Dr. Berg Goes Carnivore for 2 Weeks

I switched to the carnivore diet for 2 weeks. Here's what happened.


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0:00 Introduction: What happened when I tried the carnivore diet for 2 weeks
0:40 What do you eat on a carnivore diet?
2:21 Vitamin C on the carnivore diet
4:08 Metabolomic testing
5:30 Will Dr. Berg continue the carnivore diet?

In this video, I’m going to share my opinion of the carnivore diet after following it for 2 weeks. Not everyone does well on the same diet, so it’s important to experiment with different diets to find the right one for you.

Many people do very well on the carnivore diet! The carnivore diet can be very helpful for people with gut issues and autoimmune conditions.

While on the carnivore diet, I ate beef, pork, eggs, seafood, shellfish, and dairy. I discovered that I had been experiencing bloating due to my nut consumption. I didn’t experience any energy changes because I already have high energy.

For the first few days, I didn’t have any bowel movements. This was probably because my gut microbes needed to adjust.

Some people wonder about vitamin C intake on the carnivore diet. When you go on the carnivore diet, your need for vitamin C decreases.

I do not plan to continue the carnivore diet. I will continue eating the same proteins along with salads made from high-quality ingredients. I’ll also consume fermented vegetables like sauerkraut, kimchi, and pickles.

I love to add extra virgin olive oil, parmigiano reggiano, nutritional yeast, and feta cheese to my salads. The calcium in cheese binds to any oxalates that are in your salad, removing them from the digestive system.

I’ll also add berries to my diet, but I won’t be eating any nuts!

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope you find this information on my experience with the carnivore diet helpful. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @hertzair1186 on February 26, 2024 at 1:07 pm

    I went mostly carnivore over a year ago and have seen tremendous improvement in health…especially no more inflammation.

    • @fair98fair on February 26, 2024 at 1:13 pm

      What meats do you eat mostly? Also are eggs ok?

    • @johnfoster2584 on February 26, 2024 at 1:15 pm

      ​@@fair98faireggs are a superfood

    • @richellestarling333 on February 26, 2024 at 1:26 pm

      @@fair98fair eggs are a HUGE gift from God !!! Amazing health benefits. Don’t listen to the naysayers

    • @joshsmith2077 on February 26, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      Eggs stink… clear a room man 😂
      Red meat is the way to go. Quality expensive meat equals, better digestive execution

    • @pwilki8631 on February 26, 2024 at 2:52 pm

      ​@@joshsmith2077it’s not the eggs…..

  2. @devintompkins9626 on February 26, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    I would have liked to see his report aticking to carnivore for 30 60 and 90 days along with lab work.
    2 weeks is barely enough time for average person to metabolically switch.

    • @ninawildr4207 on February 26, 2024 at 2:36 pm


    • @ianstuart5660 on February 26, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      Very true! 2 weeks isn’t very long. Still interesting, though!

    • @booswalia on February 26, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      I agree. Just starting to see benefits after 2 weeks but they keep piling up after months.

    • @maidenminnesota1 on February 26, 2024 at 3:42 pm

      That wasn’t his goal.

    • @massachusettssportscentral9444 on February 26, 2024 at 4:02 pm

      Keep in mind HE is not a normal person. He’s been strict Keto for years and is totally fat adapted.
      He was basically just seeing what happened to him eating similar but cutting out non starchy veggies and nuts basically.

  3. @lisagates9493 on February 26, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve been on the carnivore way of eating for about 18 months now. It has been life changing for me. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as Fibromyalgia and Hashimotos Disease over the last three decades. I’ve lost nearly 70 pounds but I consider that a bonus to everything else that has happened. I’m now off all medications and all of my inflammation markers are now normal. I feel like I’m getting my life back. I will never go back to eating the Standard American Diet again. I’ll stick with Carnivore….I don’t miss salads….I miss the dressings I used to drench them in.

    • @PeterAlanA1234567890 on February 26, 2024 at 1:22 pm

      Did you take the JAB?

    • @lupeb6567 on February 26, 2024 at 1:25 pm

      Please can you explain more. This is just eating meat?? No any good bread?? Or rice? I can’t do this, I would love it because I want to see the difference. How about beans?? I am skinny.. even eating a lot. Probably because my job. I don’t know what to do because if I started doing this type of diet I am going to disappear. I will be extremely skinny. I need carbs because my job and workout… I don’t have any health issues.. I ate pretty healthy all my life, but no strictly. I love bread, cookies, fruits, vegetables, good quality pizza. Anyway. So you just eat meat??

