Jayna

Are you currently Keto or Carnivore?

Carnivore

How long have you been keto/carnivore?

About 4 months

Describe what a Typical Day of Eating Looks like for you.

Two meals a day. I do well with a large breakfast which usually consists of either bacon or steak with eggs, either goat cheese or some kind of raw cheddar, and something pickled or fermented.

Dinner usually is either grass fed ground beef or some kind of steak (my go to is ribeye or NY strip) cooked in a generous amount of Kerrygold butter!

I rarely have carbs, but sometimes I will have a potato product or maybe a slice of sourdough bread.

I don’t completely deprive myself of snacks, fruits, or carbs, but I would say 90% of the time I do stay away from them.

Describe the health changes you have experienced since going keto/carnivore.

It’s helped my bloating tremendously. My migraines have been cut in half. I actually sleep now.

I have fibromyalgia, stage three endometriosis, and CFS. I am on zero medication, as I find diet and exercise have managed most of my symptoms.

Your Keto/Carnivore Story

My husband began eating this way a few months before I did. He and I have a history in competitive body building which is mostly lean meats, heavy vegetables, HIGH protein, very low fat. We never felt great.=

Then he started this (carnivore) and saw huge improvements in his energy, gut health, and sleep. So he encouraged me to try it, especially with all that I have going on. And we’re trying to start a family (with the help of
CNY!!!) so he figured it would only be positive. He’s right! I think I was lacking fat.

I do feel much better, even when I do have a “cheat” meal or snack, it doesn’t hurt me like it used to!

What is the best (or top 3) pieces of advice you could give someone starting their keto/carnivore health journey?

Don’t beat yourself up if you have something outside of the carnivore diet. It’s okay to snack sometimes. I’ve found being too rigid discourages me from doing my best and makes my goal blurry, which is to ultimately feel better!

Be consistent! Try to have at least one meal a day that’s strictly carnivore so you can build up the confidence and structure to make it more regular.

Don’t be afraid to try different things! I was always so afraid of foods or trying things that were new to me. It’s opened a whole new world and I enjoy foods I used to think there bad, weird or boring!