Time for another post in my favorite category: Real Results. This one is from a reader only 18 years of age who has lost 30 pounds and cured himself of debilitating asthma as well as other ailments. Here’s Calvin’s story.
I really like your website, and I wanted to share my success story with the ‘carnivore’ diet.
I am an 18 year old guy who has been in pretty bad shape since I was born. I was one of those ‘fat babies’ that just got fatter as I got older. I had asthma and strange skin conditions since birth, along with a variety of IBS-like symptoms.
Not any more.
After being on a zero carb meat-diet for just 3 months, I’m astounded with the results. I’ve dropped 30 pounds and actually gained more muscle than I’ve ever had in my entire life (read: short, 18 yrs). My dandruf is gone, but I still have a lingering upper-arm rash commonly refereed to as ‘chicken skin’ on my left arm. In time, I’m sure that will clear up.
The change that has most affected me is the complete disappearance of my exercise and allergy induced asthma. This wasn’t mild asthma either, this was dead serious emergency room stuff… I was, basically, looking forward to a future full of daily doses of oral inhaled steroids and immune repressants.
In order to put the magnitude of being asthma free into perspective, imagine a crippled person who dreams of climbing mountains suddenly being able to stand, walk, and then run. This kind of shift in ones physical abilities and opportunities is really impossible to explain in text form, so try to imagine the liberation one would feel. Asthma now has a cure, I’m proof.
Thanks for the awesome blog full of even more awesome information, keep spreading the truth!
PS: I really don’t see many (any, really) very young people like me going no-carb, is it an unusual thing?
So he chose the no-carb approach. We’ll see if that works for him long term but I suspect that once you don’t have the massive amount of body fat to burn through the no-carb approach might become a little restrictive, boring, or otherwise less optimal. So I’d certainly recommend introducing some vegetables and even moderate starches at some point to see how he does with it. Just keep them in their place.
The postscript is certainly no surprise. I doubt there are many young folks on any kind of dietary regime, because all I see when I see them is junk food and sugary drinks going into their mouths. And many are able to get away with it for a long time, though fewer and fewer because the modern fair sucks to awfully bad.
On the other hand, imagine the power of someone like this young man to really demonstrate to his peers that you can be healthy and vibrant and that these various conditions (including acne — a biggie for the young folks) are abnormalities and not a normal part of life requiring medical interventions, as we were all taught.
Congratulations for another profound and moving success.
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