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The Wall Ultramarathon 2021 Training

The Wall Ultra – Training weeks 11 &12

The Wall is an Ultramarathon. 69 miles from Carlisle to Gateshead, UK. Race is June 2021.

The training continues.

Training Week 11

After the Virtual London Marathon, I had a week off from running. Just to recover physically and mentally and to put an end to that training block.

Week 11 is basically the start of my true ultra training as I have nothing else planned.

Even though I did no running, I did spend 3 days camping and walking fells in the Lake District. This included Bowscale Tarn and Sale Fell, classed as in the Northern Fells in the Wainwright books.

Really enjoyed the walks and it was the first time this year I was able to get the big Air Tent out of the garage!

Week 12

Again just easing myself into my ultra training haha. Just 2 midweek short runs, and a longer weekend run.

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Sunday

I have just ordered a running headtorch from Amazon. This will enable me to keep running on my home town trails in the dark depths of winter. Trails are definitely easier on my body, however I will need to make sure I still do road running as a lot of The Wall Ultra is on roads.

To keep things interesting The Wife and I will spend more time over the Lakes running, however, as we will have the dogs. We will have to split the runs over the weekend and camp, eg I will run on the Saturday and The Wife will look after the dogs, camp somewhere on the night. Then vice versa on the Sunday. It will be a good way to keep things interesting I think.

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later – with Richard

Meat Up with Richard

It is a year since Richard did his Carnivore Diet success story for me, so it is about time we caught up with him to see how he is doing.

Here is his carnivore diet success story from last year

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

I’m currently doing carnivore.

I’m 63 years old,

5’11

158 lbs

I eat at 2.30 pm, (post-workout) after a 20 hour fast every day.

I’ll drink a couple of cups of black coffee sometimes blended with butter and then take all my supplements.

My main meal OMAD is eggs, ribeye, beef liver, bacon, butter, and salmon roe.

I never do cheat meals. I never deviate from this way of eating.

I supplement with:

Covid 19 Immune response protection – Vitamin D3, K2, Quercetin, NAC and Zinc 

Electrolytes – Sodium, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Theonate and Magnesium Citrate

Pre-workout – MACA, Cissus

Pre meals- NOW brand Digestive Enzymes and ACV   

Lumbar lower back sciatica support – Anti-inflammatory anti stiffness Cayenne and Coconut infused Turmeric capsules with outstanding results.

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

Favouring animal fats over protein, reducing protein intake, 80/20 fat to protein zero carb – I also only eat once a day not twice.

Occasional 24-hour fasts no longer, I found longer fasts counter-productive as stressed my body.

Stay off YouTube for advice, you don’t have to eat 200 grams of butter or 2 pounds of beef a day!

Consume super digestive enzymes and ACV pre meals if you find the fat is giving you the ‘runs’.

Nobody looks out for you, but you.

Don’t rely blindly on friends and family in your nutrition journey for your best interests.

Go with your gut – most of the time your gut is right, if you feel like more of something then do it.

Don’t let yourself be intimidated by YouTubers on line and others from the carnivore community on social media.

Although perfection is a nice goal to have, it simply does not exist.

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

I ruptured my L4/5 disc in April 2020, put me out for 2 months with terrible sciatica and numbness in the left shin.

Following 12 weeks of physio, I’m back to where I was but no more deadlifts or squats.

Improved core by stretching with a lot of planks which are really good for tightening and strengthening your core but for visibly popping abs, crunching and leg raises are more effective, but I don’t want to put too much strain on my L4/5 lower back.

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

More leanness around the midsection.

Maintain body mass and flexibility.

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

I don’t promote my journey on social media really, but I run a hotel ! And have a family of four.

An interesting interview with me 

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later – with Rhonda

Meat Up with Rhonda

It is a year since Rhonda 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 initial carnivore diet success story is here

How would you currently describe your current way of eating. 

I am still carnivore and will remain one I love this way of life.

What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I did have issues at the end of 2019 that I was not aware of. I was still seeing results but I was having elevated blood sugar issues. The insulin resistance was still showing its horns. 

