Carnivore Diet Meal Plan

 What can you eat on the carnivore diet?

On the carnivore diet you should only eat meat, salt, and water for best results:

  • Eat fatty meat until it stops tasting good, and then stop. Eat any meat or seafood you prefer, makes you feel the best, and that you can afford, but ruminants like beef, lamb, goat and venison are optimal.
  • The fat is very important as it contains many essential nutrients and is essential for healthy hormones, skin, neurological health, energy, growth, and repair; it is not just a calorie source. Eat the fat!
  • Eggs are great as long as you tolerate them. If you do, it’s often the whites that cause issues so try having just the yolks to see if they work for you.
  • You can salt your meat to taste, but you don't need to add salt to your water unless for some reason it tastes good and you feel better doing it. Normally just salting to taste gets the job done. You really don’t need much salt and many long term carnivores don’t use salt at all, myself included.
  • Dairy should be used as a condiment only (I’ll expand on this in the next question).

Now, what not to eat:

  • My hard rules for myself and those who want to optimize their health are:
    1) No plants or fungi,
    2) No sugar or any sweeteners,
    3) Nothing artificial.
    These rules apply to sauces, seasonings, and drinks as well.

Some examples:

  • No plant oils eg. canola oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, soybean oil or even olive oil
  • Seasonings, spices, bread crumbs etc.
  • Legumes, grains, vegetables, seeds, nuts etc.
  • Fruit and honey (sorry Dr. Saladino).
  • Sweeteners.
  • Coffee & tea.
  • Sauces and marinades.
  • Anything derived from or containing plants


Carnivore For Beginners - Dr. Anthony Chaffee

In this video you'll learn everything you need to know for success on the carnivore diet. 

It includes information on what you should eat, how much you should eat and how often. 

Watch this video and you'll be ready to start your carnivore journey.