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The Carnivore Diet

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  637 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Shawn Baker's Carnivore Diet is a revolutionary, paradigm-breaking nutritional strategy that takes contemporary dietary theory and dumps it on its head. It breaks just about all the "rules" and delivers outstanding results. At its heart is a focus on simplicity rather than complexity, subtraction rather than addition, making this an incredibly effective diet that is also e ...more
Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Victory Belt Publishing
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Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well, this book, along with the author’s podcast with Jo Rogan plus Mikhaila Peterson’s inspirational talk I watched on Youtube was a disturbing slap-in-the-face and I can easily say that I am on board with this.
I always had a feeling that food was the worst enemy of humankind and most diseases and ailments were the direct cause of our food intake and dietary choices. I am convinced by the arguments presented here, our evolutionary background, biological requirements, how in 50-60 years our cons
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author has excellent credentials:

* a world champion/elite athlete while on the carnivore diet (Not just a bookish theorist)

* a medical doctor who is also a medical specialist, with a lot of experience - in peacetime and in war zones

* well versed in the scientific literature

* well-trained and well-practised in critically assessing evidence

* author does not say this is 'the only good diet', but does say it can and does do a lot of good for many people

* author capably debunks various counter-a
Fred Nelson
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just eat a steak!

It is so ironic yet infuriating that eating meat will probably cure most of our health problems yet our government and media outlets do not see it that way.....yet.
Jacqueline Wheeler
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a really great resource for the Carnivore diet, but is filled with tons of science! You can watch my whole review video here: ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 16, 2020 added it
Life-changing book.
I have started a 30-day trial period of carnivore diet and so far so good.
Natalie Park
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
I had heard about this book on a podcast and was interested in learning about this strange diet as it’s so far removed from how I eat. There were several interesting points about how we eat veggies that have toxins and can be disrupters of good health for many, vegan and vegetarian diets lead to deficiencies, and the great results many people have received with this sort of diet. I think the truth is somewhere in the middle but I’m certainly not convinced that this diet is best in the long term. ...more
Johnathon Vogel
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Helpful and well-researched book. My only real issue, and it’s a major one, is the evolutionary perspective the author takes.
Guilherme Zeitounlian
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a short book about the growing carnivore movement.

It starts with a rather long intro about Shawn Baker and many of his life accomplishments.

Then, it proceeds to remind us of the chaos that is the current public health situation, the obesity epidemic...

And tells us that a possible answer relies on eating (nothing but) steaks.

The author does not go deep into the main topics, doubts and objections that people may raise - he talks in passing about cholesterol, insulin, mineral and vitamin d
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must read in this day and age

I want sure I was going to like what he had to say, I'm not always a fan of the things he says on Instagram and it's often removed from the original woe I learned to follow in ZIOH, but this book encompassed all of the information in an easy to digest (haha!) way. It's a must read and a great way to start informing yourself on how to be healthy for life.
Highly recommend.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Best introduction and explanation of the carnivore diet, It’s a quick read, and an easy regimen to begin. I enjoyed this book immensely!
Fergal O'Keeffe
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Quick read. Good overview. Eat nose to tail.
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book makes the thought of a diet, what your eating and why stand on it's head! Wow! Baker starts off with his backstory, leads you through the science of a meat diet, how-to, and anecdotes from people in the lifestyle.

This is from an evolutionary standpoint and when megafauna were dying off and man became a gatherer in addition to a hunter and how it has changed our bodies over time. I would be curious on a creationist conversation as vegetables such as garlic, leeks, cucumbers, etc. were m
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Basically: a medical doctor says to just eat meat and drink water. Nothing else.

Try it. It is not as crazy as it might sound.
Dec 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I usually think that extremes are bad, and recently I've been sick of listening, watching and seeing all the vegan nonsense that has been pushed to us through different propagandist means. Don't get me wrong, I eat and enjoy vegetables and fruits and both are to some extent part of the nutrition path that I've chosen for myself after many different trials and errors. Although there's nothing I enjoy eating more than a medium rare rib eye, I don't plan to become a 100% carnivore anytime soon; but ...more
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Must read

It’s time to rethink what you think you know about nutrition. This is a great introduction to a completely different paradigm on health and nutrition that will definitely make you open your mind to new possibilities. Great read!
Maribel 💙
Fast informative read.
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health, medical
I was inspired by a friend to try the carnivore diet for a couple days last spring. Now I'm trying the diet again, so I figured I'd read a book about it for knowledge and inspiration. I wasn't disappointed!

