Even though I had some experience with the ketogenic diet and lifestyle prior to being in the collective, I learned SO much more, from Jessica, Tristan, and the other participants! Jessica & Tristan don’t hold back, and do share everything they’ve learned on their keto-carnivore journey. They give all the with tools & information needed while also encouraging you to go deeper and do further research. Signing up for the Keto-Carnivore Collective, is one of the best on-line events I’ve ever participated in!
After the coaching and support within the Keto & Carnivore Collective I have been able to take a much simpler approach to my diet and not be so obsessed with food. I am so thankful for Tristan and Jessica and the advice they where able to give me as well as for the support from other people in the group.
Due to what I learned in the KCC, my weight is now steadily going down and my inflammation has decreased quite noticeably. My cognition is sharper and cravings are dramatically less. I feel great! I’m confident that weight loss will not be a barrier any longer and I will continue to live a healthy attainable lifestyle.
I was in the November Keto Collective and couldn’t really participate much, but I read your updates and watch the latest videos. Since leaving veganism and going keto the healthy, more “paleo” way, with enough salt and protein and high quality meats, I have been doing PHENOMENAL. I have lost 35 pounds effortlessly — no counting calories. I am ovulating PERFECTLY (I have PCOS). My hair loss has stopped and I have little baby hairs growing all over. I took before and after photos of the hair I would collect in the shower. It is about 1/6th of what it used to be, and is at a level that I would consider the normal level of daily hair loss.
I have been charting my fertility for years with basal temp/cervical symptoms. During my SAD and vegan days, I would often not ovulate, or ovulate too late in my cycle, and never had good cervical mucous (which you know is an important thing for fertility). The first full cycle after breaking vegan and going keto, my cycle was TEXTBOOK. I hadn’t ever seen such perfect cervical mucous, my libido was up, and my temperature chart was by the book. It accurately predicted my period to the day. This is so amazing to me. Maybe this will be my year of making babies 🙂
After doing a ketogenic diet for a year and losing 90lbs I was in a stall for nearly 4 months. I had been eating the same foods, simple and pretty much the same thing that had me lose all the weight so I could not figure out what I was doing wrong. I joined this collective in the hopes of understanding sustainable non-processed food and I hoped to get help understanding the diet for long term. Tristan and Jessica both had amazing advice, it was their suggestions that broke my stall and allowed me to get back on losing weight, in just 4 weeks I lost another 15lbs and was able to make my 100lb loss in a year goal!! They know everyone seems to adapt different and has to tweak the diet a bit differently, that’s the beautiful thing about this collective, Tristan and Jessica take the time to find each path, I’m so thankful for them, cant say it enough. They are amazing humans!!
After over two years of doing a whole foods based ketogenic diet, I was still having trouble with symptoms from an autoimmune condition. Joint pain, over-all inflammation, fatigue, gut issues, these affected me on a daily basis. I had heard of the benefits to a carnivore based ketogenic diet in order to treat autoimmune issues and decided to join the collective with the hope of understanding the basic principles of a more carnivorous approach.
Fast forward four weeks and I’m ten pounds lighter, have no inflammation in my hands, face, or abdomen, have energy to burn and sleep soundly. Tristan, Jessica and the other members of the keto/carnivore collective, gave me the tools, know-how and community to not only succeed on a whole foods based keto diet, but to make it a lasting lifestyle change.
All my questions were answered, from finding quality sources of animal products, to understanding how I can support my body and healing in other ways beyond diet. I felt encouraged and supported by my peers in the community setting, making it easy to stay accountable and focused on my goals. Most importantly though, I finally had the knowledge and guidance to achieve relief from my autoimmune symptoms and establish a solid foundation to allow me to succeed many years to come. Thank you, for all that you do Jessica and Tristan! With out your dedication to help build strong healthy communities, based around wholesome nourishing foods, I don’t know if I’d ever find the answer. Thank you, thank you, thank you :pray:
Although I have not been able to be live much during this collective, I have kept up on all the comments and audio recordings. I have enjoy the diversity of people gathered here, their comments enriched the collective greatly.
One of the goals I had for this collective was to break free of My Fitness Pal and learn to eat when I was hungry. It was such a relief. It freed me from taking so much time logging and thinking about food all the time. The reduction of stress was like a vacation. I feel more prepared to get the discipline back and continue to work on the nutritional way of life so many of the folks in the collective have done.
I have learned so much and with the results I have gotten, I have been able to get others to look into low carb diet too. My sister was concerned about her husband’s clarity as he is getting older and they realized that getting sugar out of his diet has made him feel and look better. Jessica’s keto bread won my sister over. I have shown them several of the recipes and they see that you can still enjoy food on keto.
I would like to thank Jessica and Tristan for their life’s mission of living a good life and helping others to do the same. I came to this because I was impressed with their intelligence and compassion for people. They have not failed in either. I know I will continue to follow their videos and blogs. Thanks for everything…it has helped me make a better life.