I’ve never been much for new years resolutions but considering the way I felt at the beginning of last year, I made one without any real plan of how that would even look.
My resolution? To get healthier.
I felt awful last year, suffering from everything from skin problems to emotional problems and it was all getting worse and that was scary. I felt like I was dying and if I’d not intervened, I was likely headed towards death.
Almost 6 months ago @dready-john-galt and I were listening to a Joe Rogan podcast, this one with Jordan Peterson talking about his weird diet. As he began to describe the life changes he and his daughter experienced by quitting plants I went from thinking he was nuts to considering an attempt.
A week or so later John put on another Joe Rogan podcast, this one with Shawn Baker whose a doctor advocating the diet. That was a couple hours of information that had us both convinced to try a month trial of the diet to see if there was anything to it. We both wanted separate things out of it going in.
Within 3 weeks I was convinced it was more like a lifestyle, less like the fad I’d envisioned. The amount I’ve learned about nutrition and how people react to foods has floored me because its all totally different than I expected.
Now I’ll admit it, quitting carbs and plants hasn’t been easy. I’ve had no issues missing vegetables but I’ve always had a sweet tooth that’s plagued me and this diet has allowed me to see that was less of a sweet tooth and more of a chronic sweet addiction. Even when my physical cravings are gone I find myself battling mental cravings and I find that INSANE!
Every time I veer off the diet I really notice, both physically and mentally. My gut is healing so I don’t get as sick as I used to from the cheats but they effect me mentally just as much as ever if not more so.
Now as I approach the end of 2018 I’m actually for once excited about what the following year is to bring.
January is World Carnivore Month. If you’ve been following my adventures and have been considering giving this way of eating a try, consider doing it for January! There’s tons of support online especially this time of year so it’s the perfect time to dive in.
At the very least it’s an excellent elimination diet. It’s allowed me to learn a lot about my body that I didn’t expect, like what I do react to and what I don’t. It’s also taught me to have more respect for plants, the biochemical badasses that they are.
So, who's with me?
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