Watch the clip here.
The Carnivore community tends to get pulled by lean meats for body composition vs. high fat for hormones vs. carbs are necessary.
Too high of fat requires more calories. To hit 80% fat macros with sufficient protein will require A LOT of calories— for temporary healing it may be a tool but it’s not sustainable long term.
Lean meats don’t always work long term because hello, hormones. (This is when most people will start to throw in the carbs that were the issue from the beginning ).
So the the camp of “carbs are necessary.”
Really? Or is it that you were eating super lean protein or leaner meats for too long to hit a number on the scale, and now you’re paying for it with hormone and thyroid issues?
If we eat fatty meats (usually that’s 70% fat in macros) and use fat levers on some days (and some days not), it usually works out on its own.
Consistency is king, here.
But keto and carnivore tax your adrenals (cortisol)!!
Or you under-ate, overtrained, overfasted and didn’t clean up your lifestyle stressors.
Everything taps cortisol, especially blood sugar dysregulation. You can blame the diet or the lack of carbs, but the truth lies within your diet and lifestyle.
If you really believe no one can do keto or carnivore long term, how are people doing it?? How are some tribes doing it? Even if they find a special berry, they are still eating low carb.
Oh yes, they’re probably cheating.
Sometimes common logic trumps all the noise in the wellness space. Find what works for you but don’t get fearmongered by people that advocate their n=1 or what course/group/supplement they’re selling.