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Please do not try to survive on an all-meat diet

By Popular Science

If your love of ribeye knows no bounds, perhaps you’d be interested in the carnivore diet. The rules are simple—eat only meat—and the purported benefits seem boundlessRead full story

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  • Ryan Perry
    Ryan PerryEngagement Editor at Popular Science

    The all-meat “carnivore diet” is picking up steam thanks to dubious claims about solving all your problems. Shocker: it’s a terrible idea.

  • I stumbled into this lifestyle back in 1972, it was known as the Atkins Diet then. It carried me from around 325# down to 163# over the course of a year. When I started I could not walk 1/2 mile. After a year, I was running 6 miles EVERY morning in less than 45 minuets. BP, HDL & LDL, P, A1C were all great. I also did a 1+ hour fixed weight regimen every day.

    Unfortunately due to 2 bouts with cancer and other issues, I fell out of this lifestyle and by a year ago last June I went back to 361#. But

    I stumbled into this lifestyle back in 1972, it was known as the Atkins Diet then. It carried me from around 325# down to 163# over the course of a year. When I started I could not walk 1/2 mile. After a year, I was running 6 miles EVERY morning in less than 45 minuets. BP, HDL & LDL, P, A1C were all great. I also did a 1+ hour fixed weight regimen every day.

    Unfortunately due to 2 bouts with cancer and other issues, I fell out of this lifestyle and by a year ago last June I went back to 361#. But on June 12 of 2017 I fell in our home and horizontally fractured 3 vertebrae in my lower spine. I was on the floor, unconscious in our home for around 18 hours. So when the fire department finally rescued me I spent a month in the hospital. About 5 days into my hospital stay I had another life changing epiphany and relocated that motivational switch in my brain and stepped onto the low carb lifestyle again. This morning I weighed 237#. That is a loss of 124# in less than 14 months. I get injections in my spine every 2 months, had a pacemaker installed in late June, and feel great. Not bad for 71 years old.

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