Paulina Akaydin

I’ve been on the carnivore diet since September 2018. Unlike many people who turned to this diet out of necessity, I was simply curious to see what the hype was about. If you’re looking to read something profound, sorry to disappoint you!

I’ve always struggled with my weight but I knew it was attributed to my poor eating habits and lack of exercise. I started this diet after I went on my local news to share my story on a couple of teenagers who broke into my house- when I saw how big I was and never felt so embarrassed! I wanted to believe the camera added 50 pounds, not just 10!

I started the carnivore diet to lose weight, but it became much more than that. After my initial 6 week goal, I couldn’t find a good reason to stop what I was doing.

I didn’t realize how much diet affected my mood until I began this way of eating. I find myself less agitated and I have a real desire to just keep it moving both literally and figuratively. For the first time in my life, I don’t care about how much I weigh because I have never felt this good about myself both mentally and physically. I just listen to my body- eat when I am hungry and drink water when I am thirsty. Life is so much more simple now.

Beef is definitely my go-to; it seems to satiate me the most out of all the other animal proteins. A staple in my diet is 80/20 ground beef, ribeyes, and bacon. Don’t forget the Kerrygold butter!

I’m going to the 2019 Boulder Carnivore Conference and look forward to meeting like minded people, because my friends and family think I am nuts. I hope my short story encourages others who don’t necessarily have food allergies to begin their carnivore journey; I’m hopeful that many of you will find that this lifestyle truly helps you become a better version of yourself.

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