    • @TRuth.T on February 26, 2024 at 1:30 pm

      Carnivore 550 days. Glad were beef farmers(meats expensive 😉

    • @lovemypups341 on February 26, 2024 at 1:31 pm

      Do you supplement with minerals or vitamins?

    • @lisagates9493 on February 26, 2024 at 1:31 pm

      @@PeterAlanA1234567890 – No, I did not.

  4. @richellestarling333 on February 26, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    O cannot say it enough: I APPRECIATE YOUR INTELLECTUAL HONESTY; an honesty which leads you to the science and you follow. Most hv too much ego. Ty Doc!

  5. @briancsmith11 on February 26, 2024 at 1:19 pm

    My wife and I have been carnivore, for the last 2 months. So far so good.

    • @patriciaburlow8469 on February 26, 2024 at 1:37 pm

      Mmmm…69 time! 😂😂❤

  6. @fafaintexas on February 26, 2024 at 1:20 pm

    In the 70’s, when I was in college, I did the Atkins diet, which is the carnivore diet that you’re speaking of. I lost 50 pounds and it cleared my mind and gave me lots of energy. I would love to get back to it, but getting past the first few days is very difficult for me in my 70s.

    • @Jimbo878 on February 26, 2024 at 1:52 pm

      Getting past the first few days is difficult, not as difficult as being in your 70’s and suffering from various ailments, fatigue and lack of clarity.

    • @edennis8578 on February 26, 2024 at 1:54 pm

      I did Atkins, too, but it isn’t carnivore. Carnivore doesn’t include any vegetables but Atkins does.

    • @edennis8578 on February 26, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      Just to add, I’m 69 and I’m currently on carnivore by default. I discovered that I wasn’t consuming even half the amount of protein that I need, minimum, so I had to increase my consumption of meat, eggs, and fish. I don’t have the house room for anything else.

    • @xmyxymx on February 26, 2024 at 2:44 pm

      The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate high protein diet that allows for a variety of foods, including meat, poultry, fish, eggs, vegetables, and limited amounts of fats and dairy. It focuses on controlling carbohydrate intake while still incorporating other food groups.
      the carnivore diet is an extreme version of a low-carbohydrate diet where only animal products are consumed, such as meat, fish, eggs, and some dairy. It excludes all plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, and nuts.

      Keto is high fat low carb moderate protein.

      Atkins requires particular amounts of protein daily, while on carnivore you just eat as much as you want and when you feel like it.

    • @CarnivoreStork on February 26, 2024 at 2:53 pm

      Cut out all processed foods and go on low carb like Dr Berg teaches.
      Then for a couple months; do every other day Carnivore.
      Do expect toilet problems if you have a fatty liver that is detoxing & moving the sludge out. It’s all part of the process to health. 🎉

  7. @maryfolks9368 on February 26, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    Carnivore with IF has helped me get closer to my 20 year old self. Being 54 this is a great thing. I just can’t do strict Carnivore for very long. But the fasting is easy peasy for this previously 240 lbs woman😅😊

    • @Mathilda2zero on February 26, 2024 at 1:40 pm

      Very similar experience here. 53 and feeling better everyday. Keep up the great work.

    • @scotthoward4836 on February 26, 2024 at 1:57 pm

      You look absolutely amazing I’m very proud of you😊

    • @alestevez950 on February 26, 2024 at 2:33 pm

      What stops you from being carnivore indefinitely?

    • @ShinySilverBunny on February 26, 2024 at 3:06 pm

      How is your IF schedule? I need to start fasting now.

    • @ianstuart5660 on February 26, 2024 at 4:01 pm

      I do a 6 hour window of eating, between 4 and 10 pm. Fasting strictly the other 18 hours. Combined with a very low carb diet, I’m rarely ever hungry! I can actually do 50 to 80 hour fasts without any major difficulty!

  8. @marmie53 on February 26, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    I went full on total Carnivore for 3 weeks to get me started on this journey. Reduced all inflammation and cravings to zero. I am now very clean and limited Keto with 20 – 4 IF and I like it much better. And I feel great!

    • @hazy9785 on February 26, 2024 at 4:27 pm

      So exciting when people find what works for them, makes them well again! I’m so happy for you.

    • @hazy9785 on February 26, 2024 at 4:29 pm

      I eat OMAD for years. Get sick everyday after eating, back on couch 20+ hours per day until it’s time to eat again!
      All foods cause autoimmune attacks.

  9. @Carolina-kx5ve on February 26, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    I’ve had RA for over 30 years. I was doing keto and doing much better but still inflamed, went on carnivore and all the inflammation subsided. Absolutely incredible.

