Carnivore Diet 24 Day Update
Just a quick update for those who are wondering, the diet is still going great although I do a small “cheat” every few days. I put “cheat” in quotes because it’s more of an experiment to see what I can tolerate.
Foods I’ve tried and my reaction:
coconut butter (2 tbsp): this gave me horrible diarrhea within an hour or 2, probably won’t do this one again. I actually tried it twice because the first time I just got kinda gurgly and gassy, but the second time it was horrible.
peanut butter (1 tbsp): I tried this one today, a few hours ago, but I haven’t had the same reaction as the coconut butter. This is good news considering I love peanut butter. I used to eat tons of it but surprisingly I’m satisfied after just a tablespoon.
frozen mixed berries (1 cup) with 1 packet splenda: I got a little gurgly for a few minutes but not nearly as bad as the coconut butter. I’ll likely try this one again, I have to admit I miss fruit somewhat. I especially miss food with a high water content, meat can be so drying especially when it’s cooked.
sashimi, including wasabi and pickled ginger and gluten free soy sauce: Something made me nauseous but I’m not sure what, maybe too much wasabi. Overall not too bad.
rice (1/4 cup): no reaction but I just tried it yesterday. The only reaction I would expect is constipation, so I’ll have to see what happens over the next few days. I imagine such a small amount wouldn’t bother me.
avocado oil mayo: again, no reaction that I can see
List of foods I’ll gradually add
I looked over several metrics including fodmaps, keto friendly, AIP diet, low histamine, and low oxalate to come up with this list. Not every food fits all the categories, but I factored in foods that I didn’t seem to react to in the past, and foods I want to add because of nutrition or taste.
Veggies: zucchini, broccoli, collard greens, chard (watch the oxalate)
Fruit: blueberries, grapes, cantaloupe, raspberries, coconut (all forms except butter)
Dairy and alternatives: coconut and almond milk, plain yogurt, lactose free dairy, maybe cottage cheese
Condiments: raw honey, mustard
Snacks and Drinks: chocolate (keep the quantity low, add calcium source to offset oxalate), herbal tea, green tea
Oil: olive, coconut, and avocado
Herbs: basil, cilantro, cinnamon*, dill, ginger*, mint*, parsley, rosemary*, saffron, sage*, thyme, turmeric*