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Meat Up: year 2 with Mariela

It has been two years since Mariela’s carnivore diet success story, so it was time for a catch up.

Carnivore diet success story

Meat up year 1

Interview with Mariela

How would you currently describe your current way of eating. 

 I am still 85-95% carnivore. I focus on the animal kingdom and on some weekends, I might indulge in a Keto dessert/treat, and occasional glass of wine and chocolate. I’ve noticed that I’ve healed so much from eating carnivore, that I can indulge in more Keto treats and not feel horrible. However, when I have them for longer periods, I notice my digestion (IBS symptoms) and energy do suffer. So I still feel more optimal eating carnivore most of the time, which to me translates into better health, energy, moods, digestion, sleep and overall well- being. I typically have a coffee for breakfast with Keto cream and/or heavy cream. I have some sausage and/or eggs. For lunch I typically have a protein (steak, ground beef, chicken, etc.) with Keto mayo to add fats. Snacks could be pork rinds with Keto mayo, or a meat stick, Dinner is similar to lunch, where I chose anything from the animal kingdom and eat till full. I sometimes have more carnivorous desserts like “Flan” made with egg yolks, vanilla, a tad of monk fruit and heavy whipped cream, or “instant cheesecake” made of cream cheese with vanilla and a tad of monk fruit. I find creative ways to make carnivorous recipes since this is a long-term lifestyle for me.  

What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I continue to be a braniac and I love to research! I find more and more research supporting the ketogenic lifestyle as well as carnivore. More case studies arise left and right with people having success in healing so many ailments, that it is hard to discredit that includes Alzheimer/dementia, diabetes, heart disorders, IBS, seizures, etc. I am living proof that no matter your age, ailments, damage you have caused can be resolved by eating a carnivore diet.  

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

This past year I stepped up my game in regard to my weight training routine. I typically work out 4 times per week, but still have an ebb and flow of weeks when it is only 2. However, I maintain consistency and I can maintain my strength and lean physique year round, without being a gym rat, as I used to be, so I can focus on my kids, writing, acting, meditating, and connecting with friends. Being active is something that I love to do, I need to channel my excess energy and grounding with exercise and I love to become stronger and push myself as I set new challenges for myself. 

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

I am going to continue to maintain this exercise routine, as it seems to fit my lifestyle, in which I feel is balanced, yet effective for my personal life and lifestyle. I am less interested in perfection, and after the initial year of 100% carnivore, I feel I have healed so much, that I can be less than perfect, and still enjoy and indulge in Keto treats and still be the epitome of health. I have found my sweet spot for success, and while there are days when I could aim for better, I feel that consistency in the long run is more important, as this is totally a lifestyle change. I am living it 100% and happy to be able to share my story, and not only inspire, but also help others do the same.

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

This year (February 2021), I participated in the Illinois international pageant and got 1st runner up. It was an exciting event! I was proud of my accomplishments, and especially since, I won the Fitness category. I did not have to diet, or prepare, or kill myself any extra before the pageant. I just continued to do “my carnivore thing” and work out as I typically do. The result is having a fit body year round, no matter the occasion, or event. I feel that this is the way of eating that maintains my abs and muscular, yet curvy physique year round even as I get older, I feel I keep looking and feeling younger, better than in my twenties! I get compliments daily that I look like in my late twenties-thirties! To me that is an awesome compliment as I am going against the clock, but definitely feel better than I ever had in my own skin. 

I hope to connect with anyone interested in my story on social media here:

@mariela_starseed- Instagram

@marielastarseed- Twitter

www.marielanarvaez.com- Website/blog

@starseedbookseries- Facebook

@MarielaNS333- Facebook

I am always happy to answer questions and help those get started! I am thankful to share the light to others and help as many people as I can to start on their own path back to health.

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Meat Up: year 2 with Mark

It has been 2 years since Mark’s original carnivore diet success story, so it was time for a catch up.

Original carnivore diet success story

Meat up 1 year later

Interview with Mark

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

Boring as ever 😂😂 I’m still doing OMAD mostly. I eat mainly a few ribeye’s & sometimes either eggs or maybe some shrimp with it too. If traveling I will order just meat patties. I just drink water. I use a little salt. 

