Khaled began his health journey two years ago to improve his physical and mental health through better nutrition. Coming from a standard American diet, Khaled often felt sluggish and noticed his brain fog was getting worse. He started with a low-carb diet and, over the last year, transitioned to a carnivore diet.
Trained as a physician for over twenty years, Khaled was astounded by the amount of outdated information and unhelpful advice on nutrition that doctors are given to present to their patients. He recalls one diagram in a textbook that suggested a diet comprised of 60% carbohydrates was ideal. “The carnivore diet really turns everything on its head,” he shares. “I needed to go through a whole process of re-educating myself on the science behind nutrition and what actually works for people.”
Khaled recalls feeling sluggish and was unable to exercise as much as he wanted because he had such low energy. “I always felt sleepy,” he says, “and I was trying to study for an exam. The brain fog and general feeling of lethargy were just at a level that concerned me.” He found helpful videos from Dr. Eric Berg and Dr. Eric Westman about the benefits of a low-carb diet. He began shifting his diet to eliminate sugar and reduce carbohydrates. He was surprised to find Dr. Shawn Baker’s interview with Joe Rogan that suggested a person could eat only meat, have no nutritional deficiencies, and rarely get sick.
Last August, Khaled began cutting back on carbohydrates and immediately saw his brain fog improve. “I began by having broth and reduced my carb intake gradually. I’ve lost weight, and I have a higher energy level during the day.” He incorporates intermittent fasting and eats one large meal a day during the week.“I am somewhat flexible with the fasting so I can enjoy breakfast with my kids on the weekends.”
A typical day of eating for Khaled is centered around 1-2 pounds of ground beef or steak, depending on his physical activity levels and appetite. He also regularly adds eggs, salmon, and cheese to round out his plate. “I don’t have much of an attention span for cooking,” he confesses. “For the last 30 years, I’ve been able to look at food as fuel, and I don’t really form particular attachments to it. Ever since my days of studying biochemistry, I’ve been more interested in what a certain food will do for my body.”
A year into his carnivore journey, Khaled is now a Certified Carnivore Coach. His mission is to simplify the carnivore diet down to its basics to make it easier for anyone to follow, even if they are on a strict budget. His advice is to be open-minded to the idea of a meat-based diet, regardless of what your preconceptions may be. “Eat meat until you’re satisfied!” is his main message for clients. “Educate or re-educate yourself out of the information that we’ve all been led to believe about nutrition. A meat-based diet will definitely help people be more resilient, think more clearly, and conquer whatever health issues they may be experiencing.”
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.