Oh my beloved staple and FrankoBear’s style, what a nice start!
I actually recently diminished my egg consumption, our 70 eggs a week is in the past (some were consumed by Alvaro, of course but I am the bigger egg eater), now 40 is enough (we have only 30 for this week, tricky! but no problem, I have some nice fatty pork and smoked mackerel to focus on) but it’s still quite eggy, isn’t it?
My goals. Well I really decided to finish my very much not carnivore summer already. September just didn’t go that well BUT it wasn’t bad either. Except when my eating window got unnecessarily huge… And when I had a wilder weekend day… I need to take things seriously already as my carnivore November won’t happen.
Weekend or not, I start on the 1st and we will see. My goal is to eat carnivore (or extremely close as I usually do) on weekdays at least but it doesn’t mean I don’t try on weekends, I just still have a few fruit seasons left, visiting Alvaro’s Mom would be unnecessarily hard without relaxing my ways a tad (little vegs in the meat soups, that level only) but I plan to stay pretty close to carnivore and definitely keeping keto for October. Not like I ever had a keto month since several years ago but considering it was 7 weeks, maybe not even then…
My vague aim is the usual: little dairy, not too many eggs if possible (but it depends on my meat consumption too. it’s best for me to eat over a pound of substantial meat every day but if I just don’t feel like to do it or if I unusually desire a lot of eggs, an eggier day is fine), small eating window. OMAD or TMAD. No food (or coffee) before 3pm on weekdays - or after 6-7pm. I was very bad at the latter this week while I don’t need to eat then at all. If I eat properly in my eating window, of course if I can’t manage to get my nutrients in time, I need them later and my body is unwilling the understand the concept of doing it the next day.
So I hope I will be back tomorrow. Not today yet for reasons. I persuaded Alvaro to cook food for me too this weekend. He tends to cook two very time consuming, not satiating, carby veggie dishes. Now we have a vegetarian keto soup and paprika chicken (almost carnivore, good enough for me). Both were my idea (the soup is because I don’t trust the not sugary canned items, with reason. so we used up 2 jars of forest mushroom but some green peas too so there is more space in the tiny freezer. And we need that as Alvaro ordered a bunny for Tuesday. Only one as we don’t have much space).
The weather is nice but it wasn’t so sunny today. Tomorrow we go to some bird thing, I don’t know exactly what, we touch the city so we may pop into some supermarket. I would like some cheaper cheese (it’s usually Edam) as it’s quite good mixed into certain dishes, I use it partially on pizza too. If it’s not mixed (or cheese whisp as it doesn’t matter what kind of okay cheese I use for it), we use a better cheese like Gouda, Alvaro’s favorite. Or Masdaam, one of my favs. Edam is WAY cheaper (especially when Gouda isn’t on sale. Edam is often on sale. Gouda too but it’s too young so we buy the other, still not very aged but more flavorful one) and works just as well in the mentioned dishes.
But I don’t really need cheese anymore (at least not regularly…), that’s nice. I have too many fav dairy items and it’s very easy to go overboard with the total amount every day…
Back to eggs, I gladly hear about different eggs. I only ate chicken and quail eggs this far if I remember correctly. And fish eggs, of course but they aren’t so great IMO. I heard nice things about guineafowl eggs but never could get some.
It’s good we are carnivores and carnivore sympathizers here and don’t judge I imagine it’s a nightmare for many people and annoying for most, interesting that someone likes it.
I really crave crunchy sometimes but eggshells wouldn’t cut it. Really crunchy skin (not easy), scratchings, cheese whisps (that’s the easiest) do.
But I still want crunchy biscuits sometimes. And I am unable to bake any, even using a lot of flour (and it’s not something I easily do but on my wildest off days I did try). Probably because I refuse not to use eggs Crispiness with eggs is doable (even my 100% egg sponge cake buns have it when really fresh, that’s fun) but crunchiness is too hard.
Hmmm… You say it’s possible I have way less lately because I am closer to carnivore? Who knows… I will keep it mind and try to figure it out! I won’t be able to, probably as there are way too many factors and my headaches don’t follow patterns, sometimes I have a lot and sometimes less on the same woe and when I am closer to carnivore, there may be other positive things (like less overeating, more chill) but maybe I find some correlation if I focus on it…
I can relate… I quickly get bored of such sausages, I still use them in need but it happens very rarely. I barely eat any kind of sausages now but they are handy now and then. And they are often tasty with a great ingredient lists and I have zero problem with good processed items. But I don’t need them often anymore and that’s good. I often can eat all my not small amount of meat using not processed items, that’s nice. I still like some smoked pork belly in my eggs sometimes. Sausage is only when my meat is a bit little or lean and I just don’t have a better idea. That’s the soft precooked sausage. The normal raw sausage is special, we rarely buy it. And the dry sausage (115-150% meat as it’s dried hard) is another matter, I used to eat it every day and now basically never… Alvaro still likes it in his scrambled eggs but he likes not very fatty pork belly too. He had it for breakfast today.
I see new nicks here (nice to meet you!) Alvaro is my SO, I use his name in these carni threads only. And I am a carnivore sympathizer who tries to stay close most of the time, my record is 2 weeks of pure carnivore (happened in a November years ago) but I am not better with carnivore-ish either, I really want to change it in November and in 2024. I feel almost ready.
But as far as I eat quite low non-animal net carbs on average, I feel good and my body doesn’t complain.