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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Amber

Interview with Amber

1) Introduce Yourself.

Howdy! I’m Amber, aka Lone Star Keto Girl on social media. I’m 53, married and have 2 adult kids and a 10-month-old granddaughter.

I’ve battled with weight issues since I was 10 years old. Not to mention dealing with multiple eating/exercise disorders. I’ve tried pretty much every diet out there at some point, including a medically supervised one. I’ve lost 80 – 100lbs 4 times, 3 were via Weight Watchers with the same exact results – gaining all or most of it back, sometimes more.

At my heaviest, I was over 240 lbs and wore a size 24/26. That’s pretty major considering I’m only 5’2″. My health suffered horribly as well. I became hypertensive (210/110) & pre-diabetic. At one point, I was taking 4 medications for my high BP. I had major acid reflux and took Nexium every day for 8 years. My rosacea was severe and a great embarrassment. It was bad enough I was huge, but to have my face look awful as well was downright degrading. Digestive issues caused me great pain. Even worse than the physical pain was the emotional and psychological pain I endured. I was depressed and spent a good 20 years of my life hiding from the world. I became a spectator of my own life. Watching on the sidelines instead of living. Even after losing the weight those 3 times, I knew in the back of my mind there was no way I could sustain that way of living for the rest of my life, and it scared me when I’d finally reach maintenance level. It was miserable–always hungry and feeling deprived. It was just a matter of time until the weight came piling back on.

All that changed when I stumbled across keto. To say it was a life-changer is a huge understatement.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was standard keto 2 years before going carnivore. I’ve transitioned through the low carb spectrum from low carb to keto and then on to carnivore. I readily admit I did the whole substituting the “bad” foods with keto-friendly ones. Yes, desserts, especially. I had a major sugar/carb addiction, but as I lost cravings and hunger, I found it easier and easier to eliminate the need for all the sweet. It became more of a treat instead of an almost daily occurrence. I also intermittent fasted. It came very naturally since I wasn’t even hungry. I did OMAD for a good year, only eating dinner.

Prior to keto, however, I bought into the whole low-fat-high-carb-meat-is-bad mantra that has been pushed by the government, doctors, nutritionists, parents, and friends. After all, that was the healthy way of eating. I had oatmeal every morning with a whole banana, 2 handfuls of berries, 2 pieces of low-fat whole-grain bread, margarine, and skim milk. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all! For lunch I’d generally have a peanut butter and honey sandwich on that low-fat whole-grain bread! Dinner you could be sure primarily consisted of chicken, a starch, and veggies. Of course, processed carbs and fast food was heavily mixed in there, too!

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

2 years into keto, I was off all but one BP medication, Nexium, and I was no longer pre-diabetic. My rosacea had cleared somewhat and my digestive issues were greatly improved. I met a friend who is a big advocate of carnivore and kept saying I should give it a try to see if I could heal the rest of the way. I figured why not give it a go and see what happens. Plus, then I’d be able to talk from experience and have personal knowledge of the whole low carb spectrum. I could help even more people.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I mostly eat beef and bacon as well as some bison, elk, venison, and wild hog. I don’t eat organ foods but I’m still trying to “acquire” a taste for it. I will use some spices (Real Salt seasoning & Paleo Pink). I’ve recently added back in eggs and a  little dairy after going egg/dairy-free (except butter on occasions) for over 7 months. I will have a little heavy cream here and there which brings me to coffee. Normally, I don’t drink it, but since it’s turned cold, I have it on occasion. I don’t go off plan except for a few select things when we’re on a cruise. Even then, I mostly stay keto or this year, carnivore. I will also have a few drinks when we go out dancing. Generally, water and vodka. I eat lunch and dinner and fast for the rest of the time. It’s not about restricting based on a clock.  It just happens to be when I’m hungry.

I am not dogmatic when it comes to the “right” way to do carnivore. I believe we all have to figure out what works for us and what we can maintain. After all, this is not a temporary diet. If you can’t stick with it, what’s the point?

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I’m now off all medications and supplements! And my rosacea is almost gone. But the biggest change that actually surprised me was the huge digestive improvement. I thought what I felt on keto was normal since it was so much better than when I was on the SAD, but wow was I wrong. I have ZERO issues now. Zero bloat. Zero gas. Zero cramps. Zero pain. And zero constipation. Apparently, fiber was not my friend. I have no desire to ever eat fiber again.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

It is a little harder to eat out which is something I really enjoy. It’s nice to have someone wait on me for a change. But you can usually find something. I’m just a bit picky.

I haven’t become bored with just eating animal foods or felt any deprivation. Nor do I care how others react to my lifestyle. No longer bothers me. I feel amazing.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I’m sad to say I have not. I do plan to get with it…at some point. I struggled with anorexia athletica, and it stresses me that I may revert to my crazy obsessive way of working out. 2-5 hrs a day/6 days a week in the gym as well as even more hours at home. Sometimes doing 10 miles a day on the treadmill on top of everything else.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Honestly, why not give it a try? It’s not going to hurt regardless of the silliness that’s out there claiming different. There is zero evidence eating meat is dangerous. Of course, there are always exceptions like being bit by the Lone Star tick. 😛

The biggest advice I have is that if you have not been keto/low carb, I highly suggest you start there and transition into carnivore instead of jumping straight in. I had zero issues transitioning from keto other than a little bit of fatigue and an increased appetite. Of course, if one is a rip-the-bandage-off kind of person, go for it. I’m not!

