The Carnivore Diet: Benefits, Meal Plan and Grocery List

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There’s a new phobia in town. It’s called Carnophobia, or the fear of meat. We’re told to cut out meat (red, processed) because it causes cancer [1][2][3] and heart disease. Yet, we’re unhealthier than we’ve ever been.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that when we reduced our meat consumption, our health went down the drain.

Luckily, there’s a hero here to save us. This hero is much like Batman. He saves lives but the police continue to hunt him. Our hero is… The Carnivore Diet.

In this post, I’ll go through…

  • What is the Carnivore Diet?
  • Carnivore Diet Benefits
  • Addressing some common concerns
  • Carnivore Diet grocery list
  • Carnivore’ Diet meal plan

Let’s dive in.

What is a Carnivore Diet

The carnivore diet is the opposite of the vegan diet. This means…

  • No vegetables
  • No fruits
  • No grains
  • No processed junk

You’re only eating animal products.

Instead of looking at what you’re eating on the carnivore diet, rather look at what you’re not eating. You not eating any processed junk pumped full of toxins that are slowly killing you. You not eating mass-produced fruits and vegetables that are sprayed with deadly pesticides all the time.

And that brings me to my second point.

Where do you get your meats from?

If you are buying meat from the local supermarket thinking you’re doing yourself a favor, think again. Instead, buy grass-fed meat from small butchers and farmers. Their meat might be a bit more expensive, but you’re investing in your health and it’ll save you money in the long run.

Let’s move on to the main benefits of the carnivore diet.

Carnivore Diet Benefits

There are too many benefits to cover in just one post, but here are the 3 main ones.

  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Increased nutrient density
  • Ketosis

Reduced Inflammation

According to Harvard Magazine, chronic inflammation is the root of all disease.

Inflammation is necessary for our survival since it’s our body’s defense mechanism to external threats. If it weren’t for inflammation, we would have died off as a species. In the modern world, however, we’re eating so much junk food, and our bodies are thinking of these foods as threats. This leads to chronic inflammation which is the root of all disease.

Hooray! The carnivore diet is here to save us. The carnivore diet cuts out all inflammation-causing foods, which results in better health.

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Increased nutrient density

According to The Biostation, 92% of Americans are nutrient deficient.

Nutrients are responsible for…

  • Keeping your skin and eyes healthy
  • Strong teeth and bones
  • Healing cuts
  • Hair growth
  • Proper development in teenagers
  • And much more.

One can easily see how nutrient deficiencies can affect our day-to-day lives.

The carnivore diet fixes nutrient deficiencies since animal foods are more nutrient-dense than plant foods.

For example, 25 grams of liver contains 100% of your RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamin A. Eggs contain selenium, vitamin D, vitamin B6 and B12, zinc, copper, and iron. Woah! If eggs aren’t superfoods, then I don’t know what is.

Now that we’ve covered nutrient density, let’s talk about ketosis.

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Ketosis

Ketosis is when your body burns fat for energy, instead of glucose.

The carnivore diet puts your body into ketosis which results in you burning more fat and losing weight quicker.

Addressing some common concerns

Will I miss out on key nutrients?

The short answer is no, especially when you’re eating lots of organ meats. Here’s an article written by Healthline that shows just how nutritious organ meats are. One may say that you can get all your nutrients from eating just organ meats. However, I wouldn’t recommend that since it would get boring real quick.

Carnivore Diet Grocery List

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The carnivore diet makes your shopping super easy. Here’s how a typical carnivores grocery list looks like.

Meats

Now that you’re on a low-carb diet like carnivore, choose the fattier cuts of meat over the leaner cuts.

Organ Meats

I’m obsessed with organ meats. It’s cheap, nutritious, and it tastes amazing. Here’re some of the best organs to eat.

  • Liver
  • Kidneys
  • Brain
  • Heart
  • Stomach
  • And lungs

Eggs

Eggs are a cheap source of nutrients. Some call them nature’s multivitamin. They contain the perfect amount of fat, protein, and nutrients needed for you to thrive.

Fish

Just like with meats, choose the fattiest fish you can find. Fish like…

Dairy Products

Personally, I not a fan of dairy since I’m lactose intolerant. But if you not, choose grass-fed sources of dairy since it’s less inflammatory and healthier.

Some Examples of high-rated grass-fed dairy products are:

Carnivore Diet Meal Plan

Now that we have covered what to eat, let me show you my meal plan. I only eat twice a day because I’m doing intermediate fasting. That’s just a fancy way of saying, “I skip breakfast.”

DayLunchDinner
MondayChicken livers and eggsSalmon
TuesdayRibeye steakSalmon roe
WednesdaySardinesChicken livers and eggs
ThursdayTrout and heartRibeye steak
FridayChicken liversSalmon roe and stomach
SaturdayChicken kidneysBeef sausage and eggs
SundayT-bone steakChicken livers
Weekly Carnivore Diet Meal Plan Example

💡 If you’re eating on a budget, try eating more organ meats and fewer muscle meats. A few years back, I barely had enough money for food, and I lived off eggs and organ meats. Also, if prepared correctly, organ meats are delicious.

Conclusion

I’m not saying the Carnivore Diet’s the perfect diet. There’s no such thing. However, everyone can benefit from eating more animal products and less toxic, processed junk. Give the Carnivore Diet a try and you will see health benefits.

Do you have any questions? Let me know in the comments below.


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The Carnivore Diet: Benefits, Meal Plan and Grocery List
Yaseen Sadan

Yaseen Sadan is a personal trainer turned professional copywriter and founder of Sellusingwords.com. He helps small businesses increase their leads and sales by writing SEO-friendly blogs, sales emails, landing pages, and lead magnets. Feel free to visit his website, add him on LinkedIn and check him out on Facebook.

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