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Carnivore Diet Success Stories

Carnivore Diet success stories – with Cory

2018, 1 year keto

Interview with Cory

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Cory Miller, I am 38 years old.  I do 2D/3D design for a small manufacturing plant. I live in Oklahoma with my girlfriend Sarah, she’s keto and a registered dietitian. We have a chihuahua named Zayla and a calico named Sage. I was a fat kid and now as an adult I’m eating meat and getting shredded.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was always encouraged to clean my plate. My mother made the typical spaghetti, fish sticks and mashed potatoes type meals. However, there was always some protein and we ate liver often. Lots of pizza and alcohol in my twenties, of course. As I got into fitness, I tried plenty of the extreme diets before stumbling upon keto in 2016.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

After doing a ketogenic diet for about 6 months I had realized I would get leaner faster as I ate less plants. I also dive deep and have researched, listened to tons of podcasts and followed all of the leaders in the community. I took my first Lipid panel 3 weeks into my first carnivore experiment. One of those weeks I ate bacon for 15 meals and lost 5lbs that week. My panel was “good” and gave me a bit of relief, even know I felt great and could care less what the test said ultimately. My doctor is a lifelong vegan and I’m very open with her how I eat.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat mainly beef, eggs, chicken and pork. I do fine with dairy and eat plenty of it in the form of cheese and yogurt. Pork rinds, beef jerky and cheese crisps are always stocked as well. Sea food is pretty low on my menu, shrimp is okay. I buy nose to tail boxes online and stock up on steaks at the member stores. I love shopping the supermercado and international markets for weird body parts to make broths and unusual meat dishes as well. I post a lot of my meals on Instagram. If I cheat, it’s usually keto foods nowadays and I keep it to a minimum. My first meal is around 10am and I’ll have my second around 6pm.

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

At first it was purely the fact that I could eat enormous amounts of food and continue to get leaner. I thought I liked plants until I took them out completely, steaks are better. I was diagnosed with some arthritis in a couple neck vertebrae in my mid-twenties, the diet seems to help the stiffness. Through research and self-experimentation, I also found that the pain and inflammation in my hands and other joints was very low when I ate only meat. I have zero bloating and my bowel movements are perfect.

Having to prepare and cook less is a major advantage and I throw away so much less food now. I never considered myself to have any emotional issues, but my mood changed for the better as well. The diet is also hardening my mind and making my goals seem even easier to accomplish. I dominate my gym days now with no energy lulls and the extra protein is packing on the lean muscle.

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

Any negatives that I’ve had were simply from not eating enough, not sleeping enough or not having the proper hydration/electrolytes.

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

Yes, I’m in the gym 5-7 days a week. I do power lifting and body building exercises as well as mobility and body weight movements. As I’ve gotten older the mobility work has really worked itself to the front of the line. The low inflammation inherit with the diet lends itself to moving your body well. I usually get to the gym around 4am, so I train fasted.

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

It would completely depend on why they are considering it in the first place. But I would suggest they just start eating more meat and recommend some books, podcasts and twitter follows. Maybe even recommend following me on Instagram and just start eating the things I’ve posted, if they don’t want to research. The great thing about the diet is that it can be done so easily and pretty much anywhere.

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

No, I do not. I think that average people do average things and this diet is not for those people. I think if some of the basic principles are taken and everyone would just eat more meat and less processed carbage that would be a great shift though.

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

If you’re on the fence just do it!

If you’re fat, you didn’t get that way from eating meat.

Twitter: @Cory_S_Miller81 (I mainly just retweet the communities hard work)

Instagram: @cory_s_miller81 (I post lots of meaty pics and a few of my physical progressions)

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Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later with Ævar

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.

Meat Up with Ævar

How would you currently describe your current way of eating.

I follow a carnivore diet. What I usually eat is beef and lamb. I’d say more than 98% but I have incorporated some horse meat lately. Working to find the best cuts of horse. Though I might add that occasionally I have eaten sides with my meat. That happens when I visit my mom for example. I don’t want to trouble her with my “special needs” so I eat a little of what she puts on the table. That’s maybe 2 or 3 meals a year.

What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

When nutrition is on the table you’re constantly learning. I can’t really put my finger on specifics but I’ve been experimenting with organ meats a little…mostly lambs liver and lambs heart. I also eat a little cod liver for Vitamin D during winter and lump fish roe as an experiment. My opinion is that I don’t think it’s necessary to eat those but they do have some benefits for me in the long dark Icelandic winter months. So basically that’s what I’ve learned.

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

I have had no setbacks and actually made some improvements in the gym. Still gaining some strength. I also think it’s important that I haven’t lost speed. So at 51 I think that’s’ pretty impressive.

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

My goals for this year is to deadlift the same weight I did when I was 25. I also plan to ride my bike a lot more next summer. And I want to get a little leaner.

