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Meat Up: 1 year later with Dwayne

Interview with Dwayne

Dwayne did a carnivore diet success story over a year ago which you can read here

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

Still carnivore, not as strict, we call our approach animal based now.  I have healed my leaky gut and now find I am able to have more variety and have no digestive issues from it.   I have spices now and add some things for flavour enhancers, like garlic or fried onions occasionally.  Carnivore way of eating though is where I feel best my best. 

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

I have learned you will continue to feel benefits from carnivore well into your second year and personally I never seem to tire of animal foods.  Trusting the process and keeping with it until your gut is healed is very important. 

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

I’ve been able to maintain my weight loss, continue to build muscle slowly. Health has continued to improve.  Over the holidays I let myself eat all foods, I knew carbs were addictive but was blown away how fast that addiction can come back, its a slippery slope and can be very hard to break it all over again. I struggled after the holidays for longer than I would have like to before getting back on track.  Because of that experience I try not to let myself go off track any more. 

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

Continue working out 3-4 days a week, maintain a lean physique and continue to optimize my health on an animal-based way of eating, cold therapy, sauna, and our many sleep hacks.

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

@ourinfinitehealth on Instagram is where we post about our health journey, bio hacks we are trying out and our hope is to help others find success improving their health as well. 

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Carnivore Diet success stories with Richard

Interview with Richard

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, my name is Richard. I am 42 years old. I’m engaged to my fiancée Emma and we have a 3-year-old son who follows a ketogenic diet. 

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Ketogenic diet for 7 months. Prior to this I struggled unsuccessfully with low calorie, low fat diets.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I started as a one-month trial initially not expecting to do it long term. I tried this following weight loss stall on keto. I was curious about claims of improved digestion and leaner bodies.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Try to eat beef and at least 6 eggs every day.  I eat a variety of meats including lamb, pork, chicken, salmon, trout, haddock, scallops, and prawns. For beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, I eat the fattiest cuts available.  I cook mainly in ghee and beef dripping/tallow.  I eat liver and heart twice a month on average.  I season food in salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and sometimes chilli powder and paprika.  I use condiments but limit to very low carb hot sauces.  I limit dairy but do not avoid it completely.  I eat desserts quite frequently made from eggs, sour cream, vanilla and erythritol. I drink mainly mineral water. I often drink black coffee but have recently switch to black tea. Treats are very very rare and are strictly limited to keto foods which include some nut flours, erythritol and cacao. Meal frequency is usually OMAD or 2MAD with no snacks.  I eat until I am absolutely full.

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

Improved digestion.  Further weight loss. Leaner body.  Fewer cravings. No need to track calories or macros. Easier food prep than keto. 

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

Lack of variety but I got used to it pretty quickly.  Less energy than on keto.  

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

Yes. I do weightlifting and body weight resistance circuit/Hiit training 2-3 times a week. Usually 20-45 minutes.  

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

Understand your reasons for doing it. Is it an elimination diet for ailments, digestive reset, or long-term body composition reason?  If your gonna trial it, stick it out for at least 30-60 days.  Don’t worry about the lack of fibre, you don’t need fibre in your diet.  Carnivore isn’t as limiting as you think, and you get used to eating what’s available. There’s some flexibility depending on your body’s tolerances, like some veg, dairy, berries etc. 

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

Absolutely not. There is too much stigma and too much influence by regulatory bodies, celebrities, big food etc.  There’s not enough accessible or widespread education on the subject unless you are open minded and willing to look things up yourself. Messages regarding environmental issues are very inaccurate and misleading.  Misconceptions over saturated fats and red meat need to be corrected.  

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

Ask yourself ‘If our existence on this plant is based on the successful evolution of our ancestors, what did our ancestors eat for 100s of million years?’ If you don’t know, look it up using quality data.  Do you think eating anything different to this in the past 100 years of our existence will improve on this?

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World Carnivore Month – Fat Loss and Lean Muscle – Day 21

Fat Loss and Lean Muscle

I think 99.9% of people who have done carnivore for more than 3 months, will report a much improved body composition than when they started.

It is almost a given that you will look better in a shirt or dress, than you did previously.

Most people will drop body fat % and increase lean muscle… or they have decreased fat and maintained the muscle they had so still appear more muscular.

