Fatigue

Nicole improved her energy and lost weight on a carnivore diet

This diet saving me is an understatement. I am blown away about how unhealthy I was. I didn’t have energy and I was following the gluten free diet, taking thyroid medication, vitamins and exercising. Yet knew something was still so wrong. My joints still ached, unable to think as clearly, or lose weight. When I saw a friend’s transformation I knew I had nothing to lose as I was doing all I was supposed too. The picture on the left is July 2018. The picture on the right November 28th 2019. The misconceptions I’ve heard about “these carnivore people may look healthy on the outside.” You’re kidding me! Planning to stay stricter on it and see if I can get off my thyroid medication as some have.

Keep up the great work Shawn!! 

Listen to Nicole’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:

Laney lost weight, improved anemia and fatigue on a carnivore diet

It’s New Year’s Eve 2018, and this time last year I was making lists and action plans for how I might once-and-for-all get to the bottom of my digestion problems. “This will be the year,” I would think as I would set out at the top of that willpower mountain only to make a steady trail downwards and backwards. I would tell myself, I will drink more water than ever, I’ll eat kale, collards, and spinach, I’ll cut down on meat to once a week max… I’ll have my plate be mostly vegetables. I tried soaking my grains, slow cooking my food, juice fasts, bone broth fasts, water fasts, I tried yoga postures for digestion, a regular evening walk, going vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten free, grain free, paleo… I did the Whole Life Challenge three times, the Whole30 several times a year, I tried staying on the Whole30 for 100 days… I did the GAPs diet, I tried eating only once a day; eating 3 times a day; grazing all day; not eating after 4pm, I tried the Low Fodmap diet, the SCD, I saw doctors and specialists, I had abdominal x-rays, ultrasounds, a colonoscopy… I worked with a nutritionist (for a year!), received regular acupuncture, took Chinese herbs, went to naturopaths, did colon cleanses, saw Mayan Abdominal massage therapists… At one point I tested positive for SIBO and stuffed myself with supplements like goldenseal, oil of oregano, bitters and all manner of digestive enzymes, Berbercap, 5htp, ABD5, Interphase, Floradix. I did two rounds of Rifaximin and Neomycin but the SIBO kept coming back.

I was “being so good”, doing everything I was supposed to be doing! I’d see slight improvements but eventually all of my symptoms would return. Nothing was actually healing me. And not only was I chronically constipated, I had all kinds of mysterious health issues about which doctors would always shrug and say, “Let’s just watch it and see”. I was always getting “benign tumors” including a lump under my arm, a lipoma on my shoulder blade, an enchondroma in my finger that caused the bone to fracture, a uterine fibroid, fibrocystic breast tissue… I had mysterious skin rashes, rosacea, vision problems, and constant whooshing (tinnitus) in my left ear. I had problems falling and staying asleep, I had bizarre inflammation flare-ups in my joints including one in my knee that was so debilitating that I could not walk without a cane for several months. I had interstitial cystitis, irregular cycles, headaches (including ocular migraines), and I was also depressed, anxiety-ridden and anemic. There were days when I could manage to go to a barre class only come home and sit parked in the driveway for half an hour or more trying to muster the energy to walk to my front door. I was miserable. I was red-faced and so bloated that I looked 5 months pregnant. I would wake up with a day planned and by 10 in the morning I would have to start cancelling things because I was so inflamed/in pain/bloated/exhausted and emotionally drained. I was missing out on time with my kids, with my husband, my friends, my life.

I felt I had tried everything and I was miserable. And then I tried going keto. I started seeing a slight shift in regularity, I started having more energy and better moods, I was sleeping better… I started learning everything I could about ketosis and macros! I was tracking and peeing on sticks and trying amazing keto recipes like graham crackers with cream cheese frosting!! Then I heard about micronutrients and slammed on the breaks. The fear set in and I was worried that I might not be getting what I needed if I wasn’t eating my greens and other “superfoods” so I added collards back in and immediately the tinnitus came back. I added in berries and avocado and I became constipated again, my energy dropped, the moodswings returned. Then one night I was listening to Anthony Gustin’s podcast and heard Dr. Shawn Baker talking about carnivory. I thought, you know what? I have tried EVERYthing else… What have I got to lose by trying one more thing? So, I threw my hands up and went carnivore.

