Real People, Real Results
Hello, Dr Shawn Baker and Family!
My name is Spence, and I work full time in Nashville as both a touring and studio musician.
For over a decade, I’ve suffered from hypertension, serious inflammation, GI problems, fatigue and labs that worried my doctor. I weighed in at 300 lbs February of last year, and was gaining rapidly. At only 37, my health was declining, and with Covid at the United States’ doorstep, I knew I had to act promptly.
I began experimenting with various diets to lower my sugar and carb intake. When I ate only vegetation, satiety and energy was a real problem, but I noticed when I ate only meat, I felt like I could fight a circle saw. I listened to my body and kept giving it beef. Being from Texas where BBQ beef is sacred, this was as fun and easy as eating chocolate.
A buddy at church told me about Joe Rogan discussing this “carnivore diet” with Dr Shawn Baker. I soaked up every bit of information I could from Dr Baker online, and am happy to report one year later, I’ve not only lost 100lbs and repaired my ailments, but I’ve gained muscle throughout the process through weight training and exercise. I now have stable energy to get the most out of living. Thank you for your work, Dr Baker!
As an avid endurance athlete, I found myself abusing caffeine and legal stimulants to keep up with my intense workouts. I decided to get some blood work done to see what was up! It was at this time I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid; of which I would be forced to take a hormone replacement pill every day for the rest jof my life. This was approximately 10 years ago and at the time I was loosely following a ketogenic type diet. Upon being diagnosed, was when I began to do more research into my diet. I would not allow this diagnosis to be an excuse in anyway and I believe it motivates me even more to progress and be even better each day! Since then I have embraced a very high fat, high protein, mostly animal base diet along with intermitting fasting protocols that I designed myself suited for my job, my training, and lifestyle needs. It has been an incredible game changer. 10 years later, I feel that my energy and capacity for my workouts has increased 10 fold, I compete in 3 to 4 Ultra marathons per year ranging from 50 miles to 100 miles runs at a highly competitive level. I am able to maintain muscle mass and my muscular build through my diet and weight lifting regiment even though my excessive Cardio and Aerobic workouts should be deteriorating both my muscle mass and strength. This Diet and the mindset of “do not believe what others tell you what you can and cannot do” is what this movement really is representing. Research, learn and stay moving!