The Carnivore Diet has gotten Joe Rogan ripped but it took some getting used to
If you’re the kind of person who’s constantly looking for the perfect diet as a way to lose a s**tload of weight, it turns out that famed funny-man and UFC commentator Joe Rogan might have just the ticket. Yeah, nah, he’s just revealed what one month of the carnivore diet can do for your physique, and the results speak for themselves…
In case you’re wondering, the carnivore diet is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It means you eat meat, fish and other animal foods like eggs and a bit of dairy all the time. Deadset, you cut out veg, nuts, grains, fruits, and seeds, so it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Of course, if you know anything about Rogan, you’ll know he’s not shy of sharing his opinions, and he doesn’t really give a s**t whether they’re popular or not. With that in mind, he’s understandably blunt about what exactly led him to try the carnivore diet.
He reckons that when he reached 92 kilos last year, he had never been so fat, and knew he had to do something about it. That something was to experiment with what he thought was a ‘wacky’ diet: the carnivore diet.
“So I did the carnivore diet for all of January,” he told his fans on Instagram. “I lost 12 pounds, gained a tonne of energy – my energy levels were completely flat the whole month, no ups and downs from crashing after eating. I had a belly; a lot of people made fun of me, fat-shamed me. I lost all my fat, I lost the belly, I lost my love handles. I don’t know if I’m gonna keep eating like this but it was tremendously beneficial.”
He even reckons those benefits extend to his immune disorder, vitiligo. “My vitiligo improved, I had a bunch of white spots fill in, so, I don’t know.”
Although, he does give one major warning that you really need to be aware of if you’re going to give the diet a crack. “There’s really only one ‘bad’ thing, and that thing is diarrhoea…I haven’t s*** my pants yet, but I’ve come to accept that if I keep going with this diet it’s just a matter of time before we lose a battle, and I fill my undies like a rainforest mudslide overtaking a mountain road.”
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Carnivore diet update; the good and the bad. Let’s start with the bad. There’s really only one “bad” thing, and that thing is diarrhea. I’m not sure diarrhea is an accurate word for it, like I don’t think a shark is technically a fish. It’s a different thing, and with regular diarrhea I would compare it to a fire you see coming a block or two away and you have the time to make an escape, whereas this carnivore diet is like out of nowhere the fire is coming through the cracks, your doorknob is red hot, and all hope is lost. I haven’t shit my pants yet, but I’ve come to accept that if I keep going with this diet it’s just a matter of time before we lose a battle, and I fill my undies like a rainforest mudslide overtaking a mountain road. It’s that bad. It seems to be getting a little better every day, so there’s that to look forward to, but as of today I trust my butthole about as much as I trust a shifty neighbor with a heavy Russian accent that asks a lot of personal questions. The good: Now, I’m well aware of the placebo effect and I’m constantly self-analyzing every perceived reaction I’m having to eating only meat for almost 2 weeks straight, but one thing I’m fairly sure of is that my energy levels are higher and steadier throughout the day. This seems undeniable. I don’t know if it’s a temporary effect and if maybe it’s just the result of eating really disciplined, but either way it seems to be real. I’ve also felt really “healthy” (other than the sporadic bouts of hellacious projectile doodoo). Again, I don’t now if this is real or imagined, but I actually seem to feel happier and more balanced. This is the only time in my life I’ve ever tried eliminating carbs for more than a day or so, and since I started the diet a couple days before January I’m now about 13 days in, at least 7 pounds lighter, and in completely uncharted territory for me. Which makes me think this is probably completely uncharted territory for 99% of the people on earth. Anyway, I’ll keep you folks posted. This is my late night dinner of liver and bacon. Only my second meal of the day, I ate a fat ribeye at 1pm. #worldcarnivoremonth
Final thought: So there you have it; if you want all the benefits of a ripped physique, and don’t mind the downsides of possibly s**tting yourself in public, the carnivore diet could be for you. Check out Joe’s transformed rig below:
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Carnivore diet update: lost 12 pounds, feel amazing. Lots of aches and pains went away, and I have improvements in my vitiligo. I’m impressed. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep eating like this but this month was very beneficial. Edit: the explosive uber diarrhea stopped around 2 weeks in. It’s been totally normal last two weeks. Shout out to @whoop too for sponsoring the podcast and creating a dope fitness tracker!
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H/T: INSTAGRAM/JOE ROGAN.