Part 49 - How to Lose Half Your Body Size, Conquer Food Addiction, Fix Your Skin, Gain Libido, and More

07.31.2019 - By Peak Human - Unbiased Nutrition Info for Optimum Health, Fitness & Living

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Are you guys ready for this? This episode is 7 months in the making and has a ton of interesting takeaways. We have ex-679 pound Jeff, a fruitarian college wrestler, and a woman who no joke looks like a completely different person. First, I want to talk about how I make all this content possible - support from people like you. I appreciate it so much and it’s the only way I can do this. I’m living off my savings as I try to make the Food Lies film a reality. In the meantime I’m putting out as much content as I can to get the information out there. I get messages daily from people whose lives are changing through this info, so that’s really keeping me going. You can also support me by going to and contributing there. Members will get the extended show notes and an invite to the private Slack group. You can also preorder the film on through - it’s still open and we still need your help. Lastly, you can check out where we have grass finished sustainably raised beef, buffalo, pork, lamb, and chicken for sale. We have all kinds of nose to tail products including ground beef with organ meats mixed in - which is so easy and nutrient dense, marrow bones, suet and coarse ground fat, all natural sausages, and all the normal cuts as well. It’s shipped each week to your door in a custom insulated box. Thank so much for ordering! Now more about this episode. Laura has tried every diet out there and has never found something sustainable. She lost half her body weight and looks great - people think her before and after photos are fake. Her story is inspiring and resonating with people - she went from 100 followers on Instagram when we first talked to just about 10,000 as of today! We recorded the first call in January and the 2nd call 6 months later in July. I’ll post before and after pictures of each of these guests on social media and on the podcast episode page at Next up is Jeff who lost 365 pounds by finally finding a carnivore diet. He tried every diet under the sun and nothing ever lasted. We had about 5 months in between calls as well. Last up is Mike who is a division 1 college wrestler in the middle of competing. He was convinced that a fruitarian diet was the way to go based on information he found online about our primate ancestors. Such a different story than I’ve ever heard told. Stick around for this one and hear how he changed his diet and changed his body composition and life. A quick announcement before we begin. I had some great talks with people at the Meat Up in San Diego, which was so much fun! It was packed and we even had Dr. Gary Fettke and his lovely wife Belinda in from Australia show up. They're the ones that tracked down the history of 7th day adventists and the anti-meat agenda - you can hear it on Peak Human episode 29. We also got some awesome interviews for the Food Lies film down there including the aforementioned Dr. Gary and Belinda, Nina Teicholz, Dr. Bret Scher, and Dr. Hassina Kajee. We’re finally done filming people! The countdown has begun for wrapping this up! Anyway, I also had some great talks with some developers at the Meat Up about the great need for the sapien technology we’re developing. I realized we need some help. Building tech is slow going and we’d love to build a team of like minded individuals to speed up the process and expand on the platform. Email me at if you’re interested in helping. So let’s get to it. I hope people like this new type of episode to change things up. I thought it was really interesting to hear these people’s stories so hopefully you find value in them as well. Here’s my first call with Laura Spath.   SHOW NOTES   Laura Spath She started by posting photos of her transformation on instagram which is how I found her  At her highest weight, she weighed 263lbs  She went low-carb/keto but still had cravings for other foods  Then she went carnivore and lost a total of 120lbs  When she was on keto should relied on low-carb sweeteners and packaged foods that never allowed her to get over her cravings  Carnivore was the first time she didn’t want to cheat  She has lost substantial amount of weight before but always ended up gaining back more, but with carnivore she has been consistent  She went vegan for a year, and was having a lot more health problems  She looks very healthy now, it’s helped her acne and body composition  She doesn’t see herself adding plant foods back into her diet because of how good she feels without them  Her husband has lost 110 pounds and reversed his diabetes and high blood pressure    Follow up with Laura Since they last talked she is the same weight, which is a huge win because she has never found a diet that was sustainable Maintaining weight loss is a lot harder than losing weight Her body composition is improving vs losing weight on the scale She uses short-term goals to stay on track  She fears not being able to moderate herself where a cheat meal turns into a week or month  Staying strict is easier than tempting herself with moderation She had one cheat day and she gave herself no option but to get back on track and dealt with cravings for the next 2 weeks of mental cravings and stress it wasn’t worth it  Restriction gives her freedom from having to ration  Find Laura   Jeff  Went from weighing 679lbs to 343lbs  He got to his highest weight over the course of 30 years  He has tried every weight loss strategy and diet, he even has gastric bypass surgery  He has lost weight in the past but would always gain it back  He couldn’t continue to live as a prisoner to his body and knew he had to change The first big moment when he knew he needed to change was laying face down in the middle of the living room and couldn’t get up He now goes to the gym regularly  He started on a ketogenic diet and transitioned to a more carnivore diet and now follows a hyper-carnivore diet  He was doing ok with very-low carb/keto but when he started carnivore he dropped another 40-50 pounds in a very short period of time  The carnivore diet and his rapid weight loss triggered the formation of gallstones  The carnivore diet caused him to eat less and it was easy for him to intermittent fast  Fat shaming and loving yourself  No one is happy being fat  Love yourself enough to strive to be healthier  His biggest piece of advice: Do what works for you    Follow up with Jeff  Had a major sugar binge on his birthday and is experiencing a terrible time physically and mentally  Weight now is 314  Scale doesn’t move as much but body composition is improving  Still on a hyper-carnivore diet  Protein is what he prefers eating because it keeps him satiating  If he was eating carbs he would always be looking for what’s next to eat  Lean meat doesn’t satiating, he has realized that he needs fat to keep him full  His advice remains the same, find something that works for you that you can stick to  He has a skin reduction surgery in the future  Find Jeff   Mike  D1 wrestler at Rutgers University  Always had to go through periods of cutting weight so he was searching for a way to cut weight and still feel good  He started his “health” journey as a raw vegan after gaining a lot of weight after his season  He was following a very high-fruit diet  He wasn’t performing well and has aches and pains  He just started incorporating animal protein back into his diet  He lost muscle on a raw vegan diet  He felt like he always had to be eating on a raw vegan diet and that he was always bloated  Just 2 weeks of adding beef and eggs into his diet he could see more muscle definition He feels stronger now  Eating big salads ruined his performance because it was just so much food volume wise  As soon as he introduced eggs into his diet he had one of his best practices    Follow up with Mike  He is now on a high meat diet with a little bit of fruit and vegetables  He competed on a high meat diet and placed in the top 12 out of 140 participants  His body composition has changed completely and he is way stronger now  He is deadlifting 420 with a body weight of 165 He’s noticed huge improvements with his skin and doesn’t experience eczema flare ups that he used to on a raw vegan diet  His libido has done a complete 180 The raw vegan community convinces people that their health problems are normal and makes up justifications for them  He has a lot more energy now  He doesn’t have to eat as frequently throughout the day  He likes to know both sides of the argument (vegan and carnivore) but he is much more convinced now that we should be eating meat  Find Mike   BUY THE MEAT Support me on Patreon! 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