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

Carnivore diet has changed my life. During these 2 and a half years on this WOE I may have eaten some sides a very few times and it always affects me. Usually I will get bloated and it always messes with my sleep. So I can’t say I recommend this but this is my choice to keep some situations simple.
You can find me on instagram @austfjord Twitter @aevaraust

His original Carnivore Diet success story is here

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Descended From Odin – Odin Galdr Tee review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Odin Galdr T-Shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

In the words of Descended From Odin “A unique Descended from Odin Galdr by Kai, lead shaman of Heilung!.

What the hell is a Galdr? “Galdr (plural galdrar) is one Old Norse word for “spellincantation“; these were usually performed in combination with certain rites.[1] It was mastered by both women and men.[2] Some scholars have assumed they chanted it in falsetto (gala).[2][3]

The T-Shirt in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. It is made from 100% organic cotton, and is a regular fit.

There are 3 T-Shirts in the Galdr range. This Odin one was my favourite. It has a really unique look that I haven’t seen before. Which has a nice twist on the Odin design I am used to on other DFO products. I will not pretend to know what the runes and design say, I just find them cool looking haha.

I find the website really easy to order from, and even though they are a small independent company. They have always been efficient with deliveries. However, you cannot expect them to have the resources that bigger companies have. So if they are experiencing high orders, you need to be patient. 

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  • 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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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Tracy K

Interview with Tracy

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi! I’m Tracy, a coach on Meatrx.com. I’m happily married with four adult children and eight grandchildren. I was not overweight as a child, but became overweight as an adult after having children. It wasn’t from having children that I became this way, but from all of the bad foods in the stores that I could never get satiated from while eating. We’ve been lied to about our foods and I’m on a mission to help people understand that it isn’t their fault, it is the money hungry companies and corporations that have brought these very nutrient poor foods to our stores so that they could make the bucks. Sad story.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before coming to the Carnivore lifestyle, I was on a Whole30 diet. It seemed good but did not help me in the long run. I tried many avenues, from Weight Watchers, to Green Smoothies, to Juicing and so much more to try to heal my body. Of course, before the diets, I did eat the standard American diet…SAD.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I read about the carnivore lifestyle on social media and also heard about it from a dear friend. I was appalled and could not imagine how anyone could survive on just meat alone. I thought surely that vegetables and fruits were a huge part of what was needed to get all of the essential vitamins and minerals. How could I have not known? Well, it’s not hard when the mainstream “health” peeps preach that meat is bad (NOT TRUE)  and vegetables are the most nutritious foods. (Nope) So I did not believe it could be possible at first, but then I began to take a closer look, research and listen to well educated people like Amber O’Hearn, Dr. Shawn Baker, Dr. Ken Berry and others. Then it started to make sense! I saw that it must be the real way to eat. We are fed so much fake garbage in our world, this was just one more area that we had been deceived about…our FOOD! Oh my!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

After I researched the lifestyle of carnivore, some called it ZC or zero carb, I began to think on it and decided, yes, this is for me and it makes so much sense. Why shouldn’t I eat the most nutrient dense foods in the world? I should!!

So I jumped right in from the Whole30 diet…which had been turned into the Whole270! I was on that for 9 months. It allowed all real foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, meats, seeds, etc. For me, I never wanted to believe that fruits were bad or that the sugar in them was bad. But let me tell you…sugar is sugar and it all reacts the same in the body. I had even read one doctor who thought that the fiber cancelled out the sugar…uh, no! That’s not true.

So I started out on carnivore quite easily. I did have a little of what many call “keto flu” in the beginning, but only to the point of being tired a lot which is very common. I was able to push through that and I had some bowel adjustments that occurred until I could get balanced out. It took probably about a month, but once I had followed this lifestyle for a single month…I was hooked! I knew it was what I had been searching for my entire life! It was working! And not only working, but working well! I could definitely feel the difference, not only because I was losing weight, but because I felt satiated, in control, no cravings, and the best part of all….I did not have to track anything! not weight, not calories, not macros, not WW points…nothing! I never liked tracking what went into my mouth and with this, I did not have to! Yay!!!

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

The benefits that I have noticed are that I feel satisfied with my food. It is very nourishing and leaves me feeling so content without wanting that next fix, like more sugar, or more carbs, another cupcake, or another bag of chips!