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

That’s a good question! I certainly hope so. There are a lot of us advocating for that very thing! The fact is that it would hurt the bottom line of those making a profit off our poor health. It won’t go down without a hard fight. But many of us are willing to do just that.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

So many focus on the weight loss aspect. I get it. I did, too. However, since I’ve experienced true health, I now look at weight loss as a great side effect. Not the whole story. I know it’s easier said than done, but when you focus on health, great things happen!! Patience is key!!!

I’m all over social media!

IG: @LoneStarKetoGirl
Twitter: @Lone_Star_Keto
FB: Lone Star Keto & Amber Bell Wentworth
Youtube: Lone Star Keto
Website: Lone-Star-Keto.com
Podcast: KetovoreKast
MeatRX Carnivore Coaching: MeatRX.com

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Dani

Interview with Dani

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Dani Overstreet, I’m a 39-year-old wife and mother of 2 from North Texas. I am also a Type 1 Diabetic, diagnosed in adulthood.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

My breaking point of knowing I needed to do something was being about 6 months post-partum with my firstborn. Prior to becoming Carnivore in June 2019, I followed Keto and prior to that low carb / Paleo. With tons of cheats, I might add! Most of my 20s was spent following different popular diets and even WW.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I really enjoyed Keto, and as a diabetic, it was awesome to have no sugar options! However, I still felt bad, would still have highs and lows, and was just bloated and I felt I could no longer blame that on pregnancy. I had a generous maternity leave in which I was able to further research low carb and Type 1 and found many resources that led me to the Carnivore resources. Once I eliminated flours, sweeteners & vegetables, I felt amazing – thinking I was crazy, tried to add them back in and felt awful, so here we are!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

After 30 days of just beef and water, I added back in eggs and felt fine and did the same with moderate dairy. My day normally consists of beef, with occasional pork or chicken, eggs, butter, and a treat now and then of heavy cream (with coffee, which my body tolerates).  I also naturally fast with ease and often only eat once a day.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

My glucose runs steadily between 73-95, most days cruising in the 80s and rarely have extreme lows or readings above 100. My A1C is currently 4.9 I’ve lost all but 10 pounds of my pregnancy(s) weight. Starting at 241 at the delivery of my daughter in February 2019 and currently weight 148 as of December 13th. I also work a relatively stressful job and I’ve noticed since I’ve started this journey, my anxiety and stress are much better controlled.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Family & Friend Gatherings as well as dining out / business travel – I’ve had to get more vocal on substitutions and ensuring there are no added surprises to meat/meals. Some seasonings or even small accidental bites vegetables tear my stomach up. It also normally gives me a headache. Overall, these are minor things and I’m working through them!

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I love working out since adapting to carnivore – I walk 30 min normally twice a day. I do a kettlebell routine twice a week, HIIT 2-3 times a week. It’s amazing the strength, endurance, and how muscle tone shows through.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Try it. Keep it simple (which is one big perk by the way!!) give it 30 days and if it doesn’t work for you, that’s ok– but it will give them hopefully insight that no processed food / no sugar is an amazing feeling.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I think honestly, it’s already a mainstream diet and has been for years, people just haven’t talked about it. No “extreme” diet will ever be accepted, but as far as this one, I hope it at least becomes more socialized and offered as a solution to ailments.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

Life is about respecting yourself and respecting others – the great thing is we’re allowed to make choices. This is the choice I’ve made for my health and it’s the best I’ve felt in years. For those interested in my journey and sometimes shenanigans, I’m @dani_diabadass on IG.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Lauren

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi. My name is Lauren. I’m a wife to an amazing husband for 12 years and we are pregnant with our 6th baby. I home-school our oldest two kids while the others watch or participate at will. Whichever they’d prefer. I started the carnivore diet on September 7, 2018, six weeks post-partum with our 5th baby. Also, I really like bacon.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I ate the typical standard American diet. I don’t love veggies and never really incorporated them into my diet. I ate a lot of bread, junk food, and meat.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Both of my parents started eating the carnivore diet toward the end of my 5th pregnancy. When my mom came out to help after her birth, she really talked it up. I’ve always been interested in their style of eating (they came from paleo), but I really don’t like vegetables and that was always a problem. I needed to lose a lot of weight. I was unbelievably unhappy with myself in pictures. I also didn’t have any energy. That needed to seriously change. I have been pregnant or nursing for most of the last eight years and it’s really taken its toll on my body. I love my babies, but I needed to fix myself.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat a lot of meat, dairy (cheese and heavy whipping cream), and eggs. I do not do nose to tail. I have always been sensitive to texture and organ meats do not appeal to me. I also eat very little fish. I do use seasonings. I also don’t fast. It’s something I may incorporate in the future, but for the time being while I’m pregnant and nursing, I’ll eat when I’m hungry.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

