I’m 46 years old and I have been Carnivore since September 15, 2017. Prior to that I was keto for 1 year and tried carnivore for 6 weeks but failed due to carnivore flu.
I began with A1C of 6.0 and this is what triggered me to research all this to find a solution. I am now at a A1C 5.7
At my highest I weighed 252lbs and now I weigh 192 lbs.
I do intermittent fasting and I tried all the different variations and picked a personal favorite. I do Alternate Day Fasting. I fast between 32-40 hrs and I am comfortable in doing that.
My strength and endurance has huge improvements and it seems that I keep improving the more I tighten my diet to ribeye and salt. Right now I eat untrimmed ribeye beef 98% of the time around 3 lbs every other day.
The ailments that have gone in remissions are many through this diet. I have diverticulitus, it used to be so bad that during flare ups the pain scale was 11 (want to kill yourself) to a 12 (passout). I know it’s still there but I have not had a single flare up in at least 4 months.
Urinary Tract Infections happened every other months and were very painful and last 1-2 weeks.
After carnivore I can’t remember the last time I got one, it’s been at least 6 months and when it came I barely noticed it.
I used to get colds at least once a month. I got my last cold this past September 2018 and it’s hardly noticeable compared to my colds prior to carnivore.
I also had plantar fascitis and heel spurs, both seem to be in remission as now when I walk I feel no pain but if I eat out even on carnivore then I can feel them again.
I have so many list of ailments that has gone away and I will list them so as not to bore you.
- sinus infection
- sleep apnea
- skin tags (not all are gone)
- dry skin
- morning erections were almost nonexistent
I was a couch potato before my diet journey, now my workouts consists of Orange Theory Fitness, Shotokan Karate and Jiu Jitsu. I usually do my practices in a fasted state and lately I have been fasted at least 30+ hrs and do up to 4-5 hrs workout and have no problems handling the intensity.
I have never felt healthier in my life and that includes in my 20’s.
Carnivore is life for me.
My thanks to all my hero’s out there: Dr Shawn Baker, theAndersen family, Kelly Hogan, Esmée La Fleur, Gary Taubes, Dr. Jason Fung, Nina Teicholz, Professor Tim Noakes and many more out in the low/carb carnivore space.