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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 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.

Dani July 2019

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.

Dani Dec 2019

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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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