I typically need 8 hour sleep so I typically sleep 8 hours, it’s non-negotiable, I can’t do what people do, living with less sleep than ideal. I just fall asleep anywhere then.
But lately I sleep more and it’s disturbing. Okay, I fell asleep in front of my computer (but I wanted to watch a video on my comfy bean bag… after midnight… I should know better…), maybe that’s why and I had no alarm 2 days ago…
It’s only sunset time (not like it’s apparent, it was gloom and doom all day, with rain. so I postponed my shopping, I wanted to see the butcher for some liver and maybe tongue. tomorrow then, weather forecast says sunshine after rain for that time, we will see. so I will cross a wet, muddy forest… it’s not much fun at some point but okay elsewhere. I like that forest) but I already ate. I wasn’t hungry, per se but I felt I would need to eat soon anyway so why not with Alvaro after 3pm? I ate all my leftover pork chuck roast (200g in raw weight so tiny), grabbed some pork shoulder roast from the freezer, had an egg pudding (perfect! I used half super salty roast jelly and half water and it worked well) and sponge cakes. 1700 kcal, it was just enough to feel satiated some time later. If I had some proper food, I surely would have eaten a tad more…
Yeah. That’s why I try to do OMAD. I just can’t afford 2 proper sized meals. And OMAD seems to be close… A bit elusive but I am almost there…
So, in the first 5 days, no lowish-cal day happened yet. But I mostly had those in the beginning, not in the later trials. I just can’t know what will happen longer term. So it’s still an exciting mystery! I would be pretty okay with 1600-1800 with the occasional high-carb day… There is a big chance for that.
I’m watching the Kelly Hogan video with the tips… Not like I need tips to avoid carb craving, stopping eating plants always worked well. But I am curious and maybe learn something
Sweet taste? Never figured out if it’s a problem for me… It makes perfect sense to me to eat normal food and sweeteners aren’t that. They may be useful but if I don’t want sweets to begin with and am happy with my normal food, it’s pointless. By the way, today my normal food was great, still no huge joy from it but it was nice and easy to eat, definitely not a chore! It was nice to eat together with Alvaro on this gloomy day and now I feel content. So hopefully my hardships are on hold for a while…
And I know that I could stick to my old keto only because I ate sweets every day. Be it on a woe with 10g or 40g net carbs, erythritol helped me to stay there on days when the other options didn’t work so well. It was a phase, I seems to be perfectly fine without it now.
Sweeteners never made me want carbs but it’s possible they made me want more sweets… Hard to say, I usually ate them in the end of my meal when I already had a lot of fatty protein so I could stop after 1-2, maybe 4 sweet pancakes… When I get hungry, I never want sweet stuff but as the last course, I had decades long habits. And they just broke on carnivore, right away. I had desperate times when my normal food was boring but I was still hungry and I had to eat sweet eggy dishes… Then I used processed meat instead… And now I don’t need either. Yay. I want to eat sweets when I desire them not when everything else is off-putting, it feels so wrong. But I basically never desire sweets anymore. I may be curious, there are compulsions sometimes but real desire? It disappeared. It tastes like freedom.
Enough fat and protein, sure. I couldn’t eat too little of those if I wanted and I know as I tried (I tried not too little just less but I failed nonetheless. the only woe where I managed to eat adequate protein for days in row was vegan low-carb. once I did 5 days out of curiosity and I didn’t eat gluten at that time. with gluten I would do high protein on a vegan diet as well).
I do so much reminiscence in this month but it’s not surprising. I feel I started another era and most of my effort (regarding my woe) since leaving high-carb worked to reach this point.
The next point isn’t for me. I like seeing and smelling certain carbs (or peanuts, one of my fav smell!!! orange is another and I smelled that yesterday, mmm…), that’s cool and very carnivore as I don’t eat it! Win! And I still like baking.
Of course… She says it’s worst in the first weeks. I am super experienced, a very different person than what I was a decade ago. Not like seeing the carbs I just cut out my diet was bad for me ever. I LOVED seeing all the bread and sugar I don’t need anyway and Alvaro said it was similar to him, he actually went to a shop without buying anything to enjoy he doesn’t need all that stuff. At night and at worktime when things were slow, it would be weird to waste free time on it or to go when there are many people there. So people are different I suppose. Or it’s easy to cut out sugar and gluten (it was easy for both of us for years. with the occasional exception but we were fine with that) but hard to do it with all plants… Yep, I can imagine that.
I didn’t even tried carnivore while I loved vegetables, it would have been impossible.
And I did things gradually so it was easy. Or I never was too addicted (only to sweets and peanuts. only until I had too much carbs like all the time on my old keto. coffee is my only unconditional addiction but I am okay without it. I just almost never run out of coffee and I can’t just keep myself from it. I drank one today too. it seemed a nice idea and it’s a gloomy day and I am almost content with my drastically reduced coffee consumption. one step at a time. I do strict carni together with little coffee, no coffee would be too much. It doesn’t mean I don’t try to do just that in the near future…).
Chill? That was the first thing I learned from the carnivores on this forum More like see from them. I like chill, I am a lazy hedonist, of course it’s compatible with me. But people talk about things while not chilling, a lot. But the carni threads were awesome so I hanged around there without being a carnivore or being kicked out! It was good. I want that chill.
I want to stop the struggles regarding my woe. Things don’t click automatically right away, it’s inevitable I need some extra effort but I hope I am close now…
Redefine dessert. Yep, we do that a lot Sour cream is a perfect dessert… That I avoid now as it’s dairy and… I just don’t feel the need for a dessert! Yesterday I wanted something else and I ate the cheese but today I used my usual desserts, egg milk or eggy coffee. Egg milk now as I had the coffee earlier and I try to have only one per day now (or zero. zero is my actual plan). It had vanilla as I like that and it doesn’t cause me problems.
I still don’t call any meat dessert A dessert must be non-savory. It’s often sweetish due to actose but not always.
How can anyone mix sugar and salt cravings? Amazing.
Okay I stop this now. I should do some power walking in my room or something, it’s a rainy day and I didn’t even have my walk, I miss my little activity…
I never had weed (a boss of mine brought something once but I have felt nothing so that doesn’t count), I couldn’t even get any, no idea how others do it And it’s fine.
I have a cute hemp plant by the way, I like the characteristic look of the leaves. It just grows in my garden every year, it’s small and pretty. And I couldn’t care less if it has a noticeable THC content or not Though I am mildly curious as I am that type. I never would willingly touch dangerous things but mostly harmless ones carefully…? But I don’t need that.
And I definitely don’t need the munchies, I eat enough without any help on my most satiating woe, thank you very much