That was September and now, 4 months later, every single one of those symptoms I mentioned above have disappeared. In six weeks went from 156lbs to 127lbs (and have now stopped weighing myself because I couldn’t care less about the scale). I went from CIC (chronic idiopathic constipation) to having several -at least two- bowel movements every day. I can make plans with confidence because I am no longer a slave to mysterious physical and mental health issues. Today my diet is simple. There is no guesswork, recipe scouring or fretting over whether this dish is “legal”. I eat mainly beef, pork, elk, and fish. I can have small amounts of cheese but I don’t do well on eggs or yogurt. I do not miss anything that I used to eat. I do not feel left out when others partake in things I cannot eat because I have my health back and that is way more delicious than anything else imaginable! 

Terese improved sleep, mood, digestion, and asthma on a carnivore diet

October 29th, 2019 was my 1 year Carnivore anniversary. 🥩

1 year ago I began a journey that I thought was only going to be a 30 day experiment.

The before photo was not taken specifically for this purpose. It just happened to be the only picture that was taken of me on October 28th, 2018, the day before day 1 of my new way of eating. The after picture was taken today by a friend of mine specifically for my after picture.

I WAS eating a whole food, plant based, vegan diet before I began my carnivore journey.

I was having some health issues, and put a question out to the Universe asking why, because I THOUGHT I was eating the healthiest diet one could eat.

Of course, the Universe answered me. I started coming across information that I had never seen or heard before.

I saw stories about many others who had also had issues with the diet I was on at that time.

I saw that many people were healing themselves of those issues by the Carnivore WOE.

At the point I was at with poor health, and because I asked the Universe, I knew it was an answer to my prayer/call.

I decided that even though it was completely opposite of my prior beliefs, (a belief I held for 25 years,) that I would give it a try for 30 days.

Close to the 30 days I felt so well that I decided to go for 60 days… 60 days turned into 90 days. Before the 90 days were up I decided to go for 6 months. At 6 months I decided I want to go a full year. Today, I feel like this is now my lifestyle.

I will, of course, continue to check-in with myself, and Higher Guidance to see if it is in my Highest good to continue.

I did not start this change with weight loss in mind. I started it because I wanted to change my health around before it continued to get worse. The weight loss (39 pounds to be exact) was an added blessing!

I have received so many health benefits!
•Increased energy
•Longer stamina
•Better moods
•Clearer/sharper mind
•Better sleep
•More muscle mass
•Stronger teeth
•Clear skin
•Shiny, strong hair
•Clear airway
•No more “getting sick”
•Less body fat
•Better digestion
•Leaky gut healing
•No more carb crashing
•Balanced hormones
•Lighter menses
•No more aches and pains
•I think I may be healed from asthma…if not healed 100% yet, definitely 90%!

I have never felt better!

In the beginning I felt lethargic for two weeks at about week two to week four as my body adapted from burning carbohydrates for fuel to burning fat for fuel. The adaptation phase can be different for everyone. It depends on where you are at with your health currently.

I also had signs of detox… weird rashes appeared… mostly on the side of my temples, and partially on my forehead, as well as on the back of my neck. That lasted for months. I would have to look at my journal/log book to see when that stopped.

I highly recommend logging everything you eat and drink, and how you feel, as well as the changes that happen, if you want to experiment with this way of eating (or any change of eating, for that matter). I have been keeping track of everything this entire journey. I have also weighed myself on a scale, daily. I take body fat measurements once a month.

The following are the changes in measurements in 1 year:
•Weight -39 pounds
•Neck -1”
•Bust -4.75”
•Waist -6.65”
•Stomach at naval -6.5”
•Stomach at low level -4.5”
•Hips -6.25”
•L Thigh -4”
•R Thigh -4.25”
•L Calf -1.5”
•R Calf -1.75”
•L Ankle -1.15”
•R Ankle -.75”
•L Bicep -1.85”
•R Bicep -1.75”
•L Forearm -.85”
•R Forearm -1”
•Body Fat 21.8% -7.5%
•BMI 21.1% -4.1%

I also had to learn the new ways in which my body let me know it was ready for food. For example, I may start to feel a tiny headache, or feel tired. Those are signals it is time to eat. You will not get that ravenous hunger feeling like you do when you are eating carbs.

With all of my heart, I thank the Carnivore community.

Many of you have been a huge source of emotional support for me, and shared a wealth of information. It eased my mind. It would have been a completely different experience without you. It is such a blessing that I have made some great new friends too!

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Thank you,

Terese

Jenny free of breast cancer, better mood and energy on carnivore diet

I had a recurrence of an aggressive, genetic type Breast Cancer in October 2017. I had been through conventional medicine in 2009 for my first diagnosis (which almost killed me), and was not willing to go that route a second time.

