Meat Up with Michelle
Here initial carnivore diet success story is here –
1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating.
I use SFuels low carbohydrate sports drink before all of my runs and again during very long or intense runs. My meals consist of beef, beef liver, butter, salt, and sometimes cheese. Some might think this is boring, but I could eat ground beef and steaks daily for the rest of my life and be the happiest person you know! Occasionally we will eat salmon, pork, or chicken, but it’s mostly beef at our house. I eat three times a day, and I add long fermented sourdough to my dinners and sometimes breakfasts when my training (running) volume gets high. I do eat some lettuce or carrots a few times a week with dinner. My wife loves to cook, so she might throw in some herbs and spices to our meals now and then.
2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.
I’ve learned that it’s important for me to stick to my foundation. When my training volumes gets really high, I add in a few carbohydrates from long fermented sourdough. Anytime I’ve tried to eat less meat or fat I’ve suffered with reduced energy and recovery from my running. For me, using carbohydrates strategically is important, but it’s equally important to ensure that most of my calories are coming from meat and fat.
3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year.
At this time last year, I had just started believing that it was possible for me to be competitive at long distance running. A high carbohydrate diet had destroyed my health, but meat and fat were slowly helping my body heal and repair. I ran my first ultra marathon race this past year on November 7th 2020. I covered 44.63 miles in 6 hours and I won the race. I had the 2nd best distance covered in 2020, and it would be in the top 5 distances covered over the last 5 years. I felt amazing and consistent during the entire ultra marathon, and I cannot wait for my next race.
4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.
I’m hopeful that most races will happen this year (several races were canceled in 2020). Currently, I’m planning on running a 12 hour race on June 19th. My goal is to be the first female overall and break the course record. I’d like to cover 80 miles in the 12 hour time period. If that goes well, I’ll look to do a 100 mile race in the fall/winter of 2021.
5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?
I published a book that I’m incredibly proud of. (pic attached). I share my personal journey of overcoming an eating disorder, then working in the hospital setting as an acute care dietitian. My health was completely transformed by a high meat, low carbohydrate diet. It was the complete opposite of everything I was taught. My book walks through five disease states and how they can be improved and potentially reversed with a low carb animal based diet. These diseases include diabetes, mental health, eating disorders, sarcopenia, heart disease, and has a chapter on where the nutrition guidelines came from (spoiler alert, it’s bizarre). I have 180 clinical trials cited, 25 testimonies, and I share how I used a high meat diet to fuel for my first ultra marathon run and win.
The Book and Ebook are available on Amazon:
The Dietitian’s Dilemma: What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught?: Hurn, Michelle, Kait, Health Coach, Gray, Dr. Nevada: 9798590199563: Amazon.com: Books
The Dietitian’s Dilemma: What would you do if your health was restored by doing the opposite of everything you were taught? – Kindle edition by Hurn, Michelle, Kait, Health Coach, Gray PhamD RN, Dr. Nevada. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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