Thanksgiving 2019 is when I got my shock. I splurged with about 8-10g total carbs ( insert giggle) it was 2 bites of sweet potato and 2 bites of stuffing, the rest of my meal was meat and fat. 2 hours after I ate those small carbs my BS was 178. I went into full panic mode. A friend on IG that is a nutritionist told me to eat some fat and recheck in an hour. I ate a tablespoon of butter and it dropped 100 points in an hour. That’s how insulin resistant I am. 

So from that moment on I dropped my protein a bit and upped my fats and my BS has been stable since. I am melting fat again too. Btw I do not count macros, but I was aiming for a pound of meat per meal and now I eat 1/2 pound and fill in with extra fat, that’s how I changed it up. 

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

Since insulin is the master hormone, when it’s balanced everything else will be eventually. 

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

I have gone from a size 1X to a size medium since going carnivore 2.5 years ago. 

I still hike a few times  a week and recently found a great place by a beautiful lake to walk. I’m feeling so healthy and well thanks to Carnivore.  

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

I welcome all new followers at @cats.and.carnivore on instagram. 

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Skins Compression Brand Review

I am so glad SKINS Compression are making a comeback, as I have missed them.

I have heard the moto “buy cheap, and buy twice”, and I often fall into that mindset of trying to save a few quid but then end up spending more in the long run.

Yes SKINS are a premium brand, and they come with a premium price… but they are premium quality. This is important.

All my SKINS gear arrived on my doorstep between 2017 and 2018. It is October 2020 at the time of writing, and I am still wearing them all. Don’t believe me? Just go on my Instagram and you will see recent pictures, and I am in head to toe SKINS still.

They have aged immaculately; I have lost count off the amount of times they have been washed and they have all kept their shape. No issues with seams, thinning or stitching. I could sell them all on eBay as “nearly new” and no one would bat an eyelid.

So fingers crossed that SKINS re-establish themselves and become an important sports brand again.

Check out all my reviews below.

SKINS DNAmic Thermal Men’s Compression Long Tights from March 2017

SKINS Compression DNAmic Short Sleeved Top men’s from July 2017

SKINS Compression DNAmic men’s Superpose Half Tights from July 2017

SKINS Compression unisex Calf Tights MX from July 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s running Jedeye Run Puffer Jacket from December 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s Running Jedeye Training Pant from December 2017

SKINS unisex Thermal Running Gloves from December 2017

SKINS DNAmic Thermal men’s Compression L/S Mock Neck with zip from December 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s Linear Tech Fleece Hoodie and Pants  from April 2018

SKINS DNAmic Ultimate Cool Short Sleeve Top men’s from June 2018

SKINS DNAmic Ultimate Cool Half Tights men’s from June 2018

SKINS Essentials Active Compression Socks men’s from June 2018

SKINS Activewear Fitness Avatar Short Sleeve Tee men’s from July 2018

SKINS Activewear Network 4 inch Run Short men’s from July 2018

SKINS Bergmar Short Sleeve tee men’s from November 2018

SKINS Activewear Bolmen Hoodie & Pants men’s from November 2018

SKINS Activewear Avatar Singlet from November 2018

SKINS K-Proprium from November 2018

SKINS DNAmic elite Recovery Tights from November 2018

SKINS DNAmic Primary Top and Half Tights

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Meat Up: 1 year later – with Carmela

Meat Up with Carmela

It is a year since Carmela 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 fist carnivore diet success story is here

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

I would describe my WOE as 80% Carnivore 20% Keto-ish, I do eat salads sometimes (low carb versions), and minimal fruit at times (berries only if anything).

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

I have learned that you literally are what you eat. I have changed my lifestyle 20 months ago and have pretty much stuck to it with the exception of some cheat days, and a 1 week long cheat escapade while on vacation, and each time I have “cheated” I felt like garbage. I feel on top of the world when I stay on track with my eating and that is the best lesson I have learned thus far.

