Beau is 34 years old and has experienced significant issues with his weight, at one point seeing himself grow to over 400 pounds. He needed back surgery 12 years ago, leading to chronic issues with back discomfort over the following years.
It’s difficult to imagine for those of us who have never been this obese. One example worth considering is this: If you were a 180-pound male and every day you carried a 220-pound weighted suit, what would that feel like? How would your joints hold up to that chronic weight load?
Beau found out, because he suffered from damage and pain to his weight-bearing joints, including one of his knees. Joint pain and inflammation are no joke, and these symptoms had plagued Beau for years.
He decided to “get my life together” and began to pursue martial arts as a way to improve himself. Through a combination of Brazilian Jujitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and intermittent fasting, Beau says, “I lost 165 pounds.” That’s an amazing loss; as much as many people weigh!
Sometimes life can throw us a curveball, and Beau got the same treatment. Things happened, and he says, “The past year, I had a rough year and blew back up 50 pounds.”
Beau was inspired by his early successes in his quest for better health but knew he still needed more tools in his toolbox. When he finally came across the carnivore diet, he knew he might have found the winning ticket, saying: “When I heard about the Carnivore lifestyle I decided to give it a try.” Just this bold step would get Beau back on track with his health quest.
His first three months were not without issues, and like many of us, Beau found it all too easy to slip back into old patterns of eating and lifestyle. “It’s been about three months with a couple of backslides but I’m back down to 235lbs.” So, despite having slipped on his programming at some points, Beau managed to maintain his incredible 165-pound weight loss that started with his martial arts practices.
Even though he has only been on his diet and lifestyle plan for three months, Beau is already beginning to see some progress. “I’m still overweight but I can’t begin to tell you how much better I feel. My back that I had surgery on 12 years ago feels better.” As his weight-bearing joints are finally getting a break while receiving complete nutrition, Beau also reports, “My joints, especially my bad knee, have been slowly improving.”
Beau has found that his body isn’t very tolerant of any return to his old ways, saying “Any time I’ve been weak and eaten outside of the diet I feel like I have a hangover the next day as well as joint pain and inflammation. I’ve been strict carnivore again for two weeks with no plans to stray anymore.
“I’ve learned my lesson. Humans are meat eaters.”
Results are not typical. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.