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Meat Up: 1 year later with Dani

Check out Dani’s original carnivore diet success story – https://ketogenicendurance.com/2019/12/27/carnivore-diet-success-stories-with-dani/

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 

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Carnivore vs Diabetes

What is Type 1 Diabetes

This is where blood sugar is too high, and your body produces none or very little insulin. So you are said to require daily Insulin jabs for life. It is thought to be a autoimmune issue, and it is the type children usually get.

What is Type 2 Diabetes

Again it is a blood glucose issue, but type two is easier to manage through diet, other drugs like metformin, and of course Insulin. The mainstream health system will tell you it is a progressive disease, but it isn’t… it is actually very easy to reverse.

Diabetes in numbers

415 million have diabetes in the world

4 million are from the UK

34 million are from the US

70,000 people in America have an amputation due to diabetes complications

It costs the NHS 10 billion £ a year

The economic cost to America is over $327 billion

Absolutely shocking figures considering , Type 2 Diabetes is basically an overindulgence of sugar disease.

How does carnivore diet help diabetes

The carnivore diet is a very low carb and nearly zero carb diet, and considering all carbs get converted to glucose. Then the carnivore diet is a low sugar diet, and therefore a low and insulin diet. Therefore it will prevent you from getting type 2 diabetes, and if you already have Type 2 then carnivore will help you reverse it.

Some people with vested interests (aka Vegans) will try to suggest red meat is a cause of diabetes… IT IS NOT!

Hook up a group of people up on continuous glucose meters and put them on a range of diet, and I bet the carnivore diet beats all of them apart from the therapeutic ketogenic diet.

Carnivore Diet success stories

I have 14 success stories which mention Diabetes, and they can be found here – https://ketogenicendurance.com/tag/diabetes/

Aimee and Jay have even shown they have controlled their Type 1 diabetes with the Carnivore Diet. How awesome is that.

Jay “I’ve been a type 1 diabetic since the age of 14, 16 years now. My story basically is that of someone who struggled with achieving peak athletic performance and my health slowly declined to the point where I was depressed, had more than 12 nutrient deficiencies, an intestinal bacterial overgrowth which eventually led to an intestinal infection. Straight up I’m no longer depressed, sick or injured. From a doctor’s point of view my blood tests have all dramatically improved, my infection and nutritional deficiencies have all disappeared. Personally, I can actually breathe through my nose again, my digestion has improved massively no more bloating and passing stool is easy.  Outside of my own health, I’ve been fortunate to connect with so many other carnivore people and type 1 diabetics who have reached out to me.”

Chris “I’ve lost 116 pounds so the freedom that brings is immeasurable. I cured my type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies and sleep apnoea.  I was on lots of medications and now I take none.  Improved energy and mental focus. I require less sleep.”

 Hayley “Being carnivore has cured a lot of the ailments that I thought were just genetic and I would suffer with forever. Such as acid reflux, digestive issues, high blood pressure, and diabetes. I no longer have intense joint pain, my anxiety and depression are near gone, and my hair is healthier than ever.”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Daniel

Interview with Daniel

Introduction

My name is Daniel Deghi, I am 63 years old and live in Southern California. I have been in the vocational church ministry for 30 years. For the past 8 years I have worked as an Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor at a faith-based rehab center in Huntington Beach, California.

My Diet Before Carnivore

I grew up in a home eating the Standard American Diet in my early years. Then, like most of us, as I reached adolescence, I ate pretty much anything and everything from pizza, coke, potato chips, French fries, ice cream, candy and pretty much any processed food that was available. This eating habit followed me into my college years. I didn’t pay too much attention to my diet as I was a thin person and after all I was young and invincible!

After college I got married and we were eating whatever we could afford…so the frozen foods that we could heat up and anything that was in a box and easy to fix were pretty much our “staple”. This transitioned into not cooking anything at home and going out to “fast food” places for lunch and dinner and this is what my eating habits have been most of my life.

Why Did I Try Carnivore Diet

I have been fortunate in that I have never struggled with major health issues, but I did go from being 160 lbs. in college to 250 lbs. at my heaviest point as senior citizen. Because of getting older, I started taking my health more seriously (something I should have been doing long before now). I was feeling uncomfortable in my clothes and very self-conscious about my shirt being tucked into my pants because of my embarrassing “dun lap” disease (my belly “dun lap” over my belt). So, with that, I began my quest for a diet that cures this vanity disease!

