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The Diet – Updated March 2018

By Mikhaila

Jordan Peterson’s Diet (extremely low carb):


  • turkey
  • beef
  • chicken
  • lamb
  • duck
  • wild game is fine too, elk, moose, etc.
  • wild salmon
  • tunacheck the ingredients! Get stuff that’s just tuna and water and perhaps salt.
  • organ meat – chicken liver tastes the best I find
  • wild herring – check the ingredients!
  • wild sardinescheck the ingredients!


  • lettuce
  • arugula
  • arugula microgreens (arugula sprouts)
  • cucumber
  • swiss chard
  • seaweed –check the ingredients! this is hard to find without soy and other things. The brand I’ve linked to is safe and really tasty
  • cilantro
  • collard greens
  • broccoli
  • spinach


  • olives – check the ingredients! see my olive post. be super careful about which brands you buy here too, many have preservatives and flavours and dyes.


  • apple cider vinegar – try to get the organic stuff so there aren’t dyes and flavours added


  • coconut oil – get unrefined. And try to avoid the Nutiva brand. It’s everywhere but it doesn’t taste as good, and I’ve had ones that have gone bad before.
  • olive oil – make sure your olive oil is pure olive oil. Sometimes it’s also soybean oil!


  • salt
  • pepper
  • turmeric

Mikhaila Peterson’s Diet (Zero-carb Lion Diet):

Soda water because I’m a princess

Dad doesn’t tolerate carbs well. He’s cut out sweet potatoes, parsnips, and carrots and is down to JUST meat and greens. Those of you who have been following for a while may see changes from the original diet here. The original diet is what worked for me pre-pregnancy. For whatever reason, I lost the ability to tolerate any carbs (so any vegetable) after/during pregnancy. It took me about 6 months to realize what was going on and then switched to all meat (Dec 2017). Dad may be going zero-carb soon. He can get his mood to a 7-7.5/10 with the above diet but I don’t think that’s good enough. Zero-carb is easier, and there don’t seem to be any downsides. Currently symptom-free and thrilled about it. I also love steak.

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  1. Hi Mikhaila,

    Thanks again for all the information – I”ll keep this quick;

    I have tried to go zero carb but am having troubles with pellet/pebble like bowel movements; considering you are now down to water, salt, beef, – how do you manage?

    Sorry for akward question, but I appreciate any feedback.

    1. Awkward questions are welcome. My bowel movements were extremely loose for about 3 weeks (my moms were too). Now they’re normal, but softer than before. I’ve heard of people having different issues (constipation, etc.) during the adaptation phase (first month or so). Are you doing zero carb but adding the dairy? I really don’t think dairy is a good idea and that could be contributing to the problem. If not, there is an adaptation phase of about 3 weeks. Monitor your other symptoms. If you’re feeling better but your digestion is still messed up, you might have to just wait it out. It really does take about a month to normalize.

  2. Brief remarks:

    Have you guys tried plantains? Ideally baked (forResistant starch)

    Fat: try out duck fat? Its intense. And i guess youve ruled out nuts?
    For fiber : psyllium husks , acacia gum,
    Vegetable glycerin is edible
    Yerba mate and matcha tea are great
    Make sure you guys take minerals
    If candida and the gut lining are the root causes theres some amino acids and herbs you can take
    I worry about your guys’ insulin – glucagon levels, more specifically losing too much weight than you want
    And not having energy to build muscle

    All the best

    1. Dad hasn’t lost any weight in over 7 months so don’t worry! This diet doesn’t let you lose too much weight. Dad does eat duck fat. We don’t need the extra fiber. Hell, I’m only eating meat and I don’t need any fiber. We’ve tested insulin, no problems there either. I find people really complicate this. We have zero problems building muscle.

  3. First of all thank you for sharing all this food stuff testing you have done, i tried eating only meat and greens now for a few months and i am blown away how good i feel both mentally and physically, all my life “47 Male” i have had issues always freezing and nobody could find out why, now it is gone, this is a game changer, i hope you keep on sharing and potential retching people that haven’t jet figured that the body is build on what you eat.

    Happy thoughts and all the best to you and your family.

    The Viking from Denmark.

  4. Hi from Italy.

    I mostly had loose stools on ZC when eating basically a more Keto version of it (so with bacon, sausages…). All the talk about mTor and Igf still cautioned me in regards of eating huge amounts of protein.
    But both my digestion and my satiety beg to differ.
    I do the best when eating fatty cuts (one more reason why chicken is out for me too) but not crazy fat.
    It’s pretty clear that’s what my body is telling me.

    “Dad may be going zero-carb soon. He can get his mood to a 7-7.5/10 with the above diet but I don’t think that’s good enough. Zero-carb is easier, and there don’t seem to be any downsides.”

    The main downsides I could think of, would be relative to his public persona. So not the act of actually eating that way, but the act of disclosing it.

    1. I guess it’s not for me to say, but if the word can get out and more people can feel better, it’s worth telling people. I do the best when eating fatty cuts as well (but not too much). Picky bodies.

  5. Do you have an outline for starting an elimination diet? A good close friend has what seems to me leaky gut.

    I cannot express how bad this is, he has what seems to be psoriasis. It is so extreme that he body is covered in pretty much open sores and wounds. He cannot sleep, has seen many doctors.

    Everything he eats and he breaks out in such a terrible itch. The only thing that keeps him going is sleeping pills and occasional antihistamines.

    I have given him advice, but he gets hungry. Anyhow, it seems the worst is gluten and chicken. I think he has been broken down to such a level now that he is going to be strict. Super strict.

    I will keep researching. I will get him to use a journal. I told him you really need to find one thing that you can eat that does not give a reaction.

    It is really hard to see my friend go through this. He basically is poor but gives everything he has away to others. I pray that we can find something as it really is so crazy. But I am hopeful he will work on a routine and stick with the plan.

    Do you think enema’s help? I suggested it, he even bought a cheap bag at the pharmacy. Anyhow, thank you for your blog. Off to google I go!

    1. He could always go all beef and then reintroduce. Beef seems to be the least reactive. Good luck! I haven’t tried enema’s, but I would assume they wouldn’t be much help unfortunately.

    2. I read where banana skins over areas of psoriasis really helped, so I offered this tip to a friend who has bad psoriasis and he was amazed at the relief he got.

  6. Hi Mikhaila!

    Thank you for what you’re doing, I’m currently trying to fix my health, as well.

    I have a post request – could you make a post detailing what you eat on a daily basis, and what the macro-nutrient breakdowns are?

    My biggest problem right now is meeting my daily caloric requirements, since I’ve eliminated rice, nuts, beans, and dairy from my diet which made up like 50% of my calories!

    1. I’m going to get to this —- eventually. To get your calories up, up your meat intake! It’s hard getting enough calories when you cut carbs unless you do that.

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