30-Day Carnivore Experiment

  • eggs (chicken and quail)
  • chicken (wings, thighs, drumsticks, breasts only when I cooked a whole chicken)
  • beef (ground, steaks, ribs, stewing beef, etc.)
  • home-made bone broth
  • organ meats: beef liver, beef kidney, chicken liver, chicken hearts, bone marrow
  • sardines
  • lamb (chops, shoulder, shank, ground)
  • chicken/turkey necks, and carcass (mainly used for bone broth, but if bones were soft enough I would eat them too)
  • Butter and ghee
  • Carnivore bars
  • Tallow
  • Salmon
  • Veal
  • Shrimp
  • Cod
  • Cod liver
  • Mackerel
  • Tuna (Wild Planet)

MAJOR TAKEAWAYS

APPETITE, BLOATING AND PORTION SIZES

  • Satiation: the motivation to stop eating → short-term
  • Satiety: the absence of hunger after a meal (i.e. the time it takes for hunger to return) → long-term

SODIUM (ELECTROLYTES)

KETONES AND GLUCOSE

MINOR TAKEAWAYS

  • I was really cold even though it was warm out (TSH, free T4, and free T3 all dropped a tiny bit so this may have contributed to this observation).
  • I learned to appreciate ice water. I love flavour in my water, and often have no palate for plain water. However, because I wasn’t consuming any sweeteners I wasn’t using my usual electrolytes (LMNT) sweetened with stevia. By the end of the 30-days I had gained a new appreciation for plain water.
  • Eggs fill me up more than any other food.
  • It takes a while for me to feel full after eating a lean steak.
  • I felt very lean the entire time, and made noticeable changes to body comp.
  • Everyone needs a pressure cooker, period.

SOURCES OF MEAT

ADDRESSING QUESTIONS I RECEIVED:

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Kristi Storoschuk

Kristi Storoschuk

Science writer with a focus on ketogenic nutrition and metabolic therapies. www.getoldslowly.com