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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