Tracy - Sept. 9, 2022

Eating Plants -Diet Journal – Down Two Pounds

EATING PLANTS – I LOST WEIGHT Eating plants, all animals, some of each. Which is best? I know, I know. <sigh> If you’ve been following me for any length of time at all, you know that my struggle with diet is real. I’m definitely what …

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Diet Journal - June 16, 2022

Just Two Days Back on a Plant-Based Diet

Ok, so not even two days on a plant-based diet. More like by the end of the first day. Ugh. HERE’S THE STORY On Thursday, June 16th, 2022, I wrote the following journal entry – “After 15 months on a low-fat, plant-based diet, here are …

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Markus Rothkranz - Before and after Raw Foods
Trying the Carnivore Diet

Trying the Carnivore Diet

Will I see any benefit from adopting a carnivore diet? I decided to give it a try and find out for myself.

I was eating a whole-food, plant-based diet for several months (off and on for y-e-a-r-s!) but that wasn’t working for me. So, I decided to pull out all the stops and try this all-animal (no dairy for me) approach.

Why the dramatic shift in my diet and lifestyle? Many people would probably assume I was eating a plant-based diet for ethical reasons.

Not so.

I’m concerned about my own health, first and foremost.

And, for me, diet isn’t a religion.  More about that here.

Of course, I care about animals. Both from ethical as well as dietary perspectives. But that bird out in my yard has no qualms about pecking that living worm out of the grass for his supper. Nor do any number of other species on this planet who eat other living beings in order to survive and thrive. (Don’t even get me started on how many MORE life forms are killed through agriculture than via the conventional meat industry. Do your own research on the matter.)

Bottom line, for me, is I want to achieve optimal health. And I have some stubborn weight to lose.


So, the carnivore diet

I was first introduced to the idea (like almost everyone else) by watching Joe Rogan’s Interview with Dr. Shawn Baker. And that got me thinking.

Then I learned about the success Jordan Peterson and his daughter, Mikhaila, were having following a carnivore diet, again, watching Joe Rogan’s interviews with them. (I hadn’t realized the impact Joe Rogan has had on my personal life until this very moment, lol!) and I thought about it some more. But I still wasn’t convinced to try it myself.

Then one of my best girlfriends decided to try the carnivore diet…

And she became an evangelist.

She was constantly telling me why she was so passionate about this lifestyle and why she believes it is the holy grail of diets for the human species.

And I still wasn’t convinced.

In fact, I flat out resisted.

But over time, as my body continued to struggle to lose weight, and I started having little health concerns pop up (insomnia, skin problems, concerns about possible high blood pressure and insulin resistance), I decided to give the carnivore diet a shot.

Hell, I’d water-fasted for 7 days straight. This couldn’t be nearly that extreme.

And I share my experience in the video above.

I’d love to hear about your experience if you’ve also given the animals-only diet a try. Please leave your comments below.

Enjoy!

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Mary's Mini - Day 8 - My Experience

The Starch Solution vs. Mary’s Mini

I’ve been following the 10-Day Mary’s Mini version of Dr. John McDougall’s The Starch Solution weight-loss plan, and today is Day 8. These are my thoughts and experience so far. I talk, in detail, about the differences between the two plans and why I’m choosing …

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Low Carb High Fat or High Carb Low Fat

Low Carb High Fat or High Carb Low Fat – My Personal Story

Are you as confused about diet and all the freaking weight-loss programs and theories out there as I am? In this Car-Chat video I share (most of) my personal story about the struggle I’ve been through trying to lose weight and achieve optimal health and …

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Beef and Vegetables

My Diet Struggle – Keto-Carnivore or Vegan?

I’m sitting here in pain. Abdominal pain. It started late yesterday afternoon and it’s now 8:05 the next morning. It kept me awake most of the night. It’s a digestive thing. Nothing too serious…I can just tell. You know…the kind you feel after eating too …

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Tracy - 8-24-2017
Tracking My Wild Berry Weight Loss - Day 1

Tracking My Wild Berry Weight Loss – Day 1

Day One of my weight-loss adventure using Nature’s Wild Berries. I’m helping Hank and Juliano launch a home-party division of this business so let me know if you’d like to either try the berries yourself or if you are interested in jumping in at the …

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Diet Confusion: Keto vs. Vegan

Diet Confusion: Keto vs. Plant-Based

Have you been experiencing diet confusion? Frustrated by all of the conflicting and contradictory diet and nutrition messages out there? In particular, there is a major difference of opinion as to whether a low-carb, ketogenic diet, or a low-fat whole-foods/plant-based diet is the better choice …

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My Progress On A Low-Fat High-Carb Diet

My Progress On A Low-Fat High-Carb Diet

Tracy talks about her experience going on a variety of different kinds of low-fat vegan plans (Raw Till 4, The Starch Solution) Successes, failures, random thoughts…and fun factoids about the nutrition found in red wine.

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Weight-loss On A Low-Fat, High-Carb, Starch-Based Diet

Weight-loss On A Low-Fat, High-Carb, Starch-Based Diet

Tracy talks about her struggle with weight and body image and the various diets and programs she has been on to try to lose the excess weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. She also explains why she has decided to commit to a low-fat, high-carb, …

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Nov. 19, 2013

Menopause and Raw Foods

Menopause Can Be a Challenge In 2000, at age 38, for the first time in my life, I started experiencing some strange health concerns. We had recently moved to a 20-acre piece of property we purchased in Central Oregon and were drinking the local, city …

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