It is a year since Vesna did her Carnivore Diet success story for me, so it is about time we caught up with her to see how she is doing.
Her original story is here
Meat up with Vesna
1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating.
I’m still a relaxed carnivore (red meat, chicken, eggs, dairy). I try to buy as sustainable as possible (and as much as I’m able to afford). I’ve been a relaxed carnivore for almost two years now (will be 2 years on 11th November). I still can’t digest any plants, so I continue doing what works best for me – avoiding them.
2) What have you learned regarding nutrition and health over the last year.
I’ve been learning a lot about exercise over the last year. How different types of exercise affect health in different ways and about internal muscle strengthening moves (I already knew about Kögels for internal lower abdominal muscles but this year I also mastered Mewing – internal facial muscles and stomach vacuuming for internal abdominal muscle wall). Posture is also very important when it comes to overall health. More than people like to think.
I’ve advised a couple of acquaintances about their diets and have been able to pick up on some reoccurring symptoms and common issues with people in my country. There’s a lack of information in my country and I’m planning on making it more viable and in my language.
I’m also highly fascinated by genetics, evolution and neuroscience, and I have been focusing on that as well. In my opinion, nerve health has a lot to do with nutrition, specifically with saturated fat and fat-soluble vitamins.
3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year.
I haven’t had major fitness improvements other than slowly getting lean and gaining muscle over time (I feel like this is a little more difficult/a slow process for people with chronic pain as we like to resort to comfort eating – btw nothing wrong with carnivore comfort eating).
Setbacks; I sometimes struggle when my partner is eating crisps next to me, because I do like the flavour, it just makes my pain a little harder to take. Also running out of time! I’m a busy person.
4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.
My fitness goal in the next year is hopefully to get lean and strong enough to show some abs.
Health wise; I feel like I’m getting closer and closer to resolving the issue with my trigeminal nerve. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to eliminate the pain I’m still experiencing during the year ahead. I’m not convinced, because from what I read, healing something like this can take many years, but I’m very hopeful to find a shortcut nonetheless.
5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?
For anyone out there, struggling with chronic pain, do not give up and keep looking for answers. There’s so much to learn and so much to experiment with. You may as well have fun with it.
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