My biggest changes are really apparent during pregnancy. All of my previous pregnancies I’ve suffered pretty horrible heartburn. I had never had it before I got pregnant with our oldest in 2011. I thought I was dying. My husband passed the tums. Another symptom that I no longer have is morning sickness. For my previous 5 pregnancies, I spent every day either throwing up or being really nauseous. There wasn’t relief after 12 weeks. I was sick for all 9 months. I have had minimal amounts of nausea this pregnancy and nothing that has caused me to actually get sick. I also have a lot more energy. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still growing a human so I am more tired than I was, but I’m actually able to get off the couch and be a functioning parent. I’ve also lost weight. At my heaviest (pregnant), I was 255. When I started the carnivore diet I was 224. That was actually slightly less than I weighed right before getting pregnant with number 5, but I was really sick right before and after she was born and dropped the baby weight really quickly. In July I weighed in at 163.4lb. Then we found out the happy news! I have gained around 15lb so far this pregnancy. I’m hoping to keep that number under 30lb. I’ve always gained more than 30. My first I gained more than 50. This diet is a complete game-changer. I also no longer (hopefully), have kidney stones. I have had horrible kidney stones and multiple lithotripsies on both kidneys. Time will tell on that one as my last lithotripsy (June 2017) showed a ton of kidney stones growing on my kidney walls. I’m hoping they are no longer there.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

People look at me like I’m crazy. Ha. There really aren’t any.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I do not. I spent 8 years housing and feeding other children and wanted to give my body time to rest. I did some running this spring, but it wasn’t something that I was able to keep up with at the time. I’m hoping once I get situated after this baby is born and my body is healed to add exercise in. I enjoy Zumba and running, but I know I’ll need to be adding in a lot of bodyweight exercises as well.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Just do it. It seems harder than it is. That first month is the worst. Once you get beyond the cravings, there really is quite a lot of variety in what you can eat if you choose to. When you have a craving, shove meat into your mouth. Bacon works wonders.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

Not a chance.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

You can do anything if you set your mind to it. I’d love to hear from you on IG at carni_mama.

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
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  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jessica

Interview with Jessica

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my Name is Jessica. I’m a 28 years old Brazilian but live in Germany for almost a decade now.

Looking for a good diet was always a part of my life due to been overweight, but specially after I found out that I had Hashimoto when I was 10 years old. My whole life was based on my appearance and how people see me, which is a very important and common thing in Brazil. In the desperation to lose weight I took my first medicine for weight loss when I was just 12. It helped a lot combined with a low carb diet, but of course it didn’t last. Over the years I’ve tried many diets, but it didn’t matter what I did or how I looked… Even the times that I was looking good I felt depressed.

Then I moved to Germany. Here things are very different and people care much less about looks than in Brazil. I married a guy who cares very much about health and my focus changed from looks to health.

After some years my husband and I decided to try to go vegan. After watching many documentaries and interviews with vegans I thought it could be good to my autoimmune disease.

I let myself be brainwashed by all the vegan documentaries of that time (April 2017) and decided I would go fully vegan.

At the beginning I felt good from the cleansing process. But of course it didn’t last long. After a few months following a whole food plant based diet I started to have digestion problems, tooth pain, difficulty to recover from my training, weight gain (I went from EU size 42 to 48/50), brain fog, depression increased, started having obsessive compulsive disorder, my sleep got horrible and even my face started to change. I didn’t even take pictures of myself that time because I didn’t recognized the woman in the mirror.

After more than a year vegan I decided that I had to stop that.

Then I started eating animal foods again. I felt considerably better but still not 100%.

After a few months I found the carnivore diet from Sv3rige’s channel, which changed my life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Just before carnivore I ate a mostly plant diet with about 30% animal foods. I didn’t eat junk food as a normal person does nowadays. My diet would be considered healthy by most doctors.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Even after feeling better than when I was vegan, I still didn’t feel awesome. I was still very depressed. Watching Mikhaila Peterson’s interview made me think that maybe my depression was also caused by my diet, which turned out to be the truth.

Besides that I also wanted to fit in my old clothes again, which still didn’t happen, but is on its way.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

A diet which will help people to find out what causes their sicknesses, allergies, what foods make them inflamed.

Of course sometimes I eat foods that are not carnivore. I am a human and I can’t be perfect all the time.

To me I found out that sugar and refined flour cause me less problem then vegetables, fruits and nuts or plant oils. The carnivore diet is an amazing elimination diet.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

For starters no depression. My mental illnesses were gone from my life after ONE WEEK carnivore. This was incredible. I finally could sleep well, after so long. All the inflammation in my body got better too. In my picture after veganism you can see how inflamed my face was. Even my eyelids were looking puffy.

After the carnivore diet I had no digestion problems (when I was a vegan I could see in the toilet exactly what I ate), no tooth pain, it got easier to do my training, I could spend a long time with no food without feeling hungry, I stopped being so thirsty as I ate a lot of rare and raw meat.

The most important is that I was happy.

Weight loss came after all those other things. I don’t know… Maybe my Hashimoto slow down this process. Currently I’m dressing EU size 44/46.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The body gets very sensitive to everything else. If I eat vegetables or anything with fiber nowadays I feel like my intestine is dying. Also depression and bad mood come back.

What can also be difficult is that people react very bad when they find out you don’t eat vegetables and fruits. But I got over it. I prefer to take my body’s reaction over opinions of other people.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

Yes, I train Tae Bo and strength. I do it entirely because I find Tae Bo fun and like how muscles look but I don’t think exercise is a good thing. Humans are naturally lazy, that’s why most people hate to go to the gym. I would never force myself to do some sport just for doing it. If the training doesn’t bring me fun I consider it unhealthy.

