Food addiction & cravings
Colin was convinced that meat was terrible for you and it was going to destroy the earth. So he decided to be a vegan. He developed digestive issues and felt bloated.
He discovered the carnivore diet through Mark Bell’s instagram. Colin, along with his father made the switch.
Listen to Colin’s story of how he made the switch from being a vegan to a carnivore on the MeatRx.com podcast.
Katherine went from taking 15 different medications for Lupus, anxiety, depression, Asthma and PCOS to 5 in 6 months on a carnivore diet and lost 122 lbs!
Listen to Katherine’s story of how she changed what she ate and ultimately changed her life on the MeatRx.com podcast!
Jeff is a busy division 1 basketball referee who grew up in Illinois. He grew up eating the standard American diet which consisted mostly of junk food, Doritos, fries, cakes….not only did he eat these things, he ate large volumes of them at a time and didn’t even realize it wasn’t good for him. His weight climbed to 260 lbs.
Jeff started the keto diet and spent his time chasing ketones until he heard about the carnivore diet on the Joe Rogan post cast with Dr. Shawn Baker (link below) and changed the way he eats.
Jeff lost weight, felt stronger and is in control of his sugar and carbohydrate cravings after making the switch. He felt so amazing that he became a Certified Carnivore Coach so that he can help others make an educated decision on their health.
Listen to Coach Jeff’s story on the MeatRx.com Podcast!
Holly was healthy as a child and didn’t notice any health issues until she was 16 years old and developed a dairy intolerance. Nine years later Holly had her first of four babies in the span of two years and three months. After so much in a short time she started to notice her mood change and would be quick to anger and her body was becoming sore and tired.
Holly decided to try several diets including the keto diet. All of the diets worked for weight loss but never healed her pain and discomfort.
Holly decided to try the carnivore diet for eight weeks. During that time, she healed her aches and pains, headaches, thinning hair, mood and changed her relationship with food. She decided to say with the carnivore way of eating.
Listen to Holly’s wonderful story of healing on the MeatRx.com podcast!
Erin suffered from endometriosis, celiac disease and hyperglycaemia. She was a carbohydrate addict often only wanting to eat the bread at a restaurant instead of the meal she ordered.
In 2010 she had her son. He started to suffer from eczema due to food allergies her breast milk. Erin was told she could try to eliminate foods like wheat and soy, but that was often too restrictive for people and that she could just feed her son formula. Erin decided to eliminate the foods and also searched for answers to what she thought were unrelated symptoms in herself like chronic urinary tract infections.
She first found paleo and then the autoimmune protocol. She had improvements with both, but the symptoms never completely went away.
Erin learned of the carnivore diet and decided to slowly transition onto it. After four months of ditching the plants everything fell into place. Her symptoms cleared up.
Listen to Erin’s energetic and informative interview on the MeatRx.com podcast!
Jose tried all of the diets, from vegan to paleo and finally found the keto diet. He started to listen to all the podcasts he could gathering information on how to get his health under control after an acid reflux attack that was so severe, he thought he was having a heart attack.
Jose decided to try the carnivore diet. He bought ground beef, eggs and water. At the start he felt the keto flu but added some salt and felt much better.
Jose’s girlfriend joined him in only eating animal products and now they are both experiencing increased energy.
Jose’s advice for the carnivore diet “keep it simple!”
Listen to Jose’s story on the MeatRx.com Podcast here:
Amber had success on the keto diet improving most of her symptoms and getting herself off many of her medications. Her friend suggested that she try the carnivore diet and that’s when she was able to heal the last of the symptoms, she was suffering from including poor digestion and rosacea.
Amber is now a Certified Carnivore Coach, MeatRx.com podcast host and a huge advocate for this lifestyle!
Listen to Coach Amber tell her inspirational story of healing on the MeatRx.com podcast!
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Cassie lost 100 pounds lost in 9 months on Carnivore!
I’m never going back. I was sick, in pain, and tired. I don’t ever want to be that person again.
