Suggestions for beginning the carnivore lifestyle include “Eating when you are hungry, stopping when you are full.” It is really quite simple, but it does take a little bit of time to adjust to this new way of eating and to also recognize when you are truly hungry and when you are truly at your full point.
Planning ahead is essential, so that you have the necessary foods available to you and at the ready for eating each day. Additionally, you would want to clear your pantry, refrigerator, and cabinets of any non-carnivore foods so that when temptation comes, you do not revert back to carb laden foods in a moment of weakness. Weaknesses will and do come when you are bored, have a very stressful day, or just need comfort. We all have these things happen, so if you are prepared, it will go so much smoother.
Another important item to address is throwing away the scales. They are not your friend and only cause a discouraged mind. You cannot measure how well you are healing by looking at the dreaded scales and you will feel so much better if you just give them away, or hide them from yourself in some way. Take measurements instead and you’ll see great change that way, plus the way your clothes fit.
There is no need to count calories, or macros, or carbs, etc. If you are eating carnivore foods only, you will be nourishing your body with the most nutrient dense foods, so do continue nourishing and realize there is no need to count since all meats are good for your body.
Instead, you might like to journal. Keeping track of what foods you are eating and how they are making you feel. This helps to keep in touch with your body’s cues and allows you to look back and see when you were feeling optimal and which foods you consumed when you were. Journaling can be very handy, not only for how you were feeling, but also for keeping track of the recipes or foods that you love and can go back to if you are wanting to change things up a bit.