I’m 46 years old and I have been Carnivore since September 15, 2017. Prior to that I was keto for 1 year and tried carnivore for 6 weeks but failed due to carnivore flu.
I began with A1C of 6.0 and this is what triggered me to research all this to find a solution. I am now at a A1C 5.7
At my highest I weighed 252lbs and now I weigh 192 lbs.
I do intermittent fasting and I tried all the different variations and picked a personal favorite. I do Alternate Day Fasting. I fast between 32-40 hrs and I am comfortable in doing that.
My strength and endurance has huge improvements and it seems that I keep improving the more I tighten my diet to ribeye and salt. Right now I eat untrimmed ribeye beef 98% of the time around 3 lbs every other day.
The ailments that have gone in remissions are many through this diet. I have diverticulitus, it used to be so bad that during flare ups the pain scale was 11 (want to kill yourself) to a 12 (passout). I know it’s still there but I have not had a single flare up in at least 4 months.
Urinary Tract Infections happened every other months and were very painful and last 1-2 weeks.
After carnivore I can’t remember the last time I got one, it’s been at least 6 months and when it came I barely noticed it.
I used to get colds at least once a month. I got my last cold this past September 2018 and it’s hardly noticeable compared to my colds prior to carnivore.
I also had plantar fascitis and heel spurs, both seem to be in remission as now when I walk I feel no pain but if I eat out even on carnivore then I can feel them again.
I have so many list of ailments that has gone away and I will list them so as not to bore you.
- sinus infection
- sleep apnea
- skin tags (not all are gone)
- dry skin
- morning erections were almost nonexistent
I was a couch potato before my diet journey, now my workouts consists of Orange Theory Fitness, Shotokan Karate and Jiu Jitsu. I usually do my practices in a fasted state and lately I have been fasted at least 30+ hrs and do up to 4-5 hrs workout and have no problems handling the intensity.
I have never felt healthier in my life and that includes in my 20’s.
Carnivore is life for me.
My thanks to all my hero’s out there: Dr Shawn Baker, theAndersen family, Kelly Hogan, Esmu00e9e La Fleur, Gary Taubes, Dr. Jason Fung, Nina Teicholz, Professor Tim Noakes and many more out in the low/carb carnivore space.
I have been testing and using a raw meat and fish diet from April 2016 to the present time (June 2018). My adaptation lasted 3-4 months. I had night muscle cramps, brain fog and diarrhea that lasted about two months (up to 4-6 times a day at the beginning). The diarrhea stopped completely but returned after about a week for a few days. I haven’t had it for a very long time.
After the adaptation, my overall health began improving gradually. I started to have mostly a good mood, feeling more alive, better sleep, good lightness in the body, my memory stopped diminishing and improved, increasing clearness of my mind. My mind became more organised and my mental and physical reactions became faster. I don’t have any headaches or diseases anymore! For long periods of time I can be around people who have the cold or flu and yet stay healthy and not contaminated.
My back pain (lasting a few days), that I usually had after lifting something very heavy, has stopped to appear after half a year of the diet. With the Meat and Fish Zero Carb (MFZC) diet your muscles may start to grow and adjust according to your genetically predisposed type of the body even if you are not active or do not exercise (If you exercise the shape of your body, it can change according to your chosen plan). My joints don’t have any pain anymore and they have become more flexible without any exercise.
Small red spots and pimples on my body, face and shingles (usually I often had a few small) have disappeared. My skin became better and stopped to produce new related to aging brown (liver) spots on the body and new small keratomas on my head (part of them disappeared later). On my face I had a big thick flat grey wart, after about year being on the MFZC diet, the wart has started to crack and fell off. Small white lipomas under the lower eyelids have disappeared. The process of balding on my head has stopped and my hair stopped greying.
The feeling of permanent thirsty, frequent visits to washroom, hot feeling inside the body after eating sweet fruits – all went away. My past frequent constipation and diarrhea do not appear anymore and I have normal bowel movement mostly every day. My gums and remaining teeth became clean, healthy and strong. I brush my teeth only with water and use dental floss. My breath is always fresh. I do not know how long I will have my great healthy condition but may compare it with some conditions of wild animals. In the wild, if animals eat genetically proper raw food for them, they age significantly less visible than people do. The animals keep their health, energy and all kinds of activity until they die from natural causes.
While mostly on the MFZC diet, I use and test the Costco fatty beef and frozen wild salmon. The beef is mainly whole strip sirloin (5-7 kg pieces), I weight and cut it into daily portions. 2-3 of the portions I put in the fridge and eat in the first days. Leftovers are kept in the freezer for later use. I eat two times a day – one third of the daily portion in the morning and two thirds in the evening (if the portion is frozen I put it in the fridge in the evening for the next day). The evening portion I return to the fridge until evening. The wild salmon I usually eat 2-3 times a week in the morning.
Why the raw MFZC diet is better than the cooked ZC diets? Raw food breaks down easily, undergoes autolysis (self-digestion) and digests faster. Actually genetically we aren’t designed for cooked food and many years of evolution did not adopt us to cooked food completely.