I found several diets that I could do, but they were either too complicated and time consuming or the plans and supplements were too expensive! Then I came across Dr. Shawn Baker at MeatRx.com and listened to him talk about just eating meat and fat and how the body really didn’t need much of anything else to survive other than salt and water. I listened to countless individuals who were losing weight and experiencing healing from physical and psychological life issues. It sounded easy, simple and sustainable…as I have always loved eating meat and fat! So, after a month of research and listening to many testimonies, I decided to give it a try.

How I Started My Carnivore Diet

On August 19, 2019, I jumped in with both feet and started my carnivore diet! The first week I went to my local grocery store and bought the fattiest hamburger and steaks that I could find…which were my favorite…RIBEYES! To my surprise, when I calculated what I spent for all that meat for my first week, I discovered that it was way cheaper than what I was spending to eat out at the fast food joints! Then I discovered Butcher Box and I ordered a large custom box of ribeyes and hamburger that is delivered to my door every month and feeds me for 28 days! I thought that I would be spending all our grocery budget on my meat diet. To my surprise, I spent only one-third the budget for me to eat meat for a whole month! I also eat bacon, sardines and eggs.

The Benefits of My Carnivore Lifestyle

The first benefit that I have experienced in the 7 months of being on the Carnivore diet (as of the writing of this article) is my weight loss of 61 lbs.! But there were several other unexpected benefits that I experienced! The migraines that I was experiencing at least twice a week have completely stopped! My mental clarity has gotten significantly sharper where I am no longer searching for my words when I talk. My achy joints in my fingers have cleared up and an annoying itchy rash on my arm has gone away! My non-alcoholic fatty liver has disappeared as well as my type 2 diabetes!

Now I no longer consider the Carnivore diet as a diet…it is my new lifestyle! While my initial reason for beginning Carnivore was for weight loss, that now has become secondary to me. Now I have adopted the Carnivore lifestyle for my overall internal health! I know that I will eventually die…but I want to do so with a sharp mind and on my feet!

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Negatives with the Carnivore Lifestyle

I have to say that I am hard pressed to find any negatives to this new way of eating. But if I had to come down on one, I would say that initially it was managing my social settings. Going out to dinner with friends was easy because I haven’t had any problem ordering meat. I usually can find the restaurant’s menu online and predetermine what I am going to order. Most of my friends don’t either notice or choose not to say anything that I only eat my meat and not my veggies.

During the holidays and family gatherings, I would usually eat before I went and then at the holiday event, I loaded my plate up with meat and some veggies and sides. I would only eat the meat and move my veggies and sides around as if I had eaten a little of each (just like I did when I was a kid).

I guess the other thing that can be annoying is when someone notices that I am looking good and wants to know what I’ve been doing, I was hesitant to tell them that I am just eating meat. Because I would either get a weird look or a lecture about how I was going to die of a heart attack. Now I either just tell them that I am on a low carb diet (if I don’t want to engage in the conversation) or I will engage in the conversation and if there is emotional opposition to what I am doing, I just shut it down by saying, “You do you and I will do me”…and I move on. But I do have to say I have convinced a few to try the Carnivore way of eating.

Do I Exercise?

I did no exercise my first 6 months. In my 7th month I have incorporated walking 10 minutes a day 3 – 4 times a day as discussed by Rhino Rants on YouTube and his video on – “Ten Minutes Walks Will Change Your Life” (https://youtu.be/xyrMjxHzPE). I have also begun 30-minute compound body weight exercise 2 times a week. Other than that, that is pretty much all I am doing right now.

What Advice Would I Give to Someone Considering the Carnivore Diet

First, I would suggest that your watch as many YouTube videos on the Carnivore Diet as you can. Channels I have subscripted to (in no particular order) are: Center of Brilliance, Health Coach Kait, Healthy With Nicole, Human Performance Outliers Podcast, KenDBerryMD, MeatRX, Nutrition with Judy, Paul Saladino, MD, Shawn Baker MD, Dr Paul Mason, and L. Amber O’Hearn.

