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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Rebekah

Interview with Rebekah

Introduce Yourself

Hello! My name is Rebekah farmer. I am an overcomer of over ten autoimmune diseases, chronic lyme disease, chronic c-diff, multiple mood disorders, IBS, IBD, diverticulitis, and more. I love nature, holistic medicine, music, and elephants 🙂 …

How did you eat before Carnivore

Paleo, then keto for over 15 years. I’ve never eaten the standard American diet.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with

Danny Vega introduced me to the idea when I was suffering with autoimmune disease. It took me a long time to actually try it. I was in my third emergency room in a row, 70 lb at 5-6 and desperate to gain weight. They said I would have to remove my colon and be hooked up to a feeding tube. That’s why I decided to go full carnivore.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet

This way of eating looks different for each person and it needs to sue our bio individual needs. I prefer variety and options within the healthy boundaries that keep me healing, supported. I don’t think that a diet is helpful unless it is sustainable. This is food freedom. I approached it with my newfound intuition and understanding that is gained with leptin sensitivity and systemic healing.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet

I have my life back! I don’t have pain, I can think clearly and I have energy. My sleep is wonderful, and I am so strong! Mentally resilient, no cravings, so grateful. I have also reversed scleroderma which is pretty amazing!

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet

They should really make chest freezers with better shelving.

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

I lift heavy and only do cardio for pleasure like light walks in the morning and evening. I do it because it feels amazing and I love being strong and getting stronger.

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

Take everyone’s advice with a grain of salt. There is no one diet that works perfectly for everyone. You are different from everyone else. Find a coach if you need extra support. Trust and appreciate the process.

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

Yes

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

I am a health and life coach who is truly eager to help others who know what it is like to feel completely hopeless. You Are Not Alone! Please do not hesitate to reach out.

https://rcfarmer18.wixsite.com/tailoredketohealth

https://www.instagram.com/tailoredketohealth/

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Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later with Olivia

Interview with Olivia

How would you currently describe your current way of eating.

I am currently still eating a carnivore diet. I eat all different types of meat, animal fat, cheese and butter.

What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I have learned first and foremost to listen to my own body regarding nutrition. As my hormones have started to balance out and my gut has started to heal, I’ve come to realize that certain times of the month I require more fat and more calories for example. I’ve also learned to eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. Which sounds simple, but can be quite the process to learn when coming from a history of binge eating.

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

The last year has given me more energy and strength then I’ve ever had in my life. I waited a while until my body felt “ready” but I started to get into weight lifting and fitness in the past 6 months and it has been an amazing addition to my daily routines. I truly feel stronger now then I ever have in my life.

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

Carnivore has truly been a life altering experience for me. It is absolutely freeing being able to eat this way and feel the way I do. I love being able to help and connect with others on their carnivore journey as well.

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

I can be followed on Instagram @carnivore_weight_loss

Original carnivore diet success story is here

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

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Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand 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.
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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Susan

Interview with Susan

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Susan, and I am 27 years old from Ontario, Canada. I am passionate about psychology, self-improvement, and health.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was keto for two months before I started carnivore, and prior to keto, I followed a vegan/vegetarian/plant-based diet for nearly ten years. My diet at the time was primarily low fat (or no fat), high carb (LFHC). Despite drinking green juices, and eating oatmeal, fruit, and tofu, LFHC was not sustainable for me because I was always hungry. It kept me in a vicious cycle of destructive eating/diet behaviour. I also found myself opting for junk food on weekends and during periods of high stress, so weight management became very difficult.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

After following Mikhaila Peterson’s journey for a year, I was curious about the diet and was attracted to the reported benefits. I was suffering from Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), mood instability, depression, emotional eating, anxiety, and a broken metabolism, and thought why the hell not! If it doesn’t work, then I’ll find something else. At that point, I was willing to try anything because I felt awful—and I was sick and tired of feeling awful.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I follow a carnivore diet most days and leave a bit of room for keto options. Given my history with yo-yo dieting and restriction, it’s the best approach for me because it gives me the freedom to eat what I want.

