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Here’s an update to my December
I have been Primal—Low-carb—Keto for over seven
years. I am 49-years-old and my health continues to
improve. I am confident I am enhancing my prospects for
I eat delicious food, rarely feel hungry, enjoy fasting and truly
enjoy the many interesting and challenging facets of powerlifting
I have been carnivore keto the past 6 months and I
completely love the simplicity and feel slightly better from an
intestinal standpoint compared to Keto. I lost most of my
weight while enjoying Mark’s Big Ass Salads. I keep the Primal
philosophy in the front of my mind when I comes to avoiding
unhealthy fat, cheat meals, overtraining, rest, sunlight, outdoors
and recommendations to someone new to a low-carb lifestyle.
I may not always be in ketosis, but I’m always
2017 was a fantastic year for my health.
2018 was better:
I have been 95% carnivore keto the past 6
— Lost 17 pounds / decreased body fat
— increased powerlifting personal best lifts
— zero vegetables eaten
— less than 5% calories from occasional nuts, berries, dark
chocolate and wine
— Intermittent fast ~18h five days a week and I train
— supplement heavily with Himalayan sea salt (~10 grams sodium
— eat mostly beef, bacon and eggs
— add butter and cheese to lean cuts of meat
— eat fish 2-3 times per week; fish/krill oil daily — eat
liver once a week; supplement with desiccated liver daily
The past 2 years of Low-carb Primal Keto diet and
— including the 6 months of carnivore above — lost 27
— increased squat and deadlift PR in 4 consecutive
competitions (bench in training)
I have been Low-carb Primal Keto for over 7
— lost over 100 pounds in 2012 with minimal exercise —
‘cured’ insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome: prediabetes,
hyperlipidemia, fatty liver. Joint pain, GERD, irritable bowel,
migraines, insomnia, acne/skin problems.
— continue to decrease body fat with powerlifting training
— my taste preferences have changed: I love what I eat
— fat adaptation enhances long term fasting, which facilitates
continued diet adherence — I have learned a great amount of
valuable information about serving sizes and counting macros during
weeks of micromanaging / weighing foods, but now I easily hit
protein and carb targets without detailed macro tracking; I eat fat
# 1 KEY FACTOR TO ALL OF THIS: I AM RARELY HUNGRY—I am
in control of my intake and I eat delicious food.
Yes, I am in a five or ten day net calorie deficit, but it does
not feel like I am—I achieve a net calorie deficit without
‘trying’ and I have immense energy.
I am burning stored fat and minimizing health problems
associated with hyperinsulinemia and hyperglycemia: enhancing
I sleep deeply and when I’m awake I feel and function as if I
am half my age.
Many thanks to Mark Sisson and
The Primal Blueprint.
The readers featured in our success stories share their
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diets are not intended as medical intervention or diagnosis. Nor
are they replacements for working with a qualified healthcare
practitioner. It’s important to speak with your doctor before
beginning any new dietary or lifestyle program, and please consult
your physician before making any changes to medication or treatment
protocols. Each individual’s results may vary.