Regardless, you will look better in the mirror and be happier in your own skin.

The great thing is it is so easy.

You can do no exercise and eat steak and look better than most people on the street.

If you want to look really good, you can add in the weights and cardio for sure.

Its that simple.

Problem is there is no money to be made from such simplicity.

Here is a challenge for you, if you have done well on carnivore, and know someone that could really benefit from a little push in the right direction. Then share this post with them, without hurting their feelings obviously.

Then they can read about lots and lots of people that have lost fat and built muscle here – https://ketogenicendurance.com/tag/lean-muscle/

Dylan & Andrea “We have both experienced body composition improvements on the Carnivore diet. We have both gained weight but it seems to be almost all muscle. Some say that you gain body mass in the form of bone density, etc. This could be. All we know is that we gained, but it does not seem to be fat.”

Kris “I have had Eczema for years and have never been able to calm it.  I have tried creams, lotions, scrubs, oils, diets, etc., and nothing worked.  While I was Vegan and Keto, it was still the same, no change.  It wasn’t until I cut the vegetables out of my diet that it went away completely.  To this day, I have no Eczema!  Also, I have so much more energy, and I’ve been able to build muscle!  After my workouts, I’m not as sore for as long!  I genuinely just feel better all around, with a huge improvement in my anxiety too!”

Bronson “I  went from 17% body fat to 9.5%. Overall I’ve gained a few pounds of muscle. My testosterone has increased. My LDL numbers all got better. My Inflammation markers have stayed good. My bathroom experience has been a life-changing experience. No muss, no fuss. I’m able to workout 2-3 days more per week than I was before. My recovery time is greatly reduced. I’m able to get more training in the same amount of time. This plus less body fat, and more muscle has contributed to many, many new personal records in strength and high-intensity workouts.”

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Corey

Interview with Corey

Intro:

Hi, My name is Corey Baughman. I have been following the Carnivore Approach for 2 years and feel like I have taken back my health in the best way possible! My background includes being certified as an ACSM CPT and B.S. of Exercise Science, Shippensburg University.

How did you eat before Carnivore:

Before Carnivore, I followed the IIFYM approach, meaning that the only thing you count is calories! It didn’t matter if it were poptarts, skinny cows, or sweet potato fries, all that mattered was the number of macros! LOL! Eventually eating this way caught up to me leading to acne, continuous bouts of the flu, poor sleep, increased fatigued, and increased joint pain!

Why did you try a Carnivore Diet to begin with:

I tried the carnivore approach because after transitioning from IIFYM to keto, I felt like I needed more. More strength and endurance. After I saw the results a friend got from carnivore, I gave it a try. For a few months I still felt like I needed plant foods, but then after deeper research from Dr. Shawn Baker and Dr. Paul Saladino, I was all in!

 

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet:

I approach the Carnivore Diet based around my training and daily schedule. If it is a non training day, I will use intermittent fasting combined with one or two large meals per day based around Ribeye, New York Strip, or Burger. On training days, I have just enough carbs to help with the resistance training (30-60 grams). Believe it or not, that small amount can go a long way!!!

What benefits have you seen on the Carnivore Diet:

Benefits I have seen on the Carnivore Diet include mental clarity, increased focus and attention, increased testosterone, more happy, decreased joint pain, and improved athletic performance (strength and endurance)

What negatives have you found on the Carnivore Diet:

There is only one negative that I have found with Carnivore. When I try to have a cheat/free meal, I really feel the effects of the processed sugars and refined oils in those foods, which shows you how bad those foods can really be.

Do you exercise on the Carnivore Diet:

For exercise, I follow the Dorian Yates approach to resistance training, Blood and Guts High Intensity! I love it! Get in and get out in 30-45 minutes. I started using this strategy in college when I bulked up to a fat 5’9” 230 lbs. But over time I lost my ability to train this hard with the horrible diet I followed. Now with carnivore, I have that extra gear of strength to really dig deep for those last couple repetitions! That’s what you need when training this hard!

