From Exercise Freak To Carnivore Convert: John’s Journey To Optimal Health
John was always aware of the importance of diet and exercise to maintain his health, but it wasn’t until he started a carnivore diet 21 months ago that he truly discovered his best health. (His photos show his progress from the first 18 months, 30 lbs lost!)
“I’ve always been an exercise freak,” John shares. “I was doing all kinds of at-home workouts or going to the gym five days a week. I had good results but never physically got to where I wanted to be. But now, I’ve never been more toned or had more muscle in my entire life!”
John used to believe that diet and exercise were equally important in achieving the ideal physique. Still, after nearly two years on a meat-based diet, he’s convinced that what you eat is 95% responsible for reaching peak physical condition.
Healing Thyroid Issues: John’s Experience With A Meat-Only Diet
John had struggled to treat his underactive thyroid for 15 years before his carnivore journey. “My endocrinologist told me that it’s just not possible to ever get better,” he recalls. “I’ve been on two different forms of thyroid medication.
Since I started the diet, I have eliminated one of those medications completely and reduced the other by 60%. People are surprised when they ask me what other supplements or vitamins I take when I say I take nothing!”
John’s endocrinologist, who follows a vegan diet, has been “blindsided” by his results. “Over the past 21 months, my thyroid issues have gradually gotten better. I’ve had four physicals since I began Carnivore, and I’ve been doing full lipid panels.
My total cholesterol ratio is actually better than pre-carnivore, and my thyroid has shown improvement each time I’ve been tested.”
Other Health Improvements: How Carnivore Diet Changed John’s Skin And Pain Levels
John noticed several other improvements during his time on a meat-based diet. He used to have dry skin patches on his arms and legs and bumps on his triceps.
“I have not had a spot the entire time on carnivore,” he says. “My dermatologist diagnosed it as a form of pityriasis rosea. No matter how much lotion I used, they would always be there. Both of those issues are completely gone now!”
“I used to take 400-800 mg of Ibuprofen nearly every day due to back, neck, and joint pain,” he shares. “I now take no pain meds at all since being on a carnivore diet!” John’s also eliminated inflammation and only has flare-ups if he has a cheat meal or consumes sweets.
John’s Meat-Based Diet: Intermittent Fasting And Typical Meal Plan
John incorporates intermittent fasting and typically has two meals per day. “When I first started Carnivore, I ate leaner cuts of meat. The longer I’ve been on Carnivore, though, I crave ribeyes and bacon more than filets. If I have a couple of days eating leaner meat, I find my body craves more fat.” A typical day of eating includes:
- Three ribeyes,
- Four eggs with cheese
- A lighter dinner of grilled chicken or burger patty with bacon.
The Power Of Diet: How John’s Meat-Based Diet Led To Optimal Physical Condition
What has surprised John the most with this way of eating? “Since I’ve been on a carnivore diet, I have gotten the physical results I’ve dreamed about when I look in the mirror!”
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.