The carnivore diet is amazing for the recovery. And because it’s a zero carb diet it makes the exercise itself easier.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Just do it and see for yourself. Give a 3 weeks try and see how you feel. When I started my plan was to try for 2 weeks. 2 weeks are becoming 9 months because I never want to feel how I felt before again.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I don’t think so. People have been too brainwashed that vegetables and fruits are healthy or are too addicted to sugar to give it a try.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

You can find me on my IG @jessica.arndt

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

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  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
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Meat Up: 1 year later with Rachel

I love doing the Carnivore Diet Success Stories, I find it very rewarding to share peoples progress. So I am going to try to catch up with people once a year to see how they are getting on.

Will they all still be Carnivore, probably not. However, I believe they will have an appreciation of the benefits of a meat-heavy diet and will use that knowledge as a tool to further their health.

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1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating.

I am pretty strict with my diet as far as keeping it animal based, minus the decaf coffee and wine once or twice a month.  I gave up dairy when I started carnivore over a year ago since it really didn’t seem to be serving me well.  I eat mainly beef – steak, ground beef, and organs.  I eat eggs almost every day.  I drink at least one cup of homemade bone broth every day as well because I believe it will help my skin and hair look and feel it’s best and because it is so good for the immune system.  And lastly, I eat pork, chicken wings, and some seafood on occasion. I do not find these last few very satisfying but they are fun to throw in for variety and as a different selection of nutrients.

To increase the fat to protein ratio, I eat mainly raw bone marrow and raw beef fat trimmings. Eating it raw seems to work well for my digestion than rendered (or liquid) fats.

2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

Organ meat has been a great addition to my diet over the past year, I have learned so much from people like Dr Paul Saladino on the nutrients in liver and other organs and I have really started to enjoy eating them – who knew!?   I eat raw, frozen liver every day.

I have also experimented with some PSMF (protein sparing modified fast) as a way to lean out.  It worked well in the very short term but I found that the low fats really affected my focus, my mood, and my energy.  I much prefer eating a higher ratio of fat and avoiding all lean cuts of meat.

3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year.

I am 42 and feel so freaking good in the gm lately. I haven’t been lifting super heavy weights but I train with good intensity and I train the same body parts multiple times a week to give them as much stimulus as possible without getting injured or a bad case of DOMS. I have women asking all the time for training ideas and making the videos for Instagram is a great way to share.  I also get to highlight how I look and perform as a Carnivore athlete who doesn’t use carbs, who doesn’t do cardio, who doesn’t make excuses, who isn’t afraid to be in the weight room, and who is bettering myself every day.

4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.

I just want to continue learning new things, training hard and adapting as needed.  As I probably mentioned in my first post with you, I managed to heal my bulimia through carnivore, I have to say that that is one of the biggest reasons I don’t want to give up this lifestyle.  I have so much freedom with food now.  I am no longer afraid to eat, or overeat, and even if I do, the guilt just isn’t there.

5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?

I still believe that there is a version of the keto/carnivore diet out there for everyone.  I believe it is very unique to each individual and that care and attention should be made to find what works for you, your lifestyle, and your activity level.

You can connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1933645250228793/

https://www.facebook.com/rachelcogan.healthyandfit/

https://www.instagram.com/racheleatsmeatandlifts/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/jandr_littleblackheart/?hl=en

Original Carnivore Diet Success Story is HERE

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
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  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Freda

Interview with Freda

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Freda Mooncotch

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Growing up we were probably on the traditional standard american diet in the 70’s but my mom did cook everything from scratch and was very “health” conscious. It wasn’t until high school that I started becoming more aware of what I was eating because I started breaking out with cystic acne and it was really bad. That is when I started connecting food with health issues and digestive issues. I was always tired but in my junior year of high school I got Mono and that made me really exhausted. Little by little I started eliminating things from my diet like pop, chips, and garbage foods in general and tried to eat more “healthy”. I know I wasn’t getting enough protein that is for sure. By the time I was 19 my acne had cleared up and I had a baby. Everything was great until after I stopped breast feeding when he was 15 months old. Then within a month my body went wackadoodle. I started breaking out with cystic acne again and gaining weight, was exhausted and just really felt off. I was looking for answers, anything. My parents had joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church and shortly after I joined them. We didn’t adopt the vegetarian diet right away. It took some convincing for that to happen but eventually it worked and along with being more “spiritual” because you eliminate meat, I thought it would help with my skin issues and help me manage my weight. The exact opposite happened and I thought, “maybe I’m doing it wrong. Maybe I need to go VEGAN.” And so I did. At first I went vegan then even tried raw vegan. We made everything from scratch and spent a horrible amount of time in the kitchen trying to make all this vegan food. I put on even more weight, was getting more depressed by the day. It was not a fun time in my life. I did that for about 3 years and then remember the day my Dad brought home a warm roasted chicken from Whole Foods and it smelled so good I just couldn’t resist and I once I took a bite of the thigh, I couldn’t stop and ate over half of the chicken. It was DELICIOUS! So, I started eating more chicken (with a side of huge guilt) and salads.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