What piece of advice would you give someone who is interested in trying this diet:

Advice for someone who is considering the carnivore approach would be to do your research. I know that everyone cannot jump all in immediately and that’s okay. Eliminate the foods with labels first as best as you can and use resources like Shawn Baker, Paul Saladino, and Kelly Hogan! There are alot of great resources on Instagram as well (@therealfoodrevol, @getbetternaturally, @carnivoremikefoxtrot, @kentonkramer, @mwibble22)

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

I would hope that Carnivore would be accepted as a mainstream diet, but with so much bad information put out by government guidelines, I do not see that in my lifetime.

 

Anything else you would like to add:

People can follow me @keystone_carnivore on Instagram and Corey Baughman on Facebook. I’m a Carnivore looking to share the truths about nutrition in my community. Passionate about the healing power of BEEF. Hobbies include my job in Personal Training/Coaching, bodybuilding, hunting, and fishing! I’m a firm believer that we need to get more people eating animal-based foods so that we can be hormonally primed to care for our future generations!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Brian

Interview with Brian

1) Introduce Yourself.

Hi, I’m Brian Forsythe, carnivore, musician, health fanatic, recovering alcoholic. I’m 62 years old, will turn 63 this year in September. I’m 5’8” between 128 & 130 lbs.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

I grew up through the 60s & 70s with a “health” conscious mother. She was always active with dance, exercise & yoga but fell for the low fat guidelines and had us using margarine & 2% milk. So I guess you would call that the typical American diet for the times.

At some point during the early 1980s I decided to give up red meat and also eventually phased out poultry too and became a pescatarian. I remained pescatarian well into my Keto experience. I stumbled onto Dave Asprey and Bulletproof Coffee sometime around 2014 or 2015 but it still took another year or two to finally transition into Keto and get off the sugar. I started with dirty Keto, rewarding myself with sweets after a week or two of abstaining. The rewards got farther & few between and I eventually kicked the habit. Intermittent fasting also really helped with not giving in to the cravings.

My first attempt at carnivore came around the end of July 2018. I did about a month to start with, then bounced back & forth between Keto & Carnivore until early 2019.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I heard Jordan Peterson on The Joe Rogan Podcast talking about his daughter Mikhaila’s experience with it and I was fascinated! I’d suffered from gut issues my whole life and nagging lower back pain among other things and thought I’d try Carnivore to see if it would help eliminate any of these issues.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I had a slow start because it caused problems in a relationship I was in at the time. I’d been with this girl for 25 years and when I started eating meat it freaked her out, she couldn’t handle it. So I had to tip toe around and hide my meat eating until the relationship finally ended.

When I was finally on my own I could eat the way I wanted to and went full carnivore at that point.

I fast for at least 16 hours a day but usually extend it to between 18 & 22 hours. I workout in a fasted state then break my fast with a Bulletproof Coffee to hold me over for a few hours then eat my one big meal for the day. I eat nose to tail, beef, pork, venison, seafood, chicken organs, eggs and dairy.

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

When I initially started, the first thing I noticed was a big boost in energy especially with my workouts. I also noticed a boost in muscle growth. I had been working out on a daily basis for several years at that point and was in pretty good physical shape but going Carnivore really kicked it into overdrive.

The other thing I’ve noticed since giving up fiber in my diet, my guts are no longer chronically bloated.

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

After that initial bang when I first started, my energy level eventually subsided and I struggled with that for a while. I had to mess with my calorie intake. By the time I’d gotten to Carnivore I was already doing the one meal a day thing and I don’t think I was taking in enough calories to balance out my workouts. So I upped my food intake and it’s seemed to help.

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

As I mentioned, yes I workout daily when I’m home. I Play music and travel for a living (until recently) and I’d be away from home 3 or 4 days at a time most weeks so there were breaks.

I have a fitness room in my garage with a cable machine, a rack of weights, a weight bench and resistance bands among other things so I can do a variety of things including heavy lifting. I presently follow Jeff Cavaliere at Athean-x for my workouts,.

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

I would say, just try it for a month and see how you like it. If you do like it, extend it for another month and so on. If you don’t like it you can go back to your crappy diet.

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

That is a good question! I think as long as the health system, big pharma, the food industry control the government guidelines and are only interested in big profits… no, it’ll never be accepted.

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

Do your own research, never blindly follow anyone’s advice especially your doctor. It’s your life and your body so it’s up to you to know how to take care of it. Since starting on this journey, I’ve never felt better!

