Carnivore Diet

Answer-Yes and no. Let me explain…

The recommended daily macronutrient composition of the standard ketogenic diet is 75% fats, 5% carbohydrates and 20% protein.

Since the carnivore diet only includes meat, it’s going to be much higher in protein than what is recommended on the traditional keto diet. In fact, depending on the specific types and cuts of meat a carnivore dieter consumes, their protein intake may be closer to 75% of their daily total.

So, from the perspective of macronutrient composition, the carnivore diet is not the same as the ketogenic diet.

However, both diets share carbohydrate restriction-5% (or less) of daily calories for keto and nearly zero carbohydrate calories on the carnivore diet.

Sufficient carbohydrate restriction causes the body to enter ketosis and both diets will have that effect on the dieter.

So, from the perspective of inducing ketosis, the carnivore diet is ketogenic.

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