I ended 2019 not very happy with my eating habits or how I felt in my clothes. I hadn't been eating the way I wanted and truthfully, I went on a bit of a sugar/carb craze. On the tail of our latest miscarriage, I wasn't surprised with how I was feeling.
I wanted to do something different, but I didn't know what or how I wanted to eat. Truthfully, I didn't want to give up the sugar. Shocker.
So at the beginning of the year, after months of Nick telling me about carnivore and watching him eat that way, I decided to try it out. Strictly eating from the animal kingdom only. No veggies. No fruit. No sugars.
It was an adjustment, and truthfully, I didn't think I would be able to do it. I mean, how could I give up eating veggies and fruit? And almond butter! Gah - my favorite!
I knew it worked for Nick. I'd seen his results. But I was hesitant about it. I thought it would be different for a woman...for me, really. I mean, I've never NOT eaten fruits and veggies.
But then I was scrolling Instagram and a friend of mine was talking about eating carnivore and how it was working for her. So I reached out to ask her some questions about it and realized that if I never tried it out, I would never know how or if it worked for me.
You see, I'd been feeling heavy for awhile. Not weight-wise, mind you, just not feeling light on my feet anymore. And my stomach hurt often. I wasn't sleeping well. I didn't have a whole lot of energy to do anything outside of what was required of me. And I felt as if my workouts were suffering because I was sore and tired all the time. I knew I needed a change.
So I decided to give eating carnivore a try for one month. I could do anything for one month. Right?
Well to start with, we're now into February and I'm still eating carnivore. That should tell you something right there.
From the get go, I didn't think I was going to like it because I'm big into variety. But I've surprised myself. I 100% love it. I've noticed a lot of changes, but the first one is that I feel better. Generally, overall, I just feel better.
My stomach doesn't hurt the way it used to, unless I overdo it with the dairy. Oh, and dairy. I used to not be able to tolerate it at all. I would bloat and get gassy and break-out. I previously cut it out 100%. But eating carnivore has changed that. I am able to tolerate it now, as long as I don't eat it every meal, every day. That was another huge surprise.
I'm sleeping better. I am fuller longer. I don't have to snack all the time like I used to before. I don't get hangry or have the ups and downs like I used to before. I also don't have to eat as much as I used to in order to feel satiated and satisfied. I have more steady energy. I'm breathing better at the gym. I'm leaner and can tell my body composition has changed. And most importantly, my performance hasn't suffered at the gym like I thought it was going to! I'm able to better maintain through and during workouts now!
I've always believed diet is a HUGE part of your life and how you feel. And yes, sometimes I can be extremely hard headed in how long it takes me to try something. But I'm so happy I tried carnivore! I needed this change.
A typical day for me is usually a protein shake with water before I workout, then scrambled eggs with cheese post-workout. Usually, for lunch, I have 3 burgers or pulled chicken or pork. And for dinner, we have steak, or salmon and shrimp, or breakfast for dinner (eggs, bacon, sausage), or what we call "good" burgers. They're just thicker cut burgers than we normally get. Surprisingly, I haven't gotten bored and I love eating :)
And no, I'm not saying it's for you. But if you've never tried it, how do you know if it is or isn't?
If you are in need of a change, in need of a detox, let's chat. I can help you figure out what diet works best for you. What makes you feel alive. What makes you feel good. What makes you want to get up and move!
You shouldn't feel tired or run down after eating. You shouldn't feel gassy or bloated or just downright terrible after eating. Just a little heads up, those are not normal feelings.
Let's get you feeling better! Time for a change in 2020!!
I hope y'all have a beautiful week!
With love and wellness,