From all the years of being weak, sick, struggling with acne and starving myself to stay thin, I became very very sick. I ended up on Spiranolactone for my adult acne that started again in my 30’s. I was on a very high dose for far too long and each year I was getting sicker and more dis-regulated. I never connected my mounting health issues to Spironolactone. I came off of it after 3 years and by the time I was 38 I was struggling really bad with my health and finally at 39 I completely crashed. At 38 I had started learning about Weston A. Price and had started incorporating more red meat, COD liver oil, organ meats and raw dairy into my diet but at that point, I think it was too late. Once I went down, I slept for almost a year. I had severe neurological problems, digestive problems, I was drooling, slurring, stumbling when I walked, tripping up the stairs and was losing my coordination and balance. My head was very dark. I was in the darkest place I’d ever been in my life. Paleo was very popular at the time so I thought I would try Paleo and I did that religiously for about 10 months, and while I felt a little better I had to take a lot of supplements and was exhausted. I then transitioned over to the Ketogenic Diet and I did experience some relief for about 2 to 3 months and then I started having some more health issues like losing gobs of hair and becoming super dizzy and other weird and random things. I was doing the HIGH FAT (consume copious amounts of fat), low protein and no carbs version. This was very popular at the time. I DO NOT recommend this. What ended up happening is that due to the low amount of protein I was consuming I ended up getting sepsis, leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, a blood bacteria infection and a bunch of heart problems like fainting when walking up a flight of stairs. Waking up in the middle of the night feeling like I was having a heart attack and vomiting all over the floor. Vertigo and many other issues. I was kinda forced into Carnivore at that point because I couldn’t eat anything else but red meat. I would have to slow cook it in a crock-pot and that is all I could eat. Everything else, I mean everything including salt, bone broth, sauerkraut, kefir, diary, vegetables, fruit, anything made me blow up like a puffer fish. So I ate nothing but red meat for almost a year but something happened miraculously. I started eating red meat only in March 2014 and by June of 2014 I had dropped my body fat down to like 12% from like 25%. I lost weight, my energy started coming back and I became strong AF. The problem was there wasn’t enough research and I was afraid I wasn’t getting enough nutrition. The only person I knew of that was eating only meat was Steve Cooksey and he was able to reverse his diabetes. I followed and read Dr. Michael Eades book Protein Power and knew how important protein was but was still fuzzy about eating only red meat. Which is silly because I was looking amazing and feeling really good. Everything was starting to turn around.

I made the mistake of starting to introduce other foods back into my diet and started replacing some of the red meat with Paleo Protein Powder and Collagen Protein. You know, because everyone and their mother said that Collagen protein was equal to regular protein which is totally NOT the case. Chris Masterjohn explains that really well. You cannot and shouldn’t try to replace meat protein with collagen protein.  Little by little it didn’t take long before my body started weakening and going back to the disease like state I had been in previously. By January 2016 I was having severe neurological issues again where I felt as if I were being zapped by a tenz unit all the time, especially at night while asleep. My arms would completely fall asleep down to the tips of my fingers. I felt like I had concrete in my legs it was so hard to walk. I slept a lot and I was turning purple/blue. I could get into a steaming hot bath and turn it cold within 15 minutes because I was so cold.

I never made the connection between these protein powders and my health. By June of 2016 I went to see Dr. Brownstein and started my monthly supplement and alternative treatment regimens which included thyroid meds, bio-identical hormones, ozone blood transfusions and a lot more. It was expensive to say the least. I was still low carb and still religiously drinking my Paleo Protein protein powder and Collagen powders. I did this until December 2018 when the light finally went on and I started to eliminate things. I was tired of spending the amount of money I was spending on my monthly regime and I was tired of swallowing all the damn stuff. I started asking a lot of questions. I started eating more red meat, donating blood and eating raw liver. Magically I started having to quit or cut in half the things I was taking because I was starting to have adverse reactions and my energy was through the roof. I felt like I was on to something and then by chance, came across Dr. Shawn Baker’s instagram page and I couldn’t stop reading and looking. I was very reluctant at first but after reading so many testimonies and remembering my own, I started eating steaks and red meat every day. Then I realized I wasn’t eating enough and started eating more. By July, I was able to quit all my bio-identical hormones and by August 2019 I was able to quit all remaining supplements, including my thyroid medication.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I started out with 6 oz tenderloin steak a day with stew meat and burgers and I was still mixing in veggies. I wasn’t convinced that the few veggies I was eating were bad for me. But, I was still having a few issues so I was like lets quit them for 30 days and see what happens. It was amazing. I will never go back. Now I am trying to eat more every day. I drink raw goat milk, 6 oz of raw goat kefir, eat 9 oz steak and have either 1 lb of burgers or other red meat. I’m trying to eat 1.5 lbs a day. I have a tendency to under eat and end up malnourished. I also add in a little bit of raw beef liver/heart once a week.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

My energy has increased and I’ve been able to come off of all my supplements, bio-identical hormones and thyroid medication (3 grams of naturethroid). It’s been about 4 months since I quit my thyroid medication so we will see as time goes on how I do. So far so good. Fingers crossed. I don’t struggle with my weight, and I’m strong AF! Almost zero gas too which is amazing! Even on my low carb diet I had some gas. My recovery time after training is insane and I don’t get injuries.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

None really but be prepared for some digestive upset/changes in the first few months of making the change.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I train contortion and calisthenics’s, but mostly contortion right now. I used to be a pole fitness instructor and into pole fitness. I will get back to that as soon as I get as bendy as I can. The great thing about the Carnivore diet is that I don’t have to exercise like I once did to keep my body or abs. I mean I could and look even better but why? I love the exercise I do now. The thought of going to a gym and doing squats and weights… I left that life a long time ago. Stretching is where you will find me.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

DO IT! Read Shawn Baker’s book The Carnivore Diet first so you know what you are doing.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I wish it would but I think people are so highly addicted to their food and the way it makes them feel that unless they REALLY put more value on their health and feeling awesome, they will continue to come up with every excuse in the book as to why they can’t eat only meat. They will refuse to see the connection between their food and their health.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

My instagram handle is @fredammoon you can do anything you put your mind to as long as you are willing to put in the time, commitment and work. Carnivore requires the least amount of work/effort to accomplish the most powerful goals!

