I used to eat in a way I thought was healthy. A way I’d been told I was healthy: a Mediterranean diet with added roast meat meals. Lots of green veg, lots of carbs, easy on the meat. I would need to snack all day into the evening.
Now I can eat twice a day and fast for 16 hours or longer. Ground beef and eggs for breakfast and some home made liver pate, some meat in the evening. It keeps me sustained and healthier than I’ve been in a long time.
I’ve been carnivore for 5-6 months. I switched from a high protein keto (mostly carnivore), which I’d been on for a couple of years. Before then, I would catch any infection going. Now I don’t seem to get anything (or if I do it’s too mild to notice).
My inflammation has gone way down. The upshot of this is that I’ve gone from being in permanent pain due to an old back injury and a more recent knee injury to no pain. These areas are still more fragile than the rest of my body but now they don’t prevent me doing anything.
I had wondered if I was losing my ability to think. People call this brain fog. For me, it prevented me thinking at a high enough level to work in a highly technical field. I had lost my ability to concentrate and to take in detail. Past learning was easy to recall and use but adding new learning was hard. I feel fully present during the day now and can work harder than I did in my 20s.
I guess the biggest thing is that my girlfriend was younger than me and I felt that I was getting too old, gaining weight, fading out of life. I didn’t think we had a future. Now we are married and contemplating a family. That would never have happened.