Muscle gain

Spence lowered his high blood pressure and lost 100 pounds

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!

Sincerely,
Spence

JB maintains muscle mass while competing in ultra marathons on a carnivore diet

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!

Tiffany overcame decades of food addiction on a carnivore diet

I lost 130 lbs with a combination of intermittent fasting and low carb paleo eating. In January 2020 when I began experimenting with a carnivore diet, my goals were primarily for body recomposition as I needed to tighten loose skin and build muscle after going from 260 down to 130 lbs. (I am 5’8”)
 
I have had many more NSVs than that now that I have been exclusively carnivore for the last several months. 
 
-I wake before my alarm
– I have sustained energy throughout the day
– I’m now training for a marathon because my legs want to move 
– I’m almost never hungry and actually remind myself to eat
– I sleep more soundly and need less sleep overall
– I’m more productive because my thinking is sharp and clear 
– Body recomposition: I’ve lost 1” from my rib cage, 2” from my hips, and 3 1/2” from my waist
– Anxiety is gone
– Age spots are fading
– The most important NSV of all, sticking to a carnivore diet helped me overcome decades of sugar addiction and carb binges. 
 
Miscellaneous info – Shawn Baker’s carnivore book was my gateway to starting, and I joined meat rx for the 30 day trial January 2020. My full length before/after is 2015 to March 2020. The up close before/after is 2011 to 2020. The most recent before/after shows the difference when I made my most recent tweaks (increase fat/protein ratio and eliminate salt) The difference is from Thanksgiving day to December 18.

Nicole found mental clarity 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 treated his feelings of depression on a carnivore diet

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!

David reduced damage to his knees on a carnivore diet

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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