Does Joe Rogan do the Carnivore Diet?

Joe Rogan Tries The Carnivore Diet

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Ever since Joe Rogan had Dr. Shawn Baker on his podcast he has been more curious about the all meat, no plant-based food diet. It seems he was skeptical at first but now it appears he is ready to give it a go.

As of Jan 1st, 2020, Joe Rogan is on the carnivore diet. For how long? He says a month.

What led him down the road to the carnivore diet? According to a recent Instagram post he was shamed into making a diet adjustment from his friend Ari Shaffir. He and his friends were podcasting and Ari called him, Bert Kreischer and Tom Segura out for being a little overweight so they hopped on a scale.

Joe came in at 205, which he says is the fattest he has ever been. His goal for the month is to drop to 190 via the carnivore diet. Per Joe Rogan, “…the whole month of January I’m going on a strict carnivore diet. January is World Carnivore Month and I figured, f#ck it, let’s see what happens.”

Curious about World Carnivore Month? Check out this link as it explains what it’s about and will point you in the right direction on where to sign up if that’s something you are interested in:

Rogan goes further explaining, “for the whole month of January I’m not eating anything but meat and eggs.” He also wants to get biologically scientific in that he will be getting blood work done. Basically a before and after blood marker analysis.

When he wrote his post he was 5 days into the carnivore mayhem and said he was already looking leaner and that his energy levels were excellent. He also said that because he eats a lot wild game, which is less fatty, that he will be supplementing with beef tallow.

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Plus Rogan said he will be adding fattier cuts like bison ribeye to his diet. You can’t go wrong with a juicy, fatty ribeye.

Joe Rogan Instagram Proof

In case you missed his Instagram post you can find it here.

Joe Rogan Instagram Carnivore Diet

Who Inspired Joe Rogan’s Carnivore Diet?

I think you could point to Dr. Shawn Baker. Rogan had Dr. Baker as a guest on the Joe Rogan Podcast back in December of 2017. This podcast which has reached millions of people has inspired and propelled the carnivore diet into a fairly mainstream talking point.

Before this podcast I had heard of the carnivore diet but immediately chalked it up as being unhealthy and insane. I mean what about all the nutrition from plants? Oh and the fiber? Don’t we need that to poop properly?

Check out our post on the subject:

This podcast between Joe and Dr. Baker really showed me I didn’t know a whole lot about meat and nutrition. It turns out us humans do pretty well on a meat diet and so I had to try it out.

It worked so well on me that I ended up researching and getting way more involved. I joined the Facebook Group “World Carnivore Tribe” and wrote a number of blog posts. If you are new the idea I wrote this post, “The Carnivore Diet 101: A Meaty Resource” which has some of the more basic information about the diet.

Or if you want to hear it straight from the horses mouth the check out Dr. Shawn Baker’s YouTube channel as he is always posting new videos on meat nutrition. Or if you prefer to read his book is amazing! You can order it here:

If you are curious about the diet as well and need a little starter post then definitely check out this post.

Back to Joe Rogan

On January 11th Joe posted to his Instagram and provided a quick update to his experience on the diet. He mentioned that there were good things and bad things going on.

First the bad. His adaption phase of the diet has given him some diarrhea. However he does say it is improving.

One of the good things he has noticed is his energy. His energy levels continue to be excellent. He even says, “one thing I’m fairly sure of is that my energy levels are higher and steadier throughout the day. This seems undeniable.”

Another positive he reported was his decrease in weight as that is an area of focus for him. He says he is 7 pounds lighter.

I’ll be updating this post with more Joe Rogan and Carnivore Diet info as the month goes on. I’m very curious about his blood work and if he is able to stay strong and not deviate from his game plan.

I’ll keep you posted!

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or dietician or nutritionist. Consult with and ask your doctor about any diet or medical-related questions. No information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.

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