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My husband is diabetic and has chronic pain, so he did a lot of research and decided he wanted to try "The Carnivore Diet" to reduce his A1C/sugar and also reduce his chronic inflammation.

He's been very supportive of my WLS and efforts, so I wanted to support him too, so I'm doing it with him. I started Sunday, he started yesterday.

I'd been in a stall or had somehow ended up in maintenance for the last two months, so I'm willing to try ANYTHING to get the weight loss moving again. I've already lost 3 pounds in 2 days, so that's a good start. I was shocked because I had double the usual number of calories yesterday (1350 instead of 775) but maybe my body was in starvation mode and I needed to up the calories to lose weight.

The "Carnivore" Diet is very similar to Atkins or Keto, but you basically just eat meat and drink Water. It's a zero carb diet.

Now I know that the ultimate answer is "all things in moderation," but I think that for the short-term, like 30 or 60 days, I can do this, maybe lose some weight, support my husband and get healthier.

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Glad it’s working for you! I’ll check it out. I know mentally it’s hard to eat more calories than you want but I do think that broke my last stall. That and yoga.

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4 minutes ago, Wickedwinner said:

Glad it’s working for you! I’ll check it out. I know mentally it’s hard to eat more calories than you want but I do think that broke my last stall. That and yoga.

Go Big Blue!

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Good luck GradyCat I hope this kick starts your weight loss 🤞

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Go Big Blue!


Are you BBN? Love my Wildcats!


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@GradyCat My cousin (not a bariatric patient) has been on the carnivore diet for 3 months. He lost 40 lbs with not a stick of extra exercise. He says he feels great and noticed his energy levels have been way up since starting. He also swears by Bone Broth as a big part of his diet...I sampled some of his stash and it was DELICIOUS, lol.

I know you've been stalling for a while, hope with works out for you :)

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@GradyCat Just 'cause I'm curious - If you're eating 0 carbs, are you ever gonna poop? Seems like you need some type of Fiber, just because!

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Ha was wondering the same thing! How's the poopin' business? :D Inquiring minds and all...

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I have not heard of this but I did " paleo " for a month just to try it out and see how easy/hard it was. Lost 25 lbs. The hardest thing is no dairy or grains.. i love bread.. but its something you can look into if the full on carni does not work for you.

My sister is type 1 and does Keto. says its the only thing she tried that keeps her blood sugars from really going wonkey

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20 hours ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

@GradyCat Just 'cause I'm curious - If you're eating 0 carbs, are you ever gonna poop? Seems like you need some type of Fiber, just because!

So far, so good! 🙂

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17 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

Ha was wondering the same thing! How's the poopin' business? :D Inquiring minds and all...

No troubles yet, but it's only Day #4, so we shall see.

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20 hours ago, justmetj said:

Good luck GradyCat I hope this kick starts your weight loss 🤞

Thank you. I'm down 4.5 pounds in 4 days.

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20 hours ago, Wickedwinner said:


Are you BBN? Love my Wildcats!


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I'm a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE University of Kentucky fan! I live in Louisville, KY. My husband played football for UK. I'm a basketball fanatic.

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20 hours ago, ms.sss said:

@GradyCat My cousin (not a bariatric patient) has been on the carnivore diet for 3 months. He lost 40 lbs with not a stick of extra exercise. He says he feels great and noticed his energy levels have been way up since starting. He also swears by Bone Broth as a big part of his diet...I sampled some of his stash and it was DELICIOUS, lol.

I know you've been stalling for a while, hope with works out for you :)

Thank you, that sounds encouraging. I started Sunday and this morning I'm already down 4.5 pounds.

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5 minutes ago, GradyCat said:

Thank you. I'm down 4.5 pounds in 4 days.

That's amazing!!! 😁

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