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Erik

Interview with Erik

Introduce Yourself.

Hi, My name Is Erik, I’m 28 years old, living in Montreal, Canada, a proud father of 2. I’m honored to share my carnivore success story. I’m hoping it will inspire somebody else to give a shot to the diet, it transformed my life for the best. I’m so grateful for the amazing discovery.

How did you eat before Carnivore.

Since I was a kid I had bad eating habits, I would eat as fast as I can…. and then I would fill up my bowls and plates again until I got full to the max. My whole life I struggled loosing fat, I clearly had an eating disorder. I was eating terrible I would indulge food until I was full with 3 meals a day and some snacking in between. 80% of my food came from carbs, like pasta, bread, sweets, cereals, all the good stuff lol. You can see how I had no control, those food can be quite the addictive type. I had a weird addiction with food. At the same time I’ve always wanted to be in shape. I thought gym was the answer but no. I was out of hope since going to gym 6 days week didn’t help with loosing that unwanted extra weight. I would weight 190lb when I should’ve weighted 160Lb. I’ve achieved that goal when I incorporated fasting with keto. Finally!!

Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I was reading some strange positive anecdotes online from other people’s stories with the diet, it got me curious.

How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

In the beginning of 2019 I started experimenting fasting then keto for 6 months, I started noticing some type of improvements in my physical and mental being. Then I heard about carnivore online. Many who did it, were doing keto right before. I was skeptical for a month or so, I had some type of fear making the leap into the diet, because of all the negative studies on meat etc. But all the stories I was reading online were just too good to be true. So i decided to give it a shot for 1 week only, and I waow I haven’t turned back since then!

What benefits have you seen since starting the Carnivore Diet.

On the first week I had tremendous amount of energy and mind clarity, better sleep. I would wake up in the morning ready to go, no more slow mornings. That is extremely fun just waking up like that, instantly with high energy. I got better control at my food cravings, they were at the lowest. It would force me to never over eat, very hard to do with meat. I would stay full for hours, the OMADs were easily done with a 24 hours fast. My body fat and body weight stabilized after dropping 30Lb total from the keto and fasting. My muscles mass increased, they would be more visible. But My favorite benefit of it all, is my confidence and self esteem that skyrocketed. I’m able to communicate better with people. I can handle people and situations effectively when needed, It’s a great advantage when you work in a customer service environment. I did not expect that at all, it was a shocking surprise. I’m very glad I acquired that skill naturally. My level of joy would spike from time to time in some part of the day, at that point. I could understand why anyone who suffers from anxiety or depression can benefit from the carnivore diet, it’s a tremendous positive life changing advantage.

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What negatives have you found with the Carnivore Diet.

I would experience, some low energy days, headaches and thirst. I had diarrhea that lasted for 1 week. All of that were gone after the second month.

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

Yes, I couldn’t be more happy working on my bodybuilding goals with this diet. I feel like I have won the jackpot with this way of eating, it revolutionized the whole thing. First it gave me the right levels of energy and performance to complete a good quality workout. I lift 3 times a week, almost no cardio, my recovery and muscle growth is phenomenal. I was struggling for years trying to sculpt my body, that’s a problem anymore.

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, and stick with it despite of the negative effects. You will be glad you’ve made the leap after 2 months of adaptations. The body is just learning and reprogramming its metabolism, going back to our ancestral ways. Your body will definitely thank you for it. You won’t regret it.

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

I don’t think so because the mainstream sells information for the pharmaceutical and corporations to make a profit only, therefore there’s no money to be made with healthy individuals. It took me time to reflect on that, not easy to accept that fact also.

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

I want to say that if you don’t try anything new, you would never know the positive outcome or the negatives. but it’s truly worth it when you are seeing the benefits, if not, you can always go back, you’ve got nothing to lose. Experimenting and learning is the way to go when you want to approach new things. You can find me on Instagram if you are interested in my progress and journey with the carnivore diet. I’m more than happy and willing to answer any question or help in the Dms @primevalerik

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Damon

Interview with Damon

1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m Damon, and I’m 36 years old and live in southern Japan where I work as landscaper, handyman, and wedding celebrant (fake wedding minister) for Japanese couples who want a western style wedding but aren’t Christian.  It’s as strange as it sounds.

