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 Chris
1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating.
I’d describe how I eat now as “standard bodybuilding diet+”. What I mean by that is I’m no longer carnivore or even really keto (although I’m okay with metabolism switching when needed). After the 2 year mark I felt pretty healthy and wanted to try out a real attempt at a lower fat higher carb diet for building muscle. The difference is I’m trying my best to keep protein sources animal-based, and keep carbs “clean, digestible, and as free from fiber as possible”. That being said, I eat a lot of very lean ground beef, a lot of white rice, and a lot of whey isolate shakes. I’ll have some oats and Gatorade in addition to these things around my workouts, but that’s about it. So far my digestion is still very good, energy levels are great, I still require very little sleep, and my skin is in great shape. I have found that bread will aggravate my eczema and cause it to flare up, so I try to keep that to a bare minimum.
I am definitely finding now I that I have a better time cherishing high-end treats, and treating them as that instead of snacks to binge on.
2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.
I learned that we still know very little. I learned to be a little more open-minded and listen, and to speak less. Rely less on gurus and experts and do more self-experimentation.
3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year.
Last year I dieted pretty hard in the first quarter and then increased my fat to really high levels (while carnivore). I gained a ton of weight and had to diet it off again. Wasn’t a huge deal but the weeks where I was averaging 800 calories a day were very tough. I will say I came out the other side MUCH improved.
4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.
My current goal is to add mass for the next two years, while trying to maintain sub-12% bodyfat. After that I will shred down again and pick a show to compete in!
5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?
Nothing to add, other than I may be in for a branding change soon. The jury is still deliberating. I can still be found on all the old channels: carnivoremuscle on all social media platforms, and on carnivoremuscle.com, my personal blog.
Chris’ original carnivore diet success story can be found here
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