Another benefit is that I did lose some weight, 20#. I had lost some weight on each diet that I tried, but carnivore was by far the best! As it turns out, when you continue eating this way, your body just ends up balancing out and finding its best weight. No need to strain or strive, or struggle to get there, it just happens along with many other benefits. My b/p which was extremely high at one point (220/120) has now stabilized. I was able to eliminate my b/p medicines along my journey but couldn’t stop that last pill until carnivore. Within the first 3 months, my b/p began dropping and I was able to cut the pill in half, then in fourths, etc. It was miraculous in my eyes! Why didn’t the green smoothies work or the juicing? Well, it was all of that sugar in my system, all the time…even the fruits on the Whole30 diet. Plus, I learned about oxalates in the vegetables and fruits. Oxylates? What’s that? A doctor by the name of Sally Norton has tons of information on those! They are anti-nutrients that are in all plants. Some have more than others, but they are not good for the body! I kind of knew that when making green smoothies, because I learned that you had to rotate the greens. You could not always eat spinach, for instance, or you would begin to feel terrible. So rotating greens made for a different type of oxalate or anti-nutrient, like from chard for instance. Ick. Had I known what all I was doing to my body, I would have cried! Now I know. And I do not cry…it has helped my mental state SO much! I am able to cope with the day to day stresses with much more ease.

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

The only negative that I have found is that when I tell others about the carnivore lifestyle, they don’t think I know what I am talking about. So I do not talk to family or friends all the time, but I just try to be an example to others and if they ask, I definitely speak up then! I want to see others receive the same, better and more benefits than I have! I’m very passionate about it!

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

Yes, I do exercise, but only in the form of walking. I started fitbit walking a few years back and I have kept doing that. I usually walk at least 10,000 steps a day and many times 12,000 or more. I was doing 12,000 + steps a day until this January when I decided to scale back some and I want to begin to do other forms of exercise. I have been doing carnivore for almost 15 months, and I feel the need to do more weight lifting or other strength training exercises now.

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

I think everyone gets to their “point in life” when they are tired of being sick and over weight. Some are just wanting to heal from arthritis, skin issues, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, fibromyalgia or other autoimmune diseases. I say go for it! I have read so many success stories from eating the carnivore lifestyle that I am convinced it will help almost any poor health condition that anyone might have. Don’t hesitate. Do it now! Try it for at least 30 days, but even 90 days would be better and you will see such a huge improvement, it will blow you away!

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

I think that it could be if enough people were able to wake up and smell the coffee, so to speak. That is why there are those in the carnivore community that have a passion to tell others. We want health for all! Years ago, many years ago, this was the way to eat. There weren’t all of these human kibble foods around and there was just real food…beef, milk, cream, eggs, cheese, chickens. These were “normal” foods! Those generations were not sick and overweight as we are today in our world.

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

If anyone would like my help to start up this lifestyle, please do not hesitate to contact me on Instagram @natural_state_carnivore

I would love to help in any way that I can! I am also available as a coach @Meatrx.com as Tracy K. There a free month now in progress for January, where you can sign up and take advantage of the whole site! Additionally, we are in the middle of World Carnivore Month, January 2020. It is the third such event. Jump on board and join in this community and lifestyle! You’ll be amazed at yourself and how you can become so incredibly healthy!

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Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

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  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
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Descended from Odin – Beowulf Pt 1 Tee review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Beowulf Pt 1 T-Shirt.

You can get 10% off any order with the code ketogenicendurance

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In the words of Descended From Odin

“When the Anglo-Saxons landed on Britain’s shores they bought with them the gods and the tales of heroes long past; kings amongst men, descendants of Woden himself. Over time these men became Christians, but one story endured over all others and not even the church could lay to rest the story of Beowulf, slayer of monsters and dragons.

Product Details + Size guide: 100% organic cotton. This shirt is our regular fit.  UK sizes given with chest circumference in inches for men & women’s (UK) dress size equivalent. For US, we recommend to size up one.

Measurements given in inches for chest circumference. XS: 34-36″ (8-10) S: 36-38″ (10-12) M: 40-42″ (12-14) L: 42-44″ (14-16) XL: 44-46″ (16-18) XXL: 46-48” (18-20)

The Beowulf Story is : Part 1 – “Beowulf falls into two parts. It opens in Denmark, where King Hrothgar’s splendid mead hall, Heorot, has been ravaged for 12 years by nightly visits from an evil monster, Grendel, who carries off Hrothgar’s warriors and devours them. Unexpectedly, young Beowulf, a prince of the Geats of southern Sweden, arrives with a small band of retainers and offers to cleanse Heorot of its monster. Hrothgar is astonished at the little-known hero’s daring but welcomes him, and, after an evening of feasting, much courtesy, and some discourtesy, the king retires, leaving Beowulf in charge. During the night Grendel comes from the moors, tears open the heavy doors, and devours one of the sleeping Geats. He then grapples with Beowulf, whose powerful grip he cannot escape. He wrenches himself free, tearing off his arm, and leaves, mortally wounded. The next day is one of rejoicing in Heorot. But at night as the warriors sleep, Grendel’s mother comes to avenge her son, killing one of Hrothgar’s men. In the morning Beowulf seeks her out in her cave at the bottom of a mere and kills her. He cuts the head from Grendel’s corpse and returns to Heorot. The Danes rejoice once more. Hrothgar makes a farewell speech about the character of the true hero, as Beowulf, enriched with honours and princely gifts, returns home to King Hygelac of the Geats.”