I would also suggest that you read two great books on the Carnivore Diet. The first being “The Carnivore Diet” by Shawn Baker. Second, “The Carnivore Code” by Paul Saladino M. D.

As you educate yourself on the health benefits and myth “debunking” about eating meat, you will find the courage to start and to stay with an eating habit that will significantly improve your life!

The last suggestion I would make is, don’t do this for weight loss only. Do it for your overall health. Let that be your focus. The weight will come off naturally. Stay off the scale except for maybe once a month and don’t count your calories. Eat until you are full and only eat when you are hungry. No snacking between meals. You will find that you may only eat once or twice a day because meat and fat are VERY satiating and will keep you full for a long time! But all of this you will learn in the resources I have cited above.

Will Carnivore Ever Be Fully Accepted As A Mainstream Diet?

Yes, I do! In just the last year, the Carnivore diet has exploded and gained a lot of steam. This is in part to Dr. Shawn Baker and Dr. Paul Saladino and now even Jim Rogan who has recently gone Carnivore and singing its praises. These are not the only ones…there are so many more! We still have a ways to go, but the Carnivore lifestyle is gaining influence and capturing the attention of many doctors who are singing its praise exponentially! It’s just a matter of time!

Some Last Thoughts

The wonderful thing about the Carnivore community is that there is a lot of tolerance and flexibility in the way you do your carnivore lifestyle. Everyone’s body is different and responds to foods in different ways. You will have the freedom to experiment with your diet with the support of those who might be doing it a little different from you. The important thing is that you do it the way that makes you feel the best.

If you are interested, you can follow me on Instagram at ribeyes_4_life and on Facebook at Daniel Deghi where most of my posts are carnivore oriented. On both platforms, please feel free to message me and ask any questions you may have.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Amber

Interview with Amber

1) Introduce Yourself.

Howdy! I’m Amber, aka Lone Star Keto Girl on social media. I’m 53, married and have 2 adult kids and a 10-month-old granddaughter.

I’ve battled with weight issues since I was 10 years old. Not to mention dealing with multiple eating/exercise disorders. I’ve tried pretty much every diet out there at some point, including a medically supervised one. I’ve lost 80 – 100lbs 4 times, 3 were via Weight Watchers with the same exact results – gaining all or most of it back, sometimes more.

At my heaviest, I was over 240 lbs and wore a size 24/26. That’s pretty major considering I’m only 5’2″. My health suffered horribly as well. I became hypertensive (210/110) & pre-diabetic. At one point, I was taking 4 medications for my high BP. I had major acid reflux and took Nexium every day for 8 years. My rosacea was severe and a great embarrassment. It was bad enough I was huge, but to have my face look awful as well was downright degrading. Digestive issues caused me great pain. Even worse than the physical pain was the emotional and psychological pain I endured. I was depressed and spent a good 20 years of my life hiding from the world. I became a spectator of my own life. Watching on the sidelines instead of living. Even after losing the weight those 3 times, I knew in the back of my mind there was no way I could sustain that way of living for the rest of my life, and it scared me when I’d finally reach maintenance level. It was miserable–always hungry and feeling deprived. It was just a matter of time until the weight came piling back on.

All that changed when I stumbled across keto. To say it was a life-changer is a huge understatement.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I was standard keto 2 years before going carnivore. I’ve transitioned through the low carb spectrum from low carb to keto and then on to carnivore. I readily admit I did the whole substituting the “bad” foods with keto-friendly ones. Yes, desserts, especially. I had a major sugar/carb addiction, but as I lost cravings and hunger, I found it easier and easier to eliminate the need for all the sweet. It became more of a treat instead of an almost daily occurrence. I also intermittent fasted. It came very naturally since I wasn’t even hungry. I did OMAD for a good year, only eating dinner.

Prior to keto, however, I bought into the whole low-fat-high-carb-meat-is-bad mantra that has been pushed by the government, doctors, nutritionists, parents, and friends. After all, that was the healthy way of eating. I had oatmeal every morning with a whole banana, 2 handfuls of berries, 2 pieces of low-fat whole-grain bread, margarine, and skim milk. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day after all! For lunch I’d generally have a peanut butter and honey sandwich on that low-fat whole-grain bread! Dinner you could be sure primarily consisted of chicken, a starch, and veggies. Of course, processed carbs and fast food was heavily mixed in there, too!

