From High Protein to Carnivore: My Journey
Hi Doctor Shawn, and to everyone out there,
I have been somewhat of a diet elitist and have been lifting weights for 15 years. As science would tell you, my diet began with a high-protein, high-carb, low-fat diet.
While being at that time in my 20s, it worked, but calories-wise, I had to eat around 1800 to get to the body fat I wanted, along with going through the motions of constant hunger, irritability, and still struggling to lose that last bit around my waist.
Intermittent Fasting And Ketosis: Discovering The Benefits
Then about seven years ago, I stumbled on intermittent fasting and began eating in an 8-hour feeding window. This way of eating freed me from food and eating every 3 hours, as we are told as bodybuilders.
I had never felt better, and I had made significant improvements mentally and physically. As I dived deeper, I realized my body was inducing a state of ketosis, so about five years or so ago, I began a keto diet and noticed even greater physique and mental benefits.
These benefits included reduced waist size and body fat while getting stronger, with almost super cognitive function and a greater sense of well-being.
The Carnivore Diet: Transforming My Body And Performance
One thing I had always felt in my keto travels, however, was in my day of eating when I would only have fatty cuts of meat with no other oils, butter, or added fat.
I would wake up the next day with more energy and actually look and perform much better. I now fast from 20 to 24 hours a day, depending on my schedule, and have been following your carnivore diet for three months now.
Results And Benefits Of Carnivore Diet: My Experience
I just wanted to thank you, Dr. Shawn Baker, for your words of wisdom. My body has transformed before my eyes, and my performance is on another level. People are consistently commenting, and I train full body daily with a ton of volume.
I am strong and have a crazy amount of work capacity. I have made more improvements in the last three months than in the last three years, all due to this way of eating. I am never sore; even my little aches and pains have completely disappeared. I can actually get by now with less sleep and feel almost superhuman.
I now eat anywhere from 5000 to 6000 kcals a day which consists of usually 2.5 kg of meat in one sitting (with pink salt added). My taste buds and body make me crave this way of eating, and I now believe I have found the most optimal way of 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.