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

Setbacks for me are definitely my moments of weakness when my emotions take over. Eating for me has always been emotional and those memories are constantly battling the thoughts in my brain. I started working out a few days a week to continue to lose weight and remain healthy however it is very difficult for me to stick to a routine for myself due to having 3 young children ages 8, 3, & 2.

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

I am hoping I can incorporate exercise regularly along with staying on track with my eating consistently to lose more weight because even though I have lost over 100 pounds, I am still overweight. 

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

My two cents are this: Just because you changed your lifestyle, lost a bunch of weight and became “healthy”, doesn’t mean everything stops there. It is a constant battle to continue to KEEP the lifestyle you have and if your mind is weak, your actions will be weak too. You can do it! It just takes A LOT of work and mental consistency. 

I’m on Instagram @carmy_mommyof3 and Snapchat @only4daddi

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The Wall Ultra 2021 – London Marathon & Training Week 10

The Wall is an Ultramarathon. 69 miles from Carlisle to Gateshead, UK. Race is June 2021.

The training continues.

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At the beginning of the year (2020) I planned on doing very little running and definitely no marathons, and I was going to spend most of my time in the gym making gainz haha. Then Heather signed up for the Loch Ness marathon, so I decided to help her out with her training. Then covid happened, and I reassessed what it means to be a healthy human. So I ditched the gym, and got back into running and hiking. Then I signed up for an Ultra, and next year I am going on fastpacking adventures. Funny how things evolve!

Anyway, back to the present. Heather’s dream of doing the Loch Ness marathon, was dashed for obvious reasons but she didn’t just sack it off and spend the rest of the year on the couch. She stuck out the training, in the hope an opportunity would present itself.

And it did. The London Marathon put on a virtual event. So we did that together and she did amazingly well. We got lucky with the weather, and we had a really nice day out. Just pottering about in nature, we turned the sound off on Strava and the London Marathon app and just enjoyed a tootle. So good.

So considering I planned on doing very little running this year, I ticked off my 3rd marathon, signed up for a ultramarathon in 2021, and have started building my kit list for multiday fast hikes.

Weird.

Monday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Push ups, Older Yet Faster foot exercises, 10 minutes of Lifepro Sonic massage gun on all lower leg muscles

Food

Bacon, cheeseburgers, kefir, egg yolks, rump steak

Tuesday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

4 mile run

Push ups, Older Yet Faster foot exercises, 10 minutes of Lifepro Sonic massage gun on all lower leg muscles

Food

Bacon sandwich and latte from greggs, ribeye steak, salmon, peanuts

Wednesday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Food

Bacon, cheeseburgers, salmon

Thursday

Exercise & Recovery

Zero day

Food

Bacon, kefir, cheeseburgers, ribeye steak

Friday

Exercise & Recovery

Zero day

Food

Sausages, cold meat platter & pate, ribeye steak, greek yogurt and raspberries

Saturday

Exercise & Recovery

1 mile dog walk

Food

Bacon & Eggs & Black pudding, cold meat platter & pate, rice and beef, greek yogurt & strawberries

Sunday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Virtual London Marathon

Kit List – Skins Compression tee, shorts, calf sleeves. Merrell trail gloves. Ultimate Direction Fastpack 35. Absolute 360 cap.

Food

All bets are off food day, to get me through the marathon and get me off the couch after haha

Breatfast had 2 bacon and 2 eggs. Then for the run I took 2 bagels with almond butter and jam, bag of ready salted crisps, cashew nuts, date and cashew bar, and some jelly babies. After the run I had pizza, garlic bread, and an Indian Takeaway.

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later – with Jessica

It is a year since Jessica 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 success story is here

Interview with Jessica

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

Currently, I’m struggling to maintain a carnivore, or even keto friendly diet. I’m in a huge crossroads on multiple levels of my personal life, so I’m feeling a little defeated in terms of diet. I would say I’m about 75% carnivore still, and the other 25% is junk. I’m working on slowly getting back to a carnivore WOE because I believe it is the best thing for me, but also giving myself a little room to be a human. 

