Hi folks. I started with something called "the carnivore diet" today. Since this is the non-serious or free part of the forum, I thought I would post it here. Been eating ketogenic diets before, and they have worked when I kept it very simple. I am now basically going to eat mostly red meat, but also eggs, fish, poultry, butter and cheese, plus salt and water. I.e. extremely simple food. This is it, basically: Been lifting weights for 4 years without pause, so my muscle mass is pretty good at a pessimistic estimation of 85 kg Lean Mass. Hence my weight is also on the high side, but at 111 kg (244 lbs) total weight, it is not 'all muscle', even if I look strong rather than fat. If I get down to 95 kg total, it would approach a bodybuilder's offseason look. This is an attempt both to improve digestive health as well as getting rid of the bit of a powerlifter belly i have gotten from "bulking" for a long time and mostly eating whatever I wanted. I.e. getting unbloated and de facto leaner. I am also attempting it to get a hold on a couple of minor inflammations that bother me little a bit. I suspect I might lose muscle volume due to glucose being gone from the system (muscles utilize glucose for energy, normally, but not while the body is in ketosis, i.e. running on fat/ketones), so an ideal weight later on down the line may well fall closer to 85 or even 80. Anyway, I also do it because I love food and cooking too much. Reducing food to the very basics will have to improve character or fail, which is not an option. Are there any of you who are trying this also? Or thinking about it? It is getting to be a bit of a fad, apparently. Me and my best friend are going to try this together, in order to stay motivated. First a one month trial until New Year's Eve, then evaluate and decide course for the coming year. Only meat, fish and cheese for Yule, which most call Christmas.