Alcohol & drug use
Jeff used fasting and carnivore to lose 85 lbs and keep it off for over 2 years. He went from 270 lbs to 185 lbs.
He eliminated his type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint inflammation and sleep apnea.
Jeff has killed his carb addiction and also his alcohol cravings. His blood work is normal and he is off all of his medications.
He feels better and stronger at 50 than 20 years ago!
Listen to Jeff’s success story on the MeatRx.com podcast
Watch or listen to John’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast below:
Im 23 and Ive been doing carnivore coming up on 3 months now.
The carnivore diet has changed my life, I suffered with depression and anxiety that caused me to quit multiple jobs, and now they are completely gone.
I had a cannabis addiction that seems to have faded away.
Im effortlessly loosing all my fat, and my workouts have been 100x better in terms of performance and recovery.
I learned that my hayfever allergies are mainly triggered by gluten and dairy, symptoms have reduced so much I no longer have to take antihistamines every day.
I have no more brain fog. I can wake up in the mornings. Mental cognition feels the best its ever been!
My acne is 99% gone. Heartburn completley gone. Previous gut discomfort non-existent.
The health benefits I have experienced are so vast im probably forgetting some.
Here are some before and after pictures 2 months apart, eating as much meat as I can!!
Hi Dr Baker and team,
Listen to Craig’s interview on the MeatRx.com podcast here:
Hi Dr Baker,
Coming out of high school I had never considered what I was eating, and had never deliberately exercised. I wasn’t overweight, but I was soft. By the time I was 22, I was overweight, tired, lazy, probably depressed, at 6’ 235lbs. I tried a low carb and low fat diet, with lots of chicken and egg whites, which was popular at the time, and after some ups and downs I eventually got down to 165, which was leaner than my high school days. This is when I started lifting and experimenting with carbs again, and by about 24 years old I was 200 lbs of lean hard muscle and finding a lot of success with a sort of paleo diet— lots of avocado and nuts with my chicken breast and blueberries. By 26 all of the “good” eating habits were out the window, gym sessions were rare, and my weight was steadily increasing as my muscle was melting away. By 30 I was severely depressed, I couldn’t for the life of me get back into chicken/veggies, and especially couldn’t get myself into the gym. Every day I was looking at a big burger or a steak with an IPA for 20 minutes of enjoyment after a long hard day. I felt a little guilty about the beers and potatoes, but I felt really guilty about the steaks. That’s how brainwashed I was. I had vegan friends and family members influencing my thoughts but I wasn’t doing any reading. Steak was a guilty pleasure and I blamed it (and the beers to a lesser extent) for my decline— I even tried having plant based days and weeks here and there thinking it would help (it didn’t, it made me hungry and sad, even with a grain, a green, and a bean on every plate). That routine lasted about four years, until late 2019, when I hit a soft 230, then to avoid passing 235 and being at my “worst ever” I simply decided not to eat anything that comes with a side of guilt. That was my new diet plan, whatever was guilt free.
Being back on chicken and veggies for a month, with no alcohol or caffeine, I felt really good, and I dropped like 9 lbs. Usually a month was my breaking point for chicken and broccoli and I feared that I was going to cave soon, as I was craving a beer or a whole cake. A few months prior I met a woman who’d lost 80 lbs on carnivore, and I thought she was crazy, or lying. Curious, though, and worried my chicken and spinach diet was going to fizzle out, I researched carnivore and found Dr. Baker. After buying his book and reading half of it I switched from chicken/veggies to steaks and eggs. I thought I felt good on chicken with asparagus, but I felt REALLY good on carnivore.
Within a week I had dropped another 9 lbs or so. I didn’t feel hungry ever, my mood and energy were at a constant 90% or higher, just STABLE. After another week I started to notice my anxiety, while still there, was attached to real problems (like running late, etc) instead of just being constant and for no apparent reason. My appetite was super steady and consistent, I knew a steak and four eggs for breakfast would leave me SATISFIED for 8-10 hours. This made life easier, especially while traveling, or looking after my 10 month old daughter. It’s a lot easier to be a super busy business owner, a good husband, and a good father when you’re not worried about feeding yourself. I stopped obsessing about calories and macros. I stopped feeling guilty. I stopped craving alcohol, sweets, cheese (crazy, right?), or even bread. Bread was hard to give up for chicken and veggies but not hard at all for steaks.
