Keto success

Celina improved digestion, weight loss, allergies on carnivore diet

I’ve suffered with stomach problems my entire adult life (about 23 years). I’ve seen a number of doctors who prescribe medications or remove body parts, including my gall bladder, hysterectomy, appendix, but have all refused to tell me WHY I had been so sick and nearly dead for so long. The illnesses range from acid reflux to IBS-C and includes a myriad of food allergies and sensitivities, painful bloating, painful gas, and distended stomach/intestines. I subsisted off OTC and RX medications several times a day for decades.

In January 2016, having had enough, I took matters into my own hands and adopted a Ketogenic lifestyle. This cured my acid reflux, inflammation, and chronic hip pain saving me from yet another surgery. Food heals! Although feeling much better, the one thing that still plagued me was IBS-C, bloating, debilitating gas pains, stubborn extra weight. So, November 2016, I decided to give Zero Carb/Carnivore a try. I allowed all forms of animal protein and limited dairy in my diet.

Within the first 3 weeks eating zero carb I had lost 10 pounds and reversed my IBS-C. After decades of using RX and OTC medication, fiber, green smoothies, salads and produce to alleviate my suffering all it had done was exacerbate the problem. Removing the fiber from my diet made me immediately regular and cured me of all my bloating, swelling, inflammation, and painful gas pains.

I’ve been, for the most part, Zero Carb for 16 months and have never felt better, looked younger, had more energy, or mental clarity in my life. Oh, I still like to occasionally dabble in the dark arts of produce or nuts, but my body rejects it immediately and all my symptoms return reminding me why Carnivore is the lifestyle for me.

Thank you. En Paz.

Chris improved digestion, fitness, mood, mental health on carnivore diet

I’ve tried every diet over the years. I’ve been into bodybuilding since I was 6 years old as I was sitting in the World Gym daycare while my mom trained. I’m now a certified personal trainer. Of all the diets, carnivore is clearly the best. I’ve been doing it for 3 months now and here are my results.

  • Deadlift went from 400 to 500
  • Body fat down 5% (I was already in great shape)
  • Acne I’ve consistently had on my back since puberty (I’m now 24) has mostly cleared up and would probably finish if I didn’t drink milk with every steak.
  • I’ve never felt better. I need less sleep.
  • My energy levels are high and constant
  • Zero bloating or gas or upset stomach in 3 consecutive months
  • Increased mental sharpness (probably from ketones)

    I had to try it first, but now I can confidently suggest this diet to clients for about 1,000 different reasons.

    Keep kicking ass Shawn!

Andrew improved his digestion and fitness on a carnivore diet

I decided to become vegetarian in the summer of 2015. I was backpacking Europe at the time. It made sense for a lot of different reasons:

  1. Availability: you can find fresh fruit and vegetables at every market, store and restaurant.
  2. Cost: you can buy a box of 20 peaches and a load of bread for a couple Euro and it’d feed me all day.
  3. Culture: I met more vegetarians during my six months in Europe than I’ve ever met in Canada.
  4. Freedom: you don’t necessarily have to cook or do much of anything to fruits and vegetables. You can eat them on the go.
  5. Health: I kept getting told vegetarianism/veganism was healthier for me. All those people couldn’t be wrong, right?
  6. Environmental: I’d be doing a great service to the earth (and animals) if I just stopped eating meat.

Plus, we spent most of our time in Italy and their two main entrees – pizza and pasta – are more often than not vegetarian. Not to mention carb-laden.

“Works for me,” I thought. “Not only will I save money, I will save my body from the horrors of red meat and save the world while I’m at it.”

How naïve.

It didn’t take long for me to start noticing my body changing. For the worse.

I ignored the changes at first. Namely, I ignored the fact that since coming to Europe, when I had to go to the bathroom, I REALLY HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. LIKE, NOW.

This unfortunate reality reached its peak horrendousness two sunny, summer afternoons in a row. I was running through the Italian countryside on both days, I was suddenly stricken with what I henceforth called a “shit attack”, whereby whatever was inside me was going to come out and it was going to come out quickly.

