A lot of nutritional fads have come and go. Dr. Shawn Baker strives to take things back to basics with his “carnivore diet”.
As the name might suggest, this is a diet primarily based on ingesting meat products. Dr Baker began his career as an orthopedic surgeon before founding MeatRx, which is a company based around the promotion of an all-meat diet.
So what exactly is the carnivore diet and how does it work? Read on to learn more about Dr Shawn Baker and his life’s work.
Dr. Shawn Baker’s Carnivore Diet
First things first, keep in mind that the carnivore diet revolves around eating animal products exclusively, rather than some other diets that are based on simply adding more to your intake. When you adopt the carnivore diet, you are cutting out anything that isn’t an animal product.
This means no fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds or any other foods. Instead, you stick to chicken, beef, fish, eggs and other animal products. A lot of people that go through this diet take on a 60-day adjustment period in order to get the full benefits and to begin seeing some changes in their health.
Dr. Shawn Baker has garnered a great deal of support online across social media and his YouTube channel. He most notably gained popularity after appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. He explains the health benefits of switching to a carnivore diet in his book, “The Carnivore Diet”.
Following the Carnivore Diet and Capitalising on the Mental Benefits
Baker always suggests that people try the diet for 30 to 60 days before formulating an opinion on it. It comes with some ups and downs during the adjustment period, but once people adjust they’re able to experience both mental and physical benefits.
In terms of mental benefits, people have reported that they sleep easier and have less trouble with depression. It’s important to eat organic meat that is sourced from quality farmers and butchers.
Adding Great Exercise and a Routine to the Mix
Part of the reason that people adopt the carnivore diet is to get plenty of gains in the gym. It is becoming a favourite among bodybuilders and people who are able to add some serious muscle.
Dr. Shawn Baker explains that people need to find what works with them in terms of how they adopt this life change, and what kinds of routines they put into place. By mixing a quality workout plan with the carnivore diet you will be able to apply it in a way that helps you perform in your professional life and also have more focus and resourcefulness in your personal life.
In our episode, Dr Baker touches on some other popular diets and says that it’s difficult to substantiate other food fads that people today turn to for weight loss.
Since fatalities from heart disease are on the rise right now, it is important that people do everything they can to form healthy eating habits. This happens when people find what works for them, and the carnivore diet and Dr. Shawn Baker’s research offer an option for anyone looking for something different.
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