What Diet Does Joe Rogan Use?

Published 11/22/2022, 1:25 PM EST

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One of the most popular faces in combat sports, Joe Rogan, is obsessed with maintaining his peak fitness levels. The famed UFC commentator has spent almost two decades in the promotion, interacting with, and witnessing athletes putting their bodies on the lines. In addition, having lengthy conversations with nutritionists, health experts, and combat athletes on his popular podcast- The Joe Rogan Experience – has only added to his amassed knowledge of how the human body works.

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The JRE host has time and again reiterated his knack for fitness on various episodes of the popular podcast. Also, Rogan doesn’t shy away to experiment with various diets and training regimes to achieve favorable results.


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What kind of diet does Joe Rogan eat?

The 55-year-old is a chronic experimenter when it comes to diet. Not only Rogan has tried a carnivore diet for a month and achieved good results, but he also relies on intermittent fasting that lasts for 14 to 16 hours. However, the color commentator’s trusted diet remains low in carbs and free from refined sugar.

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Similarly, the standup comic in one JRE episode with Mark Bell, and Chris Bell detailed the problems associated with carbs and refined sugar.


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Is Joe Rogan on a carnivore diet?

Although the long-time UFC veteran switches to a carnivore diet once in a while, he is not on an active carnivore diet. In JRE #1424 w/Tom Papa, Rogan revealed the results after adopting the diet for 30 days.

Also, Rogan turned to supplements like vitamins, amino acids, and fish oil, to cover all his nutritional bases on the carnivore diet.


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Spotify’s #1 podcast host revealed that his energy levels were up and he felt amazing. Further, Rogan admitted he had lost 12 pounds, and even experienced improvements in his vitiligo.

Does Joe Rogan do Keto?

Joe Rogan follows the ketogenic diet, as evidenced by a couple of videos and social media posts. Further, Rogan is a firm proponent of the keto (short for ketogenic) diet.

Essentially, keto is a carb-restrictive but high-fat diet. Therefore, the goal remains to put the body in a fat-burning mode as the body burns fat over carbohydrates.

In JRE episode #994, the podcast host, along with guest scientist Dom D’Agostino, discussed Ketosis and the benefit of a ketogenic diet.

What does Joe Rogan do to stay healthy?

The former Fear Factor host has an obsession when it comes to staying healthy. Undeniably, Rogan is one of the busiest people on the planet as he juggles between his commentating and podcast duties. Therefore, staying healthy is of utmost importance to him.

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UFC analyst indulges in lengthy training sessions that consist of weightlifting and cardio. Significantly, he also undertakes MMA training and Yoga to leave no stone unturned.

Rogan also enjoys going on long runs with the smallest member of the Rogan family: Marshall Rogan.


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Interestingly, the initiative- ‘Sober October’ is the result of his fitness obsession, where the noted podcaster and his friends abstain from taking intoxication for a month.

Simple Principles of Joe Rogan’s diet

While Rogan effectively follows self-discipline, he has outlined a few simple principles.

  • Eating a lot of game meat, mostly wild game
  • Eating veggies, preferably greens
  • Making it spicy by adding some jalapenos
  • Drinking lots of fluids
  • Sneak in some healthy snacks

Staples of Joe Rogan’s diet

The UFC commentator sticks to simple food that doesn’t contain refined sugar. Rogan’s favorite food, undoubtedly, is meat and specifically Elk Meat. His love for Elk Meat is such that he once shared his cooking technique on a JRE episode.

Further, his diet includes Salmon and eggs, and jalapenos to spice it up. However, Rogan’s greens are not restricted to Jalapenos, as he also prefers asparagus, kale, and broccoli. Sometimes, the veteran MMA analyst also sides morel mushrooms with elk and kale.


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  • Avocados
  • Almond butter
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil



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  • Water
  • Nitro cold-brew coffee
  • Coconut water
  • Kombucha
  • Mushroom coffee

What do you think of this diet? Do you think Rogan’s diet is the reason the famous personality is able to maintain his peak fitness levels? Let us know in the comments below.



Written by:

Rohit Lohan


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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his undergraduate as a History major, he is currently pursuing LLB. Rohit is a big MMA fan and has been following UFC since 2017.
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Vineet Nandwana




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