Dr. Berg Tries Carnivore For 2 Weeks

I switched to the carnivore diet for 2 weeks. Here's what happened.


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0:00 Introduction: What happened when I tried the carnivore diet for 2 weeks
0:40 What do you eat on a carnivore diet?
2:21 Vitamin C on the carnivore diet
4:08 Metabolomic testing
5:30 Will Dr. Berg continue the carnivore diet?

In this video, I’m going to share my opinion of the carnivore diet after following it for 2 weeks. Not everyone does well on the same diet, so it’s important to experiment with different diets to find the right one for you.

Many people do very well on the carnivore diet! The carnivore diet can be very helpful for people with gut issues and autoimmune conditions.

While on the carnivore diet, I ate beef, pork, eggs, seafood, shellfish, and dairy. I discovered that I had been experiencing bloating due to my nut consumption. I didn’t experience any energy changes because I already have high energy.

For the first few days, I didn’t have any bowel movements. This was probably because my gut microbes needed to adjust.

Some people wonder about vitamin C intake on the carnivore diet. When you go on the carnivore diet, your need for vitamin C decreases.

I do not plan to continue the carnivore diet. I will continue eating the same proteins along with salads made from high-quality ingredients. I’ll also consume fermented vegetables like sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles.

I love to add extra virgin olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, nutritional yeast, and feta cheese to my salads. The calcium in cheese binds to any oxalates that are in your salad, removing them from the digestive system.

I’ll also add berries to my diet, but I won’t be eating any nuts!

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope you find this information on my experience with the carnivore diet helpful. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • @hertzair1186 says:

    I went mostly carnivore over a year ago and have seen tremendous improvement in health…especially no more inflammation.

  • @devintompkins9626 says:

    I would have liked to see his report aticking to carnivore for 30 60 and 90 days along with lab work.
    2 weeks is barely enough time for average person to metabolically switch.

  • @lisagates9493 says:

    I’ve been on the carnivore way of eating for about 18 months now. It has been life changing for me. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as Fibromyalgia and Hashimotos Disease over the last three decades. I’ve lost nearly 70 pounds but I consider that a bonus to everything else that has happened. I’m now off all medications and all of my inflammation markers are now normal. I feel like I’m getting my life back. I will never go back to eating the Standard American Diet again. I’ll stick with Carnivore….I don’t miss salads….I miss the dressings I used to drench them in.

    • @PeterAlanA1234567890 says:

      Did you take the JAB?

    • @lupeb6567 says:

      Please can you explain more. This is just eating meat?? No any good bread?? Or rice? I can’t do this, I would love it because I want to see the difference. How about beans?? I am skinny.. even eating a lot. Probably because my job. I don’t know what to do because if I started doing this type of diet I am going to disappear. I will be extremely skinny. I need carbs because my job and workout… I don’t have any health issues.. I ate pretty healthy all my life, but no strictly. I love bread, cookies, fruits, vegetables, good quality pizza. Anyway. So you just eat meat??

    • @TRuth.T says:

      Carnivore 550 days. Glad were beef farmers(meats expensive 😉

    • @lovemypups341 says:

      Do you supplement with minerals or vitamins?

    • @lisagates9493 says:

      @@PeterAlanA1234567890 – No, I did not.

  • @richellestarling333 says:

    O cannot say it enough: I APPRECIATE YOUR INTELLECTUAL HONESTY; an honesty which leads you to the science and you follow. Most hv too much ego. Ty Doc!

  • @briancsmith11 says:

    My wife and I have been carnivore, for the last 2 months. So far so good.

  • @fafaintexas says:

    In the 70’s, when I was in college, I did the Atkins diet, which is the carnivore diet that you’re speaking of. I lost 50 pounds and it cleared my mind and gave me lots of energy. I would love to get back to it, but getting past the first few days is very difficult for me in my 70s.

    • @Jimbo878 says:

      Getting past the first few days is difficult, not as difficult as being in your 70’s and suffering from various ailments, fatigue and lack of clarity.

    • @edennis8578 says:

      I did Atkins, too, but it isn’t carnivore. Carnivore doesn’t include any vegetables but Atkins does.

    • @edennis8578 says:

      Just to add, I’m 69 and I’m currently on carnivore by default. I discovered that I wasn’t consuming even half the amount of protein that I need, minimum, so I had to increase my consumption of meat, eggs, and fish. I don’t have the house room for anything else.

    • @xmyxymx says:

      The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate high protein diet that allows for a variety of foods, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, vegetables, and limited amounts of fats and dairy. It focuses on controlling carbohydrate intake while still incorporating other food groups.
      the carnivore diet is an extreme version of a low-carbohydrate diet where only animal products are consumed, such as meat, fish, eggs, and some dairy. It excludes all plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nuts.

      Keto is high fat low carb moderate protein.

      Atkins requires particular amounts of protein daily, while on carnivore you just eat as much as you want and when you feel like it.

