Just 3 days after going carnivore, Michael was amazed by how good he felt!
Michael is 44 years old and grew up in New Zealand. Always known for being “tall and skinny” at 6’5”, Michael had a host of health problems including low energy, joint pain, coeliac disease, and depression.
At age 40, Michael found some success on a low-carb diet to help manage his coeliac disease, but still struggled with recovery after playing rugby at a competitive level. “After I stopped playing rugby, my weight went up to 158kg (348lb) which is the main reason I started the Carnivore Diet.”
Michael found himself in a rut working long hours at his job, and he suffered from depression and headaches. After learning about Jordan and Mikhaila Peterson’s success with the Carnivore Diet on Joe Rogan’s podcast, he knew he had to give it a try.
Just 3 days in, Michael was amazed at the changes in his body. “You know when you live your whole life feeling a certain way, you don’t know any different. I felt a thousand percent…easily 10 times better than I had ever felt!” In six weeks, Michael went from 132kg (291lbs) to 115kg (254lbs). “I just felt phenomenal, I was basically floating on air. I had NO joint pain, my mood was amazing…I was just loving life and excited about the things I got to do.”
However, six weeks after going carnivore, Michael veered off the path and fell back into his old eating habits with a visit to a popular fast-food restaurant. For two weeks, his joint pain and depression returned and he was miserable! “This experience made it clear that this is what I’ve got to do–the Carnivore Diet is not really a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle choice. It’s just something that’s gone to be done. I can’t go back to the way I was eating before.”
The decision to stay on the Carnivore Diet was a turning point for Michael. He found he was more productive at work, and even chose to walk 40 minutes there because he was once again free of joint pain. “My vision actually improved and my thinking was clearer. I do a lot of problem solving at work as a packaging designer and running the machines. I found everything was coming quicker and I was more productive.”
Given the success and improvements he has had, Michael is committed to this way of eating. “I can honestly say now that I wouldn’t have reached the age of 50 carrying on how I was before following the Carnivore Diet. I have a new lease on life! Meat does heal, and I’m walking proof of that.”