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

Carnivore helped regulate my hunger. When I was plant-based, it was almost impossible to feel satiated. I was always hungry. Always. I wish I was exaggerating, but I’m not. No matter how many smoothies I drank or quinoa bowls I ate, I was hungry an hour later. I’m glad that insatiable hunger is no longer a problem on this diet—it’s exhausting to constantly think about your next meal!

My mental health has improved drastically. It wasn’t an immediate improvement, but I remember thinking one night, “wow, I don’t think I’m depressed anymore!” Needless to say, it was a sobering realization because I’ve struggled with depression all my life.

My PMDD symptoms are nearly gone. I do experience low moods from time-to-time, but for the most part, they’re manageable and life doesn’t feel like a rollercoaster anymore. My emotions are stable, and I don’t feel out of control at certain times of the month.

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

The two that stick out to me are (1) loss of libido and (2) slow fat/weight loss. Since starting keto/carnivore, my libido has been at an all-time low. It’s been interesting to say the least because it used to be very high. As for fat/weight loss, it’s been slow. I guess that’s what happens when you put your body under stress and ridiculous dietary restrictions for almost ten years—it doesn’t trust you!

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

I don’t exercise enough… but I want to (and should) exercise more.

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

Commit to prioritizing your health because you are worth it. Obesity and mental health issues continue to skyrocket in Western society. The fact that a diet can help with both should intrigue people. The fact that a particular diet may alleviate if not eradicate your psychological suffering is more reason to try it. If nothing improves or the improvements don’t last, you always have the freedom to try something else. Thankfully, the Carnivore communities on reddit, YouTube, and Instagram, are (for the most part) open-minded and informative, so you don’t have to go into this diet alone or blindly.

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

Will carnivore replace the standard American diet? Probably not, but anything is possible. I’m at least hopeful that it will gain popularity like some of the other diets out there. Look at what happened with veganism; a vegan/plant-based diet is now the diet to follow, but that wasn’t the case ten years ago. If not carnivore, then I think people—at the very least—will adopt an animal-based diet. But I don’t think that will happen until we reduce the stigma surrounding (daily) meat and fat consumption.

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

If you’re thriving on carnivore, keto, or low carb, then great. If not, find something else. At the end of the day, your health and well-being should override dogma. Your body is intelligent, so pay attention to what it’s telling you. It’s your responsibility to listen and take action to find what works for you!

You can find me on Instagram at @ketomelange.

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Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
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Meat Up: 1 year later with Lindsay

Interview with Lindsay

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

Thanks to the carnivore diet I have been able to eliminate and reintroduce foods to see what agreed with me and what doesn’t and to see which is best for my energy levels.

My current diet I would say is ketocarnivore.

I am taking a seasonal approach too as we have started to grow a few vegetables that we enjoy and some berries and herbs so I have those with plenty of meat, winter I intend to go back to fatty cuts of meat.

I find my extra exercise in summer forgoes any extra carbs I’m taking in and I feel good!

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

What have I learnt about nutrition wow … a lot !

I think I have learnt how little our medical profession know about nutrition, how much they push pills instead of trying to get to the root of the problem.

I have learnt that if I listen to my body it will tell me what I need!

I have been able to use diet as my magic pills and so far I’m still off all meds.

I have been astounded at how much diet affects every part of our lives and yet doctors would rather use a prescription!

I am no longer afraid of fat or numbers like cholesterol ( I always had perfect numbers according to the doctors yet was ill and medicated) these days I don’t stress to much.

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

Since adding in more protein and fat to my diet my body has changed so much.

I have gone from having no energy and  no will to exercise to someone who really looks forward to it !

Fitness wise I now weight train 3/4 times a week .. I mountain bike with my son 3 x week …. I walk as much as poss and I’m now trying to get more into yoga !

I used to be able to manage 8 press ups now I do 50 a day often … my energy and mood is stable and I even recently started doing Wim Hof cold therapy/ breathing … which I love !