I was always athletic and relatively skinny growing up.  Despite teaching Jujitsu on campus at CSU in Colorado I fell out of shape in my mid twenties.  I never got noticeably big but the lack of weight training coupled with a poor diet and plenty of drinking at the club I co owned really started to affect my health.  

A friend I knew from martial arts got me into CrossFit and I quickly found out that a stomach full of pasta did not go well with a WOD.  I never threw up after a workout but I hopped on the paleo train pretty quickly. It was a revelation – I dropped weight, leaned out, and the knee pain I’d had since I was 13 disappeared.  What I had learned about nutrition did not line up with my experience.  

My diet went out the window when my business collapsed and I got a job managing a bar on a Marine Corp base in Japan.  Looking back, I have come to understand that I am an emotional eater and losing my business made me very depressed. It was my identity and I had failed.  My first apartment was about a 20 minute walk from the base and like every apartment in Japan, near a 24 hr convenience store with delicious food and a variety of alcohol.  It became a regular routine to grab a cheese burger, piece of cheesecake and a small bottle of whiskey to help me sleep on the way home from work at 2am. Over the next two years I puffed up to 180 pounds at 5’7.  For comparison, when I was eating a strict paleo diet and working out 5 days a week I was 160 – a muscular 160 pounds.

It wasn’t until I heard Peter Attia on Tim Ferriss’ podcast that I decided to give Keto a try.  My daughter had been born with Down Syndrome and like many with her condition had a bad heart and had to be transported to a hospital in Hiroshima which was an hour away from my home so she could have surgery.  It was while I was staying in Hiroshima, sitting in my brother-in-laws apartment that I finally decided that I was sick of being fat. There was nothing else I could control, so I controlled my weight. And it fell off quickly, I lost 20 pounds in 3 months and I stuck to the diet until my daughter passed away a few months later.  She was 7 months old. I remember distinctly coming back from her funeral and stopping by 7-11 to grab some food and thinking about sticking to my diet. I didn’t – I just wanted to feel something good. Cheese burger and cheesecake. And a drink.

Two years later, after hearing Jordan Peterson describe his experience with the carnivore diet I decided to give it a try.  I was working at a Chili’s on the base in middle management and I got an employee meal. Maybe headquarters wouldn’t approve of my daily ribeye but no one said anything so I stuck to it.  I’ve been at it ever since, which has been about a year and a half.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Right before I started the Carnivore Diet I was eating a pretty standard American diet.  As previously mentioned I was a manager at Chili’s so lots of chips and salsa, quesadillas, etc.  I made a few attempts to get back on a ketogenic diet but nothing stuck.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I wanted to get lean and ripped again but I couldn’t get back on track with my keto diet.  I had heard Shawn Baker on Rogan but it wasn’t until I heard Jordan Peterson talk about his diet experience before I decided to give it a try.  What really sold me was when Peterson talked about being able to get up early for the first time. That and he made a very good point about trying it for 30 days saying, “I can do anything for 30 days”.  That really stuck with me – just do it for 30 days. I knew I could do that. The diet is so simple, no macros to count, just eat meat!

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Steak, ground beef and eggs.  I have had an on and off relationship with cheese.  I think I’m better off without it but when the budget has been slim cheese has been a good way to get some extra calories in.  Beef is expensive in Japan but tongue, liver, and of course fish are pretty cheap out in town so whenever I can’t shop on base I’ll pick up some of those things.  

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

I lost about 20 pounds very quickly but kept my muscle.  Sleep quality has gotten a lot better, and I feel like I dream better too.  Probably the best part for me has been waking up early. When my diet is strict I wake up about 4:30-5am without an alarm clock and I’m ready to go.  That has never happened before and it’s awesome. I was always a guy who needed 10 hours of sleep to feel half awake. Now I need 6. It’s a game changer.

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

It took awhile for my wife to get on board with my strict eating habits.  She’s not on any kind of diet and initially was a bit unhappy I didn’t want to join her for ramen or eat the same food at dinner.  It took some work to get past all of that and it was made more difficult due to a culture that is a bit more likely to listen to authority so when doctors are saying follow the food pyramid and the dude that cuts grass and pretends to be a minister says its ok to just eat meat you can imagine who’s words have more weight.  There isn’t even that much of a debate – guy in white lab coat says fermented beans and rice is healthy. But we did get past it. After awhile, results become hard to ignore.

