Debbie improved kidney function, mental health on carnivore diet

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My name is Debbie Butler, I am 68 years old.Over two years ago my sister asked me to keep an eye out for Keto recipes. As I began collecting Keto recipes my interest in the low carb approach to diet caught my interest and I decided to give it a try. My sister and brother-in-law had had some success with it. So I rid my kitchen of all the forbidden foodstuffs within reason. My husband of 30 years was having o part in the diet and continued to eat stacks of cookies, chips and other high carb snacks. I began losing weight. But then I stalled and I needed answers. I watched Dr. Ken Berry’s video on what causes a stall and I immediately gave up heavy whipping cream, artificial sweeteners, and limited my diet to the bare necessities. My weight loss continued once again.

After about a year I chose to go full carnivore. My diet consists of distilled water, black coffee and fatty animal protein including eggs. I omitted all dairy except butter, no packaged food products – too much crap – and I never cheated or had the desire to. I read testimonials of people who state that they could not help themselves and I have no sympathy for them. I made a commitment to a lifestyle change and I did everything in my power to achieve it. NO EXCUSES!

I have lost 102 lbs. My goal weight was 150, I am currently 141. My husband who is a former pro football player and 82 years old had a stroke on 8/5/19. I immediately placed him on a keto diet and he’s lost 83 lbs. He had complained of pain in his knees and hips, he no longer mentions it.

I have been able to discontinue seven medications. I have polycystic kidney disease. My kidney function has improved from 32% to 44%. That was last measured 10/1/19 due to the pandemic. I suspect it has improved even further. Giving up carbohydrates has changed my life completely. My mental and physical health have improved dramatically. I will NEVER return to such an unhealthy lifestyle again.

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4 thoughts on “Debbie improved kidney function, mental health on carnivore diet”

  1. Way to go Debbie! I agree with you completely about a lack of sympathy for people who make excuses. I don’t understand the mindset of people who are unwilling to make the sacrifices necessary for a lifetime of improved mental and physical health. Love your attitude…you’re a badass.

    1. Robert, I continue with my journey. On June 9, 2021 we were struck on the highway and my right femur was broken. It has been a constant battle of recovery ever since. I found out just how corrupt our medical system is. However, I will never stop attempting to regain my health. I am seeing a functional doctor and gradually making some progress at discovering what is causing my health issues. I continue to eat a carnivore diet. Every time I am forced to choose what to eat outside that protocol (such as when you are in the hospital) I suffer the consequences. Hope you are well and prosper in this new year.

  2. Great personal story, Debbie! Thank you! I have lost about 60 lbs. on keto over 3 years, but 80% over the last year and am now a few days into carnivore. Isn’t is awesome how — once you start really achieving success (losing weight, feeling better) it just becomes easier every day!

    1. Garrett I hope your journey is still in progress. The discontinuation of carbohydrates in my diet has changed my life forever. Good luck to you and prayers for your success.

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