Changing my diet and exercise has literally changed my mind and mood too … don’t get me wrong I like a red wine or whiskey now and then but before it was a crutch these days it’s a treat.

I’m trying to think of a set back … only thing I would say is keeping on top of electrolytes? I used to not worry but with very low carbs I find I need to keep on top of these especially salt and magnesium… if I don’t I feel the fatigue and headache.

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

I’m pretty happy with where I am at in my journey but I am really loving the resistance training and hope to keep seeing results in the months or years to come …. who knows I may do a competition for oldies

I love that I have this much energy to keep up with my teenage son and I’m hoping it stays that way !

I feel stronger now in my forties than I did in my twenties or thirties.

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

I think the only thing I’m going to change about my diet is other people’s opinions.  I hope one day many more will wake up and take control of their own health.

I do feel a little momentum building with more and more evidence based studies coming out about fat and sugar etc so hopefully it will continue.

My story can be found on Instagram

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Original carnivore diet success story is here

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand 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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The Wall Ultramarathon 2021 Training

Running, to run The Wall 2021

So I have signed up for The Wall Ultra in June 2021. A 69 mile ultra going from Carlisle to Gateshead Millennium bridge, touching base with Hadrian’s Wall along the way. There was a 2 day option, and I struggled to decide what to do. However, I have opted to try to do it in 1 day.

The logic being, it might be best to suffer all the pain in one go rather than spread it out over 2 days haha.

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I will document my journey on this blog. Showing how far I am running each week, what recover practises I am using, and reviewing what gear I am wearing.

This is my first Ultra, so I don’t really know what I am doing but I have a rough idea. Mainly just increasing distance and volume in a sensible manner to avoid injuries. I will also do the race and training in some form of minimalist/barefoot shoes, and I will eat some form of a loose Carnivore Diet throughout.

Apart from those things, I will be flexible.

Remember if you do not do anything new, then nothing new will happen.

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Meat Up Year One

Meat UP: 1 year later with Jillian

Interview with Jillian

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

Been loose carnivore and working to get back to strict carnivore.

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

Nutrient density is very important and cheat days aren’t worth it. My health is so much more important than momentary pleasure from food. Falling off the carnivore diet has made me appreciate it even more. I feel so much better and healthier when I’m in track.

I also began raising chickens, quail and rabbits. Being able to raise your own food ensures that you know what quality you are consuming.

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

I won a competition at my gym, lost fat while gaining muscle. I maintained it for some time, but after some major events and loss of some people close to me I had some cravings and fell off the carnivore wagon. It’s easier to stay focused than it is to refocus.

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

Get back to those peak levels of health and performance and see where I can improve from there.

I also hope to add in sheep and/or goats to the animals I’m raising.

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

I don’t post as much anymore, I’m focused on things at home right now. But I still occasionally post on Instagram as @brainsbonemarrowandBiohacking

Original Carnivore Diet Success Story post is here

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Mihaela

Interview with Mihaela

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi! I am Mihaela Telecan. I was born and raised in Romania, in the land of Dracula, and  moved to the US when I was 28 years young. Currently, I live in Florida, with my son and husband.

I love all things outdoors and breaking a sweat in the endless Florida summer is the greatest gift I can give myself each day. All my life I was obsessed by achieving optimal health and performance. I always searched for the best ways to eat and live in order to prevent disease, stop premature aging and to maximize human performance. I love art, music and dance. What I value the most, are time and health. Having time to play with my loved ones is the ultimate reward. I treasure having health and energy so that I can play. 

This is the WHY behind my choices.

I live by this quote: “HEALTH IS THE CURRENCY OF LIFE” ~ Mihaela Telecan

Therefore, I inspire those that have similar beliefs to do the same. Achieve optimal health and aspire for more, … energy, beauty, strength, wealth, in order to thrive and elevate to unsurpassed levels of BEingness. 

