Carnivore Wellness Coaching

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” — Ayurvedic proverb

A common misconception among modern yoga instructors and practitioners is that eating meat is somehow forbidden. Many people who have studied Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra—generally regarded as the canonical text of yoga—confuse vegetarianism with the idea of ahimsa, or non-harming. When someone studies yoga, it’s normal for them to want to live a completely different lifestyle that aligns with their newfound dedication to balance—both mentally and physically.

However, the Yoga Sutra states that you are not required to adopt a vegetarian diet. A misinterpretation of ahimsa and the fact that the majority of the first wave of American yoga teachers studied under teachers who were traditionally vegetarian like B.K.S. Iyengar or Sri Pattahbi Jois—are contributing factors to the confusion. Within the yoga community, there is a notion that confuses yoga with vegetarianism. However, ahimsa practice is more complicated than that and also extends to the self.

Nonetheless, one of the most crucial components of yoga is the absence of judgment, which allows practitioners to consume any kind of food they like. In actuality, a large number of people regularly practice yoga and eat meat. To benefit from yoga’s fitness and health benefits, you don’t even need to be a vegetarian.

Yes, by choosing to practice ahimsa, you can also choose not to eat animals. But if your body does not respond favorably, then have you thought about how you are not honoring ahimsa of the self? Think about the potential damage that not eating meat is causing to you. The Indian vegetarian diet is not helping you; rather, it is hurting you if you are not obtaining enough nutrients from the diet for your body type and genetics. Therefore, in order to practice ahimsa of the self, it is important to honor the fact that your body needs animal products to be working on all four-cylinders.

Chef Jessica Catalano, RYT-200, teaches the importance of eating natural, local, humanely raised and dispatched, organic whole foods while avoiding processed foods. Most yogis are vegetarian, but Chef Jessica Catalano follows a carnivore diet due to ahimsa of the self. She is on her 2nd year of an animal-based diet after leaving a plant-based diet of 8-years.

What is a Wellness Coach?

A wellness coach acts as a supportive mentor, assisting clients in establishing and reaching their health objectives, often focusing on physical health and nutrition. They guide clients through different facets of their lifestyle, including exercise, nutrition, stress management, and self-care. While not a medical professional, a wellness coach is a specialist dedicated to helping clients improve their health habits.

Why Do I Need Carnivore Wellness Coaching?

Weekly carnivore coaching gives you support, accountability, and all the resources you need to start your journey toward wellness. Whether you’re interested in the carnivore diet for weight loss, health, or pure curiosity, I’ve got you covered. The carnivore diet can help you to:

  • Lose fat
  • Reduce body inflammation
  • Enhance fertility
  • Curb cravings for junk food
  • Regain health

What Topics are Covered?

Tips for getting started:

  • Begin with small, manageable changes to your diet and lifestyle.
  • Set clear, achievable goals.

Breaking sugar/carb addiction:

  • Gradually reduce sugar and carb intake.
  • Find healthy carnivore substitutes for sweet cravings.

Optimizing health:

  • Incorporate a balanced carnivore diet rich in whole foods.
  • Engage in regular physical activity.

Tools for weight loss:

  • Consider a personalized approach to nutrient dense food.
  • Monitor and adjust your dietary intake as needed.

Understanding hunger cues:

  • Pay attention to physical signs of hunger and fullness.
  • Distinguish between true hunger and emotional eating.

Dealing with holidays and social events:

  • Plan ahead and choose healthier carnivore options when possible.
  • Enjoy carnivore treats in moderation without overindulging.

Understanding your relationship with plants:

  • Which plant foods may be causing you issues.
  • How to include plant foods back in should you choose to.

Is the Carnivore Diet Long Term?

Mastering the carnivore diet can offer a fresh perspective on food and the human-meat relationship. Numerous individuals have achieved long-term success with this diet. However, it’s not necessary to adhere to it indefinitely. You can implement the carnivore diet as needed and discover the level that best suits your needs.