So many things can cause cramps. It was always magnesium for me (I always eat way less than recommended magnesium as far as I know) but if I eat enough meat or supplement magnesium (only very rarely, I can’t supplement things, I forgot and dislike the idea but pain makes me reconsider), I never have it.
Yesterday was nice. Zornfast, I really tried 2.5 hour eating window, 3 meals. It was nice. Chicken liver, beef, tiny smoked pork, eggs, cheese, cream. I needed the full set. I got slightly hungry around 1am but that was easy to ignore and it passed.
It’s possible we can’t visit the usual hypermarket as we can go only at a busier time and we finally have the restrictions about how many people can enter it at the same time (I am sure one can say it better but alas, my English is still not good enough. my Hungarian isn’t good enough, some fancy writer level would be cool but I am really clumsy with English sometimes)… Maybe we will skip that but I get some meat elsewhere and buy the big amount later, we need to go again soon anyway.
Whatever, it will be fine, I just shouldn’t expect to be okay with a limited supply and I mean variety. So I make sure I will have everything, beef if possible but definitely some pork, turkey, something bony for soup, processed stuff and some dairy, not all kind now just sour cream, cream, mascarpone, we have cheese anyway as Alvaro would have a hard time without it. And milk for Alvaro but that doesn’t matter. I don’t buy 6 different cheeses and quark now When the Covid craziness started, that was a memorable shopping. I like to have supplies anyway but then… We had cheese for months, many kinds :D. Our favs have a long shelf life so it was okay. We obviously didn’t throw out anything, we never buy more than needed. We simply bought cheese for 2-3 months later as well. My poor fridge was stuffed and it often has space problems anyway. We are 2 persons, we probably need the biggest normal fridge to be comfortable (I mean, normal width just 2.5m high). I don’t know how families do it… Having shops nearby may help but not so much. And we mostly have simple things, ingredients, still.
Alvaro’s Mom needs a lot of fridge space too. Multiple pots and various ingredients as normal.
The content of our fridge drastically changed but it’s just as packed as it was. It’s lucky Alvaro doesn’t need much space for vegetables as we don’t have it, my meat must go somewhere. If he want a big veggie dish (like, from 2-3 kg of vegetables as it makes no sense to make it tiny… his own Mom doesn’t understand his amounts, I totally do), he buys the ingredient and cook it very soon. I obviously don’t really use any, no matter what and I am the main chef so his veggie eating plummeted. He handles it fine, he’s not very choosy, he just wants lots of carbs and little meat (and not as many eggs as me but more cheese). And enough protein and a significant amount of fat (he needs his energy intake without eating many kgs of food a day) of course but that automatically happens around me. My biggest challenge was him being a plasma donor (not much fat in the previous 24 hours, they say. pretty vague but we figured out that around 80g fat seems to work. it’s quite challenging for both of us but possible). I pretty much gave up and let him fend for himself, mostly. It’s impossible to cook low-fat food if you ask me, I can’t even imagine. Or hardly, it’s very forced. Me and low-fat doesn’t mix and I really mean it, maybe I could do it if my life depended on it but not likely. That’s not life, that’s my room 101 aka my special hell. My blind spot as I can’t wrap my head around it. And I am good at understanding a lot of things I am incompatible with.
IDK when I will be a plasma donor but that will be even more interesting. Even with my better fasting skills (maybe skill isn’t the right word…) and lower energy need. But very high-protein food can be very much edible and it’s even satiating and I have that not very tiny amount of fat too (it would be nice if I knew how much I can pull off without problems with the donation. I am very different from Alvaro and our diets are even more different.)