As far as my professional path goes, I am a veterinarian doctor, registered dietitian, and coach. I am the author of MAKE PEACE WITH FAT, the creator of the C.U.R.E. method, and the founder of Healing With Foods, a wellness practice focused on helping women reclaim their right to “self-care”, so they can heal and live abundant lives.

I have been on my healing journey for the past 28 years and I have to say, every step I took on this journey, was well worth it.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore?

Before I started the carnivore phase of my healing with food journey, for about 6 years, from November 2012 to November 2020, I was eating a whole foods, low carb/ketogenic diet. Lots of cooked vegetables, nuts, seeds, minimal fruit intake, moderate to low animal protein and liberal amount of fats. I should emphasize the whole foods aspect of my keto diet.

What is more interesting, though, is that prior to that, for 10 years, I was eating a high carb vegan and vegetarian diet, which, sadly, wrecked my health; from gut health to hormonal and metabolic, I manage to damage myself pretty well, all in my attempt to actually heal my gut issues, which started as constipation in my early 20s. I should say, that’s when I became aware of it, and I was diagnosed with megacolon.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with?

As I mentioned before, I suffered from chronic constipation my entire adult life. When I was 20 years old, I was diagnosed with megacolon, meaning I have an enlarged, or oversized intestine. 

In my attempt to overcome the constipation, and other gastro-intestinal problems, like indigestion, SIBO, leaky gut, I tried all possible diets, from raw vegan, to GAPS and keto. 

I have to say, when I came across the carnivore diet, I thought it was crazy. Eating only  meat/animal based foods sounded not only extreme, but plain crazy. However, I have an open mind, and I was willing to try/experiment with just about anything that could positively impact gut health and potentially help me resolve my life long chronic constipation. Therefore, I was willing to look into it, and to learn more about it. After a few months of research, reading about it, and listening to real people’s “success stories”, I decided to give it a go. Needless to say, to my biggest and pleasant surprise, for the first time in my life, my bowels started to work, without any aides. When I say aides, I mean teas and supplements, such as Smooth Move tea, magnesium citrate and/or a high dose of Vitamin C. Removing all plants, all fiber from my diet was the secret to optimizing my gut function, and overcoming chronic constipation. I finally found full resolution, 100% recovery, after 27 years of dietary “interventions”!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet?

Good question. Unlike the way I approached the vegan diet in the past, (aka dogmatic), eating carnivore has become a very intuitive, body-guided, way of eating. I listen and actually respond to my body’s feedback. I recognize that I feel and perform my best when I don’t eat plants at all. My educated mind no longer feels scared by the thought that not eating vegetables and fruits is detrimental to health. On the contrary, my mind and my body are now in alignment, in full resonance with each other. With that being said, occasionally I do consume some fruits, nuts and vegetables. Now, after about one and a half years of eating 90-100% carnivore, I learned what plants I can enjoy in what amount and with what frequency. If I would say that I don’t love the taste of brussels sprouts, walnuts or berries, I would be lying. I still love vegetables and fruits, but I hate the way they make me feel, therefore, it has become easy and natural to choose the foods that I enjoy eating, and I don’t suffer any ill effects afterwards. 

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

The first and most striking benefit was having bowel movements on my own, getting rid of a bloated stomach, uncomfortable painful gas, burping, indigestion and a bloated look and feeling. Healthy gut and digestion!

An idiopathic skin condition, known as dyshidrosis, which I have had since my 20s, that would flare up around intense periods of stress, such as exams in school, or other life stressors, goes away when I eliminate dairy and eat strict carnivore.

Aside from the above, there is a general youthful look and feeling. My hair seems to fall out less, I have incredible energy (but energy I already had since the low carb/keto year) and the skin on my thighs looks good (aka, no cellulite, ladies). I do not have perimenopausal sympotms, ( you know the usual irritability, mood swings, hot flashes, trouble sleeping, breast tenderness, loss of sex drive), or mid-life weight gain. 

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

None! 