Thank God for bushes and big leaves, eh?

How embarrassing.

As these shit attacks continued, I became more and more worried. Naturally. So I began researching what could possibly be wrong with me. It didn’t take long for me to find out that my symptoms were perfectly in line with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS usually makes itself known in the body one of two ways: diarrhea or constipation. I had the former, hence the shit attacks.

So there I was, in European cities I’d never visited, with IBS, never knowing where a washroom was, trying to enjoy some of the world’s greatest sights with my fiancée but never being able to think anything but, “I hope I don’t shit myself at Big Ben… the Cliffs of Moher… the Colosseum… Edinburgh Castle… the Eiffel Tower…” and on and on and on those thoughts went.

Having those thoughts all the time is why doctors say IBS can often be mental more so than physical.

I’m here to tell you that it’s BOTH.

Even after we came home from Europe, I stubbornly kept asserting I was vegetarian much to the chagrin of my meat-loving family.

Then, one day, for reasons that escaped me at the time, I was having a craving for something that was previously alive but now was dead and barbecued. So I had myself a steak, which even when I was eating meat, was rare for me to indulge in.

I remember the burst of energy that flowed through me when I finished the last bite of that steak.

“That’s odd,” I thought. “I feel better than I have in almost a year and it just so happens I feel this way right after having meat.”

“Don’t let facts or the way your body feels get in the way of a dogmatic ideology!” a voice inside my head screamed at me.
I kept the vegetarian façade up for as long as possible, all the while succumbing to the temptations of dead animals more and more with each passing week.

For the sake of time, let me skip ahead.

Enter: the Carnivore diet

Listen, I truly thought I was going to be stuck with shit attacks and popping Immodium pills for the rest of my life. I didn’t think anything could help me and I wasn’t disciplined enough to keep insanely detailed food journals.

Then I heard Dr. Jordan Peterson, on an episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast, talk about how his daughter, Mikhaila, cured a laundry list of auto immune problems by eliminating everything in her diet and starting over again. Peterson then said he tried the diet, which he explained was very meat-heavy, and it cured many of the ailments that were bothering him.

This was all very interesting to me, so I visited the blog of Peterson’s daughter, mikhailapeterson.com, and I consumed as much information as I could, including her idea to try this thing called the carnivore diet.

“Sounds manly,” I thought to myself as I fired up Google to learn more about it.

Almost instantly, I found my way to Dr. Shawn Baker’s podcast with none other than Joe Rogan and from thereon in, everything changed.

I went out that night and filled my freezer and fridge with meat. The next day, I became a carnivore.

Admittedly, it took me a couple days to adjust to this way of eating and fighting off the keto flu sucked, but once those symptoms passed, nothing was the same.

THE CARNIVORE DIET CURED MY IBS.

That’s not hyperbole. I haven’t had loose stool, let alone an infamous shit attack, since becoming a carnivore.

This might sound silly to someone who’s never had IBS but let me tell you, in no uncertain terms, this diet gave me my life back.

There were so many things I found myself avoiding because I was so petrified about how my body would turn against me. And while I am still trying to rewire the patterns I built into my brain that associate geographic unfamiliarity with IBS, I am light years improved from where I was just a month-and-a-half ago.

If you suffer from IBS, all I can say is this: give the carnivore diet a try for a month and see how your body responds.

If you are like I was and are at the edge of sanity with the way your stomach behaves, and you feel like you have no control over your health, what do you have to lose? Honestly. What do you have to lose?

Nothing. That’s what.

Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson, Joe Rogan and Shawn Baker gave me the advice to help give me my health back. I can’t be more grateful.

So, as I close out this post, I have pledged to tell everyone and anyone that’ll listen this very important PSA: meat heals. It’s as simple as that. Others have the science, I (and thousands of others) have the experiences. Just sayin’, it’s worked for us.

p.s. Those vegetarian plateaus I hit at the gym were destroyed once I became a carnivore but that’s a post for another day.

