Like many people, weight gain wasn’t a problem until my late thirties as I slowed down and ate more comfort foods. I’ve always included supposedly high nutrient plant foods in my diet (Kale, wild Spinach, asparagus, etc.) but also was eating plenty of whole wheat breads and the occasional junk food. In May of this year I dropped the junk and bread and went paleo with decent results, but I still had cravings for sugary foods at times. Fruit, no sugar added peanut butter, etc. I lost about 12 pounds over two months.
Then I saw a video about carnivore and started really studying the underlying science and history before starting about 2 months ago. All I can say is WOW! I don’t get hungry anymore. I have to remind myself to eat. I don’t get sugar cravings either. Lost another 18 pounds and feel so much better. My mood has gotten better. My wife says I’m much more even keel than before. My libido is up and I’m stronger. Some of the color is coming back to my gray hair.
I’ve tried a lot of supplements over the years, and none of them have ever made me feel any different. Carnivore on the other hand has made me feel great. Won’t be going back to plants, that’s for damn sure.
I typically eat eggs over-easy from my own chickens and different cuts of venison and beef, depending on what I’m in the mood for. I don’t get hung up on portions. I think one of the biggest proofs that this is the way we are designed to eat is that you DON’T have to measure everything out and count calories.
I’ll be honest, being an amateur archaeologist, I love getting into debates with people that talk about how we aren’t designed to eat meat. Especially when they start spouting non-sense about our teeth. They’re a little surprised to find out that there are millions of human “teeth” in the historical record that are up to 9″ long, razor sharp, and harder than steel. When they dispute this claim, I just whip out my latest spear-head find. They still can’t always wrap their head around the fact that large canines have nothing to do with eating meat, they’re designed for killing and protection.