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

Just reinforcing my belief when people are metabolically healthy & with no food addictions you should trust your body’s signals of what & when to eat and how much to eat. This is for me an ideal fit but maybe not for everyone. Do not over think this & make it difficult. 

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

For setbacks I suffered a near amputation of my big toe. Had a horrible farm accident that really injured my foot in June of 2020. Any way I had to adjust my training quite a lot. 

For improvements, my sleep has had its ups & downs but has steadily improved. I am a lifelong insomniac. I have dedicated myself to improving it to its peak. Dr. Guy Meadow’s behaviour modification courses have helped me a lot. 

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

To continue to improve my sleep as much as possible without any pills natural or otherwise. Also, continuing to improve my recovery in various ways like being in nature more, more cold-water therapy, more swimming, more sand between my toes & more family time. 

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

All my Autoimmune issues of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis & etc are all in 100% remission. I feel better that ever & love this way of eating more now than ever. 

Best place to find me is on my Facebook Group is Mark’s Health and Nutritional Group. 

Thank you for allowing me to give my updated. 

Mark W. Strough 

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Meat Up: 2 years later with Kristel

It has been 2 years since Kristel’s initial carnivore diet success story, so it was time for another Meat Up.

Carnivore Diet Success Story

Meat Up Year 1

Interview with Kristel

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

I would describe my current way of eating as Animal-Based. Basically, the same as I described last time 🙂 But I will go a little more into detail on what it means. 9 meals out of 10 will consist of meat, dairy and/or eggs. Which will often be completely raw. My diet also includes raw honey and seafood. I eat (A LOT) of butter, almost with every meal. I absolutely adore raw cream. Several times a year I will have some starch in the form of potato or sweet plantain and some fruit which is usually some berries, pineapple, lime, grapefruit, cucumbers, or dates. Occasionally I will have some vegetable juice. Sometimes I go months and months without having anything other than that which comes from an animal. I avoid vegetables, grains, plant/seed oils, sugar, processed/junk food, caffeine, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and any type of supplements. One thing that changed is that I have started to eat more than just two meals a day in general.

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

I learned that in my case, especially over the last 3 months, that eating more frequently has been a big improvement for me.

Also, the more I noticed what state the world is in, the more I realized how important it is to stay away from any processed garbage that supermarkets and junk food places are offering. Now, probably more than ever, humans need to take the control and responsibility over what they are consuming. I fear that humans are forgetting what it feels like to feel truly healthy, happy, and energetic. Eating the right way, and I believe that to be foods that God provided us with on earth and not the man-made processed foods, will overcome many of the health complications human beings are suffering from. Health complications which they deem as normal, and which they think they are resigned to living with.

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

In overall I have only experienced improvements. I still stand strong with what I mentioned last time as well. I have seemed to recover my gut issues almost 100%, which has made it able to consume a lot more dairy than I would before. This has improved my body composition even more, in a way that females try to achieve through heavy dieting and exercising. At this point I am even happier with my body than a year ago.

I haven’t been to a gym in over 1.5 years now. I do move my body daily, but not through extraneous exercise. I keep it low impact. I love doing sports like soccer, tennis, and stepping on the driving range. Throwing a frisbee or tossing a football. I feel no need to “exercise” every single day. As long as I eat well and move my body daily, either through going for a walk or cleaning the house, I do not feel like I have to worry about getting out of shape 🙂

I also am very sure that eating this way provides me with everything my body needs. I only have seen my health, appearance and mental state improve over the years. I have not been sick, not even once. I only notice a setback when I eat something I should not have, and most of the time it isn’t even a very noticeable set back anymore. I feel the way I did before veganism, but even BETTER!

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

I still don’t have any big goals. Right now, I am even more content with where I am compared to last year. I managed to implement everything I mentioned last year, like prioritizing my sleep, eating more frequently and spending more time outside. My skin has improved even more, and my hair has been growing faster. It is crazy, but people keep telling me I look younger now than I did several years ago. Also last year I managed to go without any single bite of processed food for 8 months in a row. So, I would like to continue that this year again, and go for longer.

