Yay, I was waiting for this thread! I took a break from writing my even longer than usual post in the old one… So, goals. Let’s figure them out.
First of all, this will be my second dedicated carnviore(-is) month. November was the first and I lasted for 2 weeks using almost no proper meat, poor me, just super salty smoked pork and liver… It still was easy until it lasted… I even lost fat, first time since years… But that wasn’t my focus especially not a temporal one that I got back and more when huge stress hit later.
August may be a summer month but suitable for carnivore, at least the first half. I think.
I know my body will love it and it’s not like my mind enjoyed all the mess that comes with carbs… And my tastebuds are hooked on carni food too. With tiny exceptions.
So, I am way more determined than usual. I clearly can do a couple of weeks and hopefully more. Even if it only happened once before. I am better now. I changed and I am less shy with meat, I am more used to it too.
I basically want just chill and happens what happens but I really don’t want to allow those horrible multiple meals days. I dislike being hungry again and again and again. Allow, as if my body asks me but I have a few tricks and maybe I can use them, maybe not. But my body isn’t as confused as before, I can eat more properly know.
Oh my, I wanted to be more concise. So… Specific goals?
As little dairy as possible. They aren’t satiating to me, after all. I won’t keep myself from a nice lil snack of sour cream if I fancy that, certain dishes calls for some too but my basic attitude will be meat and eggs.
I don’t say no cheese (I may need every trick to avoid eating sweets due to needing something different, after all) but it will be super low for sure. I don’t ever desire it.
It has more than a bit common with 1… No coffee until noon or preferably my first meal. I won’t strongly enforce it or worry if I fail but I want my fasting window clean. Not with coffee with cream everywhere. And anyway, it’s so pointless to drink coffee so much. Stupid habit.
I try not drinking coffee at night either.
I try to pull out all stops regarding meat eating It’s more literal than normally, I truly have stops embedded in me somewhere. I don’t need extra efforts, my love towards meat and all the other things pointing towards it are enough, I just need to get out those stops.
I gradually raised my average meat consumption in the last ~1.5 years (my meatiest days are similar, I am around 1.5 pounds there but it only can happen for a day as I would get bored of meat and I would horribly miss my eggs) but I still see some remnants of my old meat sparing attitude from the past. It was right back then, I couldn’t buy enough meat and couldn’t handle eating much meat at all but things changed. Now I think I can eat all the meat I want. I am not sure if I should start with some eggs as in the past, I will experiment. Or just grab whatever I desire first. I am just a tad afraid that I end up being hungry and not wanting my less exciting items. But maybe it’s stupid. And anyway, I have pancakes. Not without disadvantages though so I don’t want to use them for every meal. It’s easier when I have head cheese or some other exciting stuff. Exciting now, maybe I will get bored a bit of it later.
So I will try to be braver with meat (I wasn’t bad lately but I still feel something from the past) and I should repetitively remember myself to this goal to avoid slipping back to older habits.
I should have some decent amount of fatty meat at hand all the time I think. I mean, ready to eat or at least a bunch of cute pieces ready to fry quickly.
Lately I guessed the amount of meat I would like to eat not completely right. I changed. So I better have plenty.
I think that’s it this far. I definitely want a pattern, rhythm or state of body and mind that is more stable and works better. My carnivore(-ish) days are the best ones I have anyway but there is huge room for improvement. I still don’t know too many things and I want to figure them out.
By the way I stopped putting a part of my meat (mostly roast) into the freezer. I did it a lot in the past. It’s nice to have some there but well, 2 kg meat is so little I easily eat it before I could get near anywhere to get bored of it… Maybe if I use 3.5 kg again…
I definitely eat more meat now.
I won’t experiment with leaner meat. That doesn’t work. Maybe I will try a leaner day when the blood plasma donation will finally happen…? I don’t know yet. That’s not my natural style, to put it lightly. It seems my proper satiation and satisfaction requires high protein and high fat. So I stick to that. I can’t change it anyway… Last time I focused on protein I ended up with 260+ g fat, no wonder… My body usually works that way.
I am similar. There is a reason I always cooked before my main meal, even if I went home at 9:30pm…
But nice roasts are great even cold! I just need the right fat content (and of course I don’t use not flavorful meat. except the few chicken legs I still have) Alvaro wouldn’t touch meat with big fat veins, cold and solid at that! But he can enjoy his food and I can enjoy mine, it never was a problem between us. I don’t even understand why people want to change someone else’s diet (unless the other one is killing themselves. it’s still not realistic unless the other person wants the change as well). We shouldn’t expect sacrifices from our family just because we are weak or something. Except maybe if it’s killing us… But we should handle our woe changes ourselves. I would say the same if Alvaro would eat extremely differently from me. But I am lucky, he didn’t even complained about meat lately. Maybe he changed too. I make sure it won’t be a big load. A little piece is plenty for him and probably he still needs his meatless days. But he doesn’t have many in row anymore.
And my life is easier but leftover egg whites pile up more… It’s good I don’t want ice cream anymore, that produced many egg whites.
Oh extra goal. I will create things much more and won’t think about food so much let alone writing here walls of texts multiple times a day. This is the beginning, I had an odd week and I have more thoughts about it than usual. Hopefully it will be better. Tomorrow I fry my biggest pork chuck slab and all will be fine. Right?