My Journey on the Keto-Carnivore/Zero-Carb Diet of (Almost) All Meat
Hi. My name is Filiz. I am a transplant in Reno, Nevada, from Turkey. As you may or may not know, Turkish cuisine is fairly meat-centric. I have been on the keto-carnivore/zero-carb way of eating (WOE) 95% meat since end of April, 2019. Prior to that, like some, I had bought into the “wisdom” of “meat is bad for you.” Therefore I had reduced my animal products consumption significantly (including meat, down to one meal a week). I cannot say that I was in bad health, although my physique and outlook on life and health left much to be desired. At some point in 2018 I had started taking those tests that come to you in at-home kits. Chief among them were a microbiome test and a food sensitivity test.
The microbiome test gave me the idea my flora was not great (it had me concerned about possible risk of Crohn’s, IBS, and ulcerative colitis). The food sensitivity test pretty much told me that all foods register some inflammation. In my case most meats ranked pretty low. Brewer’s yeast and baker’s yeast were the two top culprits at the time; surprising to me also were mangos and black pepper (two of my favourite foodstuffs), among a host of others.
The Leap of Faith
I was inspired to experiment with the keto-carnivore/zero-carb lifestyle focused on meat after three people I had met over the course of my travels shared their experiences with it. Had I only watched Jordan Peterson or Shawn Baker, I probably would not have thought much of it. However, seeing the results in these three acquaintances was compelling. My initial motivation was weight loss; however, I discovered digestive issues I didn’t know I had. My experience with waking up in the morning with a gut on fire urging me to rush out of bed is now a thing of the past. The microbiome and food sensitivity tests were not to be taken lightly. I hope to repeat them sometime. At any rate, the improvement in digestion alone has me hooked. Oh, and I have lost weight indeed, albeit more slowly than anticipated.
My Commitment to You
I have been fortunate in that I was able to tap into the experiences of those friends who experimented before me to get insight and advice. Now I want to be here for you during your adaptation and journey of discovery so that you, too, can experience the improvements I have.