Tiffany had spent much of her life addicted to food and was paying the price. When she began her carnivore journey, she found herself weighing 230 pounds, with poor energy and persistent hunger. Her sleep was poor, and her mind had become foggy from systemic inflammation.
Confronting Food Addiction and Its Consequences
Tiffany was experiencing anxiety and realized that her sugar addiction and carbohydrate binge eating were ruining her health. She saw age spots that she didn’t have before and felt she was also prematurely aging. Her journey is one defined by persistence, looking for answers, which she finally found with the carnivore diet.
Seeking Answers and Finding the Carnivore Diet
Her weight loss began before she implemented the carnivore diet, but she still succeeded in making great progress: “I lost 130 lbs with a combination of intermittent fasting and low carb paleo eating.” She found, however, that the weight gain had left her with some persistent issues. She had lost weight but wasn’t satisfied with her body composition, and her skin was damaged from being overweight.
Like many of us, Tiffany was led to the carnivore diet by Dr. Shawn Baker, saying, “Shawn Baker’s carnivore book was my gateway to starting, and I joined Meat RX for the 30-day trial in January 2020.”
Achieving Body Recomposition and Cognitive Function Improvements
Tiffany began her carnivore diet not to lose weight but to improve the health of her body after she lost weight. “ In January 2020, when I began experimenting with a carnivore diet, my goals were primarily for body recomposition as I needed to tighten loose skin and build muscle after going from 260 down to 130 lbs. (I am 5’8”.) She succeeded in both of those goals!
After being on a carnivore diet for several months, Tiffany says she has had many more NSVs than that now that she has been exclusively carnivore for the last several months:
- She wakes up before her alarm
- She has sustained energy throughout the day
- She is now training for a marathon because her legs want to move
- She is almost never hungry and actually reminds herself to eat
- She sleeps more soundly and needs less sleep overall
- She is more productive because her thinking is sharp and clear
- Body recomposition: she has lost 1″ from her rib cage, 2″ from her hips, and 3 1/2″ from her waist
- Her anxiety is gone
- Age spots are fading
These gains reveal that Tiffany has improved not just her body composition but also her cognitive function, brain function, metabolic health, and satiety/hunger pathways.
Overcoming Sugar Addiction and Carb Binges
One of the most foundational wins that Tiffany has attained is finally having freedom from the food addictions that have caused her so many health problems over the years. “The most important NSV of all, sticking to a carnivore diet helped me overcome decades of sugar addiction and carb binges.” That’s a profound change!
Refining the Diet for Optimal Progress
Tiffany has worked to refine her diet over the time she’s been following it and found that increasing her fat/protein ratio and eliminating salt has led to even more progress.
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.