1/30 Weightloss Wednesday: A Month of Carnivore

It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday! As of this morning I am at 240.6 lbs.

So we are at the end of my month long carnivore experiment and it has been interesting. Here’s what I have learned.

The Good

The best thing about carnivory is it is stupid simple. Far and away the easiest experiment I have ever done. A few eggs and bacon for lunch (I usually fast through breakfast) and what ever meat for dinner. I’m rarely hungry and sometimes just pick at whatever is for dinner because I don’t really want it.

The Not So Good

I was REALLY hoping this would be a magic bullet for my blood pressure but alas, it is not to be. Whatever is wrong with that, it isn’t caused by eating vegetables. (However, I just had a very interesting conversation with Dr. Tro Kalayjian and he gave me a few more things I can test to try to figure that out. Unfortunately what he suggested is about $500 to do so it will be a few months before I can afford to do that. This might be a good time to remind you that if you like what I am doing at this blog, you can donate any amount to support the work being done here using the Paypal link in the lefthand sidebar or click here. Anything can help me get these tests done faster and maybe solve this incredibly pernicious problem.)

One other thing that may or may not be relevant is my new work schedule requires me to wake up at 3 AM and I am always tired. You know those people that get up at the crack of dawn and are ready to face the day? That isn’t me and it results in me being ready to nap at a moments notice. The fatigue makes it challenging to work out so exercise has been almost non-existent. I don’t think that has anything to do with the dietary change but it’s at least interesting.

One other thing that I have noticed is how firmly my weight set point is stuck at 240 lbs. I put on about 10 lbs over Christmas and immediately lost it with about 2 weeks on carnivore, then nothing. I get to 240 and there’s not a single thing I can do to move that number. No amount of fasting or exercise or anything else does anything. It’s actually a bit maddening at this point but I’m wondering if the stress of a constantly elevated BP has anything to do with that and there’s nothing to be done until I get that issue dealt with.

So that’s how everything is happening for me, how are things for you this week? Let me know in the comments below!

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