Hank improved diabetes on a carnivore diet

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Hi My nam is Hank B. I’m 61 YO, 6’7”, 213 Lbs.  I was athletic in my youth and young adulthood.  I maintained some of it through my early 40’s, but then basically gave it up for about 20 years.  Originally diagnosed as T2D in Feb-97.


Meds not working

Fast forward to Nov-17, a blood draw returned an A1C of 7.1 while on 5 diabetes meds, plus 2 cholesterol meds and 4 BP meds.  My weight was 285 Lbs, Chest 46” and Waist 42”. The doctor was suggesting 6th diabetes med; it was really a wake-up call for me!!! I declined the 6th med and said let me work on it first.  Started thinking about when I had done relatively well:  it was when I had followed the Atkins diet several years earlier.


Taking the diet approach

In Jan-Feb 2018, I started cutting carbs out, went back to an Atkins-like diet.  Then, in Mar-18, I learned about Keto and found Dr Ken Berry was only 100 mi from me.  Working with him from Apr-18 through Dec-18, started Keto and 18/6 IF, got off both cholesterol meds, 2 of 4 BP meds and 4 of 5 diabetes meds.  Finally got off my last diabetes med (metformin) in Jan-19 and began a migration to OMAD Carnivore (2-3 months at 90%, then 2-3 at about 95%). In Feb I also started weight training again at home with body weight and dumbbells, 6 days / week + walking 7 days / week.


All-in Carnivore

So by Jun-19, I was near 100% OMAD Carnivore (only occasional green veg); most common meal time ~2 pm, Buttered, salted coffee in the morning.

Aug-19, Avg BG readings under 100 for first time (fasting still highest).  Bought a 125 Lb sandbags in late Aug, Started Carnivore Training System late Sep, added AirDyne in early Oct.

While keto was a good start, the Carnivore WOE has changed and extended my life!!!

Training like a college athlete again

Now in early Oct-19, my weight is ranging from 210 – 215 Lbs, Chest 49” and Waist 35”.  Better vascularity than any time since my college swim team years. (Body fat down to 12.6%.)  Strength increasing steadily – it won’t be long until I have to buy a bigger sandbag!!! The CTS is a great workout regime – well rounded and INTENSE as you want to make it.  The amped up workouts are driving me to eat 2-3x per day now; still maintaining weight and building muscle!!!


While keto was a good start, the Carnivore WOE has changed and extended my life!!! 


Bottom line, #MEATHEALS!!! 


Certainly for me!!! 

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