How to Do an Elimination Diet like The Carnivore Diet for Optimal Health
elimination diet is something that we believe that most people should do in
order to find the best diet for their own optimal health. An elimination diet
simply entails cutting out foods that can cause negative effects and irritation
in a lot of people for a period of time, and then adding each food back, but
only doing it one at a time, so that you can see which of them you respond
that are most often cut out during an elimination diet include processed foods,
sugar, dairy, soy, trans fats, eggs, and gluten. The most popular diets like
the vegan diet, carnivore diet, paleo diet, primal diet, ketogenic diet, etc.
are also all types of elimination diets. The Whole 30 diet is probably the most
popular elimination diet out there, which we highly recommend you take a look
at if you are interested in doing this type of diet for optimal health.
carnivore diet is probably the most extreme, and one which we have done
ourselves. It is becoming more and more popular among people with autoimmune
illnesses. In the carnivore diet, you eliminate all foods except animal
products. Some carnivore dieters eat eggs, meat, and dairy products, while
others only eat meat. If you really want to go extreme, you could even stick to
only eating beef and salt like a lot of people do.
may sound extreme to only eat meat, remember that an elimination diet doesn’t
have to be permanent, in fact, the main goal is actually just to use it to see
which foods don’t agree with you. A lot of people have decided to permanently
follow the carnivore diet, but we only experimented with it when starting our
optimal health journey.
after our wedding in September 2018, we started a month-long carnivore diet as
a way to eliminate all foods that could cause a negative reaction in our bodies.
Although every person’s experience on the carnivore diet will be different, we
responded well to it, and it has helped us greatly in our journeys towards
Here are a
few benefits of doing the carnivore diet as an elimination diet:
You Get to Experiment More
Afterwards with The Carnivore Diet: What we like about the carnivore diet is that
you eliminate the most variables, which means that you can test more foods for
negative reactions and create an even better diet for you.
Meat is Nutrient-Dense: Meat can be quite nutrient-dense, especially
organ meat. In fact, liver is probably the most nutrient-dense food there is.
It is high in protein, iron, vitamin A, folate,
Meat is Delicious: Just eating meat for a month was actually
quite fun. We enjoyed it. It made shopping for food easier, as we only had to
walk to the meat section and did not waste time browsing the isles. We
optimized our shopping while optimizing our diet.
The Carnivore Diet is Satiating: If you choose your meat well, and
go for options that have fat as well, then you will feel more satisfied. Meat
that has a combination of protein and fat is very satiating, so you won’t feel
as hungry as you would on a carbohydrate-based elimination diet.
recommend giving the carnivore diet a try if you have health issues, and you do
not know if certain foods could be contributing to your symptoms, or if you are
just after optimal health. While we don’t exactly know what a good strict vegan
elimination diet would be (maybe just eating nuts?), we do think that The Whole
30 diet is a good diet to follow for anyone who does not want to be that
Here are a
few tips for following an elimination diet for optimal health:
Pick the Right Type of Diet for You
for Optimal Health:
You have to pick the type of elimination diet that you think you will be able
to follow easily, otherwise, you will suffer more than necessary.
Decide How Long You Want to Do It: You can decide how long you want to
eliminate everything you have decided on. It could be a week, two weeks, a
month, or even three months. If you decide you want to do it forever, that is
okay too. Optimal health is about finding what works for you and your body.
Add a New Food Every Two Days: Do not add two foods back into your
diet at once. You need to allow enough time between adding foods for you to
notice a difference. There is also an option of extending the length of time in
between adding foods, but we suggest a minimum of two days.
Do It with a Friend: You can make the diet a lot easier
if you do it with a friend. It could be your partner, co-worker, friend, child,
mom, or cousin. After all, good relationships are also part of optimal health,
as they have been linked to an increase in longevity.
Take Something You Can Eat to Social
Events: Doing this
type of diet can make it hard to eat at social events. If you bring a dish that
you can eat with to the party, you are not only contributing to the party, but
you ensure that you have something to eat, and do not have to go hungry or go
off the plan.
elimination diet can be the start of an epic journey towards optimal health.
You could start to feel better than you thought possible. Your brain fog could
disappear. Your excess fat might start to finally come off. You might start
getting sick less often. Your inflammation could go down. Who knows what
benefits you will experience and health discoveries you will make that will get
you closer to optimal health?
have to also keep in mind is that your body can build up a tolerance to foods
like those containing gluten. Even though you were able to tolerate the foods
before, it does not mean that they were not bad for you. If you cut out a food
for a period of time, and then add it back, you could have a much stronger
reaction to it than before.
remember that just because you experience a negative effect, such as stomach
cramps, from foods like dairy or gluten, it doesn’t mean that you could never
have ice cream or a croissant again if you choose optimal health. It just means
that you probably shouldn’t have it often, and that if you eat it, you have to
be willing to accept the consequences. Perhaps the treat is worth it to you.