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
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The 5 Pillars of Health: week 9

December is a tricky little bastard, isn’t it? Lots of naughty foods around, coupled with social occasions which means less time exercising.

I call my diet the Contemporary Carnivore Diet because I only eat animal products day to day, but if I am out for a meal with friends. I will just order from the menu.

So in December, I know there are going to be more cheat meals than normal. So I combat this by going super strict in my day to day life. I’ll basically just eat bacon burgers. I am not scared of dairy usually, but I will cut out cheese, etc,  in this period. I am basically cutting back on the energy on my good days, to allow a few Christmas splurges.

I am not saying this is an optimal way to do things, but it is a way I can get through December with minimal negative weight and body composition change. Meaning when January rolls around, I am in a good position to attack the next year.

I didn’t find the Carnivore Diet to combat some major health issue. So I believe I am robust enough to handle a few bad things. So I tell you now… I will be having Christmas Pudding on Christmas day haha.

My moto is… the sicker you are the stricter you should be.

I am going to take a break from posting until the New Year. I will still be exercising but I will take a short break from The 5 Pillars of Health series. The Carnivore Diet Success Stories and Meat Up’s will still be going out, as they are pre-scheduled.

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Weekly Food List

Beef mince 5000g

Bacon 1650g

4 Bacon Cheeseburgers from Mcdonalds no bun.

Soft Boiled Eggs 4

Raw Egg Yolks 20

Raw Kefir 3500ml

Bottle and a half of red wine and 2 bottles of beer.

Average 3 white coffees a day. 1-2 litres of Snake Juice per day.

Exercise

Monday: Press ups 63. Gym – pull/chin ups 55556, reverse flyes 10kg 10*3, bent over rows 80kg 3*5.

Tuesday: Press ups 65. Hyperbolic Stretching. Gym – 1000m warm up then, 10*100m concept2 sprints.

Wednesday: Press ups 67. Gym – Squats 90kg 3*5, Deadlifts 100kg 3*5, Chin Ups 55555, Calf Raises 15*5, Hanging Leg Raises 7*3.

Thursday: Press Ups 31.

Friday: Press ups 67.

Saturday: Pull ups 55555, press ups 50, single leg deadlifts 25kg 5*5, lunges 25kg 5*5, calf raises 15*3, flutter kicks 30*3.

Sunday: press ups 69.

Get healthy, get fit and get happy.

Target Goals – Started October 2019

Flexibility

Full splits

Front splits

Suspension splits aka Van Damme style

Strength

Bench Press 1.5* body weight

Deadlift 2.5* body weight

Overhead press body weight

Press ups 50 in row

Press ups 100 a day for 30 days

Press ups one arm strict form

Pull ups 20 in a row

Pull ups one arm strict form

Squat 2* body weight

Visible Abs

10% body fat

Sport

Age group GB record in anything.

North East British masters 100m Track and Field race.

Run Half marathon PB 1:50

Run 5K PB 22 minutes

Run 10K PB 50 minutes

Run the Ullswater way

Run 520 miles in a calendar year.

Other

Camp in Cornwall

Camp in Loch Lomond

Cold showers 30 day streak

Hike Helvellyn

Miracle Morning 30 day streak

48 hour fast

72 hour fast

Completed Goals

Zero so far haha

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If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jurriaan

Interview with Jurriaan

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my name is Jurriaan 32 years old and I’m from the Netherlands. I live in Amsterdam and work as a personal trainer and Health Coach. As a child I was always a bit insecure about myself. My childhood has been a bit bumpy and when I look back I think I wasn’t a real happy and healthy child. I had severe acne. I had asthma. At even younger age I had many ear infections and I was sick all the time. There was a period I was depressed and went to a psychologist. I had mood swings all the time and was really anxious. From the age of 14 (until 25) I’ve been drinking almost every weekend. At that time it was pretty normal for dutch kids to get there first beers around this age. I thought it was just about having fun with friends, but clearly I was dealing with my insecurities, anger and sadness by drinking alcohol.

Luckily I was always into sports. I played field hockey at a pretty high level. In my teenage years I started playing with dumbbells. At that time you couldn’t go to the gym before the age of 18. I didn’t knew nothing about strength training so is just did biceps curls all the time. When I was 19 I went to a sports college. I did an internship at a gym and after that I started working at that same gym. In this period I started working out more seriously. I was really into bodybuilding but I didn’t knew nothing about nutrition. My coach at that time just told me to eat. So I did. Lots of pasta, chicken, bread, oatmeal, protein shakes, carb-drinks and other (useless) supplements. I did build muscle but it had nothing to do with a healthy lifestyle.

At the age of 25 I became more serious about nutrition. I also didn’t drink as much anymore. After seeing cowspiracy, forks over knives and what the health I started a plant-based diet. In the beginning it felt really good but that was just for the first couple of months. Pretty soon after starting this diet I got into trouble. Low energy, slow recovery, mood swings, trouble with sleeping. After two years on a plant-based diet I was totally burned out. I couldn’t train, had severe depression, depersonalisation, my body was full of inflammation, brain fog, no control over my body, forgetful, sleeping thru the day, insomnia, adrenal fatigue, always cold and the list goes on.

