November 5


009: Lisa Bailey – From Vegetarian To Carnivore

November 5, 2020

Carnivore, Diet, Food, Health, Keto, Ketogenic Diet, LCHF, Lifestyle, Low Carb, Nutrition, Podcasts, Real Food, Well Being

Lisa Bailey

  is a 52 year old who hails originally from Bournemouth, in the south of England. She is a qualified Personal Trainer, with special certifications in Kettlebell training, HIIT training and Cardio Kickboxing, plus she is also a qualified Naturopathic Nutritionist and Primal Health Coach. 

Years of various illnesses relating to gut health led Lisa to investigate her dietary patterns and, after qualifying as a nutritionist, more research took her on a journey from vegetarian to carnivore with the result of alleviation of all her symptoms.

After suffering an injury to her back many years ago, she turned to strength training to heal her own body, and believes that exercise is an important part of the overall lifestyle and achieving optimal health. 

Lisa got into low carb/keto for health reasons. She had been a vegetarian for 27 years, fortunately she ate eggs. She thought she was doing it for health reasons and environmental reasons. Lisa suffered with IBS symptoms. After training as a personal trainer and nutritionist, she read a lot, which led her to paleo, thinking she had an issue with gluten. She ate paleo as a vegetarian and was constantly tired.

With more research she felt she had to add some meat and fish back into her diet. This wasn’t an easy decision having been a vegetarian for 27 years.

Lisa lost her smell and taste. The doctors thought it was due to allergies and gave some steroids to take for the rest of her life. The steroids didn’t help and she learned to live without smell and taste for 20 years.

She then looked into zero carbs but couldn’t imagine living without vegetables. Within 3 weeks her smell and taste came back.

Lisa eats nose to tail and her health has never been as good. Lisa believes if you are going to kill an animal then you should make use of the whole animal, plus different parts of the animal have different nutrients.

Lisa explains the difference between carnivore and keto carnivore.

Exercise is not a weight loss tool but it does matter. There are so many benefits to exercise. It affects the health of your mitochondria, it affects muscle mass. If you do high intensity resistance training and high intensity cardio, they can be short, sharp workouts, which is so beneficial.

Lisa talks about the SAID principle - The specific adaptation to imposed demands. Your body will adapt when you put demand on it greater than what it is used to. The body has to adapt.

Many people are not eating enough protein, especially women. They are afraid of red meat, they’re afraid of protein, especially older people who really need it.

Kettlebells are very versatile that can be done at home with little equipment. We need to build our core strength.

Lisa's Top Tips

  1. Be patient and give it time

  2. Avoid substituting unhealthy foods with healthier versions - step away from substituting

  3. Embrace that it is a lifestyle change

Resources Mentioned

Amber O’Hearn 

Georgia Eade

The Fat of The Land - Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Strong Medicine - Blake F. Donaldson

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects - Weston A Price

The Primal Blueprint - Mark Sisson

The Paleo Solution - Robb Wolf

Maria Emmerich


Human Performance Outliers - Shawn Baker and Zach Bitter

Peak Human - Brian Sanders

Kettle bells on Amazon UK


"The more I researched, the more I thought I am going to have to put some meat and fish back into my diet. It wasn’t an easy decision because 27 years as a vegetarian is a long time."

Lisa Bailey

"It was like day and night I felt so much better."

Lisa Bailey

"Being pregnant and vegetarian these things built up to be a nutrient deficient diet."

Lisa Bailey

"It is more ethical, if you are going to eat animal foods, if you are going to kill an animal then make use of the whole of it."

Lisa Bailey

"I don’t want to waste any part of that animal that died for me to eat it."

Lisa Bailey

"I have a very low carbon footprint from my eating."

Lisa Bailey

"If weight loss is your goal, then dairy can hinder that."

Lisa Bailey

"Exercise is not a weight loss tool."

Lisa Bailey

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