Yo-Yo Dieting And Weight Gain: A Vicious Cycle
I have always been heavier, but over the years, with yo-yo dieting, I kept getting bigger and bigger. I always went on a crash diet, lost 30 pounds, celebrated by eating junk, and inevitably gained back 40 lbs. After my daughter was born, I even lost 75 pounds with a low-carb diet.
I hit my goal weight and then went back to eating “normal,” and over a year and a half, I gained 100 lbs. Genetically I was on my way to thyroid issues and diabetes. My mother and grandmother had both, and I guarantee by the time I was 35, I would have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Wake-Up Call: Reaching An All-Time High Weight
My main food source came from gas stations and fast food restaurants, and I typically finished each day with a pint of ice cream. I used food for entertainment and a source of comfort.
In Feb 2018, I had knee surgery for a torn meniscus that was 100% due to my weight. On March 12th, 2018, I had a wake-up call, my “baby” was almost two, and I weighed more than I did when I went into labor with him. I had hit an all-time high of 263 lbs.
Discovering Carnivore And Fasting: A Game-Changer
I immediately went on another “low-carb diet.” I lost weight right away and was counting down to my first cheat day. This time I was introduced to Carnivore and Fasting. That cheat day I was planning came and went (no cheats). I felt so good that other foods didn’t tempt me the same way.
Shifting Focus: From Food-Centered To Family-Centered Holidays
I ate meat on my Birthday, my Anniversary, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. All of these Holidays and family events that usually were all about food ended up becoming more about actually enjoying my family.
The longer I stayed in Carnivore, the better I felt and the more I realized this was a long-term permanent solution to my weight issues. In addition, I had healed some lifelong issues with my digestion that I thought were just “normal.” I didn’t realize how much my anxiety was triggered by food until I removed those foods.
A Permanent Solution: Carnivore As A Long-Term Lifestyle
I lost 120 pounds in less than a year and have made the Carnivore diet my new “normal.” For the first time in my life, I am in the “normal range” for BMI. I eat 2 pounds of beef a day, exercise, and am feeling better than I ever even knew possible.
Astonishing Results: From Obesity To Normal BMI
Starting date: March 12th, 2018
Starting weight: 263lbs BMI 40
Current weight: 140lbs BMI 21
A List Of Health Issues Overcome On The Carnivore Diet
- Joint pain
- Constipation/digestive issues
- Low energy
- Constant mindless eating
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.