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

2 years into keto, I was off all but one BP medication, Nexium, and I was no longer pre-diabetic. My rosacea had cleared somewhat and my digestive issues were greatly improved. I met a friend who is a big advocate of carnivore and kept saying I should give it a try to see if I could heal the rest of the way. I figured why not give it a go and see what happens. Plus, then I’d be able to talk from experience and have personal knowledge of the whole low carb spectrum. I could help even more people.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I mostly eat beef and bacon as well as some bison, elk, venison, and wild hog. I don’t eat organ foods but I’m still trying to “acquire” a taste for it. I will use some spices (Real Salt seasoning & Paleo Pink). I’ve recently added back in eggs and a  little dairy after going egg/dairy-free (except butter on occasions) for over 7 months. I will have a little heavy cream here and there which brings me to coffee. Normally, I don’t drink it, but since it’s turned cold, I have it on occasion. I don’t go off plan except for a few select things when we’re on a cruise. Even then, I mostly stay keto or this year, carnivore. I will also have a few drinks when we go out dancing. Generally, water and vodka. I eat lunch and dinner and fast for the rest of the time. It’s not about restricting based on a clock.  It just happens to be when I’m hungry.

I am not dogmatic when it comes to the “right” way to do carnivore. I believe we all have to figure out what works for us and what we can maintain. After all, this is not a temporary diet. If you can’t stick with it, what’s the point?

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I’m now off all medications and supplements! And my rosacea is almost gone. But the biggest change that actually surprised me was the huge digestive improvement. I thought what I felt on keto was normal since it was so much better than when I was on the SAD, but wow was I wrong. I have ZERO issues now. Zero bloat. Zero gas. Zero cramps. Zero pain. And zero constipation. Apparently, fiber was not my friend. I have no desire to ever eat fiber again.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

It is a little harder to eat out which is something I really enjoy. It’s nice to have someone wait on me for a change. But you can usually find something. I’m just a bit picky.

I haven’t become bored with just eating animal foods or felt any deprivation. Nor do I care how others react to my lifestyle. No longer bothers me. I feel amazing.

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I’m sad to say I have not. I do plan to get with it…at some point. I struggled with anorexia athletica, and it stresses me that I may revert to my crazy obsessive way of working out. 2-5 hrs a day/6 days a week in the gym as well as even more hours at home. Sometimes doing 10 miles a day on the treadmill on top of everything else.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Honestly, why not give it a try? It’s not going to hurt regardless of the silliness that’s out there claiming different. There is zero evidence eating meat is dangerous. Of course, there are always exceptions like being bit by the Lone Star tick. 😛

The biggest advice I have is that if you have not been keto/low carb, I highly suggest you start there and transition into carnivore instead of jumping straight in. I had zero issues transitioning from keto other than a little bit of fatigue and an increased appetite. Of course, if one is a rip-the-bandage-off kind of person, go for it. I’m not!

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

That’s a good question! I certainly hope so. There are a lot of us advocating for that very thing! The fact is that it would hurt the bottom line of those making a profit off our poor health. It won’t go down without a hard fight. But many of us are willing to do just that.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

So many focus on the weight loss aspect. I get it. I did, too. However, since I’ve experienced true health, I now look at weight loss as a great side effect. Not the whole story. I know it’s easier said than done, but when you focus on health, great things happen!! Patience is key!!!

I’m all over social media!

IG: @LoneStarKetoGirl
Twitter: @Lone_Star_Keto
FB: Lone Star Keto & Amber Bell Wentworth
Youtube: Lone Star Keto
Website: Lone-Star-Keto.com
Podcast: KetovoreKast
MeatRX Carnivore Coaching: MeatRX.com

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Dani

Interview with Dani

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Dani Overstreet, I’m a 39-year-old wife and mother of 2 from North Texas. I am also a Type 1 Diabetic, diagnosed in adulthood.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

