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6 Month Carnivore Update

By Mikhaila

I love this diet. I am never going back. 


Baby:  I’ve caved and gotten a nanny, and she’s starting in 2 weeks. I wanted to do the stay at home mom thing (which is what I’ve been doing for the last 10.5 months) but I can’t do it. There are too many things that I want to be able to do that I can’t do with a baby. Serious kudos to people  (like my own mom) who could do it. Taking care of a baby is a full-time job. And it’s incredibly rewarding but it’s hard when there are other things you’re missing out on. For me, that’s work, that’s the blog and writing. So a nanny it is, even though it makes me incredibly nervous. I realize how lucky I am to even have that option. We met someone who seems really bright and really kind and I think Scarlett will love her. She also speaks Russian so Scarlett can learn her dad’s language. We’ve only introduced meat and she’s still nursing a lot. I haven’t figured out what I want to do, but I’m thinking I may consider some vegetables and just see what she’s interested in. I haven’t decided yet.

Ankle: I need surgery. I don’t need to get it re-replaced (THANK GOD), but I do need surgery. After my ankle replacement my fibula was subluxed (slightly dislocated) and so I couldn’t bend my ankle well. Scar tissue grew in really quickly, and bone, and now there’s so much scar tissue that even though my wonderful physio fixed the dislocation, I can’t move my foot. The muscle on one side of my body is wasting away which is horrifying so I need to deal with this ASAP. That’ll be much easier with a nanny as well. Flying out to see a surgeon at the beginning of July, hopefully can do the surgery ASAP after that.

Jordan Peterson: Dad is thriving on the diet. He’s cut out salmon and is mostly eating beef but also some chicken. He told me salmon gives him back pain and makes his voice a bit shaky. Even after all the food weirdness, I’ve been through I had a hard time believing him. But I don’t eat it, and chicken makes me dizzy, so who the hell am I to judge? He has no depression, no anxiety, and no doom in the mornings. If you follow him on Twitter you might notice he’s not as volatile. Last week my mom texted me and said “Jordan woke up with James Brown’s “I Feel Good” in his head. If that isn’t a fantastic sign I don’t know what is. I’m going to get him to drop the chicken and I think his mood will improve even more. This all-meat diet is the bomb.

Mikhaila Peterson: I’ve been doing it for six months now and I swear it just gets better. I have no cravings for other foods, my brain is the fastest it’s ever been, I don’t even mind the sleep deprivation that comes with a baby (she wakes up at night still), I’m energized, happy in the morning, happy all day, and raring to go. The only thing stopping me is my ankle and that should get fixed hopefully soon. I’m getting my micronutrients tested and cholesterol this month. Comment below if you’re interested in certain markers and I’ll add them to the list. This is purely for people’s curiosity, I’m not concerned in the least, I feel great. I’m going to start doing consults (so keep an eye on the blog). Switch it to a pay per consult instead of Patreon. People who have been speaking with me feel better fast enough that we don’t have to keep talking which is amazing. My face is also thinner on this diet (even just eliminating salad). I don’t have as much puffiness in my cheeks. It’s lovely. I look so much more attractive. I was looking through pictures of myself in Montreal in 2012 and I look like a different human.

Hangovers: Hey! Good news, I don’t react negatively to alcohol (only bourbon and vodka – nothing else). It turns out that the minor reactions I was getting were to those hangover pills!!! Which work really well but were giving me symptoms. But my response to alcohol has changed. It used to fill me with energy and now it just kind of makes me slower. So that’s a downer but maybe I’m so fast normally that it’s starting to work like it should, it is a depressant after all. WARNING: This diet is NOT good for hangovers. My tolerance is down, not just because of breastfeeding, and the hangovers are killllllerrrr. Be careful. Go slowly with alcohol. Stick to bourbon and vodka (they have nothing else added – the colour from bourbon is from the cask).

I’ll be updating the blog much more frequently when the nanny starts, and I may even start a YouTube channel! I’m also writing a book (18 000 words in so far!) Exciting times. Doing great. Thanks for the support.

UPDATE: 2023 – Regarding hangovers I eventually made my own supplement I don’t react to that works reaalllyy well if you want to give it a shot. fullerhealth.com (more pure supplements will be launched soon that don’t have fillers, and are third party tested for mold, etc.)

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  1. Mikhaila! Do you cook your meat at all? I’m on the diet now, almost 3 weeks in. But I really don’t feel like eating cooked fat, it drives me away. Also I find that it gives me issues. A lot of people seem to do this diet raw. Any thoughts?

  2. @Kenn Macd
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    Those were the calories (according to a website) for 90/10 ground beef. That is the beef I mainly eat.
    798 calories, 90.7 grams of protein, for one pound.

    1. I did not realize different cuts varied so much in calories. Good to know.
      So, if the cut costs more, but gives more calories per ounce, it may end up being comparble cost per calorie wise.

  3. Hi!

    I just recently started lowering my carbs to a LCHF / keto style of eating, hoping to improve my severe insomnia/depression.

    My diet as for now: fish (sardines/halibut/cod) etc, meat (lamb and beef), avocados, lots of olive oil, butter, leafy greens and collard greens…

    Am gonna try go towards even more meat, but my concern is POTASSIUM…

    How to monitor/ get enough potassium on this diet? It seems like to much or to little is not good at all 🙁

    Hmmmm…. Exhausting with all this culprits trying to eat right 🙁

    Its almost impossible to get things right! Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, D3 etc…

    1. Cucumbers, broccoli and spinach are on the list. They contain potassium according to webmd.

  4. Hello Mikhaila,

    Have you tried mushrooms. I’m thinking blazei murill for example which regulates the immune system and help with auto-immune diseases.

    What about intermittent fasting?

  5. Hello!

    Have you looked in to Dr Jason Fung and the benefits of fasting? He’s been doing some remarkable things with people and autoimmune diseases. Some of the results he’s had are unreal. He runs a clinic in Toronto, so I’ve not been able to see him personally, but his books, and youtube lectures have been life changing with the way he addresses some diseases. Fasting in and of itself is doing the curing through a process call autophagy. If you’re interested check him out.

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