A Simple Way To Make Yourself Even More Super

  1. Eat meat or fish, use only salt (no other spices, soy sauce, mirin or sake, garlic, ginger) as a seasoning.
  2. You can eat until you are full.
  3. Eat meat that has more fat in it.  Try to avoid chicken breast without the skin as it’s ultra-low in fat.
  4. Drink water.  For you die-hard caffeine addicts, like me, you could have straight black coffee or tea, as well.

Here is What You Can Eat

Carnivore diet meat

You can also eat chicken eggs, fish eggs, & organ meats, which are all very nutrient-dense. 

What is so Special About This Diet?

  1. It’s an elimination diet.  Meaning that it eliminates the foods that cause the most problems in the body.
  2. This diet will reduce inflammation in the body.  Inflammation appears as pain, stiffness, fatigue, fever, sores, rashes, excessive mucus production (always having to clear your throat or blow your nose).
  3. You will lose all addictions to food and drinks on this diet.  You may not believe it, but I can say from my short experience on this diet, that it’s true.
  4. Once you eat enough fat each day, you will probably only eat once or twice per day with no desire for snacking.

If You Want to Have the Most Effective Strategy to Finding Out Which Foods Cause You Inflammation, Try This:

Eat only beef seasoned with salt and drink only water.  Why beef?  Beef appears to be the best meat due to the cow’s digestive systems.  They have four stomachs that, in essence, eliminate plant-based chemicals and toxins from their digestive system so that when we eat the meat of a cow, beef, it is free of these chemicals and toxins.

Where I Recommend Buying Grass-Fed Beef in Japan

I am buying my beef from The Meat Guy.  I ordered the following cuts, as the more grass-fed organic beef you can get, the better.  It has a better ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 and has been raised more ethically.  Here are the cuts that I bought this week:

  1. Grass-fed ground beef
  2. Grass-Fed Steak pieces
  3. Grass-fed Ribeye
  4. Grass-fed beef fat – used as oil and for extra fat.

I use Himalayan salt, but you can use a sea salt like this Okinawan Ishigakijima salt.

Here is a photo of the Ribeye from The Meat Guy

Keep it Simple

I think the only way you are going to really KNOW if this works for you is to do it 100%.  It can take around 2-3 weeks to really see the effects of the diet on things like allergies, but you could notice changes more quickly.

Eating Out

Try your best to avoid eating out if you can.  In the worst case, communicate well with your server or even better, talk with the chef directly.  You definitely don’t want a steak that is cooked with seed oils such as canola, sunflower or safflower.  Ask them to use beef fat or butter only.  In Japan, you can usually get really good fish, but again, make sure that it is not going to be smothered in sugar, soy sauce and mirin (rice wine for cooking).  Sometimes the staff doesn’t know what is in each dish in Japan, as most Japanese people don’t ask such finicky inquiries:-)   Eggs are pretty safe to order, but again, make sure that they use real butter and not some margarine or hydrogenated oils to prepare them.

Macronutrient Recommendations

For a lady around 50kg (110lbs)

You need 1.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight, so you need about 90g of protein per day. To maintain your body weight, you need about 1.25g of fat per 1g of protein, so in this case, you need about 113g of fat per day.    In the case that you want to gain weight, you will want to increase your fat to 1.5g (135g) to 2g (180g) of fat per 1g of protein.

For a guy around 75kg (165lbs)

You need 1.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight, so you need about 135g of protein per day. To maintain your body weight, you need about 1.25g of fat per 1g of protein, so in this case, you need about 169g of fat per day.    In the case that you want to gain weight, you will want to increase your fat to 1.5g (203g) to 2g (270g) of fat per 1g of protein.

Don’t worry that much about the details in the beginning, but eventually, say after about one month of doing the carnivore diet, you want to make sure that you eat more fat than protein. 

You May Feel Satisfied on One Meal A Day (OMAD)

I eat 2 meals per day on this diet without any desire for snacks at all.  My body is now using fat instead of sugar (glucose/glycogen) for energy and fat lasts a long time – 16+ hours between dinner and breakfast and 5+ hours between breakfast and dinner.  I used to feel hungry all the time when I was eating a higher fruit and vegetable-based carbohydrate diet.  On the carnivore diet fasting is much more simple and I feel that I could be satisfied on an OMAD (One Meal A Day) approach to eating if I choose it.

Simple Carnivore Meal Plan

Just to give you a peek at how simple this approach is, here is what I ate yesterday – about 1,100 kcals at around 10:30 am and about 1,100 kcals at around 4:30pm.  I didn’t count calories but just ate until I felt satisfied.

*I added some coconut oil to my collagen last night for a sort of “macaroon” tasting treat, but it left a knot in my stomach for over 12 hours.  I think I’m done with coconut oil.

 

Here is an idea of things you could eat on a flexible carnivore diet:

I recommend 2 meals per day, but am sharing 3 here just in case you feel you need them.  Eat slowly until you are satisfied.  It’s a very intuitive way of eating; very natural.  Only eat again when you are truly hungry.

Breakfast

  • 2-4 eggs cooked in grass-fed butter with fatty pork like 豚バラ (you can omit the egg whites if you like – I am only eating the yolks lately)
  • 115-230g (4-8oz) hamburger or beef steak

Lunch

  • 150g (3oz) salmon with butter

Dinner

  •  10g of Salmon roe いくら, which is very high in Iodineヨウ素 and Omega-3.
  • 150g (8oz) grass-fed ribeye steak

Next Level Carnivore – Yikes!! Bring on the Organ Meats!!

This level is for you if you are open to eating organ meats like liver and grass-fed beef trimmings or suet (beef kidney fat). Muscle meats are very rich in many vitamins and minerals, but don’t cover all of them. This “Next Level Carnivore” diet helps fill in many of the possible nutrients, such as vitamins & minerals, that a strict muscle meat diet does not provide.

Here is a good case in point.  I ate 322g of chicken liver/hearts and it had more vitamin C than 2 medium lemons.  Organ meats are amazingly rich in both vitamins and minerals.  Very high in protein as well.  There are 79g of protein in those chicken livers and hearts as well.  Here’s a look at the nutrients.

Chicken Livers Vs 2 Lemons in a Vitamin C contest – CHICKEN LIVERS WIN by nearly 20 grams!!

 

Wrapping it Up

I am very new to the Carnivore Approach and am in the trial and error phase.  I’m sharing this because I think it’s absolutely fascinating.  It could be such a game-changer for people who are open to it.  It’s definitely extra-ordinary!

If you have any questions or comments, shoot!

Thanks for reading.

Be Extraordinary!

Bodhi