My breaking point of knowing I needed to do something was being about 6 months post-partum with my firstborn. Prior to becoming Carnivore in June 2019, I followed Keto and prior to that low carb / Paleo. With tons of cheats, I might add! Most of my 20s was spent following different popular diets and even WW.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I really enjoyed Keto, and as a diabetic, it was awesome to have no sugar options! However, I still felt bad, would still have highs and lows, and was just bloated and I felt I could no longer blame that on pregnancy. I had a generous maternity leave in which I was able to further research low carb and Type 1 and found many resources that led me to the Carnivore resources. Once I eliminated flours, sweeteners & vegetables, I felt amazing – thinking I was crazy, tried to add them back in and felt awful, so here we are!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

After 30 days of just beef and water, I added back in eggs and felt fine and did the same with moderate dairy. My day normally consists of beef, with occasional pork or chicken, eggs, butter, and a treat now and then of heavy cream (with coffee, which my body tolerates).  I also naturally fast with ease and often only eat once a day.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

My glucose runs steadily between 73-95, most days cruising in the 80s and rarely have extreme lows or readings above 100. My A1C is currently 4.9 I’ve lost all but 10 pounds of my pregnancy(s) weight. Starting at 241 at the delivery of my daughter in February 2019 and currently weight 148 as of December 13th. I also work a relatively stressful job and I’ve noticed since I’ve started this journey, my anxiety and stress are much better controlled.

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6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Family & Friend Gatherings as well as dining out / business travel – I’ve had to get more vocal on substitutions and ensuring there are no added surprises to meat/meals. Some seasonings or even small accidental bites vegetables tear my stomach up. It also normally gives me a headache. Overall, these are minor things and I’m working through them!

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

I love working out since adapting to carnivore – I walk 30 min normally twice a day. I do a kettlebell routine twice a week, HIIT 2-3 times a week. It’s amazing the strength, endurance, and how muscle tone shows through.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Try it. Keep it simple (which is one big perk by the way!!) give it 30 days and if it doesn’t work for you, that’s ok– but it will give them hopefully insight that no processed food / no sugar is an amazing feeling.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I think honestly, it’s already a mainstream diet and has been for years, people just haven’t talked about it. No “extreme” diet will ever be accepted, but as far as this one, I hope it at least becomes more socialized and offered as a solution to ailments.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

Life is about respecting yourself and respecting others – the great thing is we’re allowed to make choices. This is the choice I’ve made for my health and it’s the best I’ve felt in years. For those interested in my journey and sometimes shenanigans, I’m @dani_diabadass on IG.

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  • I have a range of apparel on Amazon US/UK/DE, with Amazon Prime delivery.
  • I have a different range of Apparel and Accessories on Etsy. As a thank you for reading this article, you can use the Discount Code KETOGENICENDURANCE10 for 10% off on my Etsy Store.
  • I also sell a range of Journals, Diaries, Notebooks and Planners, again with Amazon Prime Delivery.
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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jay

Interview with Jay

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1) Introduce Yourself.

 
My name is Jay Horley. I’ve been a type 1 diabetic since the age of 14, 16 years now. My story basically is that of someone who struggled with achieving peak athletic performance and my health slowly declined to the point where I was depressed, had more than 12 nutrient deficiencies, an intestinal bacterial overgrowth which eventually led to an intestinal infection.  
 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

 
In my late teens and early 20’s I was on a standard American diet with regular takeaway ‘junk food’ at this point I was taking an obscene amount of insulin/medication to cover the gross amount of processed food I ate. As I got more and more health-conscious my diet slowly transitioned to fruit and vegetable-heavy paleo diet. Because everyone says they’re healthy right? 
 

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

 
Mid-2018 my health hit rock bottom. My doctor had diagnosed with all of the above conditions and said clearly I was on the path to intestinal cancer. I began searching for answers because I thought I was doing everything right. It started with Low Fodmap and removing nightshades, I stuck with this approach for about 6 months but I had already done too much damage and it did very little for me in the long run. Then I found a solution, a friend of mine introduced me to a couple of Carnivore Resources, one, in particular, was ‘The Hypercarnivore Diet by Don Matez’ – This book instantly blew my mind and I immediately removed every piece of plant product I had in my house. 
 
Luckily or coincidentally as I finished that bookShawn Baker was popularising World Carnivore Month. I jumped in 100% – I announced to social media I was going to eat 4 steaks a day for 31 days in a row, 124 steaks straight and I filmed all of them in my Instagram stories for accountability. 
 