In the first period I didn’t want to blame the plant-based diet. My believes around it where so strong. I am eating an whole food plant based diet and I took my supplements. This diet can’t be the problem. What was I thinking? After a while I started looking more into B12 deficiencies. With almost every symptom I could have raised my hand. So I did some advanced blood-work, and surprise, levels of b12 and vitamin D were low.

From this point I started eating meat again. But just a little bit. Big part of my plate was filled with veggies. Still lots of oatmeal, green smoothies, nuts, grains etc. A paradise of anti-nutrients with a bit of meat. I was starting to feel a little bit better but I was still struggling. So from vegan to carnivore was a transition phase of 4-5 years. Like I sad, the first period was mostly plant-based with a bit of meat, after that it was a bit more paleo style, from paleo to keto but still much plant based foods. Every time I made a step towards a more ketogenic/carnivore diet I felt better. So after seining Shawn Baker at the Joe Rogan podcast I was like: F*ck it, let’s do this! That is now almost 9 month’s ago.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before I started this carnivore diet, I tried many things. Until the age of 24 it was more of a SAD diet. It was not like I was eating candy bars, cookies and chips. But lots of bread, pasta etc. After that I tried a high protein and lower fat diet. That really was a good period. I felt strong, was lean and happy. After that I started a plant-based diet and than I made the transition into paleo, keto and eventually carnivore.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Because I always knew there was something wrong with the way I ate. I only didn’t knew what it was. I never heard of anti-nutrients, I thought to much animal protein would kill me and without fibre I couldn’t survive. But I didn’t feel healthy at all. I implemented all the so called healthy food in my diet. But it did not work for me! I had so many weird symptoms. After reading and listening stuff about the carnivore diet I was like: they are talking about me! That’s my story too!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

So I started with variety. Because I was still a bit doubtful. That lasted for about three month’s. I soon felt that the best way for me is just to eat beef with salt and drink water. So as Mikhaila calls it: Lion diet! I do eat some liver and salmon roe ones in a while. Most days I eat 2 times a day and around 1,5 kg on total per day.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Wow, I don’t know were to start. After a couple of years of not being able to lift weights I could finally work out again. I gained lots of muscle. The mental part is maybe the best part. Before carnivore I was so depressed and had mood swings all the time, anxiety/panic attacks, couldn’t concentrate at all. I read about ADD and bipolar disorder and had many corresponding symptoms. But after a couple of days eating meat, all these symptoms became less. My focus is much better now. Mentally I am more stable. No more mood swings. I haven’t got any anxiety ever since and depression is gone. Before carnivore I had so much inflammation and my body was always sour. Now the inflammation is gone! I sleep better, have Better gut health and digestion. The list goes on.

Long story short. I got my life back. To be honest, I have been in a dark place for a long time and some days I still can’t believe that I have found an answer. Maybe this sounds crazy but I feel that this way of eating has saved my life.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet

After getting the veggies out of my diet I experienced severe oxalate dumping. When I started the diet I didn’t knew nothing about anti-nutrients so I learned the hard way. I still have problems with this, but it is getting better and better. Actually this is not really a negative thing. My body is finally getting the junk out of the body. But I do think oxalate dumping is an important thing to look at. I think in the future more often we gonna see vegans transition into a more meat-based diet with low oxalates. That can get many people into trouble because vegan but also keto diets can be very high in Oxalates.

Socially it can be tricky sometimes. Not everybody understands that this is a real thing. YES, people can be healthy without the ‘magical’ fruits and veggies. Sometimes I feel I have to defend myself. But to be honest, I’m at a point that all the critics just make me stronger. I find it hard sometimes to see that so many people choose pleasure above health. It became so normal to eat crappy food that people find it strange I eat the way do. Unfortunately this way of eating makes many vegans angry. I hope to see a future were both vegans and carnivores can live together. I think carnivore is much more about human health and that’s why I like it so much. I’ve never met an angry carnivore. Most of them are really calm and relaxed.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

Yes I do but the first three months I did nothing at all. I wanted my body to recover. After three months I started doing some body weight exercises like push ups and squats. After half a year on this diet I started working out at the gym again. I train 3-5 times a week. Mostly bodybuilder style workouts. I also do some intervals with kettlebell swings, slamballs, airbike etc. In the beginning I didn’t knew what to expect. I did not get any carbs from the diet and I always thought you needed it for workouts. Of course by that time I heard many people doing it without any carbs. Still it was a bit strange in the beginning. Now that I am used to it I feel so strong and my recovery is so much better. I almost have no muscle soreness after workouts. It is great!

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Before you start, learn! Learn about anti-nutrients. Learn about bio availability, learn about human history. Try to understand why this diet can be a good thing for you. I needed that to continue. I now understand why veganism wasn’t good for me. Keep an open mind. Maybe carnivore is to big a step. Than just start with paleo or keto. Try to find your way. Listen to your body. Don’t just blindly follow mainstream media. Choose for your personal health. Maybe join a Facebook groups and tell your story and ask for help if needed. Most people in this community are really supportive. If we want to make a better world we need healthier people.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet

I see such a big push from the plant-based industry here in the Netherlands. So many people are falling for this fairy tail. So I don’t know if carnivore is gonna be mainstream. I hope people will wake up and start thinking a bit more about their own health instead of following mainstream news.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you

I just wanna thank everybody for sharing there knowledge and experiences inside this community. The last 8 months have been such an amazing journey. I hope for people who are reading this and struggle with health they choose to make changes in their lifestyle, instead of popping pills and eat garbage food. Food can be such an important tool if you look at physical and mental health. If you want to know more about me or want to follow my journey you can find me on instagram BB Jay (username: bbja.y).

