The Complete Carnivore Diet for Beginners

Your Practical Guide to an All-Meat Lifestyle

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Pub Date 2 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 25 Jan 2024

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"I’m a fan of the carnivore diet and this book is a great beginner’s guide. The carnivore diet may prove to be one of the most important nutritional interventions to date."
-- Robb Wolf, author of NYT bestselling author of The Paleo Solution

The Complete Carnivore Diet for Beginners is the definitive carnivore starter guide. Informative and approachable. No dogma. Just a practical template for success.

The carnivore diet is surging in popularity. And while its contrarian tenets may fly in the face of conventional nutritional recommendations, millions of people, and emerging research, are showing it to be a healing nutritional template, when done correctly. If you are new to the carnivore diet, this is your go-to resource for doing it safely and sustainably.

In this accessible guide, board-certified holistic nutritionist Judy Cho covers the “why” of carnivore eating with well-referenced scientific information on the pitfalls of modern plant-based diets and how animal-based eating can support health, disease amelioration, and, contrary to popular belief, nutrient density.

You’ll learn how to successfully implement a carnivore lifestyle, including:
  • Levels of carnivore eating
  • Meal plans
  • Starter recipes
  • How to deal with transition symptoms

Unlike competing books, which are heavy tomes dense on text, The Complete Carnivore Diet For Beginners gives you information in simple, engaging, easily understood graphics, sidebars, FAQs, and chapter summaries.

Combining science-supported nutritional protocol and practical application, this is the must-have beginner’s guide to animal-based eating.
"I’m a fan of the carnivore diet and this book is a great beginner’s guide. The carnivore diet may prove to be one of the most important nutritional interventions to date."
-- Robb Wolf, author of NYT...

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Great resource about this diet, I’ve been looking into this concept as I’m Gluten Free and the American food system. This book give substances and knowledge to back the diet unlike any other books I’ve read concerning a healthy diet to take on. I highly recommended this book to anyone interested in looking into this lifestyle diet.

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The Complete Carnivore Diet for Beginners is an excellent resource if you are interested and/or considering a carnivore / meat diet. The book starts with information on why the Standard American Diet and traditional plant-based diets are not healthy, how the Carnivore diet is a healthier, often more affordable and even more environmentally friendly food lifestyle than plant-based diets.

The book then goes into different variations of carnivore diets, what you will eat and where the best sources are for quality affordable food. It also gives a lot of advice about how to transition to this lifestyle, including social eating. Finally, we are treated to a number of tasty carnivore recipes.

Overall, this is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about the Carnivore diet and considering it as a healthier alternative to the way they currently eat.

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book!

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I am so excited to dig into this cook book! I have been looking into resources about the carnivore diet and am glad recipes are included! I am looking forward to trying the hash and meatballs!

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Judy Cho and Laura Spath are highly influential within the Carnivore community. They are also at the calmer, more considered end of the spectrum. The health benefits that both of these women have experienced is huge. Having followed their YouTube channels, and listened to their podcast, Cutting Against the Grain, I have heard so much of their health struggles prior to discovering the Carnivore lifestyle.
What you will read in The Complete Carnivore Diet for Beginners, is their genuine experience, not just theories.

This book is the perfect place to start, if you have heard of the Carnivore way of life, and have had your interest piqued. Or you have a friend or relative who has decided to eat this way, it will allay your fears. Many who have not tried Carnivore, believe it to be a highly damaging lifestyle. This book will put the record straight. Knowledge is power.

The book addresses many common questions asked around the Carnivore lifestyle.
How can Carnivore be a healthy lifestyle without Vitamin C?
How is Carnivore (eating methane producing cows) impacting the environment?
How can you bear to kill animals to eat? As opposed to eating a plant based diet where no animal life is harmed.

I highly recommend this very comprehensive guide to starting the Carnivore lifestyle.

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The Complete Carnivore Diet for Beginners is a handy guide that goes through everything someone new to the carnivore diet would want to know. The author begins with introducing her own experiences with having multiple health problems on a plant-based diet and how everything got better when she transitioned first to keto, and then to carnivore.

The book goes through reasons to switch to carnivore, how to get started with it, recipes and meal plans, and how to deal with practical difficulties and solutions. The format is easy to follow, and well illustrated, with many notes and studies referenced. This really is everything a person could want to know when considering trying a carnivore diet.

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I should have really read the blurb because this was definitely not what I expected it to be. I thought it would be recipes about meat, meat and more meat. Instead it talks about the macros of food and the way meat should be considered within a diet. Interesting and informative and seeming,y accurate so not a bad book. Just not the one for me.

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If you have no knowledge of the carnivore diet and what it entails, this would be a great starting point. It goes through the basics, the general science and the why's, as well as recipes. Although this is a pretty niche diet, the book feels pretty well-rounded from a health standpoint. It feels well researched and accessible. Would recommend if this way of eating interests you! I will say, I have watched most of Laura's youtube videos and really enjoy her non-nonsense, very down to earth attitude, so this may have biased my review in the slightest. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to provide my honest review.

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Nicely written book on how to incorporate a Carnivore diet into your everyday life.
Laid out and Written so it’s easy to understand. I especially enjoyed the explanation of vitamins and minerals. There’s so much information that you could read it multiple times and find something new.
I was surprised but pleased to see information on other aspects on one’s life (ie. sleep & stress to name a few)in order to help the reader make changes in more ways than just diet. Very nice addition.
Lovely photos, drawings and lists to help the reader succeed.

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