I’m pretty healthy. Always have been. I suppose I’m an example of the carnivore diet (mostly beef with salt) benefiting even those who are doing fairly well to begin with:
I started getting sweaty hands and feet around 18. I really started to notice how warm I would get after meals and especially crap food. I used protein shakes and pb&j’s after workouts in college. Eventually noticed the slight constipation. Off-and-on knee pain from about 17–figured it was from running track and skateboarding. Always been a rough, though careful, player since childhood.
Now I’ve been working nightshift for 2 years. Heard about the Petersons, Baker, and read Pollan. I thought maybe I could try it to see if I could be less tired all the time.
Then everything got better. Just like JP said. All the miraculously numerous improvements happened, even improved coordination, which was already pretty good. My knees feel like when I was 15. I’m not at all intimidated by the work I have left on my 2nd bachelors. I’m not high all the time, but never low. Steady slight positivity. It’s cool to see how much stuff I can get done. And I sleep waaaaay better. Now when I choose to sleep, I actually do. As I said, I work the nightshift, so, ya, it means a lot.
I’m no longer afraid of the day my knees give out. I’m looking forward real intently all the time. I think I remember I felt this way back when I was a kid with ALL of my life ahead of me, high test scores, and no knee pain.
Sadly, I could not convince my arthritic grandmother, or anyone else in my overweight immediate family. I hope this helps someone out there.
To end on a positive note: I got a 6 pack! I kinda look like Bruce Lee with my shirt off now, exercising only 30-45 minutes per week. Not what I was after, but a fine bonus.