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

 
Initially, it was ribeye & strip loin steaks only. That lasted a few months or so. Over the last 10-11 months, I’ve tried various meats, chicken, salmon, lamb etc. But I always come back to a majority of beef and the fattiest cuts I can find such as short rib. On top of that, I eat an awful lot of bone marrow and make organ burgers as often as I can. Here’s a link; https://www.instagram.com/p/B3ecAXGjm12/
 

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

 
A complete overhaul in my health and happiness. Straight up I’m no longer depressed, sick or injured. From a doctor’s point of view my blood tests have all dramatically improved, my infection and nutritional deficiencies have all disappeared. Personally, I can actually breathe through my nose again, my digestion has improved massively no more bloating and passing stool is easy. 
 
Outside of my own health, I’ve been fortunate to connect with so many other carnivore people and type 1 diabetics who have reached out to me. 
 

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

 
Only the ones I create for myself, I get annoyed at vegan propaganda and people telling me how bad my diet is going to be for me. However, I’ve learned to stop getting into social media arguments and let my results do the talking. 
 

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

 
Yes, 6 days a week usually with a mix of Resistance Training, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and some other outdoor activities. Training is amazing! However, previously I 12+ nutrient deficiencies so just plugging those is going to increase performance, but from a type on diabetic point of view blood sugar is significantly more stable. 
 

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

 
What’s the worst that can happen in 30-90 days? If you are curious then something isn’t going right for you or you wouldn’t need to think about any other diet out there. Find an accountability buddy and do it, your future self with thank you for it. 
 

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

 
Yes, but it will take time. There is too much money and big food companies for a top-down approach, everyone needs to support each other at the bottom and reach out to your doctors and tell them the benefits you’ve had on this way of eating. 
 

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

@diabetic.carnivore is where I’m spreading my message. Reach out. 

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Jessica

Interview with Jessica

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hey! It’s Jessica. I’m a proud Marylander living in Georgia. I am a licensed Master Cosmetologist, but I mostly enjoy cooking and being with my dogs! I’ve lived in 5 states, and I believe my travels have opened my mind.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Well, I had been doing keto for about 6 months before I switched to carnivore. However, before keto, I was AWFUL. I drank at least 2 20oz bottles of Coca Cola daily. Pasta, bread, and sugar were my favorites. Working at the salon makes it slightly difficult, because we keep the fridge stocked with cokes and sweets – my two main vices.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I had already seen amazing weight loss results with keto, but the sweets addiction didn’t really go away. All of the keto treats and fat bombs, I felt, were hindering progress. I also still had back pain, after I’d sprained my back about 2 years ago, that never went away. And the last main reason, I have plantar fasciitis and I really wanted to see if I could heal myself. Diabetes runs in my family so I am trying to prevent that as well.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

With low stress. I’m not obsessed with tracking or anything, although I did track in the beginning. I try not to think, “damn, all I can eat is this…?” Because that’s where the limiting feeling comes in. I replace with, “yes, I’m excited I get to fuel my body with this.” I am not a purist, I use spices and seasonings, and I definitely still use keto ingredients sometimes. Social life sometimes revolves around food, so I make sure I’m prepared and do what I can to avoid caving in.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

I can work out barefoot without worrying about hurting my feet. My back pain is virtually gone, which I never thought would happen. My hair is growing about an inch a month, which is double the average rate of hair growth! My skin is clear and supple, I don’t even need to moisturise at all. My favourite benefit, and this may sound awful, is knowing that I can go to work all day long, eat my meat, and not have any bloating or discomfort. My mindset is a lot more relaxed and the brain fog has seemed to lift as well!