The T-Shirt in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. It is made from 100% organic cotton, and is a regular fit.

I love the graphic on this t-shirt which fills pretty much all of the front of the tee. It is a really cool design that reminds me of a panel of a comic book. The design is bold enough that it looks great from a distance, but it is super detailed up close. The print quality is also excellent. It has survived multiple washes and has retained its integrity.

I am an ambassador for DFO. However, all that really means is I really like the brand and wear the products myself. I have never understood the concept of just being an ambassador for the sake of it. Why promote something, that you would not wear yourself. You only have to look at my day to day postings on Instagram and Facebook, to know I wear DFO products on a daily basis.

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

  • Carnivore Fit detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore, and how to exercise on it.
  • 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 Ross

Interview with Ross

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Ross, I’m 45 and I live in Toronto having moved to Canada from Scotland 10 years ago.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before Carnivore I was on keto for a few months and before that I ate EVERYTHING you’re not supposed to, being Scottish (we’re allergic to vegetables;) we have a terrible deep fried eating culture that I brought to Canada. I was a classic binge over water and I weighed in at over 400lbs towards the end of 2018.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I got annoyed with being a mathematical scientist in trying to figure out the keto math for every meal, I didn’t like weighing things and doing the sums to stay true to 75-20-5.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat one (big) meal a day, lots of big juicy ribeyes with butter and occasionally pork, roasts and very occasionally fish. I typically fast for the rest of the day with the exception of water and coffee.

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

Improved energy, clarity, focus, confidence, sleeping patterns and appetite suppression.

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

Only from a social perspective when eating with friends and families and their menus.

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

I lift weights for 60-90 minutes 6x a week. Usually in the morning and always fasted.

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

Make friends with your butcher, try lots of different cuts of steak. Invest in a cast iron pan and meat thermometer to get the cooking just right.

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

I don’t, it’s too limited for too many people and that’s ok. The enemy isn’t vegetables it’s processed junk and excess carbs.

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

@thescottishcarnivore

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Ketogenic Endurance – Facebook Page Shop

Etsy – Unique Carnivore

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – eBook and Paperback

Low Content Books – Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Planners.

Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • 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 Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later with Mariela

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.

How would you currently describe your current way of eating.

I pretty much eat similarly to a year ago. I focus 90-100% on the animal kingdom and from time to time, I do have a little bit of dark chocolate or a Keto meal/recipe, especially if I am travelling or staying with friends/family. The important thing is to focus on health and not being too rigid and being more flexible when uncontrolled life situations occurs. This overall approach has allowed me to continue to live a Ketogenic lifestyle and still enjoy a few “keto” treats from time to time. I do consume some coffee, I do implement Swiss water press decaf coffee, as to reduce my caffeine intake overall, so I may have about .5-1 cup of coffee per day. For now, this amount of caffeine does not bother me, this may change down the road and I always like to experiment. My diet consists overall of meat (80%), the rest can be a mixture of other animal products: eggs, fish, poultry, etc. From time to time, I have a bit of dairy products- like cheese and heavy cream- but this is minimal and I take collage peptides.

What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I have learned that food can truly heal your body and mind. When you see food as the fuel you can give your body, so it runs efficiently, you realize that the focus lies on the quality macros that will make your body the best that it can be and heal all sorts of ailments without medication or surgery. You focus on health- rather than just aesthetics. I also learned that we are constantly being fed misinformation from the media, medical and nutritional advice that is outdated and so flawed that people are adopting plant-based diets and/or reducing fats and meat. I know this is an upward battle, but it is worth the fight!

