Hello, Dr Shawn Baker and Family!
My name is Spence, and I work full time in Nashville as both a touring and studio musician.
For over a decade, I’ve suffered from hypertension, serious inflammation, GI problems, fatigue and labs that worried my doctor. I weighed in at 300 lbs February of last year, and was gaining rapidly. At only 37, my health was declining, and with Covid at the United States’ doorstep, I knew I had to act promptly.
I began experimenting with various diets to lower my sugar and carb intake. When I ate only vegetation, satiety and energy was a real problem, but I noticed when I ate only meat, I felt like I could fight a circle saw. I listened to my body and kept giving it beef. Being from Texas where BBQ beef is sacred, this was as fun and easy as eating chocolate.
A buddy at church told me about Joe Rogan discussing this “carnivore diet” with Dr Shawn Baker. I soaked up every bit of information I could from Dr Baker online, and am happy to report one year later, I’ve not only lost 100lbs and repaired my ailments, but I’ve gained muscle throughout the process through weight training and exercise. I now have stable energy to get the most out of living. Thank you for your work, Dr Baker!
As an avid endurance athlete, I found myself abusing caffeine and legal stimulants to keep up with my intense workouts. I decided to get some blood work done to see what was up! It was at this time I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid; of which I would be forced to take a hormone replacement pill every day for the rest jof my life. This was approximately 10 years ago and at the time I was loosely following a ketogenic type diet. Upon being diagnosed, was when I began to do more research into my diet. I would not allow this diagnosis to be an excuse in anyway and I believe it motivates me even more to progress and be even better each day! Since then I have embraced a very high fat, high protein, mostly animal base diet along with intermitting fasting protocols that I designed myself suited for my job, my training, and lifestyle needs. It has been an incredible game changer. 10 years later, I feel that my energy and capacity for my workouts has increased 10 fold, I compete in 3 to 4 Ultra marathons per year ranging from 50 miles to 100 miles runs at a highly competitive level. I am able to maintain muscle mass and my muscular build through my diet and weight lifting regiment even though my excessive Cardio and Aerobic workouts should be deteriorating both my muscle mass and strength. This Diet and the mindset of “do not believe what others tell you what you can and cannot do” is what this movement really is representing. Research, learn and stay moving!
Listen to Doug’s story of how he eliminated his migraine headaches on a carnivore diet.
Nicole was in an abusive relationship that destroyed her self-esteem. When she was finally able to find help to leave, she gained a lot of weight.
Listen to Nicole tell her story of how she got in control of her life and her health on the MeatRx.com podcast.
Jordan has suffered from depression since puberty. He slept 12-16 hours a day and his family thought he was just a lazy kid. He didn’t realize until a few years later that the feelings of hopelessness were depression.
Jordan found the keto diet. And it worked to lose weight. So, did, intermittent fasting and counting macros.
It wasn’t until Jordan found the carnivore diet that he finally felt relive from his depression and was able to lost the last bit of weight.
Listen to Jordan’s motivational story on the MeatRx.com success podcast!
A little about me.
52 yo, 177cm (5’10”)
Weight in 2009 107kg
Current weight 79kg
Have knee stability issues and have had 8 operations on them with the 1st being when I was 15, last one being 25 yrs ago.
Minimal cartilage in knees so have not played sport since early 20’s
With minimal exercise and a lot of travel for work, weight has always been an issue during adult life.
In 2012 I started exercising (walking then building up to running) and eating differently, dropped weight from 107kg to 75kg but when I stopped, it quickly went back up to 100kg
In June 2018, I watched the Magic Pill movie and decided that changing to ketogenic lifestyle for long term health would be beneficial.
My reasoning for this decision was that I had watched my father suffer from Parkinson’s Disease and dementia as well as working part time in mental health, and seeing the links between food and mental health I wanted to try to avoid these issues.
I started the next day and over the following 6 mths dropped 25kg and felt fantastic everyday.
I had slowly lowered my carbs from 20gm a day to under 10gm so in June 2019, I thought I’d try a month of zero carb, so tried carnivore.
My body felt so much better so I never went back to ketogenic.
Since going carnivore the pains in my arthritic knees have all but gone, my body composition has changed more, with less fat and a lot leaner muscle
The past 3 January’s I have participated in an 800km in 8 day charity bike ride in Thailand, and seeing the difference has been amazing
January 2018 – SAD completed and was tired most nights
January 2019 – Ketogenic had lots of energy, longest day was 150km which I rode fasted for 24hrs
January 2020 – Carnivore similar energy to 2019, though felt a lot stronger, again rode fasted especially when provided lunch was not suitable.
Listen to David’s story on the MeatRx.com podcast here:
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