Day 4 of 365 | The Carnivore Diet Experiment!
Hello friends: It’s day four of the carnivore diet experiment! I have been doing some research and I have realized that I am experiencing the carnivore flu. The carnivore flu which is similar to the keto flu. The carnivore flu is a collection of symptoms experienced by some people when they first start the carnivore diet without being fat adapted. These symptoms, which can feel similar to the flu, are caused by the body adapting to a new diet consisting of very little carbohydrates.
If I had gone from doing the ketogenic diet to the carnivore diet, my transition would have been flawless. As I mentioned, in a previous blog, I had veered off for about 3 months. I was doing intermittent fasting. However, I was eating all kinds of junk during my eating window. I started back on sugar-filled snacks and I noticed myself going down that slippery slope. In any event, what I needed was more salt. I added more salt to my steak. We shall see if these flu-like symptoms disappear.
I have also started to take some supplements: Black seed oil, Vitamin D, Fish oil and Magnesium. I have been taking organic blackstrap molasses daily for over a year but due to this carnivore diet experiment. I will only be taking it once a week in my coffee. If I drink coffee for the other 6 days, it will be black. The dosage will be one tablespoon of molasses. A surprising side effect of blackstrap molasses was reversal of my grey hair. You can see the video here of my review. Taking the molasses during the week will affect my experiment as molasses contains 14 grams /carbohydrates per tablespoon but I think using it once a week will be ok.
Many hardcore carnivores do not take supplements. I will admit that I am not a hardcore carnivore just yet. Therefore, I am doing this experiment cautiously. I may not be doing this carnivore diet experiment the way that you want me to. I need to do what works for me. Just keep in mind that this journey is an experiment. So there will be lots of trial and error. I will be adjusting my protocol throughout until I find that sweet spot!
Today’s meal was steak and jerk chicken wings. Everything was delicious!
Check out my flashback video! 30-day carnivore challenge video! Just in case you missed it. The truth about the carnivore diet!
If you would like to join me on this challenge, please check with your doctor first. I will be posting on Instagram/lolaslifessons. If you are not on Instagram, comment here: Twitter/IamLola2017 and Youtube/lolaslifelessons Feel free to let me know about your process there.