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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Meat Up: 1 year later with Bronson

I love doing the Carnivore Diet Success Stories, I find it very rewarding to share peoples progress. So I am going to try to catch up with people once a year to see how they are getting on.

Will they all still be Carnivore, probably not. However, I believe they will have an appreciation of the benefits of a meat-heavy diet and will use that knowledge as a tool to further their health.

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1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating.

Still carnivore

2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

There IS an optimal human diet and it doesn’t include carbs

3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year.

First time in my life I’ve been able to maintain body composition effortlessly and still see continual athletic improvement.

4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.

Just to keep going. At 47 I feel like I’m about as healthy as I can be without becoming obsessive about it. I’m more fit and athletic than 95% of men in the world my age. I easily maintain 10% body fat. I’m at a place now where I want to see what my body can do for me. I’m active and I just started an amateur modeling career. Life is good.

5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?

Anyone who says that Carnivore or Low Carb nutrition isn’t healthy or sustainable is being willfully ignorant.

IG: @bronsondant72 for fitness and nutrition @bronson_47 for modeling stuff

Website: https://apxts.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkx53Rm4zkhWT2t9zHpx9Xg?

Bronson’s original Carnivore Diet Success Story is – HERE

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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Michael

Interview with Michael

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Michael McCain.  I am from Kearney, NE USA.  I am 47 years old and happily married to my wife Kasey who is also a carnivore. We have three children, two grand-daughters and another on the way.  I have been a fatty since I can remember.  My weight has been a constant struggle my whole life.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Since I have struggled with weight I have gone through many types of diets or “ways of eating”.  Low fat, low fat-high carb, Atkins, 6 meals a day, Herbal Life, Slim-Fast, Body for Life challenge, 1800 calorie a day diets, even did 7000 calories a day for a short time just to experiment. I even tried going vegan.  In January of 2018 I learned about intermittent fasting.  While researching fasting I came across Keto.  It worked for me a short time.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried keto and it lasted maybe two months.  I found myself binging on the weekends,  which was basically like every other diet I have ever done.  It was frustrating.  I would lose weight during the week, then I would binge on the weekends.  It was out of control and I couldn’t figure it out.  My keto and fasting research brought me to a lot more knowledge about insulin sensitivity.  Somewhere during that time I came across a podcast with Dr. Baker on Joe Rogan.  I seriously thought Dr. Baker had lost it, but the more I researched, the more it made sense to me.  I was metabolically broken and super insulin sensitive.  Logically, I had to have an insulin issue. This explained why I would binge after being strict keto.  I was eating just enough carbs that would trigger binge eating.  So, I tried carnivore.  Honestly, I was hooked the very first day.  I felt in control from day one.  I didn’t have the desire to binge.  It was an unbelievable feeling.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat a lot of beef and eggs and usually one meal a day.  Lately though, I have been eating two meals. It seems the more weight I have lost the harder it is to fast longer.  I am definitely a person that has to abstain.  I can’t moderate, I am not good at it.  That is why I stick with one meal a day.  I usually eat 2 to 3 pounds of meat a day.  I don’t hardly eat any dairy, it upsets my stomach.  I don’t do well with pork, (besides bacon), or chicken.  I get cramps and just generally don’t feel well.  I cannot believe how much freedom I feel eating this way and being in control.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

The weight loss is big, however, there have been other issues that have completely turned my life around.  Some of the benefits have come from the weight loss like the sleep apnea and body aches, but I can’t believe the emotional benefits.

I didn’t realize how stressed I was, or even the depression I was experiencing.  About three weeks into carnivore I was on a road trip for business.  I remember this feeling of contentment or euphoria that came over me.  That’s when I realized that I had been depressed and it was leaving.  I know it seems weird, but it was a crazy experience that I was not expecting.

My joint pain went away and so did my inflammation in my back.  I have struggled with back pain since 2006.  I power lifted for 20 years while having degenerative disc disease.  Being carnivore has completely turned that around.  It has been unbelievable.  I still can’t believe the difference carnivore has made in my life.

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

If there are negatives to carnivore, I haven’t experienced them yet.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

At this point I don’t exercise.  It seems stupid, but if I workout I have a crazy appetite, so, I just fast and eat meat right now.  I plan on getting back into weight lifting when I hit my goal weight and know that I can control myself.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Just freaking do it.  You have nothing to lose.  If you are fat right now, obviously everything else you’ve done hasn’t worked.  Trust me, I have done it all.  I have lost weight and gained it back.  I hear people say things all the time like “carnivore isn’t sustainable”.  I think that is a bunch of crap.  It is very sustainable.  It might not work for everyone, but it will work for most people. Don’t get discouraged at first, keep eating when you are hungry.  You will get used to it.  Your cravings will go away, it gets easier.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

Nope.  Too many forces are against it, but we can keep sharing.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

I would love to have people follow me @carnivore.roofer on instagram, michaeldmccain on Facebook..  I am a frequent lurker on World Carnivore Tribe and Carnivore Diet Success Stories.

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