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

I learned that diet is really one of the most important pillars for health. Animal products seem to be at the center of our diets, historically. Judging from many civilizations, our ancestors and all the accounts of people who tell us they feel better when they have it in their diet. It is so important to open a discussion about this because the world is getting fed a narrative of how plant based is the future. Unfortunately, plant based/ vegan diets will only worsen and shorten a human’s future.

I share my journey via my YouTube channel @kasumikriss : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp4_eaWIdkiW37Fg4Moi9Ag

I am also to be found on Instagram @kasumikriss : https://www.instagram.com/kasumikriss/?hl=en

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Meat Up – 2 years later with Rachel

Meat Up with Rachel

Carnivore diet success story – https://ketogenicendurance.com/2018/12/12/carnivore-diet-success-stories-with-rachel/

Meat Up year 1 – https://ketogenicendurance.com/2019/12/19/meat-up-1-year-later-with-rachel/

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

I am still doing pretty close to 100% carnivore. I have the odd avocado or pickle or square of dark chocolate, but I really don’t crave any other plants so I just avoid them.  I seem to feel my best on beef and eggs.  I rarely eat chicken, and the only pork I consume now is bacon. I use butter and beef fat as my main sources for fat, however butter is the only dairy I eat – unless I am treating myself to something.  And I love Redmond’s salt on everything!

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

This past year, I have figured out that I don’t do well with pork.  I just don’t feel optimal when I eat it.  I have learned that eggs make a good cream substitute if you blend them into coffee! I also stopped doing IF in the mornings and switched it to eating early and fasting in the afternoon and overnight.  I feel really good eating this way and I still feel like I’m getting the same benefits, if not more.  

I was diagnosed with LADA (type 1.5 diabetes) in January 2020 and it has made my commitment to this WOE even stronger.  My sugars are very well balanced with a meat heavy diet and regular exercise.  

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

Like everyone, covid took away the gym… I learned quickly to adapt to home workouts and even started posting videos to help motivate others to stay active during this stressful time.  I actually feel like I have put on some muscle this year, not a lot but my body has made some nice changes. 

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

I just want to stay consistent with training as I don’t see myself heading back to the gym if masks are required.  

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

Instagram: @racheleatsmeatandlifts  

                  @jandr_littleblackheart

Facebook: Rachel C. – Keto Fit 

                  Honestly Keto 

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Meat Up: Year 2 with Bronson

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Meat Up Year 2 with Bronson

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

Still Carnivore. On average, I eat 9 eggs, 1-2 pounds of ground beef or turkey, and some shrimp or tuna a few times a week. I also have a favorite chocolate beef isolate protein powder that I add to my morning coffee.

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

This year has been less about new information and more about understanding and applying what’s already out there. I think too many people get caught up in the minutiae and forget why any of it is important. Figure out what is working, start with the basics, and simple is often more successful than complicated.

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

Mostly just setbacks in overall strength due to not having access to equipment for several months. It’s all coming back though, now that I am back in the gym and able to consistently put the work in.

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

I will be 49 in May 2021. Rob Sikes @livesavage is trying to talk me into doing a bodybuilding show. I may not do a show but the idea of prepping as if I was, intrigues me. Fitness-wise, I can’t explain how amazing it feels to be in the shape I’m in. I’ve been doing Crossfit for the last 8+ years and I’m in better shape than anyone has the right to be in, lol 😉 My goals right now are more aesthetic. I’m currently 6 ft., 190lbs, 13% body fat at 95lbs of muscle mass. I’d like to be under 10% body fat and over 100lbs of muscle mass.

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

Even though I follow a carnivore lifestyle, my focus is on helping people start their fitness journey. It is impossible to be healthy without also being fit. Metabolic health must be supported by physical activity. I have a private FB Group where I spend most of my time helping people figure out how to make all this information fit their needs and lifestyles. I have a website, Youtube, IG, and FB page but I really want people to get as much attention as I can give them so I always suggest that people join the FB Group over the rest. https://www.facebook.com/groups/apexfitnessandhealth 

If they want to check out the other stuff:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkx53Rm4zkhWT2t9zHpx9Xg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bronsondant72/

Instagram: @bronsondant72

Website: https://theapextrainingsystem.com 

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Meat Up: 2 years later with Miki

You can check out Miki’s previous stories here – Carnivore Diet Success & Meat Up year 1

Interview with Miki

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

My current way of eating is macro split of C35/P35/F30 daily calorie intake. It is more like eating clean and eating to fuel my body, thinking of digestive health, workout energy and whatnot. 