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

Not giving into cravings is hard. I don’t know if this is an issue with carnivore, or just me. I can be fine for days but then I “relapse” and I still haven’t found a great way to truly heal this sugar addiction. My other negative is all the waiters/waitresses trying so hard to give me sides and salads when I repeatedly tell them no. Seems silly, but super annoying. Also, having to pay for said side items even when you asked to not have them. 🤯

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

At first, I did not. Fitness is another feat I’m slowly working on. I started working out regularly in April. I find my endurance to be much higher, and I don’t really get sore the next day either. I currently do weight lifting 4-5 times a week, with 3 days specifically focused on glute training.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

You can still eat cheese! 🤣 If you have an ailment, hop onto meatheals.com and read the testimonials regarding that ailment. Do your research! Find non-biased resources. Follow people on Instagram who provide info regarding this lifestyle. And last but not least, please don’t try it for 3 days and then give up saying it’s not working. A lot of people don’t see true healing until about 1-3 months in, if not even later than that.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I’d like to think so. It was “mainstream” for millions of years, before being mainstream was cool. I think there are so many people, now, finding true healing, that it’s going to start becoming hard to deny the facts. I just hope it doesn’t become a situation where eating meat is a constitutional debate… because that seems to be the direction that mainstream media is heading. 🤦🏼‍♀️

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow you.

Keep moving forward!! Remember that every day is a chance to right your life. To live your life the way you want! Carnivore is an amazing lifestyle, that allows the mobility, mental, and physical freedom to live life as we were meant to. Happily!

You can follow me on Instagram at @jesseniowski

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Carmela

Interview with Carmela

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1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi! My name is Carmela and I’m a Carnivore! I’m a wife & mommy of 3 aged 7, 2 and 1, 2 girls and a boy and I hope my story inspires someone to take the next steps to better themselves and their life!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

S.A.D – Standard american diet, high carb diet. I tried every “diet”out there over a period of 15 years and nothing ever really worked to better myself for more than only a temporary short time.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

My husband told me about it back in June of 2018 and how it was changing people’s lives and to be honest, I thought he was nuts and that everyone doing it was crazy too. I mean I have been told that meat is not healthy my entire life. That you need to limit red meat. Then I started researching it myself and was astonished to say the least.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

So I am not a strict carnivore (at least not yet) which means consuming beef water and salt only. I consider myself 90% standard carnivore and 10% keto carnivore. I mostly eat beef and onions. Protein and Fat. I also eat other proteins including dairy sources such as eggs cheese sunflower/pumpkin seeds chicken pork turkey fish shellfish, anything protein but zero carb. I do zero carb zero sugar.

5) What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

In 6 1/2 months I have lost 68 pounds, i have energy, no more fatigue, high blood pressure and diabetes disappeared. My cholesterol dropped 75 points, my triglycerides dropped 130 points, my liver function returned to normal, my A1C went from 6.5 to 5.7 and much much more!

6) What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

The first 2 weeks are rough. but really NOTHING!

7) Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

No I am not yet.

8) What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Just do it!  You must be mentally prepared to change for life for good. No cheat days, this is i this is life. sure as time goes on and you are mentally ready to cheat at a meal, go for it. I’m not there yet. Might never be.

9) Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

Eventually, if enough of us tell our story, yes I think so.

10) Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

It has changed my life and brought me back to life. I have lost a total of 102 pounds since having my son in August of 2018 and experimenting with Keto. It was that time at the dr’s office back in january 2019 where I had to stay an extra 30 mins for them to triple check my blood pressure that was so high for a 34 year old that they were about to call an ambulance that was my wake up call to say enough is enough.  Follow my journey on instagram @carmy_mommyof3 and on SNAPCHAT @ only4daddi

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories – with Lindsay

Interview with Lindsay

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Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I’m Lindsay Wilson.  I am a 43 year old mum of 2 children and have been married to my husband Darren for 10 years.

About 3 years ago Darren had a health check which showed him to be pre diabetic and his cholesterol was high, the doctor wanted to put him on statins but he refused and came away with a diet sheet given to him by the nurse.

I was also struggling health wise with digestive issues.  I had been on omeprazole for 5 years due to silent reflux and chronic gastritis.

I also suffered with joint pain and had lower back problems.

When I was younger I ate mainly fruit and vegetables, there was never any full fat products in the house, everything I ate was low fat “health” foods.

Although I was always slim I had zero energy and low moods, I suffered with endometriosis and reoccurring ovarian cysts.

When Darren came home with his diet sheet I just knew this wouldn’t make him better so I decided to research it myself and I found Maria Emmerich , Dave Fieldman and a few others who convinced me Keto was something we should try.

Our diet before had not been good and I was totally of the mindset that fat was bad so it took a huge leap of faith.

