What to eat for temporary situations (being sick on carnivore, etc)
There are certain situations that may arise while on the carnivore diet, here are a few suggestions to help you out.
I haven’t been sick as much on the carnivore diet, but if you find yourself feeling under the weather, try making comfort foods such as pot roast in the slow cooker. You can also so simple soups like shredded chicken with stock or bone broth, just watch for added seasonings if you buy it pre-made.
Sore jaw or chewing difficulties
I suffer from TMJ, and buying cheap, tough meats can lead to a sore jaw. In this case, using canned meats (look for additives in the ingredients) can be a life saver. Canned chicken is a favorite of mine, and canned salmon. Just be careful relying on canned meat for too long if you’re sensitive to histamines. If you eat dairy you can also try unsweetened yogurt. Crispy bacon is also a safe option.
When you need a snack asap
If you have a history of blood sugar instability, you may experience spells of dizziness where the solution is simply to eat, or maybe you don’t realize how hungry you are until your stomach is growling. I had this issue when first starting the diet. Since meat involves prepwork, I always keep hard boiled eggs on hand to eat quickly while I’m cooking my meal. This is also a great late night snack if you don’t want to wake up everyone in the house by cooking. Another option is pork rinds, although it’s not a nutrient dense food.
Diarrhea or acid reflux
Side effects such as these are generally short lived, but you may find relief from not using rendered fat, or switching what kind of fat you use. There are many reasons for these symptoms, but fat seems to be the issues for me as an ibs and acid reflux sufferer. Maybe you need fattier cuts of meat instead of relying on butter or ghee, or maybe you have the opposite problem and the added butter is bothering you. Another option is dairy, you may want to cut out dairy in the beginning or try lactose free milk. This one might take some experimenting but those are some decent options.