Since 1975, Victoria has divided her time between her native Paraguay and the United States. Coming from a long line of family members who were active and healthy well into their late nineties, Victoria became concerned last year when—at 66 years old—she felt she was losing energy and generally not feeling her best. Not keen to go on medication, she decided to do some research to see what else she could try, and when she came across the carnivore diet—it was advice that sounded vaguely familiar. “My God,” she said, “My grandfather and my father used to eat basically meat. A lot of meat in the morning…beef with a lot of eggs. My father passed away this year in January and he was 100 years old, and he could do everything by himself. He was a little slow, but he could bathe and eat by himself, walk—and his mind was so clear!”
Victoria decided to take the plunge and go fully carnivore. The result? Her psoriasis disappeared and she ended up losing 32 pounds! Her son, who was considering a plant-based diet at the time, saw his mother’s transformation and decided to give it a go. An avid athlete and fighter, he was able to heal many of his past injuries and is feeling fantastic. Her daughter was a bit more wary, but as Victoria was doing the cooking, she inadvertently signed up to do the carnivore diet too! Initially, her daughter experienced terrible hives, but after a few days her body calmed down and she has since experienced the same life-changing results as her mother. They both believe that it was her body releasing years of toxins, which surprised Victoria considering her family always ate high quality organic food in the past. Victoria says to people who are transitioning from a standard western diet to expect some detox symptoms when going carnivore, but encourages them to press through and keep going.
Another family member that experienced relief on the carnivore diet was Victoria’s 84 year old aunt, who was able to go from using a walker, to using a cane, to not needing any mobility aids whatsoever. A great reminder that you’re never too old to try something new, or to give your body the opportunity to heal.
Now, Victoria’s meals take 10-15 minutes to create, and she’s delighted with all of the extra time she has to do other things. At 67, she is on no medication, and has recaptured the boundless energy that she had been seeking just 9 months before.
Victoria’s story reminds us that the carnivore diet isn’t a new way of eating, but a return to what people in many different countries considered perfectly normal not so long ago. Whether she’s taking part in barbecues in Paraguay or eating ribeye steaks in the United States, Victoria feels amazing and is happily spreading the word far and wide. “Try it for 90 days—it won’t kill you—but it can change your life!”