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

I have learned SO much. This WOE has opened my eyes specifically to the backwards guidelines our government has set for us, and how those guidelines are making people sicker and therefore heavily reliant on our horrible healthcare system. I’ve also learned more about caffeine and carbohydrate consumption in general. I just want to continue learning. 

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

Improvements would have to include a stronger, healthier physique. I’ve been able to push myself in weightlifting more than I ever thought I could. Back pain is still completely gone (lower lumbar sprained 4 years ago, never healed until carnivore) and I feel like I’m physically stronger than I’ve ever been. 

Setbacks would be my sugar addiction and my inability to get that under control. I also dropped a 25lb weight plate on my foot a few weeks ago, so I haven’t been able to train like I’d like. I’m still not sure how much longer until it’s healed. 

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

I’d like to be able to really deal with the addiction to sugar and finally become the full-carnivore I know I need to be. I feel best when I’m eating animal-based products only, and I feel like my body is suffering tremendously. Fitness-wise, I wouldn’t mind seeing some abs pop up, and my goal next year would be to be able to do a pull up. I can’t even do one, and I’ve always wanted to be able to. 

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

I truly appreciate this community and the wealth of knowledge they have to offer. I’ve learned and grown so much! I’m currently working on putting together a YouTube series about carnivore and how to order at restaurants while still maintaining this WOE. I was also a guest on @offthematspodcast (BJJ podcast) recently (out on Spotify sometime in October) talking about my experience and a few tidbits of what I’ve learned since finding this lifestyle. I’m super excited to have been able to share a little, and I hope I can learn more in the future about how this diet affects performance in fitness. My Instagram is @jesseniowski for anybody who wants to follow along on my journey to becoming a carnivore athlete. 

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Contemporary Carnivore Diet

Steak and Eggs Diet

Shed Fat, Improve Mood & Lower Inflammation

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Are you interested in a diet that may be able to help you:

  • Shed body fat
  • Detox from decades of a bad diet
  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • And improve your skin
  • For just 3 INSTALLMENTS OF $9.99…just kidding! The steak & eggs diet, one of the simplest ways of eating in the world, may be it. 

This article explains what the steak and egg diet is, how it works, commonly reported benefits and what science has to say about it. It also offers guidance on how to begin this radical eating plan and what you should expect from a physiological viewpoint.

What is the Steak & Eggs Diet?

The steak and eggs diet is similar to the “all meat diet”, the “zero-carb diet”, and the “carnivore diet”. It is a simple but radical eating plan that helps many people to lose fat and develop more lean, ripped muscles. It’s all about healthy fats and protein!

It is simple because it only consists of – you guessed it – broccoli. No, it’s just steak and eggs, of course! It goes against the mainstream beliefs about healthy dieting and sticks a defiant middle finger in the air at veganism and other plant-centered, carb-heavy diets.

Eating only steak and eggs for lunch and dinner every day is radical because it totally eliminates every single other food. NO vegetables or vegetable oils. NO grains. NO sugar. NO carbs! This nonconformist eating plan makes the body burn fat as a primary energy source.

That means that people on the steak and eggs diet are not exposed to all of the bad foods that most other people are. 

And because there are only 2 meals eaten each day within an 8-hour time period, practitioners are engaging in Intermittent Fasting, which offer loads of healthy benefits – like losing weight, having more energy, and enhancing the body’s detoxification capacity!

Many of you know why a carnivore diet works well already. The steak and eggs diet works for many of the same reasons. The first of which is because it’s a radical elimination diet, cutting out many of the ubiquitous disease causing foods

  • Seed oils
  • Sugar
  • Refined carbs
  • Processed food
  • Alcohol
  • Inflammatory vegetables

It’s no secret that many (most) people consume nutrient-void foods that cannot enable their bodies to function optimally. Most of the foods that people eat cause systemic inflammation, a key marker in nearly every disease including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, autoimmune disease, and arthritis just to name a few.

Check out this more in-depth article about why the carnivore diet works to learn more.

Who is Vince Gironda?

Before we jump in further, let’s take a look at where the all-meat diet originated from. 