    • @vinterskog on February 26, 2024 at 2:05 pm

      What’s RA?

    • @julian9794 on February 26, 2024 at 2:08 pm

      @@vinterskogrheumatoid arthritis

    • @jonslaten2917 on February 26, 2024 at 2:11 pm

      Rheumatoid Arthritis@@vinterskog

    • @abigail2795 on February 26, 2024 at 2:16 pm

      Reumitiod Arthritis ​@@vinterskog

    • @judygonet6030 on February 26, 2024 at 2:22 pm

      rheumatoid arthritis@@vinterskog

  10. @Randsbutler on February 26, 2024 at 1:37 pm

    54 year old male

    In aug I weighed 238
    Horrible bloating and lower stomach pain every time I ate veggies and sugar

    Went carnivore
    I weigh 188
    I can eat anything again without issues except for broccoli cauliflower if raw so I stay away
    I work out at 530 am which I never could do before
    My knee and shoulder pain are gone I no longer wear a brace on my knee
    My hair and skin seem a lot better
    Skin tags disappeared
    I almost can’t believe it and I live it

    • @two4u443 on February 26, 2024 at 5:00 pm

      Congrats!!😊❤ It’s amazing how skin tags disappear. Thanks for your comment. 😊

  11. @richardberke3532 on February 26, 2024 at 1:37 pm

    70 years old, carnivor for 2.5 years, and I work out 90 minutes a day . Never felt better!

  12. @brandoneverett3568 on February 26, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    50 year old male. Was on SAD diet my whole life then Vegan diet from age 46 to 48. Felt like I was dying and two years ago at age 48 started the carnivore diet. I feel the best eating ribeye, ground elk, ground hamburger, eggs, bacon, butter, salt, San Peligrino, and two cups black coffee in the morning. So that’s all I eat. I reversed these health issues. Pre diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, lost 70pounds, brain fog, depression, anxiety, joint paint throughout whole body. I started keto through learning from Dr Berg and felt great but quickly switched to the carnivore diet and feel even better.

    • @smoothtruth on February 26, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    • @maidenminnesota1 on February 26, 2024 at 3:41 pm

      Aw, man, nothing more delicious than elk! Makes beef taste like Spam!

    • @MICHAEL-wg2lh on February 26, 2024 at 3:51 pm

      All great apart from the San peligrino look init what is init lots of vids on here when people tested it full of heavy metals ( added

    • @hazy9785 on February 26, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      ​@@MICHAEL-wg2lhgreat info, TY. I can’t drink because of carbonation and minerals, causes autoimmune attacks and bladder bleeding.
      I’m so glad I can’t drink it!

    • @hazy9785 on February 26, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      Congratulations! 👏

  13. @tomsoccociojr.5776 on February 26, 2024 at 1:56 pm

    Dr. Berg…really appreciate your content, thank you! I’m a 60 year old gym goer who has lost 30 lbs. of fat on carnivore…exactly the same way you ate for your two weeks. Been eating that way for about 4 months and have no gut issues at all and feel very strong. I add a few veggies a couple times a week like beets, zucchini, cauliflower and broccoli. I take all the supplements that you have recommended throughout your various videos. My doctor tends to agree with the same things you endorse too. So, great job and thank you for this video. Love your demeanor.

  14. @cathum on February 26, 2024 at 2:07 pm

    I’m 70, type 2 diabetic; I have read Dr Gabrielle Lyon’s book and was fascinated by the meat diet. I’m now carnivorous since the last 3 weeks; my sugar and energy are very good. Thanks Dr Berg; please continue on this topic.

    • @cougarcandy921 on February 26, 2024 at 3:54 pm

      Sir… you just picked out her book because she’s hot 🔥 🥵! But glad you also received good side info..

    • @gislainecristina on February 26, 2024 at 4:51 pm

      Por gentileza, passa o nome do livro…

  15. @jurrutia4173 on February 26, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    You should try the carnivore for 90 days. I did keto for years with IF. Lost weight and felt good, but would still always want sugar. Switched to carnivore and now when I’m around people eating the junk food I don’t want it, and it doesn’t make my mouth water anymore smelling the carbs. Also I found it’s a lot easier to build muscle and lose fat.

    • @madj7152 on February 26, 2024 at 3:48 pm

      I did it for 2days. I ate only steak on the 1st day. On the 2nd day ate the same steak in the afternoon and went out with my family for dinner in a restaurant, I bought them food and let them eat. I didnt even want to touch anything. I just watched them eat. 😂 The cravings were gone.. im not even feeling hungry. The bloating is gone as well. The only problem with this WOE is i do get very very skinny very fast if i dont eat any carbs.. i want to be healthy but i still want to look good and not look sick.

