I’m a 41 year old mother of 6 and grandma of 1! I’m a part time cafe cook (which is actually very frustrating for me because it’s hard serving crap food), also a trucker/ farm wife) I’ve always been very active working out almost every day with cardio, weights, hiit, yoga, etc.
When it came to food, I never gave meat up completely, but for years I was following the advice eat more veggies, eat lean meat and avoid red meat. So, that’s what I did. About 3 years ago, my sister heard of keto and tried it. I thought she was crazy and my opinion was that it sounded ridiculous and extreme. A year later, my weight kept gradually increasing, so I tried it. At first it was really hard being around sweets. And I forced myself too quickly into fasting and had a rough time with hypoglycemia and brain fog during transition (which also makes me strongly wonder if I was insulin resistant … probably?!). Keto worked for a while but I still followed the “more veggies” advice and continued overeating. I started to get excema on my hands and struggled with low energy. I know that I must have been sensitive to the anti-nutrients in plants.
I started seeing things about carnivore (on pinterest of all places lol!). I was seriously thinking of starting January 1st this year, but chickened out. I continued to have excema and struggling to “go through the motions” to keep up with my family. May 22… my mind was ready. I said I’d try for 30 days, but within 3 days…I was already convinced! I felt invincible! My energy was endless!! 6 months in and intermittent fasting is easy, no longer get low blood sugar, no more brain fog, and no eczema. But my energy is what keeps me going and my thinking is crystal clear! I have no desire to go back to old ways of eating. Thanks to Dr. Baker and all the others putting out great information about the health benefits of meat and how we’ve been misguided about a lot of nutrition data and advice.