Instead I made a lot of changes, both dietary and lifestyle, between October 2017 and March of 2018.

I first came across the carnivore diet back in 2010 while trawling the internet. The Anderson family and their story really surprised me back then, and I actually thought they were insane to eat this way. How far ahead of their times they were!

Roll on 8 years and I decided take the plunge after reading a lot on Shawn Baker and his diet. I joined Meatness March 2018 and went 95% carnivore and I haven’t looked back. My latest MRI (in June 2018), without chemotherapy and radiotherapy has shown no evidence of cancer.

My mental health is better, my physical health is better, and I have resolved the tiredness I felt prior to my second diagnosis. I can honestly say, everything is better!

I must add that I am a Nutritional Therapist, Herbalist and Acupuncturist, and have gone from vegetarian to raw vegan, low carb and finally carnivore. Without my education, I don’t think I could have done it, it led me to be much more open to change and to look at every aspect of not only healing myself, but contributing to healing our planet, instead of taking from it.

Going carnivore has given me the best health of my life and made my life. Thank you!

 

Listen to Jenny’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:

Stephen improved blood sugar, dental health, digestion on carnivore diet

I am 25, 175lbs, stronger, happier, with better skin and digestion, than I’ve had since I was 17. Growing up, my family, in an attempt to chastise me or tease me, gave me a sort of nickname regarding food: “cookies, cakes and candies.” I loved sweets, and was known to eat all my brothers’ winter oreos or popsicles, cereal, or what have you. In high school and college I would legitimately have cereal as 1/3 of my diet (or more), along with bagels, bread, ice cream, etc. In high school some of my best friends made fun of me because I would sometimes even come prepared with a bagel in my pocket.

 Then in college, everything started hitting the fan and my world started spinning: I began to have constant, I mean constant, stomach pain all day long, from the morning I awoke to going to sleep. Some friends in college persuaded me, along ethical lines (not nutritional) to try vegetarianism and veganism, so I was the former for a year and a half and the latter for 8-10 months— it was horrible. I ate tons of fruit, granola, cereal, soy ice cream, cider— I was rail thin, weak, tired, and eventually became very sick.

In Summer 2014, after a year of veg/anism, I went abroad and returned with a fever that stayed and left me almost bedridden for over a month; the apartment I was living in had black mold, and I didn’t have much energy each day. I brushed it off and got back to school, but friends around me realized I wasn’t myself— my energy was gone, I was becoming more irritable and withdrawn, I had panic attacks and my stomach constantly hurt all day long. 

It eventually got so bad that I needed an ice pack strapped to my chest just to sleep, had various GI tests, got my gallbladder removed, and had constant searing back pain as well (which I also needed an ice pack just to sleep too). It was the worst couple years of my life, and I felt like there was no way out— praying and meditating alone and with friends, celebrating Eucharist at Church, being with friends, playing music, hiking and reading poetry were the only things that gave me solace as I became sort of a recluse.

Problems:

  • Hypoglycemia (probably pre-diabetic)
  • brain fog, poor memory, low mental acuity
  • low energy, chronic fatigue
  • intense anxiety, panic attacks (was medicated) for years
  • depression and mood swings
  • GERD
  • IBS
  • diarrhea for years
  • chronic stomach pain
  • failed gallbladder
  • Skin eczema/rashes (sometimes bled)
  • low libido (hormonal imbalance)
  • chronic back pain
  • headaches
  • lip sores
  • eye inflammation
  • easy sunburn
  • some random tumors/cysts
  • anemia
  • poor dental health

My mom and brother had been off of gluten and sugar for years by the time I was in college, they were nominally following Robb Wolf and the Paleo movement, but they did not know or practice a Keto or Carnivore Way of Eating. By 2017 I started eliminating foods and keeping a food journal, starting with gluten, then all grain, then cruciferous veggies, then nightshades, legumes, and on and on.

 By December 2017, I was in shambles, and my roommate told me about one of his best friends who had Crohn’s and reversed it with the ketogenic diet. I was desperate, and had been addictively reading about nutrition, fasting, and ketosis (I did just barely come across carnivore at this time, but I brushed it off because it seemed too intimidating, I loved sugar). 

