Oh,. You think it was due to the accident? It indeed happened then… But HOW? My body can’t be able to make energy from nothing, I know that and I barely ate right after the accident… Well I did it later but not SO much… I don’t exactly know though… Maybe it was enough? Possibly. I don’t think my metabolism slowed down, there were no signs but as long as it wasn’t permanent…
It’s impossible to figure out what happened. But thanks! I like this idea that my body still work fine, it was a temporal problem due to the really insanely stressful time. It wasn’t even just my usual times with the accident on top, no, the problems piled up more. It was awful, I still get mental chills when I think of those times. The vast majority of the new problems quickly disappeared and indeed, I stopped gaining but as I ate better, it was no wonder. December is special. It’s good I am not really a comfort eater… But anyway, the best food to comfort me is my fav, pork… I don’t have that very special relationship with chocolate or something. I just liked the taste in the past. They never made me any happier. They gave me joy but almost any food I ever ate did that.
This very abnormal behavior of my body seriously upset me. The gain was bad enough but the fact that it happened so quickly without even eating super crazy in December (that I did all my life without a measurable gain. I have my limits, I can’t eat a ton every day for weeks but I still had quite seriously overeating, way too carby Decembers)… It was scary. I was worried my body broke somehow. And I even had very low-carb days galore and they didn’t help.
Yay. Hopefully I am not broken yet.
It has both advantages and disadvantages, actually. With my personality, it’s not so great there are so many items that may tempt me… With only my own food, it would be ridiculously easy I imagine. But it would be sad to give up all the recipes I made in the last decade, I like to bake more interesting things than my 100% egg sponge cakes now and then as well…
And what would I make with the TONS of fruit in my garden if I was alone? I LOVE having dozens of different fruits. My blooming trees are beautiful and it’s exciting to watch them during the months. I baked a fruity cake today, Alvaro got happier, I got happier and I have one less jar on the top of a cupboard again, yay. Only a few hundreds to go! (I am so happy I persuaded Alvaro we don’t want kiwi plants. I keep doing my best to discourage him to buy very much extra fruits but one fruit can’t replace some other so it’s not that easy. There is some wriggle room but I need to make these cakes. And that’s fine.)
And Alvaro eats fatty! And he isn’t choosy! He even eats meat quite often just not very much. It could be so, so worse. Just because I can cook plant-based stuff, I don’t necessarily want to. I still do it many times but those are ridiculously simple dishes and rarely involve vegetables. I don’t cook vegetables. There are vegans who cook meat for their family. As a vegetarian, I definitely didn’t touch meat. And now I avoid veggies. I am selfish. I prefer to cook food for both of us. And I can do this, Alvaro simply adapts to me to some extent. Only what is okay for him but it’s enough for me to take it easy.
I admire the ones who do very low-carb while cooking very differently to their multiple family members and having toddlers determined to feed them with cookies. That latter part is what makes a very low-carber woe Super Hardcore. I can’t even imagine. If they pull it off without making the toddler upset? They are god level or something…
I really feel I have it easy. Not nearly as easy as living alone surrounded with carni food with the nearest supermarket many miles away but I know it could be so, so much harder.
Thank you too! You are a lovely one. Why are carnivores on this forum so charming I wonder… It definitely made my life much better. I came here and despite being a HUGE veggie lover on vegetarian keto, I just couldn’t resist. My mind said it’s no way I change my ways this drastically but something started. Even after months in (on/off but I still had many carni days), it was surreal and I felt something just pull me in, it’s not like I decided to do something impossible like this… Maybe a few days trial, I do such things sometimes out of curiosity…
And I was lucky as carnivore never caused any problem, only gave benefits. If I remember correctly. Yeah, a bit worrying about meat, that was a hardship first but when I had meat? It was great and easy. For a while but I usually (always) run out meat before I had problems and fell off the wagon.
So I WON’T do that now and we will see.
Due to the lots of meat yesterday, I am nicely satiated today. Even after my weightlifting session (well the big muscles part), I didn’t need food yet. That’s good, my later first meals typically end up being decent sized ones! Bigger meals always worked better for me. Small ones just trigger hunger too soon.
Yep, I mentioned it to Alvaro too… That after talking about eating the bunny all month… Someone finally did it! (We will ask the egg lady about the bunnies. It’s almost May, they are supposed to be there, eating and growing every day, I think…)
Good question… Some animals aren’t even tasty. Some may have diseases (and not all problems is solved with cooking… horrible).
Society restrictions? I don’t care about those. I wouldn’t eat my own pet - unless it’s some wildly serious apocalypse situation, maybe but I probably couldn’t kill them even then… But if they already dead… But that’s apocalypse level where I would eat humans too for survival.
Pet animal but not my pet (guinea pig, maybe horse, that’s often not pet but still rarely kept for eating… I ate horse, it’s a thing in this country, not very common but it’s easy to buy horse/pig sausage in a supermarket)? Sure, why not? Pigs are intelligent and often pets too but I eat pork as it’s great.
I don’t really want to try monkey meat. Alvaro’s father did it, he had some Asian friend and tried some unusual meats.
I would like to try snake. And snake is a pet for many, it would be nice to have one but nope, it’s simpler and easier to keep rats, easier to feed… And I still don’t have even rats, just cats.
I totally would eat some clean, healthy rats. Roasted, with a sour cherry in its mouth, at least that was my idea back then (just with cherry. but that’s too sugary. you know, roasted pig with lemon/apple in its mouth, I changed it).
And I can’t comprehend the “how can you eat that animal, it’s CUTE” thing. What does it have to do with the taste and nutrients? Should I eat disgusting, ugly or majestic animals only? Cute is good. I respect intelligence more, too bad pork and octopus are so tasty while fish and chicken less so, to my tastebuds. I am selfish first.
Dogs and cats eat their dead owners too if they must as there is no other food source nearby so it’s fine.