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

After doing carnivore and keto for a while 2018-2019, I screwed up my gut microbiome where I developed IBS-D and had intense tummy pains that some days I could not even leave the house. I corrected it by incorporating pre- and pro-biotic foods, tracking my menstrual cycle with daily mood and bowel movements. I have made major improvements. 

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

Because of the pandemic, I have been spending a lot of time working out at home, learning Olympic lifts and continue to build muscle and coaching my clients. I have gained tremendous amount of strength this past year, doing pull ups and been able to deadlift more than 2x my body weight. I would rather be strong than stage lean all year around and that is the positive thing that came out of this past year, I have a better relationship with myself and body image. 

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

I plan to compete, have my Pro debut in the Bikini Category in the fall. I am excited to cut down and see all the progress I’ve made over the past two years. 

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

No diet is the end all be all. If it works for you, great, if it does not you have to find something that does. 

You can follow my journey at @miki_jams_with_kittens 

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Meat Up: 2 years later with Me(at), Myself and I

I have done a Carnivore Diet success story, Meat Up year one, and this is my Meat Up year two.

How would you currently describe your current way of eating. 

I just call myself a Carnivore, but the Carnivore Police would have serious issues with that I am sure.

Probably best calling me Carnivoreish or Carnivore usually.

In the book I wrote (Carnivore Fit Extended Edition… available on Amazon 😊), I call it the Contemporary Carnivore Diet. Which lays out a framework to eat at a level that makes you feel good. Whether that is strict Beef and Water, to more KetoCarnivore, or somewhere in between.

Currently I would say around 7/10 meals are fresh cooked meat and salt… steaks, patties, eggs etc.

2/10 meals are meat with additional spices, rubs and sauces… joints in the smoker etc.

1/10 meals are non-carnivore, usually Keto desserts at the weekend, and on my long weekend run days I will go even higher carb than that.

The Keto desserts are usually dark chocolate and Greek yogurt, or some form of fruit and double cream. I only eat fruit that has a UK origin sticker. This is not because I am a fruit racist haha, it’s my way of keeping things somewhat seasonal. For example, in September I could eat Raspberries, Strawberries and Blackberries. In December I could only eat apples, so I would fry chopped apples and cinnamon in butter and pour over some cream. There will be times of the year where I will not be able to eat any fruit. 

What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

Not a lot really, I started a Ketogenic Diet in January 2016 and turned to the Contemporary Carnivore Diet in October 2017.

Mainly the last year has just solidified what I already knew.

I have also become less of a fan of the Guru’s this year. And I don’t much care for the seemingly endless debates on whether you can have honey on a Carnivore Diet ☹

I am a bigger fan of seeing real results in the real world. I would much prefer to read that Sarah from work, took her health into her own hands and lost weight and cured her anxiety. Or that Joe from down the street was sick of having arthritis and colitis, so did something about it.

I also found out I am the reincarnation of Nostradamus. I predicted back when the UK first went into lockdown back in March, that basically nobody would see Covid as a tipping point and make strides in improving their metabolic health. That most people would just bury their heads in the sand and presume they couldn’t do anything about it and wait for the vaccine. And that is exactly what has happened.

On one hand I am disgusted with the government for not making it abundantly clear that only the metabolically weak are dying from Covid. But on the other hand, I also want the Government staying away from Dietary and Health advice because you know they will push the wrong message.

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

Health wise I am happy with where I am at, I feel like I have decent balance of eating highly nutritious meat and having a few “treats” in there.

I want to be clear; I am not eating fruit and dark chocolate to fill a nutritional gap or because I think it is optimal. I actually know it is not optimal for how I feel. It is just a choice I make rightly or wrongly, the same choice I make with Alcohol. I actually feel the best when I am strict Carnivore.

I am lucky I have 2 feedback loops, which help keep me on the light side of the force.