    • @CarnivoreStork says:

      Cut out all processed foods and go on low carb like Dr Berg teaches.
      Then for a couple months; do every other day Carnivore.
      Do expect toilet problems if you have a fatty liver that is detoxing & moving the sludge out. It’s all part of the process to health. 🎉

  • @maryfolks9368 says:

    Carnivore with IF has helped me get closer to my 20 year old self. Being 54 this is a great thing. I just can’t do strict Carnivore for very long. But the fasting is easy peasy for this previously 240 lbs woman😅😊

  • @jgringo5516 says:

    My story-I went mostly carnivore. I drink only water. Very little sugar. Coffee Black. I eat fish, beef, eggs, and chicken, and I eat (1) small vegetable portion daily. I have a couple protein shakes daily. I had bloodwork 3 weeks ago. I never had issues with blood work prior other than near limits on Trigs and Cholestrol. I intentionally ate eggs and had a protein shake 1 hr before the blood draw. All my numbers were under the “limits.”
    I started doing this last Oct 1, and I’ve lost 25 lbs. I haven jogged much at all in 6 months due to a bulging disc in my back. I actually weigh a couple lbs less now than when I graduated HS 34 years ago. (1) Perfect bowel movement every morning. No gas or bloating at all anymore. I feel great. I used to eat a bunch of vegetables daily, and I could not stay out of the restroom.


      I agree with this. I also went “mostly carnivore”. I’m eating mostly animal products, however I trust Dr. Berg’s recommendations, so I am still adding in some veggies he recommends. Though, most of my diet is animal products. I made carnivore noodles for the first time yesterday and they were actually really good, but I did notice I became tired after, which is interesting. No protein shakes and I actually stopped drinking tea in the morning, because I already have an abundance of energy when I wake up now. I do still enjoy a daily kombucha midday during work at the office, though. Overall, I’m like this version of the diet more than when I was going full carnivore.

  • @candykane6991 says:

    I’ve been carnivore for a little over 4 years. My dairy is limited to the weekends and I am switching to goat & sheep cheeses to see if that helps with my bloating. If not, dairy is out of the picture for me. Glad you were able to identify nuts as your trigger.

  • @hanscoumans900 says:

    tnx for this video. i tried everything, also plant based, keto….
    but now 4 years 100% carnivoor, 100% The Best!!! never go back.. everything improved in my life. health great, fitness and so on perfect. I am 46

  • @marmie53 says:

    I went full on total Carnivore for 3 weeks to get me started on this journey. Reduced all inflammation and cravings to zero. I am now very clean and limited Keto with 20 – 4 IF and I like it much better. And I feel great!

  • @delnacarruthers9335 says:

    Thank you Dr Berg….I am mostly carnivore for 5 months….bakery bread sneaks in at a lovely restaurant now and then. I rarely eat a few bites of veg. I feel great, just get a little bored. That is when I tell myself, you eat for energy not entertainment! Take care friends!

  • @MarieWilliams027 says:

    Wonderful video, Dr Berg. Since I’ve been doing so well with animal proteins, salads, dairy and a tiny bit of nuts and berries in Keto I’ll continue to do so. You’re absolutely right that there’s no “one size fits all”, it’s a matter of listening to your own body as everyone has their own health condition, environment and requirements to be addressed. Loved to know more about this topic from your own experience. Thank you so much 🙏🏻💖

  • @Carolina-kx5ve says:

    I’ve had RA for over 30 years. I was doing keto and doing much better but still inflamed, went on carnivore and all the inflammation subsided. Absolutely incredible.

  • @Randsbutler says:

    54 year old male

    In aug I weighed 238
    Horrible bloating and lower stomach pain every time I ate veggies and sugar

    Went carnivore
    I weigh 188
    I can eat anything again without issues except for broccoli cauliflower if raw so I stay away
    I work out at 530 am which I never could do before
    My knee and shoulder pain are gone I no longer wear a brace on my knee
    My hair and skin seem a lot better
    Skin tags disappeared
    I almost can’t believe it and I live it

  • @Idontwantahandle239 says:

    I do carnivore Monday-Thursday. Steaks pork and eggs and hamburger meat. Then I eat low carbs and hardly no sugar Friday Saturday and Sunday. It has really helped my gut and my life I’m general. I feel so much better ! Thanks D Bizzle!! Keep saving lives!!!

  • @brandoneverett3568 says:

    50 year old male. Was on SAD diet my whole life then Vegan diet from age 46 to 48. Felt like I was dying and two years ago at age 48 started the carnivore diet. I feel the best eating ribeye, ground elk, ground hamburger, eggs, bacon, butter, salt, San Peligrino, and two cups black coffee in the morning. So that’s all I eat. I reversed these health issues. Pre diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, lost 70pounds, brain fog, depression, anxiety, joint paint throughout whole body. I started keto through learning from Dr Berg and felt great but quickly switched to the carnivore diet and feel even better.

  • @cathum says:

    I’m 70, type 2 diabetic; I have read Dr Gabrielle Lyon’s book and was fascinated by the meat diet. I’m now carnivorous since the last 3 weeks; my sugar and energy are very good. Thanks Dr Berg; please continue on this topic.

  • @amandacourteaux4587 says:

    Full Carnivore and will continue. I’m 44 and it’s the best I’ve ever felt. Strength, energy, & mentally. I feel superhuman!!! I just eat meat (mainly beef), eggs, and bacon. I don’t feel like I need any supplements. But I love following you and have learned a lot from you. I share your videos often because I know everyone doesn’t believe in Carnivore lifestyle, but I try to encourage health

  • @kandismueller7716 says:

    I so appreciate your open mind and your honesty. I have been struggling with keto for years and have found carnivore to be simpler, easier, with fewer choices. Carnivore has enabled me to quit alcohol, sugar and carbs with ease because I am much more grounded, centered, balanced and yet energized.

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