After fasting all day Christmas Day 2017 and feeling much relieved, and then jumped into keto, hands to the plow no looking back. I starting feeling better and better, every week, month, and quarter I would keep saying, “Man, I haven’t felt this good since I was 18!” By around October 2018, after reading about Carnivore for a couple months, I was yearning for something more streamlined, easier, nutritious, and satiating, to get me to the next place (still had some residual anxiety, tiredness, skin issues, etc)— so I went to Carnivore and it just got better and better. My strength, mental acuity, and skin got even better. (Before keto- 2 pull ups, on Keto- 7 pull ups, on carnivore- 18 pull ups).

Improvements:

  • No digestive issues whatsoever
  • Best mental focus, attention, and mood since high school
  • no brain fog or headaches
  • best strength I’ve maybe ever had
  • much improved dental health
  • anxiety and depression are gone!
  • normal libido (hormonal balance)
  • little to no sunburn after hours in direct sunlight (first time in my life)
  • tumors/cysts disappeared
  • no back pain
  • no eye inflammation
  • clear and really smooth skin
  • steady energy all day

I am now absolutely loving this WOE and I don’t really see ever leaving it— although I am like 95% carnivore, I have some onions, garlic, mushrooms sometimes, and once a month or two I’ll split a sweet potato or make avocado pudding with friends. Meat does continue to taste better and better (I am soon going to get a quarter of beef!). 

I am eternally grateful for the work of Shawn Baker, especially Joe Rogan hosting Mikhaila Peterson (my first major exposure to Carnivore), the Zero Carb subreddit, Dr. Darren Schmidt, and countless others for making this possible, as well as friends and family, who have supported me through this hard time and brought immense healing. I’ve now been on keto for a year and a half and on zero carb for 9 months and am so filled with awe and so thankful.

Peace

Michael improved mood, mental health, skin, vision on carnivore diet

Hiking in September 2018 at 286 pounds – before starting the Carnivore Diet

I am 55, I’m 6-2 and 228 lbs. right now. Six months ago I was 283! I drive semi cross country for a living, big luxury truck with sleeper and all. Fridge, microwave, TV all that stuff. It’s very hard to eat right on the road. I’ve tried just eating grocery store food in the truck, but I still would overeat and rarely lost weight. Donuts and snackcakes and anything else. I used to go to Sheetz (gas station chain) and order like 8 loaded hot dogs with fries or chips and a half gallon of chocolate milk. I would literally eat myself sick but couldn’t stop! Acid reflux was always an issue, I would take Prilosec twice a day, Tums, Maalox whatever. Many of you know this all too well. I’ve known for years I’m grain sensitive but what can you do? They are very hard to avoid! I wore 2XL T shirts but they were getting tight.

264 pounds – January 2019

One day I was ready to buy a 3XL shirt, but I stopped myself. I said “No, this has to stop right now!” I refuse to get bigger. I stumbled onto Dr. William Davis video and then stumbled onto maybe Dr. Jason Fung or some keto video. I said “hey maybe I can try this”. I started a keto-ish diet on Nov. 25, 2018. It morphed into mostly carnivore, and mostly once a day eating. I didn’t plan that. Chicken and turkey weren’t filling me up, so beef it is now! I eat 2-3 lbs. of fatty ribeye daily now with maybe cheese and walnuts or pecans as snack. Black coffee and water only. I take several minerals, fish oils and a few multivitamins. I fry in animal fat or butter only. Not much fasting so far.

#MeatHeals

June 2019 – 228 Pounds – Still want to get down to 209
  • I’ve lost 55 lbs. in six months!
  • I feel better than ever.
  • My itchy dermatitis went away.
  • My chronic sudden crap attacks are gone.
  • My acid reflux(GERD) is gone
  • My arthritis is improved but not gone.
  • I swear my vision is slightly sharper, can’t be sure.
  • I sleep better.
  • The bloating and extreme fatigue are gone.
Michael weighed 199 back in 2001.

I do have some pancakes with syrup maybe twice a month. They are my weakness, but maybe one day I will stop that also. I am in control now of my life!

Listen to Michael’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast here:

Jeremy improved mood, mental health, sex, skin, and sleep on carnivore diet

I am 36 years old and 5’9″ tall. About a year ago I was in the worst physical and mental shape of my entire life. Though I had a little excessive body fat, you couldn’t always tell just by looking at me what state I was in. I had, at that time, recently found a desk job as an engineer, after working in a manufacturing shop for almost 20 years. So, my health started declining even more. My joints and pains increased. I was tired all the time. Always hungry. My mood was always on the lower side no matter the situation. And, just trying to do a little bit of exercise seemed so hard that I would often give up right away feeling helpless.