In fact, once the mind is willing to accept that eating this way is not dangerous, and one allows themselves to experiment with it, the body starts to repair itself, and the individual begins to thrive. That is when we realize how simple eating is, as it becomes just like breathing. Very simple, very intuitive. Nothing to count, weigh, measure, or track. Not to mention, that it is so easy when it comes to shopping and cooking, too. 

It is liberating!

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

Yes, I exercise daily-ish. I continue to do all the things I always did, including run, bike, rebound, weight training, aerial obstacle courses and calisthenics. I have incredible endurance and strength. I am lean, fit and strong. I always joke with my friends, when they act shocked about my carnivore eating style, and how I look and perform. 

I ask them, “have you ever seen a land carnivore that’s not lean, fit, fast and strong (think panter, jaguar, lion, tiger, etc.)”? They look at me perplexed,…

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

First, I invite you to answer the question: “why”? Knowing why you want to eat carnivore is the first step in your successful experimentation with it. CONNECT to your WHY! Your why will be your driving force when it gets tough, because it will get tough before it will get easy and fun.

Secondly, be willing to UNLEARN. Be willing to erase everything you think you know about food and nutrition. Embark on the carnivore journey, and allow your body to give you the answers to whether this is a good fit for you or not. Our mind is a powerful thing. Fear is real. Unlearn and go with a beginner’s mind. Like a newborn. Eat to fuel and nourish. That’s what newborn babies do. 

Thirdly, go in 100% and give it enough time before you cast your vote. 99% is hard, 100% is easy. Fully commit to your own success and fully connect to your why and your body.

Last but not least, you will need to REDEFINE food, if you want to find what works for you. Start to look at food as FUEL and NOURISHMENT, and less as pleasure, reward, social bounding, etc. Redefine food, using your body’s feedback. This process will take time, perseverance, and lots of self-awareness.

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

NO! I do not believe it will be embraced as a 21st century human appropriate diet. 

Unfortunately, we are disconnected from our biological design, and from our innate wisdom. We look outside of us, to find out what to eat, when and how much. We are conditioned by the media, food advertisement, and the food industry, to eat in a way that is so unnatural. We can’t even recognize that anymore. Convenience and a modern lifestyle, pulls us away from our inner guidance and disconnects us further from our bodies, our natural way of living, from each other and from our environment.

Think about this, no animal in the wild needs nutritionists, guidelines or apps, to verify if they eat “correctly”.  We are the only animal species on earth that do that. I am afraid we are too far gone in the wrong direction to go back to eating by biological design. This is the price we pay for human domestication. I really hope I am wrong about this, but this is what I see all around me.

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

When it comes to taking care of our physical body, healing with food, and ultimately thriving, we have all the answers within our body. We need to CONNECT to our inner wisdom, and to allow our body to guide us. The willingness to UNLEARN and REDEFINE food, and normal, are also crucial elements on this journey. The result is an ELEVATION of our mind-body health and ultimately we get to live our full human life potential, we find our C.U.R.E.

You can find me on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/healingwithfoods/ and Intagarm, https://www.instagram.com/mihaelatelecan/

A good place to learn more about my work is my website www.healingwithfoods.org  

My book, Make Peace With Fat, is available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/MAKE-PEACE-FAT-Mihaela-Telecan-ebook/dp/B07B1WRRMV

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand 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: 1 year later with Aimee

Meat Up with Aimee

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

I started carnivore on November 12, 2018. I have remained carnivore for this whole time of 584 days or 19 months. Right now I do drink decaf coffee and use stevia. That’s the only non-carnivore items I use. I eat a relatively high fat diet, eggs and bacon for breakfast, usually a burger and bacon or half a steak at lunch and scrambled eggs and sausage for supper. I enjoy eating 3 smallish meals a day. Currently I am not including any dairy in my way of eating even though I miss it, I do better without it.

I will add that I have a plan in place to start a Clean Carnivore Challenge on July 1st that will entail eating only fatty beef and maybe lamb or only ruminant animals. I’ve offered the challenge to other type one diabetics who want to see further healing, possibly be able to take less insulin. On this Clean Carnivore I’ll be dropping any coffee, stevia or eggs and no bacon or pork. It will probably end up being beef only.