I’ve been almost completely carnivore for seven weeks and they’ve been the most colorful and exciting seven weeks I can remember. Today I weigh just over 190 lbs and I still haven’t gotten back in the gym or taken two steps into a run— but now I’m actually craving it. I plan to get my fitness straightened out very soon and I imagine it’ll be a breeze with how much better I’ve been feeling. Right now a steak makes me feel like I have a pump, it’s pretty much euphoric.
When I was posting pictures of baked potatoes covered with bacon and cheese next to a Guinness, my friends would comment that it looked amazing. Now when I post a rib eye with a side of porterhouse they message me “concerned about my health.” This diet is insane, people think you’re nuts, but for every one “worried” acquaintance I have, I have a dozen who say I’m glowing. I don’t know if I’ll stick to this forever, but I do know I’m keeping it in my back pocket to fall back on in case I ever slip into horrible habits. This has been the EASIEST and most rewarding approach to my physical and mental wellness I’ve ever tried. Thank you, dr. Baker, the Petersons, and joe rogan for sharing about this crazy diet!
fat all my life
Getting into lifting weights
Tired and unfocused
Smoking away my depression
Now happy with my shirt off
Listen to Andrew’s interview on the Meatrx.com podcast here:
Mandy is a professional musician and theater artist. During an intense rehearsal, she developed severe throat pain. It was painful for her to speak but the pain wasn’t in her vocal chords, it was at the top of her esophagus and felt more like a throat infection. Over time, the pain got progressively worse until she couldn’t continue on with the shows. Weeks turned into months and even after a year, she could only speak a word or two per day without aggravating her pain. Mandy was challenged both emotionally and physically because of the pain: an excruciating burning sensation all day long. She felt as if she had neither friends, nor a life so she stayed indoors living in isolation.
During this time, she saw approximately 30 different doctors who, in her mind, neither had a clue as to what was going on nor did they know what to do. The ones who did provide some sort of response said it was something irrelevant, that is, maybe she should try medication for depression or take a steroid to snort into her nose. She felt it was pointless. She didn’t bother with any medication because she knew it wasn’t the problem. The problem was the pain that no one understood. She became extremely depressed.
She finally took matters into her own hands. She tried every single diet that she could in an effort to find some relief. Several of them were unsuccessful. She would eat but then would be hungry right afterwards. She felt as if she could eat twice more but yet still feel hungry. She cut out sugar for a bit and that actually seemed to help a little. That was the first time she felt any sort of relief so she knew that diet was going to help.
Her friend kept messaging her about the carnivore diet so she decided to give it a shot. It actually didn’t take too long to get used to it. Visiting a naturopathic doctor, she underwent a test and was found to have heavy metal toxicity.
After trying virtually everything else possible, she found that being on the carnivore diet actually started to show results. She started to see the pain subside in her throat. Slowly she began to say more words, then small conversations. After six months, she’s now able to have conversations and sing. “It’s just such a relief to be able to have social interactions with people and to be able to express yourself through words.”
She’s learned a lot from being on this diet, things like learning about the basics of health and how important it is to fuel our bodies with quality food that we are supposed to be eating to give us energy. Because of the carnivore diet, she no longer craves sugar and is able to go the entire day feeling satisfied and not feeling hungry. She’s also 14 months sober as she overcame a binge drinking problem. The carnivore diet also helps her to feel more secure in her sobriety. She looks forward to continuing on with a more positive quality of life. She sees things more clearly now and it has helped big-time with her anxiety.
Mandy loves the diet and would like to thank everyone in the carnivore community for all of the available support. “I feel like as carnivores we are part of something really powerful.”