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

Lately I have been swinging kettlebells.  I haven’t had any negative effects and the diet hasn’t seemed to impede my progress at all.

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 for a month.  It won’t kill you. And don’t trust a fart until you adapt and quit ejecting liquid out of your butt.  Sorry that’s gross but you’ll thank me. Make sure to eat enough too. That definitely hurt me in the beginning.

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

I think the stigma around beef and animal fat will lessen, especially in the US.  I would be surprised if Carnivore went mainstream at least in the near future. Unfortunately veganism and environmentalism have become religion and for a certain portion of the population cow farts will always be the cause of all evil no matter what the evidence says.  

Japan will take even longer to change.  The culture changes slower here and beef is just so damned expensive anyway so less people are apt to try a carnivore diet here.

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

Instagram  – meat_and_bells

Facebook – @iwakunikb

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Clothing – wide range of Carnivore & Keto inspired apparel under the brand Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company.

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Contemporary Carnivore Diet

The Meat-ing Carnivore Conference.

I love it when people get so passionate about a subject, they go out of their way to help others.

David is one such man. He is organising the Meat-ing conference in Malmoe, Europe.

You can use the code ketogenicendurance to get 10% off tickets here. There is nothing in this financially for me. Davids follows my social media and wanted to give you lot a treat, and I just want to help him spread the word.

If you check out the Meat-ing website, you will see he has gone all in!!! He hasn’t messed about, he has got some of the biggest meat eating names in the business to speak at his event.

This is what David is about:

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From an adrenaline junky, to a runner, to a health searcher!

As a person, I was always that crazy guy, from the early days in school I always had plenty of energy, which later in my teens led me to scuba diving and 10 years later to another form of diving, namely skydiving. Did that for some 11 years and the last 6 years I took along passengers for their first freefall as a tandem pilot. It was a joy to share the experience with regular people.

Started running back in 2009, and since I have always been that guy who wants to improve, I always searched for a better path. This led me to a different running stride with minimalist shoes, and a metabolic switch from a carbohydrate burner to a fat burner, so that I wasn’t to be dependent on carbohydrates for fuel. This was back in 2013.

So, it was my aim to improve as a runner that led me into diet research. In 2017 there was this guy (Shawn Baker) on twitter suggesting an only meat diet. The thing that then struck my mind, was my late grandfather who was born 1916 who always said, that if there aren’t any meat on the table, it was a poor meal with insufficient nutrients and the previous generations have always valued meat. This appealed to me and made so much common sense that I told my wife that I was giving it a try and the rest is history!

The carnivore diet did two things that my previous low carb lifestyle didn’t fix. The major thing was that I had developed some skin issues back in 2013-2014 I believe that it was. After several visits to my primary doc and also a skin specialist, they concluded that it probably was some kind of Rosacea, but I also had some small blisters on my cheeks. Ten days into my carnivore way of eating, the blisters on my cheeks disappeared and the red blush that had taunted me for some years was gone. After my 30-day challenge I tried to bring back the veggies, and instantly my issues came back. So, I decided to continue eating carnivore, and that made me go from eating three times a day to two times a day. The other issue was that the six pack wasn’t that visible, but hey, the carnivore diet solved that issue in no time.

So this is my short version how I came to become a carnivore.

I went to Boulder, Colorado last year to participate as an attendee to the first carnivore conference ever set up by Amber O’Hearn. I also attended the Denver Low Carb conference, but I felt the carnivore conference was much more at forefront with solving issues that regular medicine didn’t have a clue how to heal. Low carb handled many of these great, but carnivore had a much bigger and faster impact. While being there I recall that I got the idea to set up a similar conference here in Europe for the European audience.

When I got back home, I felt that the anti-meat agenda just rose exponentially, and everywhere the message was hitting regular people. I just felt that the time was ripe, and that the conference couldn’t wait. During the summer months I tried to get in contact with the speakers and made plans for the conference. Finally, most of the speakers that I reached out to (who also felt the same about the anti-meat agenda) agreed to come and give a talk.