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

This second question, what have you learned about nutrition in the past year, has really stumped me. I’ve finally realized that, for the most part, health depends on what you don’t eat maybe more than what you do eat! Eating zero carbs has greatly improved my health. No grains, no vegetables, no plant food. Obviously including adequate protein and fat improved health tremendously.  Health does not depend on how many supplements you take!

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

Health and fitness since a year ago. I continue to feel really good. I have better stamina with energy throughout the day. Since I quit dairy and mostly butter my blood sugars have been better and easier to manage.

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

Health and fitness goals in the coming year. I’m hoping to continue to create wellness in the coming year. On July 1, I am starting a Clean Carnivore Challenge, which limits my diet to only beef and beef fat to encourage more healing. I am hoping to lessen my dependence on injected insulin. I already take very small doses of insulin since being keto and then carnivore, but by excluding all foods that may be causing inflammation in any way such as eggs, bacon, coffee or stevia, I’m hoping to greatly reduce my insulin doses, maybe even to zero! I also hope to improve the dupuytren contracture in my fingers with this Clean Carnivore, I have high hopes.

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

I continue to be inspired by this diet, I absolutely love the food and I’m looking forward to making the changes and watching my progress. You can watch my progress on FB @Aimee Fields Perrin and on Instagram @aimeefieldsperrin and @cleancarnivorechallenge and read my blogs at www.aimeefieldsperrin.com I have a group of type one diabetics who are taking part in this Clean Carnivore Challenge for the month of July and possibly beyond. We already have 2 T1 Diabetics who have been able to discontinue their injected insulin. We will continue to stay in touch on FB messenger and the Instagram account. Please let me know if you would like to join the challenge!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Kristy

Interview with Kristy

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Kristy Sheppard, I live in Ottawa, Canada. I’m a mother of 2 amazing teenagers.  I have always been passionate about health and fitness and I always strive to be the best version of myself.

2) How did you eat before carnivore?

I always ate consciously and was careful of what I ate, I have tried so many different “diets”.  Keto, fasting 72 hours a week to alternate day fasting, whole foods, carb cycling,  you name it I have tried it to optimize my health and I never quite felt like I was on the right path and never felt really good.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

As a past competitor in the fitness industry I have tried every diet out there and seem to have also incorporated every type of supplement and short cut possible to get lean, build muscle etc. What I realized was I was really my most unhealthiest version on myself with ulcers in my 20’s, diagnosed with IBS, Diagnosed autoimmune disorder, back surgery,  showing up in emerge with a large intestinal blockage to find out that there is no cure! How’s this possible when I’m eating so “healthy”? It was when the only option was surgery I was told to try a strict elimination diet. This is when I did some research and decided to go on a Strict Carnivore way of eating.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I’m strict carnivore 7 days a week which means for me I consume only lean steak and eggs, water and coffee. I start my day with coffee and eggs, steak post workout (midday), steak and eggs complete my day. I’m completely full and satisfied and I never feel the need for eating other foods. I track my macros and aim for 60% fats and 40% proteins for me this works keeping my energy up and losing consistently. I use MCT oil to balance out my ratios if needed.

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

Within a few days on this way of eating I felt way more energetic, workouts became easier, very quick recovery, my joint pain from my autoimmune issues have literally vanished, no more headaches, no cravings, and I feel mentally more clear and focused. I find this way of eating is so easy, easy to plan and travel with. Keeping it this simple has been the key to my success. I don’t need to read labels, or count calories.

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

I honestly cannot think of any negatives I experienced , I was already eating a lower carb diet so I didn’t get the headaches or the detox type symptoms others mentioned when starting the program. It was a really easy transition for me to eat this way and is super easy to follow.

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

I do exercise daily, I have always done circuit style training , high reps lower weight and have recently added in cardio on a daily basis. I find my recovery is amazing when you refuel your body post workout with a steak!

