As a proponent of the carnivore diet, I have been impressed by the success stories that have been shared on my website. It is truly inspiring to see how this way of eating has helped people improve their health and transform their lives. In this post, I will be reviewing one such success story and exploring the benefits of the carnivore diet in more detail.
Carnivore Diet Success Story Summary
The success story I will be reviewing is that of Tom from the central coast of California. After following a ketogenic diet for two months, Tom decided to give the carnivore diet a try. He was attracted to its simplicity and the fact that protein controls hunger and appetite well. Tom aimed for 1 gram of protein per pound of lean mass and kept carbs as close to zero as possible. His typical meals consisted of 2-3lbs of red meat and eggs.
Tom’s results were impressive, to say the least. He lost 80 lbs in just five months, going from 288 lbs and 33% body fat to 206 lbs and 17% body fat. Along with the weight loss, Tom experienced numerous other benefits, including improved sleep, vanished heartburn, decreased sciatica pain, improved blood pressure and fasting glucose, clear skin, and controlled cravings and appetite.
Benefit 1 – Weight Loss
One of the most notable benefits of the carnivore diet, as seen in Tom’s success story, is weight loss. The simple, meat-based diet allows for easy control of calorie intake and promotes satiety and fat burning. Unlike traditional diets that may leave you feeling hungry and deprived, the high-protein and high-fat nature of the carnivore diet can keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Additionally, the carnivore diet has been shown to promote thermogenesis, or the production of heat in the body, which can further aid in weight loss. Studies have also shown that low-carb, high-protein diets like the carnivore diet can lead to greater weight loss and fat loss than low-fat diets.
Benefit 2 – Improved Health Markers
Along with weight loss, the carnivore diet can also lead to improved health markers, as seen in Tom’s success story. The diet has been shown to improve blood pressure, fasting glucose, and cholesterol levels. It can also reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to numerous health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
The carnivore diet is also high in nutrients like iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which are important for overall health and can be difficult to obtain on a plant-based diet. Additionally, the elimination of processed foods and added sugars can further benefit health.
Tom’s story is an inspiring example of the many benefits that can come from the carnivore diet. By eliminating carbs and focusing on protein and fat, Tom was able to achieve significant weight loss and improve his overall health. While the carnivore diet may not be for everyone, it can be a valuable tool for individuals looking to improve their health and well-being. As always, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new diet or exercise regimen. While Tom’s story is an old post and we do not know if he is still doing the carnivore diet, the benefits he experienced can provide valuable insights into how the carnivore diet may improve health and wellbeing.
Original Post: Tom’s Carnivore Chronicles: Savoring Success on a Meat-Based Diet
1) Introduce Yourself.
My name is Tom, I’m from the central coast California and I have been doing the carnivore diet for about four months after two months of a strict ketogenic type diet. I lost 80 lbs in five months and getting closer to my maintenance phase.
2) How did you eat before Carnivore.
Before my keto phase, I ate a lot of meat with even more carbs and general junk food. Probably in the ballpark of 400 carbs a day. I was the guy that would get a double cheeseburger, fries and a diet soda lol.
3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.
I tried carnivore for several reasons. Once, the keto type diets are very time consuming and generally require a lot of work to maintain certain macros, weight everything, and plan everything out. I was first attracted to the carnivore diet because of how simple it seemed on the surface. Furthermore, I’ve done low carb atkin diets before and I knew that protein in general controls hunger and appetite very well. Then I saw the Shawn Baker interview on the Joe Rogan podcast and became even more interested after doing some more research online. I decided to give it a 30 day try, and haven’t looked back since.
4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.
I keep it as simple as possible. Since I am still trying to cut body fat, I track macros but its much easier since I have a lot of the same meals. I aim for 1 gram of protein per pound of lean mass, and I only eat the fat that comes with my protein (maybe some butter here and there). So usually that looks like about 2-3lbs of red meat and some eggs. In general, I keep carbs zero or as close too it as possible. 90% of the time I’m eating red meat (beef) and eggs, but I do have some others foods on occasion; such as whey protein/MCT oil before workouts along with a pre-workout supplement, and maybe some mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach here and there. I stay away from most diary because it seems to slow weight loss for me. I try to have a balanced approach and keep what works for me. I have noticed that I do the best eating red meat, eggs, salt, and water so I stick that that as much as I can.
5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.
At my best I was losing close to 0.5 lbs a day. Now I’m losing about 1-2 pound a week. I went from 288 lbs and 33% body fat to 206 lbs and 17 body fat. I had a DEXA scan recently and will track the progress much better that way. In addition to the amazing weight loss, my sleep improved, my heartburn vanished, sciatica pain decreased, blood pressure improved, fasting glucose decreased 105 to 85, my skin cleared up, bloating disappeared, and as I mentioned before my cravings and appetite are under complete control.
6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.
Its a little hard socially. Its hard to go out with friends and order strictly meat. But then again, you can always just go to a steak house.
7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.
I have been lifting weights on and off for ten years. On the carnivore diet, I’ve been having much better workouts and I’m excited to see what the DEXA will say in a few months. In the first few months my endurance was a little lower, but I feel like I have come back and and surpassed my abilities in every way possible. Furthermore, I increased ALL OF MY LIFT’s after losing 80 lbs which is incredible. My cardio endurance has also increased, but that could also be associated with my weight loss.
8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.
Just try it for 2 weeks. Keep it simple, but cut everything but red meat, water, and salt for two weeks. Once you see the results, you can decide if its worth it for you.
9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.
I think so, logically its just a counter argument for a vegetarian diet. It could be decades, but I think the more “keto” is accepted the more carnivore will be accepted since they share a lot of the same metabolic principles.
10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.
Follow me on Instagram @nobody.cares.work.harder !!
Thanks for reading, Steven
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