Shawn Baker is a former orthopedic surgeon who was targeted by his own profession for consulting with patients and advising them to lose weight and get healthy prior to making a decision about surgery. As a pariah, Baker's insight into the medical profession and the field of nutrition is refre
Didzis Krogzems
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
An excellent book on Carnivore diet! As a one of the modern carnivore Diet pioneers and advocates and a central figure in carnivore movement Dr Baker is almost the only person with experience and knowledge to write such a comprehensive Carnivore diet book.
It touches on the following subjects- Authors incredible life story, anthropology of human diets, perceived Environmental costs and the data that has been gathered on it, health improvements clinically with multiple success stories and with
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great read if you're contemplating an all meat based diet. Shawn Baker does an excellent job sharing why it may not be a bad idea, but he doesn't try to say it's the only way to eat. It didn't fully convince me to go carnivore but I do have all meat days when I need to have a reset due to carb overload the day before. I mainly do a 90/10 way of eating where meat is my primary source of fuel, but I allow myself to have certain vegetables like avocado, or cabbage, and condiments like hot sauce and ...more
Michelle Krueger
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Empowering Information

Very well laid out perspective about why an animal based diet is truly the proper human diet. You cannot argue with the benefits people are experiencing from pain control to remission of depression and anxiety, healed metabolism, weight reduction, increased mental clarity, increased energy, better sleep and increased libido! I have experienced the benefits myself and have decided that it is time for me to step out as a health care professional and help others find their way
Andrew Bruce
Jun 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book might save your life

I would recommend this book to anyone curious about the carnivore diet. I came to this book highly skeptical, I mean, it’s a crazy idea! I’ve been eating Keto on and off for 5 years. More off than on to be honest because it’s a pain to keep track of the nutrients of each mean... I also read that too much protein kicks you out of ketosis.
This book is an approachable, easy to read explanation of the carnivore diet. I guess the highest praise I can give it is that I’ve
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Read and Very Informative

I didn't expect this book to be a very entertaining read; however, the author's writing style made it easy. I have been on the diet for about one month and, although I've had a few rough days along the way, I feel great. I've never been a heavy person and I've remained pretty active for the 50 years I've been alive, this book has helped me gain a better understanding of my nutritional needs, all while losing about 12 pounds. I'm at the point I have to push myself t
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have been recently looking into ways for me to heal my psoriasis with diet which lead me to this way of eating and this book on the subject. I have been struggling for 4 plus years with psoriasis that just will not go away no matter what I have tried. I also struggle from Sciatic Nerve Pain which is another hinderance to me while working out or wanting to start a work out regimen that makes it flare up.

This book is very interesting and helps you to start asking questions about what you have a
Ben Solomon
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An eye opening book

As much as I have spent years researching, this has been a difficult truth to accept. But having tested many ways of eating, this and some forms of paleo /primal are the closest eating styles I believe are best suited for humans.

I don't believe in one size fits all in nutrition, but it would be wise to state with a reset that is full carnivore and then add back some other foods and see if you can tolerate them.

If your body reacts badly on any way, then that food item is not fo
Jess Loren
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow this has really challenged a lot of my life long beliefs. I have been vegan, vegetarian and more recently along the paleo/keto lines of nutrition but fruits and vegetables for me were not a "belief" to be healthy, they were my absolute truth. Opening my mind was difficult, but I did it and I am so glad I did. I have seen positive results from this diet and since reading this book, Shawn Baker has helped me accept a new way of living. This book gave me the history, science and evidence I need ...more
Emilia Romero
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book!

I just finished reading this book after being 90% carnivore for the last 3 months. I learned so much, specially the facts regarding health of every organ related to the way you eat, and how a carnivore diet can help. Of course the part that explains and refute all the excuses used by the vegana was great (I was vegan for a year during 2016) and now I ser ot more clearly. The New World Order Diet is veganism, we need to stop them or we’ll be screwed!!!
Kieran low
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finally some sense!

Been researching this since listening on Joe Rogan. I’ve finally took the plunge, finished the book and am fully carnivore. I’m an ex international rugby player, lots of old injuries and ailments, mentally and physically. I feel the best I’ve felt in years. I can’t wait to see the results of being on this way of eating for a sustained period! Great work Shaun.
Brooke Salaz
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this. Of I guess the two better known carnivore diet advocating docs (the other being Paul Saladino) Shawn is a bit less intimidating and purest with what he advocates. He says worrying about organ meats and protein/fat ratios, linoleic acid in grain fed animals and some other minutiae that others focus on is not that necessary. Found it inspiring and sensible. Particularly useful in combating some of the vegan arguments.
Jennie smallenbroek
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After being a vagitarian and even raw vegan this book is quite something different and made me realise that for years I have been giving myself not enough nutricious food.
I am very glad to have read this bood, which gives a total new perspective on food and ideas that have been brought into my mind from the beginning.
Now I have a good basic understanding what I can do and why you should eat meat to heal my body. Can’t wait to start!
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