Andrew finally got the six-pack abs he had dreamed of in his youth, all thanks to switching to a carnivore diet and implementing simple bodyweight workouts three days a week! You’ll want to check out his incredible story as he shares with Revero coach Tracy how he achieved what seemed impossible.
“I gave up alcohol five years ago, which is a great achievement in itself,” Andrew begins. “But two years after giving up the drink, I thought my health would have improved, but it got worse. I had problems with my libido, gut issues, brain fog, poor memory, joint pain, lack of energy, and I became fat.”
On a quest to figure out how to regain his health, Andrew says he read 84 books and listened to countless health-related podcasts in 2017. He did six months of a ketogenic diet and was able to lose some weight, but it wasn’t until New Year’s Day in 2019 that he started his carnivore journey. “The first month or two, I wasn’t sure this was the right way of eating for me,” he writes. “I didn’t feel quite right, but I stuck with it anyway, and I’m so happy I did!”
Andrew’s diet consists of cheese, eggs, muscle meat, bone broth, and organ meat. He was amazed at his results. “After five weeks, I noticed I was getting stronger and leaner,” he explains. ”Within a few months, I ended up having a six-pack, all from eating a meat-based diet and doing ten minutes of bodyweight exercises three to four times a week.”
As remarkable as his outward results are, Andrew is even more impressed with the internal healing that occurred. “The brain fog is gone and my enlarged prostate returned to normal,” he shares. “I’m just full of energy, buzzing around the place! I used to suffer from gut issues while following a vegan diet, so removing all those plants and grains made a difference.” Andrew occasionally includes fasting in his routine, something he hadn’t been able to do before following a carnivore diet. “It’s amazing when you incorporate everything together.”
Several of Andrew’s biomarkers have improved as well over the 15 months he’s been a carnivore. “My resting heart rate is about 45, I’m feeling dynomite!” he shares in his testimonial. “My triglycerides are at 66 mg and my testosterone is through the roof at 1020 mg/dl.” While Andrew’s total cholesterol did go up, he is not concerned about his numbers. (For more information on cholesterol and lipids as they relate to a carnivore diet, please see here.)
Andrew offers some great advice for how to stay successful on a carnivore diet and how to incorporate workouts for even better results. “I recommend doing bodyweight exercises for up to ten minutes, and do enough reps to get to failure. For me, this was between six and ten reps. I found it best to train while fasted, and don’t eat until two hours post-workout.” For anyone starting out, he advises, “The transition may take some time, but just stick with it and you’ll come out the other side. I have my life back!”
Listen to Andrew’s interview on the Revero podcast here: