I’m Marc, a 73-year-old retired family doctor who has been overweight by 20+ lbs with high blood pressure for most of the past 40 years. I was successful with Atkins, weight watchers, & Jenny Craig, but I regained the lost weight with interest each time.
Nine months ago, my wife encouraged me to lose my bulging belly and “tire” around my back. I read and listened to podcasts of Drs Tim Noakes, Eric Westman, and Jason Fung and started Low carb/High fat eating, then added ketogenic and lost 15 lbs. But I turned my low-carb diet into a high-carb one by overeating veggies and almonds and gained back 5 lbs.
On To Carnivore, Off The Meds
Discouraged, I converted to carnivore three weeks ago and finally obtained satiety and weight loss, and stayed in ketosis. I work out my upper and lower body twice a week. I’ve been on the road for the past week & haven’t weighed myself. I’ll be home in 2 days.
I’m feeling good. Bowels are working and have allowed me to stop years of daily Mirilax. I’m sleeping well. Signs of prostate enlargement are gone, so I stopped Flomax, but in all honesty, I’m using Hytrin for blood pressure which has well known positive effect on urine flow.
Also, the improvement of erectile quality and intensity of orgasm has allowed me to discontinue Cialis with its unpleasant side effects, for which I am truly grateful. My LDL & total cholesterol went up on LC/HF, but I paid Ulta Labs for pattern and particle size because my doc said I needed to be on statin or I’d die, and my high HDL wouldn’t save me. These labs were fine, and I’m not on a statin.
Contributing To The Solution
Now I’ve driven 3 hours to establish Ken Berry as my other doctor. I was thinking of deleting the sexual and bowel stuff, but I’m trying to be part of the solution to the problem my ignorance of diet caused me to inadvertently worsen during my years in practice.
I’ve poured hundreds of gallons of insulin into the veins of diabetics without giving low-carb eating a chance. I think everyone has to experiment with themselves, but the “standard of care” is a low-fat/high-carb diet with multiple expensive diabetes and cholesterol-lowering medications.
What I Eat
I have a cup of coffee with butter in the morning. I arise at 4 am. At about 10 am, I have 2 pounds of ribeye steak. Plenty of water during the day. Maybe another 1 lb of ribeye late afternoon for satiety. I use a small George Foreman grill, even on the road. I hope this is helpful to somebody if only Dr. Baker.
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