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

I would say just start! It’s so easy to prepare for, steak and eggs is a great start. I actually have had many ask how to get started and what to eat that I have created a easy start guide that is downloadable from my Instagram page @thecarnivorechronicles. It is a great document that gets you on this way of eating without all the guesswork.

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

As being part of a current Harvard Carnivore Study I believe we are finally getting the science needed behind it to be accepted as a mainstream way of eating.

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

I am always excited to share this way of eating with others and watch how their health improves in such a short time! I do offer coaching and a downloadable easy start guide to help people transform their health and bodies! You can find me on Instagram @thecarnivorechronicles

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Weekly Workouts: 29th June – 5th July 2020

Target for the week: minimum of 19 miles of running over 4 days. Then bike rides and/or dog walks for active recovery.

Monday

A nice 4.5 mile dog walk in the morning. It was a little windy but warmish, hoodie weather basically. I was a little stiff in the legs generally, after the 2 weekend 10k’s. So the walk was nice to loosen them up a bit. Then a recovery run of 3 miles on the night. Legs were still heavy. Not too bad though.

Tuesday

Another early morning 4.5 mile walk. Feel recovered, and ready for more runs later in the week. Then just a cheeky 2 mile walk after work. Dog walks count towards my #runlejog2020 virtual challenge, so that is a bonus. I also got in a 120 push ups during the day.

Food – cold meat platter, pork chops, and gammon & pineapple.

Wednesday

Started the day with a 4.5 mile run. It took me a while to warm up. I had a nagging soreness down the right side of my right shin, which was ok by the end of the run. I also had a tight right butt cheek. Plus my lower back is a bit sore in general. This is probably due to the Anatomy In Motion exercises I am doing to help with my posture issues. This all sounds like I am a broken mess, but it wasn’t as bad as it sounds haha. It was actually an enjoyable start to the day. I did 140 push ups throughout the day too.

Food – bacon & eggs, pork belly, steak & eggs.

Thursday

Another 4.5 mile run, to start the day. Felt good apart from the muscle down the right side of my shin is still a little sore. Starts off sore, especially as generally all the runs around my home town begins with an uphill section. The soreness subsides as I warm up, and as the route becomes more undulating. I am not worried about this soreness as it isn’t that painful, and I have had it before in marathon training. It generally passes, plus it only happens on concrete. It doesn’t hurt when I run trails. Finished the day off with a 2 mile dog walk.

Food – bacon & eggs, lamb chops, steak & eggs.

Friday

Today was always going to be a chill day, but I was going to do a 6 mile bike ride in the morning for some active recovery. However, it was raining. So I sacked that off haha. Finished the day off with a 2 mile dog walk after work.

Food – cold meat platter, meatza, chilli.

Saturday

Tough day today. A 10 mile run, and a 4.5 mile dog walk. The run went well as it was on trails. So the issues I had with my shins wasn’t really a problem, although they started out a little tender for the first couple of miles. We took it really easily though, and I did wear some compression gear to preempt any issues. I had a cold bath afterwards too, to try to limit any inflammation after.

Sunday

45 mile an hour winds all day. So basically I did nothing apart from a short dog walk. It was too wild to do any decent walking. Therefore a really enjoyable day of rest.

Food – eggs & bacon & sausage, chicken thighs, lamb chops.

The Wife joined me on all the fitness ridiculousness. Having a workout partner is definitely helpful, and is even better if they are of a similar standard.

The run on Saturday ensured we completed our first virtual race. The Great Run Solo. Which was to do 100k in 28 days. We completed it in 20 days, and I logged our KM so the medals are on the way. I will continue to log for the remaining 8 days though, just to see how many KM we end up doing in the 28 days.

Overall I ran 22 miles this week, which was more than my target of 19 miles.

Virtual Runs:
#greatrunsolo 113.99/100 km, day 20/28.
#greatnorthrunsolo 5/40 runs in 7/78 days.
#runlejog2020 141.14/874 miles, day 20/168.
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Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand 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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