My results after 12 months
Let’s start this off with why I got started and what the results were after a year of only eating animal-based foods.
I started this way of eating out of curiosity. I was interested in the prospect of losing body fat while building muscle. I wanted to see if it was possible to improve athletic performance without having to live in the “bulking/cutting” training cycle.
I also had some gut “issues” that my wife was very interested in eliminating.
Here is the data for my before and after. Make of it what you will. Remember I’m turning 47 in a month. I’ve gotten stronger, lost body fat, improved my overall fitness, and my health markers are great.
Yup, meat is bad for us….
- Body Weight: 215lbs
- Body Fat%: 19.5%
- Skeletal Muscle Mass: 93.9 lbs
- Body Weight: 185lbs
- Body Fat%: 11%
- Skeletal Muscle Mass: 95.9 lbs
- Back squat: 265lbs
- Deadlift: 325lbs
- Bench Press: 235lbs
- Clean: 205lbs
- Jerk: 195lbs
- Snatch: 155lbs
- Back squat: 295lbs
- Deadlift: 385lbs
- *Bench Press: Haven’t tested yet.
- Clean: 225lbs
- *Jerk: Haven’t tested yet.
- *Snatch: Haven’t tested yet
* I tore my labrum in November 2018. I’m just now getting back to heavy pressing work. The heaviest I’ve lifted to date was a Floor Press 1 Rep Max at 225lbs. Which was a match of the last Floor Press 1 Rep Max I had before I started the Carnivore Diet.
|Workout Name||Date||Score||Previous Score|
|Elvis||Feb 25, 2019||9:20 Rx||8:22 Scaled (155lbs)|
|30 Squat Cleans (185lbs)|
|Death by Burpees||Jan 18, 2019||16 Rounds||10 Rounds|
|EMOM as long as possible:|
|Minute 1: 1 Burpee|
|Minute 2: 2 Burpees|
|Minutes 3: 3 Burpees|
|*Score = rounds and reps|
|Time Bomb||Nov 8, 2018||22 Reps||0 Reps|
|50 Wallballs (20lbs)|
|40 Burpees over the Bar|
|30 Deadlifts (255lbs)|
|Remaining time AMRAP: Wallballs|
|Score Total Wall Balls|
|Chuck Taylors||Sep 24, 2018||4 Rounds + 18 Reps||4 Rounds|
|10 Deadlifts (225lbs)|
|Adrenaline||Jul 23, 2018||50 Reps||44 Reps|
|8 :00 AMRAP of ascending reps:|
|2 Burpee Box Jumps (24”)|
|2 Squat Cleans (135lbs)|
|4 Burpee Box Jumps|
|4 Squat Cleans|
|6 Burpee Box Jumps|
|6 Squat Cleans|
|And so on adding 2 reps each round. Score = total reps completed|
Over the last year, I also performed the most Handstand Push-ups, Bar Muscle-ups I’ve ever done. I completed a Spartan race and competed in the CrossFit Open where I beat my previous ranking in a majority of the workouts.
Overall Health and Bloodwork.
I’m not going to break it all down here. I have already done that in these two blogs, so I’ll just give you the links to follow. I’ve had my bloodwork done 3 times and it’s been good each time. The first one I got in May had a couple of things that needed to improve which did in fact improve over the next two sets of tests.
Summary…… It’s all good. For everyone that was so concerned for me, I’m in better shape than ever and still getting better.
I have no plans to stop following this way of eating. It’s doing me very well. It’s simple to follow and the most effective nutrition plan I’ve ever seen.
I will continue to research different aspects of nutrition that interest me. I am making more connections in the community and I hope my network grows to enable a greater ability to share information that will help people improve their health.
This last year has been an adventure and I can’t begin to imagine where it will go from here.