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While true carnivores don’t need a dedicated world carnivore month in order to stay motivated, I do find it’s a helpful tool for promoting the carnivore diet.
And let’s be honest, if vegans can have “Veganuary,” why can’t we run alongside them with our meat-only diet, right?
Anyway, I was first made aware of this in January 2019 but really didn’t make much of it. But I quickly noticed an increase of visitors to my site and social media. And friends and family heard of it and started asking me more questions as well.
So, I decided to provide a quick background and why you should embrace it.
Basically, it’s just a dedicated month during which anyone with experience of choosing a meat-only diet aims to bring more attention to their lifestyle and diet.
Just like other types of dedicated months and days during the year, it’s a way to promote a cause or idea and bring more attention to the health benefits.
But it’s also about trying to improve the perception that people have. I bet you’ve had your fair share of critics that just deny that there could be any scientific research and reasons for eating only animal products.
I mentioned that since January 2019, I see quite an increase in visitors to my website for the first 4 to 6 weeks of the year. While I doubt that this results in a significant increase in overall meat consumption, I do think that it’s helping people to become more educated.
And based on social media comments, I have found that more people jump on board during this time.
Yes, I do think that January is a good month to promote the carnivore diet, mainly because people are looking to make significant changes to their lifestyles and eating habits.
In most cases, people are also more open to an elimination diet, whether that’s calorie restriction, plant-based, or anything else that may improve health and weight.
In most cases, though, I’ve seen family and friends aim to reduce their meat intake because there is this “common” perception that meat is bad and makes you fat.
While this may make it the most challenging time of the year to convince people, it’s also a time where they may be most open to thinking differently about the foods they eat.
My previous experiences with the paleo and keto diet in 2017 and 2018 had me somewhat prepared for making a significant shift towards animal fats in general and then switching to nothing but red meat.
By giving you a single month to focus on a new relationship with food, you have a very clear target in mind.
Many carnivores, including me, don’t practice this diet on a permanent basis, so having these dedicated months is a good way to start.
Also, the best advice you can follow is to combine a carnivore life with a new fitness regime. This may help your metabolism to reprogram to getting energy from animal protein and fat with practically zero carbohydrates.
Again, this is something you’re probably more open to with New Year’s resolutions.
I can’t say for sure if these people started their journey to only eating products derived from animals in a January, but they certainly have fully adapted to the lifestyle. They are also outspoken proponents.
Shawn Baker: Author of a guide to becoming a carnivore .
Joe Rogan: Comedian and outspoken podcast host .
Mikhaila Peterson: CEO of The Lion Diet and daughter of Jordan Peterson .
If you’ve had some experience with this diet, or you actually took advantage of a New Year’s resolution to make the switch, then jump onto one of our social media pages.
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Timothy Woods is an advocate of the carnivore diet, athlete, and a pure health-enthusiast. He started this blog in order to educate people about the all-meat diet and to debunk all the myths that surround it.