First of all I would like to thank you for being such a big proponent of local ranchers and in particular regenerative ranchers. I fall into the latter category as a rancher at Forage Creek Ranch. We are a part of the database of ranches listed on MeatRx and truly appreciate your hospitality in letting us be a part of your movement. I would also like to tell you that we take every opportunity possible to tell people how we know what you are doing is genuine. I know this is true because you don’t charge ranchers to be a part of your website, or have a subscription or ask us for anything. You truly believe that this is the best way to live and for that we are truly grateful.
Secondly, I would like to share a part of my journey. I have been overweight my entire life. As I have gotten older (currently 41) I have become more and more stiff, lethargic, moody, unhealthy, etc, etc. When you are a rancher, or any other busy job, you wake up at 5 am and grab a hot beverage and a sweet something and out the door you go only to need something else by 8am because you are now experiencing a crash in blood sugar. You repeat this process every few hours until 11 pm or so when you finally hit the pillow only to wake up in 5 or 6 hours to do it all again. We grew our own healthy proteins, but also consumed grains, sugars, etc and even with all the work could never move the needle much on the weight loss front. After being enlightened by you on the fasting window and the benefits of carnivore diet my wife and I resigned that we would live a new way. We grow our own beef, lamb, chicken and eggs. We had decided to consume pretty much exclusively our own meat and mostly eat only once per day. We usually treat ourselves on the busy weekends and have 2 meals. Our “workouts” aren’t as refined or conventional as some peoples. We move animals daily, pack electric fence, haul water buckets, scoop chicken feed, hand mow ditches, farmer carries with feed buckets incorporating squats, etc. It’s a far cry from the monumental high box squats you do, but we are definitely making progress. I know people have their own opinions on whether grass-fed meats are better than grain fed and all I know is that I feel amazing and have lost 110 pounds and my wife has lost over 50 pounds in 5 months and we have more energy and mental clarity than ever before. I no longer have high blood pressure, pre diabetic symptoms, stiffness or fogginess. I am by no means “In Shape” or “healthy” or “fit” or any of those things, but I believe I am well on my way to an exponentially better and healthier me.
Thank you again for being an ally. You’re welcome at our fire any time.
I included a couple pics.
Watch or listen to James’ interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below: