Month of Meat
|closest thing to a glamour shot I have|
I wanted to enter the diet with an open mind. When I started Keto I was quite sure it was a scam, only to find that it worked very well in the off season to get me in better shape (it's difficult to race on it for me, as the caloric volume I need to consume gets tricky when I get too tired to chew during a race), and I continue a very light form of it to this day.
There are several things I don't believe the carnivore diet can do, including cure autism, regrow the hair on my barren scalp, become Batman, or cure cancer. If I wanted pseudo science nonsense, I'd subscribe to Goop (again, google is your friend). I'm interested in actual results.
I'm also not interested in writing a hit piece. I won't dive in right from SAD to beef, salt, and water, then after 6 days complain about constipation, fatigue, and the 'meat sweats', and call the whole thing off and a joke. I've been actively working to what has been referred to as 'protocol 1' this month. Basically like keto with less dairy. I'm hoping this will prep me for the switch at the end of the month. I also don't believe that a diet can be a 'tool of the alt right' as it has been described by some websites. If I see anyone Heiling slabs of beef this may change my mind! I also don't suspect I fall into a 3 month hallucinatory depression if I accidentally eat some broccoli, but we shall see!
Over the next month, I'll be documenting weight, workouts, and results. I'm going into this not looking for anything in particular. I'm interested to see what changes I notice. If I wake up one day with a full head of hair, I'll take it. Most reports I've seen over the last month include, better sleep, clearer skin, and weight loss. I'll be taking taking a weight and body fat measurement each day and documenting as well.
To my inner caveman delight, my nutrition will be meat, with allowances for coffee, tea, heavy cream, dry seasoning, and butter. I'll be eating until I'm full as many times a day as I need to.
I hope you enjoy reading about my October as much as I enjoy experiencing it.
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|Photo from the Canadian Death Race 125km race from Hell|
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