1. A Carnivore diet maintains healthy hormones
When insulin is out of whack, everything in your body is out of whack.
Elevated insulin is linked to nearly every modern western disease.
By focusing on fat and protein, your body stimulates less insulin response. It helps to utilize insulin properly.
Processed sugar, carb, and vegetable oil-laden foods spike insulin. They also screw up your hunger hormone signals and result in issues with leptin, the hunger hormone.
So when you eat carnivore, you are maintaining a healthy hormone profile and metabolism.
2. Ancestral Past - A carnivore diet mimics our ancestors way of life
Our evolutionary past is rooted in our leap from scanners to becoming selective hunters. This gave early hominids access to bigger prey, which paved the way for growing bigger brains.
Our growing brains and our ingenuity with tools allowed our ancestors to venture from the relative safety of the forest line onto the savannah to hunt bigger animals. The trees were a much safer place for our pre-hominid ancestors.
Scientists believe Australopithecus developed a knack for throwing stones as a strategy for warding off predators. Then our ancestors figured out how to throw stones as a group, which was a pivotal tipping point that allowed this somewhat feeble upright ape to venture out from the trees and become the hunter.
This paved the way for selective hunting. Rather than relying on scavenging and catching small animals, early hominids started targeting the great megafauna roaming the open savannah.
As we became proficient hunters, our brains grew to support our need for social cohesion which made us better at working together. The rest of the animal kingdom never had a chance.
We wouldn't be here if we didn’t figure out how to hunt large game.
The reason our brain grew in size in such a short period of time was due to our access to a consistent supply of nutrition from large animals. It is literally why we are here today.
3. The carnivore diet provides similar benefits to intermittent fasting.
Because you eat protein and fat, your hormones don't spike. This leads to better leptin levels and insulin, both integral for controlling appetite.
As you get better control over your appetite, you eat less and feel full longer.
You are fasting when you don't eat and mimicking fasting when focusing on eating mostly protein and fat... a double whammy o benefit.
Intermittent fasting is a byproduct of our ancestor's way of life. Before we started farming, food was inconsistent and sometimes scarce, so Mother Nature programmed a way for us to survive.
This is why fasting research shows near-unanimous benefits for health. Fasting and eating meals in a varied way is a first principle of human metabolism.
If we had to eat 3 square meals a day, every day, we would have died off long ago. This is not a strategy a species can adopt in the wild. Food doesn’t grow on trees and there are no grocery stores like today.
Today people are sick because they eat highly palatable foods throughout the day. This wrecks hormones and leads to overeating.
4. Carnivore fills you up.
Protein and fat are the building blocks of a healthy appetite and metabolism. When you focus on them, your body goes to work making sure you eat enough… not too much, not too little.
When you introduce consistent carbs and sugar and processed foods to the mix, your body can’t figure out what is going on. So it tries to over or undercompensate and you get a host of issues as a result.
5. Carnivore helps you get in and stay in ketosis.
Some may try to argue this, but if you look at any person doing carnivore for more than 60 days, the likelihood they are in ketosis most of the time is high.
I’m in ketosis most of the time.
6. It’s simple.
Talk about a simpler diet.
There are 39,500 products in the typical grocery store.
You kidding me?
You can safely and easily ignore 99.99% of it is stuff.
Carnivore makes it simple: ignore all of it.
Don’t even consider it. It’s not even an option.
Simplicity leads to adherence which leads to results which lead to sustainability.
7. Cooking and clean up is a breeze
This is what I typically use for making my carnivore meals:
- Cast iron pan
- some ghee or avocado oil maybe some butter
- plate or a cutting board
- a sharp knife
- maybe a spoon and a fork or I just eat with my hands
This makes clean up simple, saving me time and decision fatigue.
9. It probably saves you money.
Because you don’t waste food and you don’t tip waiters and you don’t overpay at restaurants, I bet that the typical person saves money on a carnivore diet.
I know I sure do.
10. The carnivore diet is a nutrient-dense diet.
Here is what you get in one 8 ounce steak:
- 480 calories
- 22g fat
- 8g saturated fat
- 834mg potassium
- 0g carb or sugar
- 66g protein
- 5% calculus
- 23% iron
- B12, Zinc, Selenium, Niacin, b6, phosphorous, riboflavin, choline
A cup of spinach has 7 calories, 1 g of protein, and single-digit percentages of the Daily value for certain vitamins and minerals.
You’d have to around 68 cups of raw spinach to get the same calories and protein as a single 8oz steak.
This should explain how humans are carnivores. If we weren’t, we wouldn't be here.
There are many other reasons why a carnivore diet works, too many to count.
When you see and feel the results in your life, you’ll be able to write your own list of 10 reasons it works… for you!