What Is World Carnivore Month? (2024 Upd) Complete Guide

Timothy Woods
Published by Timothy Woods
Last Updated On: February 15, 2024

True carnivores don't need a special month, but hey, promoting the diet doesn't hurt, right?

I mean, if vegans rock "Veganuary," we can surely flaunt our meat-only diet too! I stumbled upon this in January, and didn't think much, but then—boom! My site and socials blew up. Even friends and family got curious.

So, here's the lowdown on why you should jump on the bandwagon.

Quick Summary

  • World Carnivore Month, usually in January, promotes the carnivore diet and its health benefits.
  • The timing aligns with New Year's resolutions, encouraging a shift towards animal fats and red meat.
  • A 2020 study conducted by Harvard University reported a 95% improvement in overall health and an 89% increase in the energy levels of the participants, demonstrating the potential benefits of the diet [1].

What Is World Carnivore Month All About?

let there be meat neon light

World Carnivore Month is a time for carnivore diet enthusiasts to promote their meat-based lifestyle and educate others about its benefits, according to Dr. Robert Kiltz's research from 2023 [2].

Like other special months, it's a chance to spotlight the health perks of this diet and shift folks' views. You've likely met skeptics doubting the science behind an all-meat or keto diet. Every January, my site's traffic spikes for 4 to 6 weeks. Though it might not boost meat sales much, it sure seems to spread knowledge.

Social media buzz suggests more folks join the practice, too.

 

Is January a Good Month?

January for world carnivore month

Yes, January is a good month to promote the carnivore diet as people are open to making healthy changes.

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 loss. I’ve also seen family and friends aim to reduce their meat intake because there is this “common” perception that meat is bad with negative side-effects and makes you fat.

Though it's tough to sway folks now, it's also when they're most likely to rethink their food choices.

Taking The Right Approach

My previous experiences with the paleo and keto diet made me somewhat prepared to make a significant shift towards animal fats in general and then switch 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.

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 like tallow with practically zero carbohydrates.

Again, this is something you’re probably more open to with New Year’s resolutions.

Well Known People That Have Taken The Challenge

I can’t say for sure if these people started their journey to only eating products derived from animals in January, but they certainly have fully adapted to the lifestyle. They are also outspoken proponents.

Shawn Baker: Author of ​The Carnivore Diet Book [3].

Joe Rogan: Comedian and outspoken podcast host [4].

Mikhaila Peterson: CEO of The Lion Diet and daughter of Jordan Peterson [5].

Paul Saladino: Author of The Carnivore Code

Depending upon your previous background, some people can just jump right into the carnivore diet while others will benefit from a transition strategy.

- Shawn Baker, Author

How Do You Celebrate Your Carnivore Month

​If you’ve had some experience with world carnivore month, or you actually took advantage of a New Year’s resolution to make the switch, then jump onto one of our social media pages.

We’d love to share your experience with others, and if you have some information that might help others to switch, then we’ll pass that on to our subscribers.


References:

  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2475299122106086?via%3Dihub
  2. https://www.doctorkiltz.com/the-harvard-carnivore-diet-study/
  3. https://shawn-baker.com
  4. https://www.menshealth.com/uk/nutrition/a30414389/joe-rogan-carnivore-diet/
  5. https://mikhailapeterson.com
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