Yes, the conference was intended for the like-minded people, but my bigger aim is to invite journalists, politicians, farmers and others to give them another view about meat and especially give farmers more tools and arguments to defend their livelihood.

I work as a civil servant in the Swedish Unemployment Agency as my day job. I started a company due to arranging the conference, and had to go to the bank to finance it. I do hope that I will go break even, but the most important thing is to get the word out about defending meat and have a packed auditorium! That’s the conference biggest task.

                                                             – David Bodiroza

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Carnivore Diet Success Stories

Carnivore Diet success stories – with Ross

Interview with Ross

1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Ross, I’m 45 and I live in Toronto having moved to Canada from Scotland 10 years ago.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Before Carnivore I was on keto for a few months and before that I ate EVERYTHING you’re not supposed to, being Scottish (we’re allergic to vegetables;) we have a terrible deep fried eating culture that I brought to Canada. I was a classic binge over water and I weighed in at over 400lbs towards the end of 2018.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I got annoyed with being a mathematical scientist in trying to figure out the keto math for every meal, I didn’t like weighing things and doing the sums to stay true to 75-20-5.

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I eat one (big) meal a day, lots of big juicy ribeyes with butter and occasionally pork, roasts and very occasionally fish. I typically fast for the rest of the day with the exception of water and coffee.

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

Improved energy, clarity, focus, confidence, sleeping patterns and appetite suppression.

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

Only from a social perspective when eating with friends and families and their menus.

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

I lift weights for 60-90 minutes 6x a week. Usually in the morning and always fasted.

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

Make friends with your butcher, try lots of different cuts of steak. Invest in a cast iron pan and meat thermometer to get the cooking just right.

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

I don’t, it’s too limited for too many people and that’s ok. The enemy isn’t vegetables it’s processed junk and excess carbs.

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

@thescottishcarnivore

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  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later with Jarrett

I love doing the Carnivore Diet Success Stories, I find it very rewarding to share peoples progress. So I am going to try to catch up with people once a year to see how they are getting on.

Will they all still be Carnivore, probably not. However, I believe they will have an appreciation of the benefits of a meat-heavy diet and will use that knowledge as a tool to further their health.

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

At the moment I’m still carnivore but I’m leaning more towards just low carb overall. I have found that I do not need to rely on carbs for fuel but I do like to incorporate some other things that aren’t just meat. For example I’ll have the occasional avocado. If I’m in need of a cheat I might have a quest bar or pork rinds. I just try and keep it as low carb as possible and I have seen success with that.

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

I have learned that I can fast a lot longer than when I first started. I’m not longer thinking when my next meal is going to be. When I’m hungry I eat and when I eat I feast. I stuck to usually 1 or 2 meals a day and that routine keeps me on track. I have also found the ability to either gain, lose, or maintain weight based on my goals so that’s been going good as well.

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

I have been building up my strength for sure. I have continued to hit new PRs in the gym. This time last year I was benching about 255 and now I’m hitting 300 pretty consistently. Deadlift has improved as well. As well as Squat. I had ACL surgery in January but I remained carnivore throughout the recovery. This is the second time I’ve had ACL surgery and I healed up so much better and quicker this time and I truly believe it was because I eliminated inflammation causing foods. I was back to weight training about a month out of surgery.

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

My goals are to continue to get stronger and build more muscle. I also want to start helping other people and I will be coaching people in the near future. I will help people change their lives and stay on track using fasting, exercise, eating habits, and focusing on yourself. I’m excited to share what I have learned with others so I can help change their lives.

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

You can follow me @mr.meatheals if you are interested in online coaching please reach out and I can get you started. The full program is not available online yet but I hope to have it up early next year but I’d love to help anyone out now if they are ready to start their journey

Original Carnivore Diet Success Story is – HERE

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Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

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

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Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – eBook and Paperback

Clothing – Ketogenic Endurance Carnivore Success Company

Low Content Books – Journals, Notebooks, Diaries and Planners.

Media

  • The majority of my personal journey is documented on Instagram.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • I am an ambassador for the lifestyle brand Descended From Odin, have a look at their apparel and accessories: Click here and get 10% off with the code “ketogenicendurance”

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Etsy – Unique Carnivore

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