We both started keto and within a few months Darren had lost over a stone in weight and his glucose numbers were all within normal range, I found my joints were easing and after the initial phase of reintroducing fat my reflux was much better.

The more we followed the diet the better we felt so we knew we were heading in the right direction.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

I had eaten keto for 3 years (with the odd blip) but before that my diet was very high in sugar.  I would eat bags and bags of jelly sweets and biscuits and loved cereals as a snack.

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Carnivore seemed a natural progression to be honest.  I felt 80% better with keto but felt I wanted to eat more protein as I was becoming more active.

I happened to come across a few people on social media who had adopted a total meat approach and started to read up on some of the benefits they were experiencing.

I slowly began to introduce days of just meat in the week and made less effort to cook lots of sides at meal times.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

The one thing I do love about this way of eating is the simplicity but I like to include a broad range of meats.

I eat beef, chicken, pork, lamb, venison, seafood, I make bone broth and eat pigs feet for collagen, I could not give up all dairy and so I include cheese and just recently I have started to drink raw milk.

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

There have been lots of benefits even down to my skin and hair looking better but I am no longer on meds for reflux and had an endoscopy which showed no inflammation.

My joint pain is pretty much non existent now and my energy is through the roof so much so I have taken up running !!

Endometriosis pain is so low now I don’t take any pain meds.

One of the biggest changes though has been in my mood, I feel like I get up everyday energised and looking forward to the day ahead.

What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I had to really think about any negatives but to be honest I think just the social side of it and trying to convince my doctor that all these wonderful changes in my health are down to my diet!

Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet, if so how do you find it and what do you do.

Up until recently I didn’t really do much exercise, I rode my horse now and then and would go to the gym for 1 session and give up however now I swim I run and I have just bought some weights to use at home! I feel stronger than I ever have and am actually enjoying being active.

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Just go for it ! It could be life changing.

Do you think Carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet.

I hope so; I think the more benefits people see the more people will try.

Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey.

You sometimes don’t realise how good you can feel when your so used to feeling bad, it has given me and my husband our lives back and our children their parents back.

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Carnivore Diet success stories – Chris

Interview with Chris

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Introduce yourself

My name is Chris Spath.  I’m a 44 year old father of 3 children living in Gilbert AZ. Using the carnivore diet, I’ve lost 116 pounds and resolved every physical ailment that I had. I’m now in the best shape of my life.

How did you eat before carnivore?

Like a kid in a candy shop…and cake shop, and a fast food joint. I stress ate; I ate when I was sad. I ate when I was celebrating. All the carbs and fats together.

Why did you try carnivore to begin with?

I’ve always hated vegetables so after starting a keto diet, I found myself forcing down plants that I did not enjoy. Through research I found that they weren’t necessary so I immediately cut them out.

How do you personally approach the carnivore diet?

I keep it simple and from what I believe is an ancestral perspective. I wake up and once I get going I exercise (hunt), then I feast on a large meal of meats, mostly beef (about 2 pounds), then rest (fast).  Repeat daily.

What benefits have you seen since starting the carnivore diet?

I’ve lost 116 pounds so the freedom that brings is immeasurable. I cured my type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies and sleep apnoea.  I was on lots of medications and now I take none.  Improved energy and mental focus. I require less sleep.

What negatives have you found with the carnivore diet?

Other than not being able to enjoy some of those treats that got me sick, I’ve experienced no negatives from the diet itself.

Do you exercise on the carnivore diet, if so How do you find it and what do you do?

I do exercise and find that I have good motivation and energy to be consistent. My regimen consists of a daily morning simple muscle group exercises. Push, pull, raise and squat. 1 pyramid set to failure of each. Each afternoon I take a 1 hour walk in the sun.

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet, but hasn’t taken the leap yet.

Keep it simple. Eat the meat you enjoy and can afford. Salt it.  Eat till full.  Drink water when thirsty, not more. Lift heavy things daily.

Do you think carnivore will ever be accepted as a mainstream diet?

I am optimistic that in the long run, the results will over shadow the food industry propaganda. Similar to keto, which is now accepted.

Anything you would like to add, and where can people follow your journey?

Experimentation and consistency. Try different things until you find what works for you. Add fat. Try leaner. Try organs. Don’t like organs, don’t eat them. Find your zone and run with it.

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