Meat Up: 1 year later with Dani

Check out Dani’s original carnivore diet success story –

This was over a year ago, so it was time for a catch up.

Meat Up with Dani

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

My husband and I are both on a 20h fast / 4 hour eating window per day. We are currently zero carb 98% of the time. Meat, cheese, eggs.  Starting this month we are going to follow 3 weeks of ribeye only, followed by a week of zero carb (as we currently eat) and we will repeat that monthly. I’d imagine based on the past we will also naturally start fasting longer.

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

The biggest lesson is that if we listen to our bodies it tells us what we need. For us, that has been water and beef and salt. My whole lifestyle the last 2 years has debunked everything I’ve ever learned about “nutrition “, my a1c has remained below 5 and my lipid panels are in range. My blood pressure has also levelled out and is much lower than it’s ever been. 

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

I’m sure we’re not alone in the “wtf 2020” we’ve been extremely lucky as a family to have not been sick but with the initial unknown and stress we did lapse to a more low carb keto woe for about 5 weeks – which led to fatigue and bloat. Once we got back to zero carb / carnivore we felt better. I have upped my weightlifting game and even in the last 2 months am lifting heavier. My cardio endurance has also increased significantly in the last year – we spent a lot of days hiking and walking as a family during quarantine. Biggest non scale victory for me was wearing a bathing suit with no self-confidence fears.

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

This year I’m focusing on continuing to lift and build strength, including our children in our fitness routines (5&2 years old) they both enjoy “working out”. I would like to see my goal scale weight of 125 but through this journey I’ve learned strength and the mirror tell a truer health story. I turned 40 in September and honestly feel better now than I did at 25!

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

We all owe it to ourselves to take care of our health. I’ve long said I know this lifestyle isn’t for everyone but for those of us type 1 diabetics doing it, we’re doing awesome… I wish the diabetic community would get on board and encourage low carb at least. It was frightening for me to see the ill fate of many diabetics to Covid. I firmly believe this woe will keep us well.  

I’m on Instagram- @dani_defyingdiabetes 

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – eBook and Paperback

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