Enter Vince Gironda, a champion bodybuilder in the 1950s and trainer to celebrities in and out of the bodybuilding realm – including Frank Zane, Larry Scott, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cher, Denzel Washington, and the great Lou Ferrigno. Vince is perhaps most famous for calling Arnold a “fatfuck”.

Gironda attributed his success in bodybuilding to his diet. In his opinion, about 80% of a bodybuilder’s success depends on the foods he or she consumes. He developed the steak and eggs eating plan based on what our human ancestors survived and thrived on for millennia: animal meats and organs. The goal: to shred body fat in a hurry.

Vince Gironda at certain points would eat 36 eggs a day, which he compared to a cycle of steroids. Steak & eggs are two of the most anabolic foods in the world, as they increase cholesterol, have a lot of protein, and a complete amino acid profile.

Benefits of the Steak & Eggs Diet

Note that there has not been any long-term clinical research that supports or refutes the proposed benefits of the steak and eggs diet. However, there have been various small trials conducted that strongly suggest multiple health benefits, at least in the short-term.

With that being said, millions of people swear by the results they achieve while practicing this radical meal plan program. Here are some of the commonly purported benefits:

  • Rapid fat reduction and associated weight loss
  • Reduced systemic inflammation
  • Increased sexual drive (libido)
  • Increased testosterone levels
  • Stronger, less painful joints
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved mental clarity
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Happier mood
  • Healthier skin

The steak and eggs diet requires no calorie counting, carb counting, or any other type of dietary counting.

In a nutshell, it includes 1-2 pounds of beef meat and organs and 6-10 eggs daily, divided between two meals. That is ALL!

It makes grocery shopping a breeze and eliminates a lot of cooking time relative to preparing multi-course meals.

The steak & eggs diet is a great diet. But an even more powerful way of eating is adding in the other animal products that are even more nutrient packed (like beef liver!). 

How Does the Steak & Eggs Diet Work?

Consider the prehistoric person: There was no McDonald’s or Pizza Hut to drive through and obtain food.

Instead, hunter-gatherers had to acquire their meals by eating other animals and gathering what plants they could. The bulk of their calories came from the animal meats and organs – not from the organic plants they discovered while on routine gathering trips.

#1 Radical Elimination Diet

The biggest reason why the steak & eggs diet is so effective is because it eliminates all of the main inflammatory culprits.

The standard american diet is death in a package. Frankly, anything that moves away from it is going to be beneficial.

The steak & eggs diet removes everything on the Mt. Rushmore of inflammatory foods: vegetable oils, sugars, processed carbs, fructose and inflammatory vegetables + pesticides. 

All too often, people search for the next superfood to add, when in reality cutting out problematic foods often yields the greatest benefit. 

Cutting out these foods will dramatically reduce immune system activation and inflammation. And yes, even supposedly healthy vegetables can be damaging.

Plants produce their own natural pesticides to fend off predators like you. Lectins, saponins, oxalates, and goitrogens in plant foods all play a role in disease.

Almost every single plant food has one of these booby traps. Learn why you don’t need vegetables here.

#2 Ketosis

The primary method of action that makes the steak and eggs diet so effective for shedding fat involves making a shift from using glucose and other sugars for energy to burning stored fat for energy.

When the body uses glucose, fructose, lactose, and other carb-based foods for energy, it relies on glycolysis to break those sugars down.

You can read more about ketosis and its effects in the article from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

When the body takes in NO carbohydrates, it begins to metabolize stored fats in order to gain the energy it needs to facilitate its many metabolic processes. This is WHY we store fats in the first place: to have nutrients and energy available to us in times of famine.

In fact, animal meat, organs, and fats are what made humans evolve in the manners that they did. It wasn’t bananas, broccoli, rice, tofu, or French fries. It was animal meat, animal organs, and animal fat!

Ketones have a number of benefits including

  • Increase longevity in c. elegans by 20%
  • Improve sirtuin function + DNA repair
  • Increase glutathione endogenously
  • Reduce oxidative damage
  • Upregulate foxo3, a longevity gene 
  • Reduce DNA damage in the brain
  • Increase cognitive function

They are the ultimate superfuel.

