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I've been considering trying a low carb diet, like keto, for a while. I decided to get serious about it and commit to something, but recently came across something called the carnivore diet. The diet is essentially just eating nothing that doesn't come from animals.

I started 3 days ago, and already I am noticing some differences. My clothes fit a slightly better, my skin looks a little clearer, and I don't feel like eating as much as I usually did.

I don't currently have a scale, so I don't know what my starting weight was, but I am curious to see if this produces results. I decided to give it a one month trial to see how it goes. If I am seeing good results, I might continue beyond one month.
 

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That's basically the Atkin's diet which is extreme low carb. I tried it last year, by accident, and came down with something called the carb flu. I say it was by accident because I didn't really mean to do it. I was just eating the foods I had on hand here...and none of it contained any carbohydrates.

By the way what I had wasn't really the flu, it was just the lack of carbs in my system that caused me to feel like shit. I had a horrible headache and massive cramping in my legs, arms and stomach muscles. It was horrible!!! It only took me about 3 or 4 no carb days to get in that shape.

The only way I figured out what was wrong was I was researching my symptoms and came across the term carb flu at some site when I was down the internet rabbit hole. Once I read what it was I ate a ham sandwich and I guess because of the bread I ingested I started feeling better just an hour or two later. Needless to say I always make sure and have at least some carbs in my diet now.
 

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@Lexxi that sounds like a common problem that people new to such diets have, which is caused by an electrolyte imbalance. I had the same problem the first two days,, then I bought some sugar free Gatorade and that fixed the problem. I don't like sucralose, so I just ordered some Relyte electrolyte drink mix.
 

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Keto is a proven diet, but it has also been proven to be not sustainable long term. If you stay with it for a few months, you will lose weight, and may even develop some muscle. It is said to also almost eliminate the need for toilet paper as there is almost nothing to wipe!

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I think I'm getting the hang of cooking for this carnivore diet. For dinner tonight, I made grilled chicken breast, and I put some shrimp in tin foil with some ghee. Both taste great. Simple to make, too. I made enough for my mother and I, and we both agreed that it turned out way better than expected. I can get used to this.
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I'm a committed omnivore. I couldn't face that diet!
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My teeth tell the tale. We evolved to be omnivores. Now, some people have only horse teeth, i.e. flat incisors backed by molars, but some of us have true canines, i.e. killing, tearing, shredding teeth. Of course, I have horse teeth in my mouth too, marking me as an omnivore. Still, I eat so little meat that I can mistaken for vegetarian, but that's because raising meat to eat is hard on this world.
 

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I don't believe that the shape of one's teeth always dictates the diet. This critter has teeth that look like they belong in a carnivore's mouth, but their diet is entirely plant based.

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As I understand it, pandas evolved from omnivores, but slid into an herbivore niche. Their canines are vestigial, like the human appendix and goosebumps. So, their teeth don't tell the current tale, but rather their history. So, you are correct. We shouldn't infer too much from teeth.
 

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I eat mostly fish to get animal protein, I may have to take a look at the teeth of seals to see what I can expect in the future?
But many of my teeth are hand made by humans anyway, I should best check with my dentist?


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