I find I crave a slightly higher amount of carbs sometimes. For instance, yesterday, I bought Giardiniera (hot, pickled cauliflower, olives, carrots, celery) and had some last night. I also bought red onion, jalapenos, and fresh salsa. I’ll eat these today for “lunch” (with eggs, cheese, ham) (where lunch = my first meal). These will up my carb count.
I have CGM data indicating this type of meal causes me zero blood sugar rise.
On the other hand, this also causes instant allergic symptoms (nose gets clogged/runny, etc.). So, I try to do this only when I feel I need a carb boost, and I’ll be back to mainly meat this weekend.
In my 6 year low carb/keto journey, I’ve tried paleo/primal. The issue I have with paleo is sweet potatoes and the like are rough both on blood sugar and on digestion. The more I go toward just eating animal products, the more I realize how affected I am by some (but not all) plants: anything spicy, zucchini, raw sauerkraut, bell peppers if not cooked enough, sweet potatoes, these all cause me issues. On the other hand, spaghetti squash, cooked sauerkraut, very well cooked bell peppers, and other plants don’t seem to cause any issues. It’s like dairy for me: for the dairy I eat, I cannot tell any issues.
So, I vacillate between higher carbs sometimes (particularly if I spend a ton of time working on house projects, running up and down three flights of stairs all day) and very low carb, nearly carnivore most other times.