JB is an endurance athlete who has relentlessly pursued improving his physiology to boost his athletic and competitive performance. Along his journey, he encountered some challenges that caught up with him, but he overcame those.
Through a carnivore diet and a lot of studies, he learned how to improve his abilities and his health. His story is an inspiration to others!
The Struggles Of An Endurance Athlete
Like many athletes, JB found that as he pushed himself to perform better, some common shortcuts became commonplace. “As an avid endurance athlete, I found myself abusing caffeine and legal stimulants to keep up with my intense workouts.”
Instead of giving in to just using stimulants, JB chose to determine why his body needed the stimulants in the first place. This led to new answers and strategies.
Uncovering The Root Cause
JB found the answer to the question but knew that he needed to improve his overall strategy. “I decided to get some blood work done to see what was up! It was at this time I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, of which I would be forced to take a hormone replacement pill every day for the rest of my life.” The thyroid is a critical element for metabolism, energy level, and overall health.
Rediscovering Our Earliest Diet And Eating Schedule
JB had been following a ketogenic diet but decided that this diet had failed him, and he resolved to do more research and learn to find a better way. “This was approximately ten 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 any way, and I believe it motivates me even more, to progress and be even better each day!”
JB’s Success On The Carnivore Diet
JB found the answers he sought and returned to mankind’s earliest diet and eating schedule. The combination of animal-based foods and intermittent fasting was the answer he was seeking: “Since then, I have embraced a very high fat, high protein, mostly animal-based diet along with intermittent fasting protocols that I designed myself suited for my job, my training, and lifestyle needs. It has been an incredible game changer.”
Building Muscle Mass And Maintaining Strength
While most endurance athletes lose muscle mass and become quite thin, JB found his body responded well to his new diet: “10 years later, I feel that my energy and capacity for my workouts have increased tenfold.
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 regimen 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 represents. Research, learn, and stay moving!”
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.