My not so little braindump for today, nothing particularly interesting here.
I realized my cooking habits didn’t change but it was only some days on carnivore, usually with little (or in a big frozen chunk) meat and I’m used to the fact my SO cooks certain dishes, in bigger amounts and often over an open fire. He’s the one who cooks/bake meat. I just fry it, quickly. I need to change this, for reasons.
One is that he just can’t not put plants into everything. The meat dishes are sometimes good enough but not always.
The other is that now I cook different food for both of us. It’s not much work, it’s just weird. I totally cook plant-based dishes for him this week as I realized. Cooking meat didn’t even crossed my mind as I did that a few times in the last decades and never alone. I need to change my attitude, habits, even recipes. I have some eggy one but I need quick and easy meat dishes too.
I don’t even know if my SO is willing to eat meat often. When we ate meat about 5 times a year, he expressed some vague desire to eat it a bit more often later. Then I went from once a month to carnivore trial in some weeks and I eat meat basically every day now unless when I don’t have any but I am a tad stressed then as I still don’t want to eat plants. He’s fine with meat on half the days now but how will it change? He probably will be okay with it very often, considering the itsy-bitsy amount of meat he eat per meal (and he needs big meals).
Edit: I asked him, he says he can but he doesn’t need it.
But I cook small meaty dishes just for myself now :). Soup with poached eggs, tiny fried meat pieces yesterday… It was supposed to be big pieces or a steak but well, frozen chunk. I sooooo won’t forget it, ever. But it’s fine enough, it’s way better than no meat at all. The little meat was a perfect ending of my meal yesterday.
I had way more meat today, I got better at carving and I had problems with the eggs, I overdid them a lil bit, again. My fridge is lacking now, it was unlucky I had to postpone my shopping in the city during my unusually hungry times. I waited with my meal until I felt the need in the last two days and it worked well enough but this one ZornFast is something I want to try so I thought I needed to eat well today, lunch and dinner should do. I guess I will wait until I actually desire eating in the future. Lunch usually works well anyway but not always. But I am very full now.
But it’s day 3 of carnivore trial 2! I feel completely fine when I’m not eating. The problems of the first trial disappeared but they did towards the end anyway. I can eat if I wait until dinner, a proper amount, it seems, it satiates me very well and for long. I eat somewhat little lately but I probably need that after last week and I can’t do that for too long anyway, my normal hunger/appetite will arrive eventually as it always does. At least I think so, I have no experience and maybe carnivore is more magical than keto OMAD and that was pretty much that, I just underate a bit as I was soooo satiated then I eventually got very hungry and inevitably fell off the OMAD wagon. 1 meal never worked for me very long term, that’s too few but 2 was too much. I am all for 0-2 meals, whatever my body actually wants. Carbs interfere with even this nice chill idea though but here I am, being very hopeful.
My odd new starvation-like hunger still emerges but only during my meals, not after, thankfully. It probably will go away soon. Why I started to eat carbs again and woke up this monster? Oh, yes, I run out of meat (and lard), tried to live on eggs and cheese, got bored of eggs, plants came, carbier plants came and chaos ensured. Never run out of meat, fine, I probably can do it if I am careful. Learning curve.
The meat I ate for dinner was quite good and not enough, I carved off a bit more and fried that too. It’s such a quick dish and I doubt I get bored of it soon. Well, I mean this type, I don’t think I would be able to eat mutton every day. It’s great but has a very characteristic smell and flavor, simply too strong for me every day if I have a choice, I surely could get used to it in need. But it’s quite nice now and then. I use spices but that’s fine for me.
Oh well, next week will be a more proper carnivore week. I want information what that is like for me. But I reap benefits of very low-carb this week, it’s something I really need.
I try to skip coffee again from tomorrow on.