This study from ben bikman pictured below also showed that a low carb keto diet actually makes you burn 300 more calories at rest

Talk about a cheat code for weight loss.

#3 Satiety

Satiety is feeling full after eating. It comes from the brain recognizing that some quality nutrients have been taken into the body. Our brains shut off hunger signals to tell us that we have eaten enough. The food is then digested and nutrients are derived and distributed throughout the brain and body to enable function.

Most people believe that they MUST eat 3 meals daily and that being hungry will surely cause them illness and eventual death. They mistake the hunger signals from their brains, believing that they need “food” instead of “nutrients”.

THIS is all-together inaccurate. In fact, this erroneous belief is one of the largest contributors to the pandemic levels of obesity and almost every other disease in nearly every country on the planet today.

Frankly a calorie is not a calorie. Try eating 2000 calories of both doritos and eggs. The doritos will disappear without even flinching. Whereas doing it with eggs is near impossible (unless you’re Vince Gironda). 

Your brain gives a hunger signal when it requires nutrients to facilitate the many processes of daily life – including walking, talking, thinking, hunting, gathering, and even thinking and sleeping. EVERYTHING we do requires energy. The better the source of the energy, the better the brain and body can function. 

Poor foods, like those that comprise the modern western diet, are poor energy sources. When eaten, they provide no real nutritional value for the body or brain. It quickly results in the brain sending out more hunger signals – because it recognizes that it has not yet received the nutrients it requested initially.

And over the course of decades of consuming these nutritionally-void foods, they destroy their health, wreck their psychology, and often die prematurely. No thanks!

The Steak and Eggs meal plan gives your body all of the essential nutrients it requires to burn fat and thrive. It is so simple because meal planning and food preparation times are significantly reduced. This radical diet also works by:

  • Providing nutrient-dense foods
  • Increasing protein intake
  • Eliminating bad foods
  • Improving gut health

#4 Increased Nutrient Density

Nutrients are vital for all cellular function. They play a role in everything from growth to immune support, to brain function. Many also have antioxidant properties that can protect against diseases like cancer and Alzheimers. .

But most people are extremely deficient in vitamins. Some common ones are below:

  • Vitamin D: 77% of American’s are deficient in Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12: 3% of adults over 50 have extremely low vitamin D levels. 20% have borderline deficiencies. Amongst Vegans and Vegetarians vitamin b12 deficiency is much more common
  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A is only found in sufficient amounts that your body can absorb in animal products. It’s likely that if you’re not eating enough animal products, you’re deficient. Deficiencies amongst children and women are the most common. Approximately 127 million preschool-aged children and 7 million pregnant women are vitamin A deficient.
  • Iron: 25% of the world is deficient in iron. Anemia is even more common amongst vegan
  • Calcium: Over 20% of men and 10% of women over 50 are deficient in calcium
  • Zinc: 1.1 billion people are deficient worldwide

This paints a disturbing picture. No wonder chronic disease is so prevalent. Adequate vitamin intake is necessary for optimal function.

The steak and eggs diet increases satiety after meals because both red meat and eggs are LOADED with quality nutrients. This comes as a big surprise to a lot of people. They are unaware that red meat and eggs are two of the most nutritious foods in the world. 

Wanna check it out for yourself? OK – here it is! The micro-nutritional breakdown of 2 pounds of steak and 8 chicken eggs (the percentages are relative to the US RDAs for each):

  • 660% of vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
  • 479% of zinc
  • 438% of selenium
  • 291% of phosphorus
  • 216% of vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • 183% of iron
  • 177% of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
  • 175% of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • 92% of potassium

That’s not all! The same amounts of steak and eggs also contain vitamin B1 (74%) magnesium (66%), copper (64%), folate (63%), pantothenic acid (57%), vitamin A (54%), vitamin D (34%), calcium (32%), vitamin E (27%), and manganese (8%), and even trace amounts of vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Possible Downsides of the Steak & Eggs Diet

Again, there have been no long-term clinical studies exploring the health benefits or negative effects of the steak and eggs meal plan. Most of what is known about it stems from anecdotal reports by people who practice it.

