good news, however. For starters, most individuals, once they have been through one or two rounds of dumping, will be able to recognize their symptoms right away. And often, simply taking certain supplements will help alleviate the symptoms, or at least make them bearable. Magnesium is something to take daily whether you have symptoms or not. Calcium has been shown to be more effective at binding oxalate in the gut, my own experience has taught me that my body likes to use magnesium for binding oxalate once it is in the bloodstream.
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Oxalate INFO: like asbestos or crushed glass. Tolerance varies. Oxalates damage cells, DNA, micro biome, gut, thyroid, heart, connective tissue… basically everything. Some of the high sources are Chocolate, kale, spinach, almonds, cashew, tea. But there more…
When you begin a low oxalate diet, you reduce the amount of oxalate that enters the blood stream. When this level goes low enough to reach your body’s threshold point, it triggers your body to take stored oxalate out of storage and to get rid of it. Yay! You want to get that toxic oxalate out of your body. The problem is that detoxification, or oxalate dumping, can cause a whole host of new symptoms, plus it may increase the severity of your current oxalate-related symptoms. Severe dumping is not fun. But some moderate or low level dumping is good and is needed for your body to heal (note: you might not notice low level dumping symptoms)Dangers of a Plant-Based Diet we turn to oxalates. These are especially troublesome to the “health conscious” who have large spinach and kale salads topped with almonds and sesame seeds. They think they are eating healthy. But they are flooding their body with oxalates. Here we’re going to look at the health dangers of oxalates. Health Dangers of Oxalates: Plants lace their seeds with natural pesticides to deter pests and predators. The sharp oxalate crystals can prick a predator’s mouth thereby playing a role in plant defense. Plants also load their seeds with nutrition for the baby plant. They use oxalate as a way to store calcium for the baby offspring. When seeds start to germinate they split off the oxalic acid which frees the calcium for the baby plant.
Great article by a Cardiologist who defends high fat diets. https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/cardiologist-lowfat-diet-scientifically-and-morally-indefensible/?fbclid=IwAR0qDgW0rpA7KFwJl83sg0eXR8_iQef_eRShMUcytcKDHbFO8XS9Zbvbnfs
Beginners Beware of ACID REFLUX! The thing that helps the fastest is a half a teaspoon of baking soda in 4-6 ounces of water and drink. Usually works within a few minutes. Some people suggest 2 TBLS of apple Cider vinegar with water will kill it quickly. OMAD meal NOT at night cuz can’t digest well laying down. Could be a gallbladder healing/ adjusting. The amount of bile the gallbladder makes changes when increasing the amount of fat. Reflux does not continue to plague me. Tum Ta Tum Tum 😉
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♥️Excellent cookbook with info for newbies. CARNIVORE DIET FOR BEGINNERS. Well laid out in Kindle book, easy to navigate. ♥ Suggestions for menu planners. Kaitlyn Donnelly writes to the audience of dieters who are seeking how, and why CARNIVORE works. Easy recipes with pictures and nutrition. $2.99 on Amazon ebook.
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Hi CARNIVORE ♥ BENEFIT? 😃 If you have the runs, it means your microbiome (the bacteria you have grown in your intestine) is not able to break down your food properly, thus you may or may not be absorbing minerals and vitamins from the food. Try drinking a cocktail of water, apple cider vinegar, lemon and a pinch of sea salt. It should do the trick. Also a probiotic to help the growth of the right bacteria for your choice of animal protein. Those close calls while shopping might be helped by this solution!
I came from about 2 years of a bad KETO diet. I am/was a complete carb/sugar addict. WENT CARNIVORE and I lost 75 pounds (size 18 to a size 6) in about 9 months. Have been maintaining that for another 10 months. I care about how I feel and body size more than the scale.. My body naturally went to my current size and stayed there. I eat when I am hungry about 2 or 3 pm. Zero supplements.
Light salt on my meat and I eat about 95% ribeye, around 1.5 pounds daily. OMAD for most of the weight loss and when my body fat decreased to where it is now, I started getting hungry in the morning, so I now usually eat a little something around 11AM and then my ribeye around 3PM. Occasionally I eat cheese and some eggs once in a while. I never drank coffee and only drink water. Off veggies and fat bomb sweets and my digestive issues disappeared. The variety is in how I flavor or cook my steak, burger, pork.
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