Joe Rogan shows off new ripped physique after following the carnivore diet
For many people, January has meant adopting a completely plant-based diet for Veganuary and cutting out all meat and animal-based products. But for American comedian Joe Rogan, it has meant the total opposite.
For the last month, Rogan has been preparing for a weight-loss podcast by strictly following the carnivore diet. That means for the past 31 days, Rogan has eaten nothing but meat and egg. The 52-year-old MMA commentator decided to take on the challenge tipping the scales at 205lbs during a podcast last year - a weight that he claimed to be the "fattest he had ever been".
Revealing his end-of-month progress in an Instagram video to his 8.4 million followers, it's safe to say that Rogan is looking amazing!
Check out the video below - try not to get jealous:
In the caption to the video, Rogan says: "Carnivore diet update: lost 12 pounds, feel amazing. Lots of aches and pains went away, and I have improvements in my vitiligo. I’m impressed. I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep eating like this but this month was very beneficial.
"Edit: the explosive uber diarrhea stopped around 2 weeks in. It’s been totally normal last two weeks.
Shout out to @whoop too for sponsoring the podcast and creating a dope fitness tracker!"
Rogan's final comment there comes after he provided a very graphic update to his followers on January 11 about his bowel movements.
He wrote: "Carnivore diet update; the good and the bad. Let’s start with the bad. There’s really only one 'bad' thing, and that thing is diarrhea.
"I’m not sure diarrhea is an accurate word for it, like I don’t think a shark is technically a fish. It’s a different thing, and with regular diarrhea I would compare it to a fire you see coming a block or two away and you have the time to make an escape, whereas this carnivore diet is like out of nowhere the fire is coming through the cracks, your doorknob is red hot, and all hope is lost. I haven’t shit my pants yet, but I’ve come to accept that if I keep going with this diet it’s just a matter of time before we lose a battle, and I fill my undies like a rainforest mudslide overtaking a mountain road.
"It’s that bad. It seems to be getting a little better every day, so there’s that to look forward to, but as of today I trust my butthole about as much as I trust a shifty neighbor with a heavy Russian accent that asks a lot of personal questions."
However, Rogan also said that he was feeling a lot of positives from the diet, adding:
"One thing I’m fairly sure of is that my energy levels are higher and steadier throughout the day. This seems undeniable. I don’t know if it’s a temporary effect and if maybe it’s just the result of eating really disciplined, but either way it seems to be real. I’ve also felt really 'healthy' (other than the sporadic bouts of hellacious projectile doodoo)."
Rogan revealed his plans to follow a strict carnivore diet in an Instagram post on January 4. The comedian detailed his plans to eat nothing but meat and eggs, writing:
"For the whole month of January I’m going on a strict carnivore diet. January is #worldcarnivoremonth and I figured, fuck it, let’s see what happens. So as an experiment for the entire month of January I’m not eating anything but meat and eggs. I’m getting my bloodwork done on Monday and then again when I’m done with the diet but I’ve been on it now for about 5 days and I’m already looking leaner. My energy level has been excellent too. Kind of shockingly good."