Six years ago (at age 45) I started Paleo because I was 376 pounds, walking with a cane, taking naps every day, and on allergy medicine because of constant allergy attacks. I had candida overgrowth which was causing me issues and when I googled to find a resolution it led me to Paleo. I did Paleo for 2 ½ years and lost 170 pounds. It healed most of my problems but I eventually stalled and then started to introduce Paleo treats which fueled my carb addiction (which had never gone away). Eventually I started eating processed foods, sugar, and corn again. I stayed gluten-free due to my IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) / leaky gut.
In late 2019, my candida overgrowth had returned with a vengeance and when I googled again for a resolution, I found Carnivore. I had heard of the zero-carbers when I was Paleo but thought it was radical so I never tried it. This time there was a lot more information on zero-carb and Carnivore. I read up on it, watched videos, and decided to give it a try. I decided I would do it for a few weeks in November 2019 but that I would go off of it while I was traveling for work and enjoying Thanksgiving. I did the same in December. Each time I had the carnivore flu.
When January 3, 2020 arrived (age 50), I started again from my highest weight in the past 5 years of 294 pounds. I told my husband that I was doing “zero-carb keto” for a while. I didn’t admit to being Carnivore until a month later. I had the carnivore flu (again), bathroom issues, and fatigue. I knew now what to expect and I was learning a lot of information from Facebook. When I joined MeatRx, I attended as many meetings as I could to learn from everyone on the new platform. The meeting leaders were great and had all been on carnivore for 6 months, 1 year, or even longer. It was also great to be on the same path as other new people starting in January.
In the beginning I ate a lot of chaffles (egg and cheese in a waffle iron), bbq (unsauced), and bacon. I always carried bacon with me including when I traveled twice in January for work. I had a burst of energy at week 3, but then was fatigued for a few more weeks. I had meat aversion around week 4, but I did short fasts until my appetite came back. By week 6 my carb cravings were gone. Sweet treats still smell good to me, but I have absolutely no desire to have one. I never want to go back to feeling so sick, dazed, and confused.
By the third month I felt fully dedicated–nothing could dissuade me from staying on Carnivore for life. I’m a total convert. My work capacity has increased dramatically. I feel like my brain was operating at 30% compared to 100% now. I have so much energy I overdid it with construction projects at our new home and now I’m having some physical therapy for shoulder / rotator cuff tendonitis. I haven’t truly exercised but I do get out 2-3 times a month for a 2-mile run/walk when the air quality in California allows.
Two questions I get asked frequently after losing 100 pounds in exactly 9 months. Do I fast? I did a bit of fasting the first 6 months but since I was doing so many projects on the house I needed the food for fuel. Now that I am healing my shoulder and not taking vacation I am more sedentary. I generally fast now either 1, 2, or 3 days a week. It just depends on how hungry I am. The other question is about excess skin. I do have it which is one reason I fast (for the autophagy) but I fully expect to have some skin removal surgery on my arms, stomach, and thighs. You can’t lose almost 200 pounds in 6 years (half my body weight!!!) without needing some help through body contouring.
I do not have insulin resistance or thyroid issues. I think this is why I can lose weight easily at age 50/51. I’ve lost 100+ pounds three other times in my life (WW, Exercise, Paleo). Another reason I do well is that I don’t deviate from plan. I know I’m a true carb addict so I must completely abstain. I don’t ever want to lose this. Even if I never lost another pound I wouldn’t care. I’ve gotten more of my life back in less than 10 months then I ever anticipated. I still attend MeatRx meetings when my schedule allows so if you see me in the evening social meetings or at the carb addiction meetings (which I lead), please say hello. See you on the other side!!!
Food: I eat beef, bacon, pork, chicken wings, duck, black coffee. Gave up eggs (even egg yolks caused me nausea) and now only have a small amount of cheese. Dairy (heavy cream, soft cheeses) do slow my weight loss / cause weight gain.
Exercise: I run/walk a few times a month about 2 miles each time
Healed: Carb cravings, brain fog, plantar fasciitis, heel spur pain, severe candida overgrowth, edema, back pain (which required me to take anti-inflammatories every night and to sleep sitting up)
Watch or listen to John’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
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