I love seeing so much new research being conducted, and having advocates like Dr. Baker, Dr. Champ, Dr. Ede, Dr. Eenfelt, Dr. Westman, Dr. Peterman, Dr. Gustin, Dr. D’Agostino, Dr. Volek, Dr. Phinney, Dr. Mason, Dr. Scher, Dr. Fettke, Dr. Noakes, Dr. Fung, and many more!…to provide research-based information that is contrary to what we have been told, and healing people along the way! These pioneers are healing cancer, diabetes, neurological diseases, autoimmune disorders, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, inflammation, heart disease and much much more! Also seeing so many success stories is a hopeful step! So many ex-vegans and people adopting a Keto/Carnivore diet have increased twofold in the last few years, that the data in these case studies have value, and will hopefully change the status quo- which is evidently not working, as we realize that we are getting sicker, fatter and advancing our ageing process with the standard medical/nutritional advice. Research shows that 80% of people who go vegans/vegetarians go back to eating meat and leaving such a lifestyle. I just recently connected with an ex-vegan pioneer in Australia- Katya Arbusoff- who was a vegan for over 30 years, has now adopted a carnivorous lifestyle focusing on ancestral eating- eating from the animal kingdom. She has a Facebook group called “Katya’s Raw Wisdom”- where many ex-vegans from different walks of life can support each other in the transition, and it is just amazing to see how many stories of deficiencies tally up. There are many other such groups on Facebook, such as “Restoration health vegan recovery group”- was my support group as I transitioned out of veganism.  Also, with so many baby deaths occurring from their parents feeding them a vegan diet, more restrictions are being talked about with regards to babies, and young children eating a vegan diet, which have shown to damage their health, brains, developmental milestones, causing severe malnutrition and even death! Many vegan parents have gone to jail and is such a sad situation that can easily be prevented. Therefore, no child or baby should be fed a deficient vegan diet. Therefore, this whole notion of a vegan agenda is truly preposterous, because there are many people who could not follow a vegan/plant-based diet without damaging their health and even cause death. Who are those people? People with autoimmune disorders, Hashimoto’s Disease, graves disease, Crohn’s Disease, diabetes, heart disease, IBS/Gut issues, joint issues, mood, people with lymes disease, neurological disorders, babies, children and the elderly. I always recommend people to read more research studies, data coming from many physicians seeking to bring the truth to light.

I always recommend documentaries such as “The Perfect Human Diet”, “The Magic Pill” and “That Sugar Film”, so people can learn the truth behind nutrition and health and re-learn what is the BEST and optimal way for humans to heal and thrive.  Since switching from a vegan diet, I received so much hate and nasty messages- it was a war against the vegans! It is interesting that people take such labels to heart, to the point of aggression. Many vegans love to claim that Einstein was a vegan and little do they know, that Einstein was a vegetarian (not a vegan), the last couple years of his life- when he was in his 70s-, decades after many of his most important scientific breakthroughs. Thus, all of his scientific breakthroughs occurred when he ate meat! The only reason he followed a vegetarian diet was due to chronic digestive distress and he received the same outdated, flawed misinformation that I received from my own GI doctor that actually worsened my GI issues- of eating more vegetables and fiber! So there you have it, so much misinformation still circles around, but if you are interested, you can find the truth with a little searching.

Another interesting study out there that compares vegan brains vs. meat-eater brains- The study said those on a meat-free diet are six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage as the most vitamin B12 is found in meats, liver, fish and milk. According to the study, vitamin B12 protects older people against brain shrinkage. Deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause inflammation of the nervous system. These brains were not only smaller but experience cognitive decline. Another similar brain study highlights that choline is an essential dietary nutrient, but the amount produced by the liver is not enough to meet the requirements of the human body. Choline is critical to brain health, particularly during fetal development. It also influences liver function, with shortfalls linked to irregularities in blood fat metabolism as well as excess free radical cellular damage, writes Dr. Derbyshire. Therefore, eating a vegan or plant-based diet can be bad for your brain health, especially if you already have a low choline intake, researchers report. The primary sources of dietary choline are found in beef, eggs, dairy products, fish, and chicken, with very low levels found in nuts, beans, and cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli. Many of the studies concluded, that many of the cognitive deficiencies/decline and atrophy may be restored after adopting a meat diet, but many faculties may not be reversed or restored.

This is exactly what I experienced as a vegan- I was constantly lethargic, had mental fog, very slow to process information, I had many errors writing reports and took me twice as long. I felt I was in a constant haze and I felt irritable, depressed, irrational and experienced mood swings. I just could not function, and my kids were scared of my emotional reactions! I was out of control.

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

I have had no setbacks at all- quite the contrary. I have continued to heal. My gut-issues have healed 100%, my skin, hair, and nails have restored from the damage of veganism. I actually have much fewer wrinkles than when I was a vegan! This is saying a lot- since I am going against the clock, so I definitely feel more youthful, energetic and strong. My face is plumper and has a healthy glow. 

