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Guest Post: How Low Carb Is Saving My Life

By Mikhaila

This post is from Kendall Foster. Good for you.

“I am a 29-year-old male. Growing up, my family was extremely poor. I had a steady diet of boxed/frozen dinners, sodas, and sugary snacks. I have suffered from anxiety since I was very young. Depression has also been a huge problem for me for the last decade. Just a year and a half ago, I was overweight, overworked, and overstressed. I was on a path back to the mental hospital for the second time. (First time was a self-check-in for wanting to hurt myself.) After that,t I was put on a daily dose of Prozac for my anxiety. I got fired from my job and developed a strong dependency on marijuana to numb the pain of my problems.

Today after hundreds of hours of researching and listening to people about diet, I realized it was part of my problem all along. My gut was a disaster. The first thing I cut out was soda. I was only drinking water, black coffee, and black tea. I lost a little weight from that, but I noticed my biggest loss when I cut out refined carbohydrates and sugars. The weight seemed like it just fell off. At the beginning of 2017, I weighed 200 lbs. I currently weigh 132 lbs.

After losing some of the weight, I got my sleep schedule back in a circadian rhythm. I slowly stopped taking my daily 40mg Prozac Rx. I started working part-time again, so I could keep myself somewhat active.

I’m not in the state where I want to be yet, but it has been a hell of a ride and I’m still working on it. My health has dramatically changed, and I honestly attribute it all to Joe Rogan. His podcast is an amazing platform for information. It seriously saved my life. Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Kelly Brogan, Chris Kresser, Nina Teicholz, and Joe Rogan himself have really been a huge influence on what I put in my body. I am currently eating a high fat low carb diet. I really just stick to meat, dairy, nuts, and oils. I feel better and look better than I ever have in my 29 years of life. I still struggle with my pot addiction, and I still have some inflammation in my joints. I’m still have work to do, but after losing 67 lbs, and getting off my anxiety meds, I’d say I’m now on the right path.”

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  1. That is a great story. It’s inspirational, and I hope others read it. And yes I hope you eventually get off the pot, otherwise it will continue to cloud your life – regardless of what a so-called wise man said.

  2. Best wishes. Anecdotally I have heard that CDB (the non high chemical part) in pot can help a lot. If you live in a place where that is legal. I know some Drs using it and having success with their patients. I have not and I am not a Dr or medical professional. That might be a good compromise over getting off THC but needing inflammation help. Super happy things are going in a better direction.

  3. way to go Kendall! a great turnaround. I’d recommend bone broth to build up your joints as inflammation may have deteriorated the cartilage. 132 pounds! you must be pretty slim. I am around 5’11” and 150 was my slim (mom said skinny) weight. keep calm and keto on!

  4. Well done! Knock off all carbs and try meat only for 30 days. You will be amazed at the improvements . Check out Zeroing in on Health on Facebook for good support.

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