Carnivore Diet: How To Handle Cravings

I quit added sugar sixteen years ago, and I remember that the cravings were strong on day one, but by day three they had passed, and I had an absolute surge of energy. This energy surge has been called the Atkin’s or Keto High in the past.

Still, my carb cravings would come back on special occasions when high carbs go all out on the “sweet and starchies,” and I’d have to detox all over again.

You can find my sugar detox shopping list here:

(Note that I am not a medical doctor or registered dietitian. I’m just sharing what I eat. Always check with an MD or RD before changing your diet, especially if you’re taking any medication.)

Ten Years After Quitting Sugar, Some Cravings Came Back.

My sugar and carb cravings started to creep back in right around age 55. I had lost some muscle mass and insulin sensitivity after menopause, and I needed to step up my health practices. That’s when I found Carnivore and the medical doctors like Dr. Baker, and Dr. Boz who were teaching people about the nutrition technique on YouTube.

I leaned how to eat, “Clean Carnivore,” and that stopped my cravings.

When I stick to meat, eggs, butter, and some dairy, I am fully nourished and satisfied and the cravings are gone.

I calculated the calories in the eating plan I’m using right now, and I understand why I’ve dropped the few pounds that were keeping me from my most comfortable weight. Here it is:

Morning Tonic: 1 tablespoon Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, and few drops of stevia, 8 ounces of water.

Coffee with cream and a few drops of stevia.

Breakfast: Steak, three eggs, 2 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Steak, two eggs, 2 slices of bacon, herbal tea or Tejava plain black tea.

Late afternoon re-fuel if needed: Steak, 1 egg, 1 slice of bacon.

When I ran the numbers, I could hardly believe that this menu came to just 1,350 calories. This eating plan is so satisfying it feels like I haven’t limited my intake in any way. The best part is that when I eat this food, cravings don’t happen.

Still, I make sure I have extra beef, bacon, and bone broth available and ready to eat/drink just in case I get the urge. This blocks the impulse to grab something else if I get hungry.

People ask if my menu is boring. I suppose it might be, but when I’m nourished and satisfied, I get joy and excitement from really living instead.

It is so worth it!


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