One night I was sitting on the couch and watched an interesting documentary on low carb diets. I won’t say which one in case that’s not allowed. But, it seemed to make a little sense. And, I felt so bad in every aspect I said why not try it? Even if it’s a small change and it makes one thing easier. The next day I dove head first into low carb. Not knowing really anything about the details. At the end of the first day, I was really hungry. But, other that that I had lost 5 pounds of water weight and noticed that my day flown by faster than usual. That’s where this journey began.

I have always had a little trouble retaining information from reading. Though not enough to hinder any success in school or my career. So, I decided to look at YouTube to see what was out there for quick and easy information on this. At the same time, being of an engineer mindset, I decided to document my progress. Not really thinking that it might help others in the future. But, for my own motivation if I wasn’t feeling it one day. Or, maybe for reflecting on what had happened if I happen to fail. I started by taking a picture in my bathroom mirror after the first day. Downloaded an app to track my macros that allowed pictures of meals and recipes to be attached. And, found a few good sources of information online.

Throughout the first 4 months I had gone through all sorts of physical and mental changes. Starting with my electrolytes flushing out. Then studying more and fixing it. My body slowly transitioned to burning fat instead of glucose. Which at first made me really tired. But, studied more on this problem and held in strong. I had the usual beginning symptoms of diarrhea for a little while. And, I couldn’t sleep. I just didn’t feel like it. At the end of this 4 months, everything started to lift. Like a weight on my shoulders I didn’t even know was there. And, because of all the questions I had along the way, I had studied so much that I had a large number of videos, studies, and we sites saved for my reference. Along with that came many more names of professionals in this field that gave new strength to the idea that I indeed had control of myself. And, that everything was not hopeless.

I had been finding more and more in information about the carnivore diet along the way. And, though not really having too many problems when I ate vegetables, I never much gravitated toward them. After reaching my goal weight and loosing 85 pounds. I had enough information and was in a perfect state to try this new thing. I then started carnivore and  a small workout routine.

Though I had not had the luxury of getting any blood work done, I am very in tune to what happens and how I feel with anything that goes in my mouth. I have been on this new regimen for a little over a month, and I  have now lost a total of 90 pounds since the beginning. I’m down 10 pant sizes. I am almost never hungry. I have energy all day. My focus is better than when I was at teenager. My libido has increased substantially. I have virtually no inflammation. No more joint pain. A small benign lump on my testicle has disappeared. The floaters in my eyes have decreased in number. My skin is clearer. And, my mood has normalized. I have more patience and understanding now than ever before. Over all I just feel healthy in every way.

In my journey I have found that although studying others is important, it is more important to study your own body. Everyone is different. And, the N of 1 is ultimately what’s going to make the difference when you really want to change your life for the better.

I hope my story helps even just one person wondering if all this is real. It’s only real if you let it be real. And, that’s the first step. Be open to new ideas and study everything.

Laura improved digestion, skin, and treated diabetes on a carnivore diet

I have always been heavier but over the years with yo-yo dieting I kept getting bigger and bigger. I always went on a crash diet, lost 30 pounds, celebrated by eating junk and then inevitably gaining back 40lbs. After my daughter was born I even lost 75 pounds with a low carb diet. I hit my goal weight and then went back to eating “normal” and over a year and a half I gained 100lbs. Genetically I was on my way to thyroid issues and diabetes. My mother and grandmother had both and I guarantee by the time I was 35 I would have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

My main source of food came from gas stations and fast food restaurants and I typically finished each day with a pint of ice cream. I used food for entertainment and a source of comfort. In Feb 2018 I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus that was 100% due to my weight.

On March 12th 2018 I had a wake up call, my “baby” was almost 2 and I weighed than I did when I went into labor with him. I had hit an all time high of 263lbs. I immediately went on another “low carb diet”. I lost weight right away and was counting down to my first cheat day. This time I was introduced to Carnivore and Fasting. That cheat day I was planning came and went (no cheats), I was feeling so good that other foods didn’t tempt me the same way. I ate meat on my Birthday, my Anniversary, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. All of these Holidays and family events that usually were all about food ended up becoming more about actually enjoying my family. The longer I stayed Carnivore the better I felt and more I realized this was a long term permanent solution to my weight issues. In addition I had healed some life long issues with my digestion that I thought were just “normal”. I didn’t realize how much my anxiety was triggered by food until I removed those foods.

I lost 120 pounds in less than a year and have made the Carnivore diet my new “normal”. For the first time in my life I am in the “normal range” for BMI. I eat 2 pounds of beef a day, exercise, and am feeling better than I ever even knew possible.