  1. If I cheat too much, the arthritis in my ankles returns. A clear a signal as you can get, if I eat how I am currently eating I have no ankle pain in the mornings, if I cross that line in the sand and eat too much crap the ankle pain returns.
  2. I have had one mild cold that lasted 2 days since January 2016. I simply don’t get sick anymore, no colds, flus, viruses, or bugs. Prior to 2016 I certainly wasn’t a walking hospital bed, but like normal people I would get 2 or 3 colds a year that made me feel like crap for a week. The common cold doesn’t have to be so common after all. I take all this to mean I have a highly functioning immune system, which I take as a signal that I am healthy. If I started getting colds again, I would know I had crossed that line and to rein it back in.

Fitness wise I have regressed a little but mainly because my goals have changed, and due to lockdowns and restrictions.

I cancelled my gym membership, so I am less muscular than I was.

However, I am a better runner than I was because that has been what I have been focussing on.

Overall, I am content with where I am at, and I believe I am aging better than the majority of other 40-year olds.

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

The only thing I have planned fitness wise is to do my first ultramarathon race. Which is a 69-mile race along Hadrian’s Wall, called The Wall.

During 2020 I have been horrified by the amount a government can have a hold on your life. They can actually stop you trying to earn money.

They also shut down my gym, and cancelled my races I had booked in.

It reinforced the idea I already had, that it is madness to chase money, working yourself to the bone, to end up with a tiny nest egg, which then gets dwindled away on care home fees.

I work to pay the bills, but I am chasing experiences and adventures now. I will never be able to retire early, but who cares because I will have enjoyed myself on a daily and weekly basis.

But on top of this I have learned to not even “trust” gyms and races. So, I will be going even more minimalist in how I gain my experiences and adventures. Currently this means I am going to take up fast hiking and wild camping. Fast hiking will allow me the experiences and adventure of ultramarathons without actually relying on them going ahead. I can just jump in a car and run The Cumbria Way, or go up to Scotland and run The West Highland Way. I could do things like this over a few days and wild camp on the route.

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

2021 will further see the vilification of agricultural meat on the grounds of health, environment, and sustainability. All BS to varying degrees, and really is down to money. The more plant-based and lab grown meats that “food” companies have to sell, the more normal meat will be punished in the mainstream media. And a lot of people will fall for it.

You can see it throughout all niches. Sustainably made this and that. It is all virtue signally silliness really. There is nothing a person or company can do, to truly be a positive impact on the planet to a noticeably level. There are just too many humans around. Not having kids is the only truly “sustainable” thing you can do.

It makes me laugh when all these woke celebrities like Megan & Harry are banging on about the environment, but they wanted a child, so they had a child, but want me to eat less meat so they can carry on flying around on private jets. I don’t think so. And the vegan diet has clearly addled Bryan Adams brain so much so, he thinks planting some trees will offset the carbon footprint of a worldwide tour! Idiot.

Anyway, environmental rant over.

All my branded channels have done OK this year, with gradual increases in followers apart from my blog which has dropped in views per month. Which is surprising considering you would imagine that people would be searching for health transformations and stories in the middle of a global pandemic, which is only dangerous to the metabolically weak!

I have no proof, but I suspect I am getting throttled in the algorithms of search engines. I do know I have been shadow banned on Instagram, and Facebook have previously stopped me sharing my own blog to my own page, with no explanation. Then after a month they allowed it again.

At the end of the day, there is not much I can do about it. I choose to use these sites; it is their right to push what they want and hinder what they don’t. It’s not fair, but there is no point getting upset by it. I know there are sites like MeWe etc which claim impartiality, and I will keep an eye on these to see if they take off. However, who’s to say if they do challenge the big boys that they don’t start doing the exact same things.

Blog, down to around 20k views a month: https://ketogenicendurance.com/

Facebook group, 10k members: https://www.facebook.com/groups/630994027373527/

Sub Reddit, 8.5k members: https://www.reddit.com/r/carnivorediet/

Instagram, 4.1k followers: https://www.instagram.com/ketogenicendurance/?hl=en

Twitter, 1.7k followers: https://twitter.com/ketoendurance?lang=en

Facebook page, 1.1k followers: https://www.facebook.com/ketogenicendurance/

Strava Club, 269 members: https://www.strava.com/clubs/259129

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Meat Up: 2 year’s later – with Cara

Meat Up with Cara

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

Currently, I eat a meat-heavy ketogenic diet, but not strictly zero-carb carnivore. My favourite foods lately have been grilled chuck and flank steaks, chicken thighs in the air fryer, pecans, and mozzarella cheese. I start my day with a glass of cold brew coffee, and I eat my first meal around three-o-clock in the afternoon.

