Just to be clear, this result is not me eating carnivore. This is me allowing myself to eat 20% of my diet from foods not considered keto or carnivore. When I say that, I mean things that may be cooked in seed oil, bread, or sometimes sugar. I stay as close to keto as possible with all that has been happening in my life. I would hear people tell me, "A little won't hurt you." For me, it hurts a lot. As you can see in my HbA1c results from Everlywell, I am right in the middle. I could go either way. It really depends on my and my choices. Red is diabetes and Green is optimal health for me.
I check my glucose often and I am usually in the 70-90 range. I honestly was shocked to see this result. I wish I had done this when I was strict keto. I decided to test my inflammation, glucose and my thyroid before I do Carnivore Level 1. I will not cheat or stray. I will be strict and will share on my Instagram what I am eating and drinking. It may get very boring. I will eat beef (nose to tail), Redmond Real Salt, and water. I will drink bone/meat broth in place of my usual coffee.
I am not saying it will be easy, but it will be worth it. Once I am done, I will retest to see where my markers are. You are welcome to follow along. I am a 48 year old woman who is menopausal and I suffer from hypothyroidism. I do not believe keto healed that for me. It healed a lot, just not that. I have a metabolism test I need to take before I start as well and will get results for that. My temperature runs at around 97.4. I feel that is low and part of my problem.
I am happy I have these tests to measure something besides weight. I feel everyone should see where they stand. Seeing this makes me realize even more that I have important decisions to make. I want to lean towards optimal health. I truly believe eating carnivore will lead me on that path. I will start with beef, then move to level 2 and so on. I will document my journey. I know no one's path will be the same, but I believe a wholesome way of eating has a positive result for most of us.
I will start the 30 days soon. I wanted to be realistic and make sure I have everything I need to stay the course. I want REAL results. I want to be strong and healthy once again.