Starting date: March 12th 2018
Starting weight: 263lbs BMI 40
Current weight: 140lbs BMI 21

Before Carnivore:
* Joint pain
* Prediabetic
* Constipation/digestive issues
* Hemorrhoids
* Anxiety
* Acne/rashes
* Low energy
* Obese
* Constant mindless eating

 

 

Morwenna improved fitness, sleep, and treated fatigue on carnivore diet

‘Before’ was right around the time I was getting really sick in July 2016. I thought I was healthy. I ate mostly whole foods, no grains or beans or nightshades and very little sugar. I was really trying to push the vegetables thinking that I would soon feel great. Instead, I descended a dark road that led to chronic fatigue, brain fog, depression, general anxiety, social anxiety–napping daily and feeling generally crushed and done with life.

Enter a post on FaceBook by a dear and respected friend. She had some of the same issues and had been on a very strict diet that was making her feel amazing. I immediately decided to start the next morning. This was June 2018. I removed ALL plant foods from my diet, with the exception of coffee–I didn’t think I could function without it.

I had been no-fat vegan for over 2 years between the births of my 1st and 2nd children. When pregnant, I craved meat badly and so added that to my diet. After that pregnancy, I began to experience food and other allergies/intolerances. First was broccoli, then bananas, latex, hay fever, hazelnuts, and last was chestnuts not that long ago–to which I reacted with throat and tongue swelling that really scared me. I did not understand why I would be collecting these intolerances–I was so ‘healthy’!

I now know that I am extremely sensitive to plant toxins. Removing plants from my diet immediately gave me more energy–right away I didn’t need the daily naps. I was feeling really good, brain fog lifted and mood got better–but I wouldn’t class the feeling as ‘great’. Then, in October last year I weaned myself off of coffee and all of the sudden, getting up in the morning was no longer the worst thing anyone could ask me to do! I actually liked getting up in the morning and started making breakfast for everyone (my husband had been doing it for years).

Next, in November I discovered the art and science of fasting. I would do 72 hours fasts back to back (with one meal in between) for a couple of months and I started feeling AMAZING! I even lost weight–32 lbs that I didn’t know I even could/should lose. Come to find, I have small bone structure. I also hadn’t read a book for over 2 years, and reading used to be the love of my life. Now, I am collecting a large mass of books to read. I feel positive about life–I want to DO things. I am no longer hiding in the car and letting my family do all the shopping. I literally had no idea that I was suffering from depression and social anxiety until it was gone.

In January, I joined the gym and I go there most mornings (early!!) to get fit and grab back my life. Sitting and sleeping for over 2 years left me totally out of shape, but that is changing now.

So, I know I can’t eat plants (at least not for now), dairy, or eggs. I have added in green tea and that’s going wonderfully, feel great drinking my daily tea now. I don’t know what the future holds, but I know it’s going to be good. I am going to pursue some sort of education, cure myself of my fear of heights, and hike Mt. Snowdon in Wales.

If you’ve actually made it this far, bless you for caring <3 I hope this story helps someone out there recognize perhaps some of the same things in themselves or a loved one and provides help and inspiration!

Philip lost weight and improved digestion, mental health on carnivore diet

I’m 46 years old and this is my transformation from January 2018 – January 2019. The first 7 months I followed the Ketogenic woe, and the past over 6 months I’ve followed a strict carnivorous woe. I’ve shed nearly 100 lbs altogether, from about 370 down to 280 presently. Eating mostly beef and drinking water, omad predominately, sometimes 2mad, fasting anywhere from 20-23 hrs every day. On the weekends I am dry fasting from Sat evening to Sun evening and continuing with a water fast til Mon afternoon. Autophagy process is amazing and intermittent fasting gels really well with this woe, since you lose much of your appetite, and being fat adapted keeps you satiated longer.

I also consume occasional shrimp, sardines, mackerel, beef liver, pork loin, Boston Butt, bacon, fat back and bone broth, but beef makes me feel optimal and I’m consuming about 2 lbs daily. Ive eliminated all dairy with the exception of butter & a bit of hard cheese once in a while. I’m feeling terrific and brimming with energy in the fasted state. My mental acuity is as sharp as a tack and memory is improving greatly. No more reflux, no joint pain, I can run, sprint and jump without feeling like passing out, my skin is in much better condition, sleeping like a log, pleasant dreams, no depression or anxiety, and I’m calm as can be. I have a ways to go yet, but I’m happy with the results so far. Never felt better!

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