Country of Origin: Allentown, PA USA
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Spoken Language: English
I’ve had personal experience with: Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Food Addiction, Emotional Instability, Mental Instability, Brain Fog, Gut health & Digestion, Pre-diabetes, Hair & Skin issues, Weightloss, Poor Social Calibration & Relationship navigation, Men’s Sexual Health.
My name is Aaron Houtsch, born in 1982 (38 yo). My height is 6’2″ and weight is about 195 lbs. (245lbs at my heaviest).
I have been a carnivore since Feb 2017, about 4 years now. For the first year, I was keto/carnivore before removing all plants in late 2017. I have had many moments of falling off and going back on the wagon. I have been strict for the last 2.5 years.
The issues I was experiencing prior to this intervention were mostly tied to being overweight and inflamed. I did not come into this lifestyle with major health issues. The weight came off quickly (took me 7 months to get totally ripped) and the rest of the time since has been about pursuing improvements in body composition, general physicality, and mental/emotional/social health.
The carnivore diet has helped me heal and put most issues into remission. My health & performance are not perfect but I generally enjoy regular up-time to the point that even the slightest disruption is extremely uncommon. This lifestyle put my physiology on a high-functioning auto-pilot.
Before I started this way of eating and got ideal results, it was generally painful to do literally anything. I nursed all of this discomfort with a variety of substances, unhealthy & distracting behavioral pursuits, and of course, junk food. I cannot easily describe how badly I felt in the roughly 6 years before I made these changes.
After achieving ideal results, the opposite became my new reality. Since then, it has been a pain to be sedentary and/or inactive. I weight train almost daily and regularly pursue my favorite “play time” hobby: mountain biking. My performance in each of these areas is excellent with very little time to recover.
I own a business as a custom tailor, work a full time job during the pandemic, and manage a demanding amount of detail in all of these areas of my life. As a downstream benefit of this way of eating, I have ample mental clarity & emotional stability to retain focus for success. I really can’t afford days off from sickness or any other unexpected health event. Thankfully, I have not had to take any since I committed to this lifestyle.
I believe these results are quite typical for any person who commits to this way of eating and I am very passionate about helping others achieve them.