Animal-Based Weight-Loss For MMA

How To Lose Weight for MMA Using an Animal Based Diet.

Keenan Eriksson
10 min readOct 15, 2022


This article is the plan I made for a friend of mine so he could regain his health and make weight for his debut amateur MMA match.

My friend, Danny, is 23 years old. He was a jiu jitsu blue belt and a top CrossFit athlete roughly 3 years ago, could clean and jerk over 300lbs for 5 reps while simultaneously able to run a 5:45 minute mile, all while, as he describes, “not feeling that tired.” Oh yeah. He weighed about 200lbs.

That was when he was 20.

When I met him less than 3 years later, he weighed nearly 260lbs. Despite being one of the most knowledgeable and technical fighters I knew, and training over 5 times a week, his weight wouldn’t budge.

I owed Danny for getting me back into MMA, and we’ve both trained for a career in the sport together. In return for his incredible coaching, endless support, and frankly much deeper passion for the sport than my own, I created a program for him to not only shed 50lbs in 3 months, but simultaneously maximize his health and energy.

I am in the works turning this program into a longer and more detailed course, ebook, and series of articles. However, with Danny’s permission, here is the unaltered plan I designed to get him down to 200lbs again for a career in MMA.

Here is Month 1 of Animal Based Weight Loss for MMA.

Here’s the plan Danny boy.

We’re gonna get you down to 200lbs by the smoker in January.

We’re doing it using an animal based diet and lifestyle plan.

The Mission: Reach 170lbs by December for a debut amateur bout.

The Method: 3 Months Animal Based Diet With Small Number of Other Tools.

My mission is to make a guide for you that is easy to follow and answers these 5 questions.

  1. What to eat on an animal-based diet
  2. Where to animal based food
  3. What animal based costs and how to afford an animal based diet



Keenan Eriksson

Biohacking-Based Life Coach & Author. I Help My Clients Overcome Disease & Optimize Their Lives Using Biology.