Keri found the weight loss answer she had been looking for with a carnivore diet, and improving her physical strength was an added bonus.
At 50 years old, Keri was done with “yo-yo dieting” and wanted to find something that works. “I began following the ketogenic diet and the protocol as accurately as possible,” she recalls. “I followed the guidance from some very well-grounded individuals in the health and science industries, and the data I found convinced me that there was something to the ketogenic diet.” Keri had moderate success with low-carb eating, and eventually lost 65 pounds over the course of nine months.
“Unfortunately, I soon fell back into old habits,” Keri explains. “The ketogenic diet was just a little too generous in terms of vegetables and fruits. It was the vegetables that tripped me up and created an entirely different entity around how I felt.” She didn’t realize the impact that the vegetables were having on her digestion, and she began to experience discomfort. “The vegetables wreaked so much havoc on my body.” In a matter of 4 months, Keri gained back 25 pounds that she had previously lost. “I threw out my progress for the sake of Christmas goodies, and needless to say, that came with some serious regret.”
With the start of a new year, Keri decided to investigate further into a zero-carb way of eating, and discovered more information on the carnivore diet. “Somehow, through a miracle, I was led to Dr. Shawn Baker, and the rest is history! I am now approaching 100 pounds of weight loss with 38 of those pounds can be attributed to the carnivore diet.” Keri lost the additional weight over the course of four months.
“To say I feel fantastic is the understatement of understatements!” Keri declares. “I can now sense when I’ve been eating too much fat; I can feel it in my body. I can also tell when I’ve eaten the right amount of protein, because I also feel that fantastic balance. I get better and smarter and wiser. I feel stronger and younger, too!”
Keri’s mobility, strength and flexibility has also improved during her carnivore journey. “I can now get up from the floor with no effort,” she reports. “That thrills me, because there was a time in my life when I practically had to roll onto my side just to be able to stand up with the assistance of nearby furniture. Thinking back to that body, it mortifies me that I carried all of that excess weight around with me.” Keri has noticed she’s able to build muscle more easily, even with very little exercise (which she plans to do more frequently as she continues to heal.)
Additionally, Keri has felt the benefits of eliminating high-oxalate foods like vegetables. “I thought I was doing myself favors by eating vegetables, but now I’m finally feeling the benefits of the oxalates leaving my system.”
Keri offers advice to those curious about the carnivore diet, which has even provided firmer, brighter skin. “For anyone who is at their wit’s end, or you care about what’s happening to our food sources, I encourage you to investigate the carnivore way of eating. It’s been the most profound change I’ve ever experienced in my body.”