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Meat Up: 1 year later with Damon

I guess if I have learned anything it is to not be too judgmental about what other people eat and instead focus on myself unless asked – which does happen.

Original carnivore diet success story

Interview with Damon

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

For the most part I have been pretty strict carnivore, but I have had a few lapses. I work doing landscaping and remodelling and sometimes after a long day I am soaked in sweat and dirt and I just want a damn ice cream cone!  Usually, I eat mostly ground beef which I eat cool after cooking.  Sometimes I will have some steak and now and then a little liver or fish.  

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

I guess if I have learned anything it is to not be too judgmental about what other people eat and instead focus on myself unless asked – which does happen.  Just about everyone knows numerous people who struggle with diet and my friends noticed when I dropped twenty pounds and gained muscle.  I have also seen a lot of questions online from people struggling to get started or dial in their diet.  From my own experience and what I have read I just recommend that people keep it simple at first and once they have cut out as much as possible play with the total food volume and amount of fat they’re eating.  From there experiment with organ meat and other foods till you find what works best for each individual.  

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

I have been doing Pavel Tsatsouline’s Simple and Sinister Program for over a year now which consist of 10 sets of 10 kettlebell swings and 5 sets of 1 Turkish Get-ups.  I started with 24kg swings and 16 get ups and now I do both exercises with a 40 kg kettlebell.  It’s been a good time.  

I did have one setback in December when I started Brazilian Jujitsu.  I beat my body up pretty good over the course of two weeks of going to class and had to quit for the time being.  Getting up at 430am, swinging kettlebells, going to work, and carrying 48kg worth of carpet tiles upstairs and then landscaping on my lunch break, and finally ending my day with jujitsu was too much.  All while prepping to open a strength and conditioning program for that particular jujitsu dojo.  At 37, it was just a bit too much for me.  I am going to try to up the calories, stretch a bit more, and give jujitsu a go again soon though.

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

Less diet slip ups and remove the occasional zero calorie drink.  Really dial the diet in and keep consistent for the rest of the year.  I always feel my best when I’m strict.  As for fitness I really want to perfect my one handed swings at 40kg and do a Turkish get up at 48kg.  

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

Don’t rush.  Don’t worry about the number on the scale.  Keep it simple and perfect the basics whether it be with diet or fitness before worrying too much about anything else.  For me that’s strict beef and water diet and a mastering a few basic kettlebell exercises.  Consistency will breed results.

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