There is also research on the damaging effects of sugar on your skin and that includes fructose (sugar derived from fruit). This is due to “Advanced glycation end products” (AGEs) are proteins or lipids that become glycated as a result of exposure to sugars. They can be a factor in aging and in the development or worsening of many degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, chronic kidney disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Research has shown that aging is accelerated by sugar. Without getting too technical, at the end of each strand of our DNA is a little cap, called a telomere, which protects our DNA from damage. Every time our DNA is read and duplicated, those telomeres shorten. While our bodies normally replace those telomeres, sugar quickens that shortening, and thereby, advances the aging process (Increased acne, Appearance of wrinkles, Sagging in neck and chin, Development of dark spots, Slower healing of cuts, scraps, etc.). To reverse the effects of sugar, Dr. Nish (one of many researches) says we can reduce the metabolic consequences of sugar (diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome) and possibly some of the aging aspects. But, unfortunately, we’ll be stuck with some of the skin changes associated with ingested sugar. This occurred firsthand to me when I became a vegan. I have a post on IG where I show this damage in pictures- I aged so much! I have a twin sister who was never vegan and during this time, I looked almost 10 years older than her. Wrinkles cut my skin, I lost all the youthful fat, I had hollow depressions around my eyes, gaunt cheeks and I looked so bad. Therefore- I am staying AWAY from sugar! I do not want to accelerate the aging of my skin. You can see this in many vegans- they have premature aging- and their skin is the first sign you see this. Dr. Nish encourages people to start getting rid of sugar early in life. This is particularly important in pregnant mothers. Remember, what’s going on in your skin is going on everywhere in your body. Our skin is just an external display of everything that’s happening inside our bodies. 

My mental fog is non-existent, no more depression, or mood swings. I am always happy, positive and calm. I do not get sick! I have had only 1 cold (that lasted 2 days), this past year and a half, since I went back to a Keto lifestyle. I work in schools, as a Speech Pathologist, so I am constantly working with sick kids and my immune system is strong, keeping illness at bay.  My pre-diabetic state is gone, no more inflammation and healthier than ever. My body has overall improved (even with less exercise), I am naturally curvy- a small waist and curvy hips/bottom, and strong/lean abs, so it is nice to keep a lean, curvy, flat stomach, yet strong, frame, which is a size 0, XS-S, and keep a weight between 115-119. Sure, there is always room for improvement, but I am overall happy with my figure, especially after having 3 kids, and being a 40 year old active mom! Best of all I do not have to kill myself at the gym.  People think I have good genetics, which I do believe is 50% of my success, the other 50% is definitely leading a Carnivore/Keto lifestyle. I have found the Holy Grail! I am enjoying the best health possible and will continue eating this way indefinitely. I ate a low carb diet for 12 years, prior to the 6-year interruption following a vegan diet, which caused so many health issues and have now regained my health with a Ketogenic/Carnivore diet the last year and a half. Therefore, I am totaling eating a Ketogenic diet for over 13.5 years.

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

My fitness regime was not as consistent as in previous years. We had many life changes that required more time spent with my children and family and that hurt my consistency at the gym. I still train in the gym, do Pilates and cardio (as running, walking, or HIIT), perhaps 2 times per week. However, this is something that I will continue to focus on this in 2020- and be more consistent. I plan on adding an extra day or two and keeping a steady consistency, even if it is just for 30 minutes at the park with my kids. I continue to mediate and work on spirituality- and this is another area I have had so much growth in, which is another misconception that vegans make- that you must be vegan to have success in ascension/meditation/spirituality/yoga practice. A few people know that the Dalai Lama is actually a meat-eater. He tried a vegetarian diet in the 60s and he got very sick and got hepatitis. So there you have it, another misconception.

This is something that actually opened up for me this past year and a half- my intuition/spirituality/mediumship abilities have increased so much, so I am able to lead a truly 100% holistic lifestyle- where all the areas that make up who I am, are at its best! This is the best gift- to be able to live my best life and attain my highest self.

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

I always remind people, to do their own research. To not just believe something as truth. By taking this approach, you will do your own research to learn the truth. I even urge you not to believe what I say- go out and do the research yourself and experiment on yourself. All I can say is that this lifestyle is what saved my life and gave me back my health. I got a second change to live my best life and I am part of the collective who is trying to make a change. I love helping people! In the past year and a half, I have helped so many friends and family regain their own optimal health and are living a healthy and happy lifestyle by adopting a Keto/Carnivore lifestyle. My sisters, and mother follow a Keto/low carb diet and we are all experiencing optimal health.

Do the work- the information is out there. I challenge you to make the change for yourself. I feel that this way of life is what allows me to do it all! I work as a Speech/language pathologist, a writer, actress, spiritualist, and of course a loving mother and wife- and being able to lead an active and healthy life! You too can change your life for the better and you can lead by example- such as I have.

You can follow my journey at:

http://www.marielastewart.com

https://www.instagram.com/mariela_n_stewart

https://www.facebook.com/MarielaNStewart/

Mariala’s original carnivore diet success story can be found here

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Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Carrie

Interview with Carrie

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hello, my name is Carrie and I am a 41 year old, Kansas girl.  I am a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and work for a pain clinic in their Toxicology lab. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

 I was raised eating the Standard American Diet (SAD).  In college, I gained the freshman 15. I started drinking Slim-Fast and taking diet pills every single day.  This began my yo-yo dieting life. In my 20’s, I started drinking alcohol and ate the SAD. I packed on the pounds!  I started each year with a shiny new gym membership, new workout routine and cut back on calories. I would lose weight initially but then I would fall off the wagon by March and go right back to old habits. 