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


This year I learned a few things that have drastically improved my understanding of my personal nutritional needs. The first is that adhering to a ketogenic diet is critical for my mental health. It stabilises my moods and reduces my anxiety.

Secondly, I stumbled across the fact that some foods are high in histamines. This was the missing piece of the puzzle as to why, even on a strict carnivore diet, I continued to have some issues. I eliminated the highest histamine foods such as aged cheeses and beef jerky, started freezing my leftovers, and tried a few supplements to help empty my histamine “bucket.” I do not have to be very strict about histamines like some, but I do have to be mindful of them.

Another intriguing find is that if I fast until about three-o-clock in the afternoon every day I eliminate my horrific period cramps! It is completely anecdotal, and I have no explanation as to why that would help, but it has been nearly miraculous.

My latest discovery has been supplementing with something called “Pancreatin 1300.” These digestive enzymes taken before a meal allow me to have some condiments on my meats and a small amount of nuts without any of the digestive issues I used to have. This has made my diet much more enjoyable and, thus, easier for me to avoid diversions. 

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

This year was an absolute rollercoaster as I am sure it has been for many. My life was completely upended starting from 14th of March; the stress and uncertainty drove me back to my favourite (high carb) comfort foods. This phase lasted for longer than I would like to admit. In July I settled into what is depressingly called “the new normal”, then I started to slowly return to a healthier diet. It was a bumpy journey, but I am back on track. 

The stress from all the changes wasn’t completely negative as I channelled some of it into bike riding. I spent all spring and summer exploring the local trails and roads on my bike. I started taking my fitness more seriously as suddenly it had life-or-death consequences in a way that had never felt so real. I spent a record amount of time this year walking local trails. The time in nature helped calm me and taught me to accept things beyond my control.

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

I would like to stick with my ketogenic diet long-term, especially over the holidays. I have no particular plans to return to a zero-carb carnivore diet as adding a little bit of keto-friendly plant foods has drastically improved my ability to avoid carbohydrates. I have decided it is better to choose a diet that I can stick with long term that makes me feel very good (keto) than to attempt and fail over and over at a diet that makes me feel great (zero-carb carnivore).

As far as fitness, I am now focusing more on lifting weights to improve my strength and physique. I have a very nice home gym, so there are no excuses. I bought an elliptical so that I can maintain my cardiovascular fitness despite the cold, rainy days. I hope that by next year I will have completely transformed my body composition. 

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


Please eat a diet to which you can adhere to, that makes you feel good instead of trying to copy the diet of someone you follow on social media: The best diet for you may not look like anyone else’s diet, and that’s okay!

I am @woodlandcara on Instagram, but this year I have mostly avoided social media for my own sanity.

Previous posts – Carnivore Diet success stories and Meat Up year 1

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

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Meat Up Year Two

Meat Up: 2 years later – with Nicole

Meat up with Nicole

It is 2 years since Nicole did her Carnivore Diet success story for me, so it is about time we caught up with her to see how she is doing.

Carnivore success story is here

Meat up year 1 is here

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

Meat plus fruit and select veg (mushrooms, raw carrots, peeled cucumbers).

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

I recently learned that the liver needs actual glucose to convert T4 to T3 so I have added a bit of fruit to my diet, since it is easy to digest. I also learned that once healed, colitis sufferers can slowly expand their food choices beyond carnivore although some foods may be off limits permanently.

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

All good stuff, still doing only strength training, no specific cardio but lots of walking!

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

To remain colitis free, enjoy new foods and gain muscle. I’m also eating and monitoring stress to optimize thyroid.

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

My work is shifting to a stress focused approach to health since so many health problems are connected to it.

People can go to my website at:

Nicole Carter MEd, CHES

Www.healthywithnicole.com

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Media