Although eating steak and eggs and nothing else may sound enticing, it can take some getting used to, especially for those who have had poor diets for many years. Some people report having cravings for the foods they are used to consuming.

That’s OK!

It is good advice to allow yourself a cheat day here and there when beginning to practice any new eating plan. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Many people even schedule a cheat day once every 6th day to avoid becoming burnt-out of only red meat and eggs. Just try to avoid carbs as much as possible on your cheat days.

Aside from cravings, there aren’t a lot of downsides reported about the steak and eggs diet. Just pay attention to what your body and brain are telling you and modify your eating habits accordingly. 

If you have ANY chronic underlying medical condition, then please consult with your doctor before changing your eating habits.

Conclusion

The steak & eggs diet is a great diet. But an even more powerful way of eating is adding in the other animal products that are even more nutrient-packed (like beef liver!). 

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This article originally appeared on carnivoreaurelius.com.

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later with Vesna

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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The Wall Ultramarathon 2021 Training

The Wall Ultra 2021 – Week 8 & 9

The Wall is an Ultramarathon. 69 miles from Carlisle to Gateshead, UK. Race is June 2021.

The training continues.

Review

What a really excellent 2 weeks I have had.

The more the world seems to be descending into madness. I seem to be getting more chilled, more relaxed, yet more focussed.

I put this down to the confidence I have in my diet, my health and my fitness. It gives you a fearless attitude, well compared to the general public anyway.

The purchase of my Ultimate Direction Fastpack 35 is going to take me down an alley of minimalist fastpacking (combo of running, hiking and wild camping), which ironically is not vey minimalist on the back pocket haha, well not to begin with anyway.

It baffles me when people have no hobbies, I have the opposite problem, I can’t keep a hobby long enough to get good at them, before moving onto something else. Whoops.

Monday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Push ups, Older Yet Faster foot exercises, 10 minutes of Lifepro Sonic massage gun on all lower leg muscles

Food

Bacon, pate, black pudding, rump steak, kefir

Tuesday

Exercise & Recovery

1 mile dog walk

17.5 mile bike ride

Food

Cold meat platter, pate, pork chops, kefir

Wednesday

Exercise & Recovery

3 miles of dog walks.

Food

Bacon, beefburgers, bacon & cheese omlettes, kefir, egg yolks

Thursday

Exercise & Recovery

17.5 mile bike ride

Food

Bacon, chicken thighs, kefir, egg yolks

Friday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile of dog walks

Food

Bacon, cheeseburgers, rump steaks, kefir, egg yolks

Saturday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

25 mile bike ride

Food

Full English breakfast, Chinese Takeaway

Sunday

Exercise & Recovery

1 mile dog walk

Went to the Lake District, had a chill day at Glencoyne beach. Then a night camping

Food

Bacon, Sausages, Indian curry and naan, chocolate

Monday

Exercise & Recovery

4 mile dog walk in the fells of the Lake District

Food

Quiche, Cheese and Pickle sandwiches, crisps, pizza

Totally off the rails with my diet haha

Tuesday

Exercise & Recovery

3 mile dog walk

Food

Bacon sandwich, cheeseburgers, bacon & egg sandwich

Wednesday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

4 mile run

Food

Bacon, kefir, egg yolks, cheeseburgers, steak, greek yogurt

Thursday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

4 mile run

Food

Bacon, kefir, egg yolks, cheeseburgers, ribeye

Friday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Food

Cold meat platter, pate, brisket, raspberries, greek yogurt

Saturday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

17.5 mile run

Food

Full english breakfast, Prime Snacks Beef bar, raw fruit/nut bars, chicken thighs, strawberries & cream, dark chocolate

Sunday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Chilled out day in the Lake District

Food

MacDonald’s breakfast, sausages, crips, raw fruit/nut bar, mince and dumplings