Down the rabbit hole!
Me at the beginning of May 2018
Well, I'm doing it. I'm going full meat eater. I have no idea what I'm getting myself into but the information I've been able to find has me very intrigued.
I"m 3 weeks into the Carnivore or Zero Carb diet. Here's what's happened so far.
I started at the beginning of May. My body composition vitals and blood work were as follows:
- Weight: 197.9 lbs
- Body Fat %: 16.7
- Lean Muscle Mass: 93.9 lbs
- Resting Heart Rate: 53 BPM
- Blood Pressure: 110/64
- HDL Cholesterol: 60
- LDL Cholesterol: 95
- Total Cholesterol: 165
- Glucose: 85
- Sodium: 142
All pretty goods numbers but I feel like I can get better and I want to see if I can improve my performance in the gym.
I plan on doing blood work after 60 days. Right now I'm down 7.5 lbs, and 2.5% body fat. There has been some evaluation and tweaking of how I was going about things but I'll get into more of that in later posts.
I've been thru the Keto Flu, I got a little constipated for about a week, and my workouts sucked for about a week as well. I seem to have come out the other side on all three counts.
The biggest change I've had besides the loss in body fat is that I am definitely sleeping better.
I started this blog because I want to 1. Document what happens and try to learn from it. 2. Have some accountability to make sure I stick with it. 3. Share what others and hope that they will share with me so we can all figure out if this diet really is as impactful as it seems to be.
I want to find out if the diet is such a game changer for people because of the diet or because of how bad people eat and this is just a cleaner way to go. There are a lot of similar results from the Ketogenic diet which includes plant-based foods. Is it just the reduction of crap in people's diet or is there something more, to the way our bodies process, manage, store, burn, and excrete animal products, that is inherently better for us?
Maybe you all can help me find out.