    • @jayc5756 on February 26, 2024 at 5:36 pm

      Elaborate why is that. Because my biggest issue is my sweet tooth cravings. I know how to limit it on certain diets….but the days I go super no carbs or sugar, I still have those cravings.

      As far as I know…based on what I see, the Keto diet doesn’t seem too off from this carnivore diet that he did…just not much salads and stuff. So I’m confused how that took away your sweet tooth cravings and stuff.

    • @usernameisunavailable8270 on February 26, 2024 at 7:01 pm

      ​@@madj7152Yes! Between being in ketosis where fat is used as fuel, fasting, AND exercising daily, we can lose too much fat. Women, for example automatically need a slightly higher fat percentage according to our biology. We can’t get as lean as men Being too low fat can mess with our hormones and have a lot of negative health effects. Plus some people are just so naturally slim that they have the goal of eating more food just to gain weight.

  16. @mydogssmarter3887 on February 26, 2024 at 2:24 pm

    My wife and I have been on carnivore for 14 months. Over 100lbs weight loss combined. The biggest and most substantial change was with my wife and her food addiction to sweets and carbs. After about 6 weeks on the WOE she says they just went away. This is a woman that has been on diets her entire adult life and even had gastric bypass 15yrs ago. We are so blessed to find this WOE, even in our 50’s.

    • @UKViking on February 26, 2024 at 4:04 pm

      How do you know it’s the meat, and not just cutting out the sweets and carbs?

    • @toxicviper-ur2cx on February 26, 2024 at 4:07 pm


    • @UKViking on February 26, 2024 at 4:10 pm

      what’s that supposed to mean ?@@toxicviper-ur2cx

    • @KaylaJoy672 on February 26, 2024 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you for sharing this testimony. It is what I needed to hear to motivate me. You spoke over my life ❤

    • @bracha2u786 on February 26, 2024 at 5:11 pm

      ​​@@UKVikingwhat’s left when you cut out all the carbs? Meat and fat.

  17. @Fireandadjust on February 26, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    I have been a carnivore for well over a year, I hope you gave it more than two weeks lol that is not enough time. I eat zero vegetables at all for 1.5 years almost. I no longer eat cheese or dairy. I take zero supplements have lost over 115lbs and have been weight stable for half a year at the same weight I was at 18 years old fresh out of basic training back in the late 1990s! Carnivore for life, has changed my life, arguably saved my life honestly

  18. @Tom-vi3xv on February 26, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    I was keto for a long time and now I’ve been on the carnivore for 2 years, never felt better. Depression GONE, IBS GONE, headaches GONE, fatique GONE, excess body fat GONE, libido better than ever. My skin looks amazing and im thriving in the gym.

    I will never quit, this is my new way of life.

    • @seattlesix9953 on February 26, 2024 at 3:31 pm

      Same here… local pharmacist noted I dropped all my T2D meds about a year ago and asked what happened. She stopped me while walking by the counter a week ago to say her family started to do the same.

    • @jayc5756 on February 26, 2024 at 5:38 pm

      Love It!

    • @user-vm7bq6oo8v on February 26, 2024 at 5:52 pm

      I have a big problem to digest meat I still on carnivore but each time I eat its a big problem for digestion

    • @jayc5756 on February 26, 2024 at 6:15 pm

      @@user-vm7bq6oo8v I believe Dr. Berg has videos on this…why some ppl have issues digesting meat good.

    • @i.ehrenfest349 on February 26, 2024 at 7:01 pm

      Have you ever accidentally or on purpose had carbs, in those years, and what was the effect?

  19. @donnafarley on February 26, 2024 at 3:19 pm

    I appreciate that you chose to try. That’s an open-minded attitude. Thank you for that. So refreshing. AND intelligent.

  20. @Drberg on February 26, 2024 at 6:51 pm

    I know, I do agree that a 2 week test is not the best evaluation. I guess this is a tiny pilot evaluation.

    • @Gawnfall on February 26, 2024 at 6:54 pm

      It’s good to see you doing things like this. Love the topics!

    • @nickerdman3286 on February 26, 2024 at 6:56 pm

      I just started the carnivore diet last week to help with gut issues, but it’s been a little tough because I haven’t felt great in the first week. Do you think this is just due to the transition?

    • @justdigit on February 26, 2024 at 7:10 pm

      You should do it for a few months at least for the best results.

    • @lilydauber3147 on February 26, 2024 at 7:15 pm

      Following the Carnivore diet long-term could increase your risk for a number of serious health conditions, such as colorectal cancer and heart disease.

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