 

Richard improved his arthritis and joint pain on a carnivore diet

I am 57 years old. On July 17, 2017, I was weighing 270 lbs. I am 5'10". I started on a ketogenic diet on that day. I started on my carnivore diet on January 1, 2018. At that time I was 223 lbs. During the 6 weeks I have been eating carnivore I have lost an additional 18 lbs and have lost 4 inches off my waist, which is equal to the 4 inches I lost in my 5 months of the Keto diet. Also I have osteoarthritis in my left hip. It had been painful to get up from a chair and I have not been able to put on my left sock for the last three years. The pain when I get up is gone. I still can't put on my sock but pull my sock up once I get it over my heal. I'm hoping soon I will be able to put on my sock. I upped my exercise level when I started keto but felt tired after my workouts. I know workout 3 times a day and have much more energy. I have been an insomniac for at least 15 years. I haven't slept a full night in my bed for years. Almost immediately after I started my carnivore diet I have been sleeping all night on my bed. I had been waking up 3 to 4 times a night to urinate. The last 3 nights I have not got up to urinate once. I wake up full of energy and immediately start my morning workout. I usually sleep 5 to 6 hours a night now. I have a Fitbit that records my sleep before carnivore I was sleeping maybe 3 hours a night. On January 6, 2018 my father died unexpectedly, during this period I did not fall back into stress eating, which had been my habit in the past. My normal eating is coffee with butter and heavy cream before morning workout at 4:30am. At 9:00am, I usually have about a pound of some type of beef. At about 5:00pm, I will have between 10 oz to 1 lb of beef. Early on I was having pork for dinner about every 3 days it was not filling so I now am almost exclusively beef for dinner. Saturday morning I usually have 3 to 4 eggs and about 3/4 lb of bacon. My intake is constantly changing I eat until full some days I eat more than others.

Steph improves mood, mental health, weight loss on carnivore diet

Hey there!

I would love to share my story!

It’s only been 6 months but an all meat diet has changed my me as a person drastically! I came from the keto diet. I have since lost 50 lbs of fat. I still have a long ways to go in the weight department. My mind is what has gotten me through this. I’ve had depression and anxiety since I was little. I was scared to talk to people and had planned out suicide 3 times. I should have been medicated but I hated the numb feeling. I was also bulimic for 15 years. I would binge and purge everyday at least twice a day and never thought that would be something I would ever get rid of. I have not had an emotional outburst or a bulimic episode in the six months of eating nothing but meat. No looking back!

Debbie improved kidney function, mental health on carnivore diet

My name is Debbie Butler, I am 68 years old.Over two years ago my sister asked me to keep an eye out for Keto recipes. As I began collecting Keto recipes my interest in the low carb approach to diet caught my interest and I decided to give it a try. My sister and brother-in-law had had some success with it. So I rid my kitchen of all the forbidden foodstuffs within reason. My husband of 30 years was having o part in the diet and continued to eat stacks of cookies, chips and other high carb snacks. I began losing weight. But then I stalled and I needed answers. I watched Dr. Ken Berry’s video on what causes a stall and I immediately gave up heavy whipping cream, artificial sweeteners, and limited my diet to the bare necessities. My weight loss continued once again.

After about a year I chose to go full carnivore. My diet consists of distilled water, black coffee and fatty animal protein including eggs. I omitted all dairy except butter, no packaged food products – too much crap – and I never cheated or had the desire to. I read testimonials of people who state that they could not help themselves and I have no sympathy for them. I made a commitment to a lifestyle change and I did everything in my power to achieve it. NO EXCUSES!

I have lost 102 lbs. My goal weight was 150, I am currently 141. My husband who is a former pro football player and 82 years old had a stroke on 8/5/19. I immediately placed him on a keto diet and he’s lost 83 lbs. He had complained of pain in his knees and hips, he no longer mentions it.

I have been able to discontinue seven medications. I have polycystic kidney disease. My kidney function has improved from 32% to 44%. That was last measured 10/1/19 due to the pandemic. I suspect it has improved even further. Giving up carbohydrates has changed my life completely. My mental and physical health have improved dramatically. I will NEVER return to such an unhealthy lifestyle again.

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