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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 – 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 Justin

Interview with Justin

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1) Introduce Yourself.

My name is Justin Murphy, I am 38 years old, and I live in beautiful Colorado.  I have an amazing wife, a rebellious teenager, and I chase around three small children.  Life is good!

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

Well, I started the Atkins diet back when I was around 18 years old.  I was tired of the name calling and being picked on. I lost 100 pounds doing that slowly moved over to the Paleo diet over the years.  I thought that was the most ideal diet and Atkins was too much saturated fat. I was eating oatmeal and egg whites after the gym. I consumed mostly chicken and tuna and lots of veggies.  I also ate “low carb pasta” and black beans on a weekly basis. This way of eating had my mood all over the place and I just was not satiated. I developed rosacea on my forehead. Most people get it on their cheeks or nose but not me, dead center of my forehead.  It was like a beacon to show everyone my inflammation.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

I stumbled on the Carnivore diet through the interwebs.  I saw the success that others were having and I felt this WOE just called to me.  It resonated, this is how humans are supposed to eat, something tribal or instinctive.  So I said, “Bring on the Meat!”

4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

Well I do 16/8 intermittent fasting with two meals a day.  My first meal is usually eggs with bacon, ground beef, or some Teton Waters Ranch hot dogs.  My second meal is usually hamburger, steak, or the hot dogs again. I travel a lot for work so there is a lot of ordering patties by themselves.  If I have to meet a client for a meal I usually suggest a steakhouse. One thing I do though is I have brunch with my family. I love to cook for my kids so I usually eat whatever I am cooking for that meal.  So I guess this makes me 90% carnivore.

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

Well my rosacea is gone, I have more energy and my mood is definitely even.  I just love the way it makes me feel. It is hard to describe until you have been on it for a while.  I feel more in control and centered, if that makes sense.

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

It gets annoying explaining it to everyone…  Why I am not dying of scurvy. Why I am not 300 pounds.  Why I am not crazy. Sometimes at work functions when they cater in the carbs I just don’t eat.  

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

I lift weights 4 days a week.  I am always changing up the program because I get bored easily.  Currently I am doing Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 program. For cardio I am running, rowing, or riding the assault bike. I try and do this 30 to 40 minutes 6 days a week.  I also try and squeeze in a hour walk in the afternoon too. This allows me to clear my head and listen to some motivational podcasts.

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

Do it! The secret to having everything you want is YOU!  You decide when to start the journey and You decide when to quit.  Its that simple, so stop being your excuses and be a Carnivore.

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

Oh, its coming.  We are continually becoming more polarized every day.  Carnivores vs. Vegans

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

You can follow me on Instagram @murph_the_carnivore

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Carnivore Diet success stories – with Eva

Interview with Eva

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1) Introduce Yourself.

I’m a 62-year-old woman from Sweden with a long history of varying diseases
– Men1 (multiple endocrine hyperplasia), colon cancer, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, and rosacea – but I refused to give up.

2) How did you eat before Carnivore.

The ketogenic diet with a lot of veggies and fat, a lot less protein.

3) Why did you try Carnivore to begin with.

Since I still had cravings, overweight, high blood pressure and a lot of other symptoms I was willing to give it a try for my health.

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4) How do you personally approach the Carnivore Diet.

I’m strict with one or two meals a day, mostly beef, some pork, and chicken but no eggs or dairy products (no butter).

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

My improvements started just after a couple of weeks, even though I did have some issues with the transition in the beginning.

The first thing I noticed was that my allergy to pollen completely disappeared, and after that everything has successively improved.

My blood pressure has gone from high to normal, my cravings are gone, I’m losing fat, my sleep is much better, I have no more leg cramps, I’m feeling more energetic and at the same time calmer, my stomach is now perfect, my skin, hair, and nails have improved. I’m getting more muscular, feeling younger and have more libido.

I still have some rosacea to get rid of, but with time I’m sure that will go away and everything else just continue to improve.

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

Nothing.

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

Yes, I do strength training 3 times a week, feels great.

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

Study and get the right facts before you start, join a group and give it at least 30 days.

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

No, people would sadly rather be sick than give up sugar.

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

It’s the best way to get healthy, strong and happy.

I’m on Instagram as @evabirath _health

 

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

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

  • Carnivore Fit Expanded Edition: eBook/paperback book detailing how to adopt the Contemporary Carnivore Diet, and how to exercise on it.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Facebook group.
  • Carnivore Diet Success Stories Newsletter.
  • 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.
  • 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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