In 2013, I was at my highest weight of 170 pounds at 5’4” tall.  I was so uncomfortable in my skin. My friend told me about the Eat to Live way of life.  I read the entire book. I was sold! I ate massive amounts of salads and I lost 30 pounds. I also walked 30-45 minutes per day. I felt good, I thought.  I was at my lowest weight during this time and super proud to be VEGAN.

In 2014, I met my current husband.  He was 45 years old at the time, he was eating the SAD and had recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  I introduced him to the Eat to Live way of life. His A1c went down, which made his doctor happy and he lost a significant amount of weight.  Long story short, we got lazy. We started relying on frozen processed food, French fries are vegan, and booze. We both packed on 20 pounds apiece and couldn’t understand why.  I was miserable yet again! I was going to the doctor frequently for sinus infections, anxiety, depression, headaches, ovarian cysts, violent mood swings, and of course the ever-famous decreased libido!

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

December 2018, several friends told me about the Keto diet.  I thought they were crazy for eating cheese, pork rinds and meat all the time.  I had sworn off all these foods! The scientist in me started researching deeper.  I watched YouTube like it was my life line. I learned everything I could from figures like KetoConnect, WatchAutumnKeto, DrBerg.  I started my keto journey January 2019. I tracked everything I put in my mouthwith the CarbManager app. I lost 20 pounds in 7 months, without exercise.  I was feeling good but I still had cravings and was hungry. This led to more research! I started following StrongSistas, NutritionwithJudy and LauraSpath.  These people changed my life!  

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I currently use intermittent fasting, 16:8 sometimes longer.  Lunch is grilled meat or left overs of some sort, which can be reheated in the microwave. Dinner is more reheated grilled meat and a side of FAT!  I do NOT snack! I am attempting the nose to tail version of Carnivore. I have enjoyed every cut of meat and organ so far.

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

The benefits from Carnivore have been TREMENDOUS! I have not been to the doctor for any illnesses in 2019.  I wake up before my alarm, ready to go to the gym. I am off all prescription medication. My depression, anxiety and violent mood swings have lessened dramatically each month.  I am happy to report that my libido is back! I stopped drinking ALL alcohol in January, so no more hangovers or headaches.  

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

Negatives on Carnivore; Its a little pricier maybe if you always buy the grass fed and the prime cuts of meat. I buy what we can afford.

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

I have a love/hate relationship with the Gym.  I hate going at 5am (my only option) but love the results when I stick with it!  Since December 2nd I have been lifting weights, Monday – Friday.  I can already see the results and I can’t wait to see what 2020 has for me.

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

What are you waiting for?

Take it one day at a time!  Commit to 1 week or a month, see how you feel.  Find your tribe! We all started somewhere. It’s ok to “fall off the wagon”, just don’t stay there!  Connect with people on Instagram or Facebook. It’s so much easier to be successful on this journey, if you surround yourself with likeminded people.  Ask questions! Personally, I have reached out to so many people along my journey and they were all willing to help or answer questions.  

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

No, I don’t believe that the Carnivore way of eating will ever be accepted as mainstream. It’s such a shame!

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

People can find me at @carries.best.life.after40 on Instagram

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – eBook and Paperback

Books – Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Planners.

Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

Media

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Descended from Odin – Grunge Hood review

This is my review for the Descended From Odin Grunge Hoodie.

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In the words of Descended From Odin “Grunge as fuck. 100% organic cotton, screen printed by hand in England. All sizes UK chest: XS 36-38″ / S 38-40″ / M 40-42″ / L 42-44″ / XL 44-47″ / 2XL 47-50″ 3XL 50-53.”

The Hoodie in the photos is a Medium, I am 6 foot and 12 stone 6 pounds ish. The website doesn’t confirm a fit. I would personally describe it as in-between a slim and regular fit for me. Which is exactly what I want from a hoodie, I prefer slim to regular fit.

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It is a warm fleece-lined hoodie. I am from the North East of England, this hoodie will be perfect for Autumn, and Spring for me. Whilst also providing a warming layer for the winter. I like to spend a lot of time walking and hiking in the great outdoors. So I need a lot of layering options.

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The front of the hoodie has the DFO logo with the brand name in a really cool font, then the logo in a very large print on the back. It really does have a grunge feel to it. I was brought up on Nirvana and Pearl Jam and this hoodie is similar to the type of stuff I would have worn then. So they have nailed that.

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Shipping was a bit of a nightmare but only in my head, it was all my fault. I ordered it in November, and after a week it had not been dispatched so I was getting a bit wary. However, after reading the product item again, I realised it was a pre-order and it would not be sent out until the 12th December. Then on the afternoon of the 12th December, I got an email stating it had been sent out. It arrived the next day! So make sure you read the shipping details before you stress out, and remember it is an independent company so give them a little slack haha.

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Carnivore Diet success story – with Kels

Interview with Kels

Introduce Yourself.

Hi there! My name is Kels, I’m a 25-year-old corporate millennial living in Denver, CO. I’ve been partaking in the Carnivore WOE since May of 2019 and I’m never going back! (minus one or two cheat meals every couple weeks…that remind me why I eat this way in the first place. Hehe.)

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before carnivore, I was a vegetarian from the age of 13-15, and then I was vegan from the age of 21-23. I decided to stop being vegan due to massive hormonal breakouts, one day I was thinking to myself “I’m craving fried chicken. I’m going to eat some god damned fried chicken.” and the next day after I ate some chicken, all of my breakouts were GONE. It was magical. Anyways. Needless to say, throughout my life, I typically wasn’t very big on meat and I was your typical junk foodie. I was always “skinny fat” as well, always bloated and never happy with the way my body looked under my clothes. But I loved me some wine, pizza, pasta…all of the sugar and carbs. Always wondered “Why do I feel so gross!?” LOL. 

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I tried Carnivore to begin with initially because I wanted to lose weight and look good. My bloated self always wanted some freakin’ abs. I started following a lot of Keto Instagram accounts and took the Keto approach, to begin with, and while the weight really did start falling off, the Keto WOE always made me feel a little off-balanced. Almost like my insides weren’t very happy with me. Then I started seeing and following carnivore Instagram accounts and began reading up on how this more simplistic WOE could greatly benefit mental health as well as most all psychical ailments. Since I have suffered from heavy anxiety my whole life, I was intrigued! That and I have an extreme personality. So Carnivore was right up my alley. 

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I personally approach the Carnivore diet with tons of ground beef! I’m not rolling in money (yet) so I love the affordability of it. Trader Joes meat is my favorite. They have great organic and grass-fed options without breaking the bank. I’m a very routined type of person as well so every day is pretty much black coffee, lots of butter, ground beef, salt, and eggs. I’ll splurge on a grass-fed ribeye once a week. I do try to make sure all of my meat is grass-fed and my eggs free range, I think it just tastes better. I do LOVE fasting as well with sparkling water, salt, and electrolytes. I fast daily and go for OMAD. Recently though I’ve been diving down the “Primal Carnivore” WOE, meaning not cooking my meat. I’m a super newbie to it, so I’m still getting used to raw meat but so far it’s absolutely delicious and even more simplistic. Still trying to get my hands on some raw dairy out here in Denver!

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

Oh man, the benefits. So many. My mental health has increased so much, I find that my brain is simply working more optimally with this WOE. I have no mental fog on the daily anymore, which has lead to a significant decrease in anxiety. I’m able to logically think through my thoughts, identify them as needed, and move on. Can’t do that when I ingest sugar/gluten, that’s for dang sure. I have lost about 35 pounds since May (when I started Carnivore) and I have kept that weight off. My skin has never been so unproblematic acne wise, and the tone of it has definitely changed. I’m way less pink and pasty now! I love how much money and mental energy I save around meal prepping. I just feel that I’m finally mentally and psychically how I’m meant to be as a human. That feeling is euphoric, slightly indescribable and priceless. If you know you know. 

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The only negatives I’ve found are trying to balance a social life with this WOE. I still struggle to eat Carnivore when I’m out with non-carnivore friends. But that’s my problem, I know it can be done! 

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

I do not exercise, simply because I haven’t yet found the need. Personally, I love the look of being toned and lean, and I have achieved that through my diet alone. My abs are extremely toned without doing sit-ups every day, and abs are my main goal! My arms look extremely defined as well, it’s weird. But I ain’t complaining! 

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

I would suggest to start off with a steak. A delicious fatty grass-fed ribeye. Eat that alone, and identify how you feel the next morning. Boom. And if that hasn’t convinced you, follow carnivore Instagram pages. You can’t look at everyone’s transformations and NOT be motivated to try it out for yourself. It’s literally a cheat code on how to live an amazing life. This diet will positively affect ALL areas of your life my friend. It’s crazy!

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

Nope! Not in today’s social climate. And that is fine. You can’t save the world, but you can save yourself. Start with yourself. ….most people don’t even start there….ever…… 

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

Thanks for reading all about my Carnivore experience and thoughts! Happy to have the chance to share. You can find me on Instagram @saltn.butta where I document even more of my quirky personality, the foods I’m eating, and my funny lil life as a whole.

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Books – Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Planners.

Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

Media

  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
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