I start to miss EF, I mean, I always wanted to do it again but since I tried out carnivore years ago, I am unable to do any. But I never give up the hope.
My record is 120 hours (in my high-carb times when fasting was easiest and I had my determined curiosity too) but I don’t want to repeat that. 48-72 hour sounds best to me, I would worry about my muscles and metabolism beyond that, with reason. I would get hungry anyway, would miss eating too…
But increased autophagy sounds good to me. Would be an invaluable ally in fat-loss as well as it’s almost impossible for me to eat at a deficit if I eat. Though I think I can do it now.
Lamb liver must be good. I never had it but it’s on my list. Quite difficult to get it here. I am glad I have found some beef liver, that’s not very available either but big supermarkets often have it. I am curious, I only ate it maybe twice, forgot the second, the first was memorable, mild and sweet unlike chicken or pork liver. Rabbit liver is nice but it has very little flavor. I enjoyed beef liver best and now I am sure ruminant liver is good in general For me. Alvaro dislikes beef liver so all is mine!
Enjoy your lamb liver! And tell me if you have some great liver recipes, I make liver so often and while I was fine with fried liver and had mixed success with sour cream (cream is probably even better), I could use some new method!
I still am not good enough at making pâté but I know I will improve eventually. Sometimes such things take a lot of time. Usually not but I remember my YEARS while I was trying to make good pancakes very, very often. I never will put that much effort into anything edible again but I was a pancake fan. Not anymore though I still like them but not the carnivore versions, I have very few ideas for a carnivore filling, the pancakes themselves are easy. Only Alvaro complains when I use zero starch in the dough but he is fine with 1/20th of the normal amount? No one can expect me to use more than that, eggs should overpower everything else, obviously if I am the cook. Even Mom liked eggy pancakes. I just pushed it further… It was always a shock to eat a “normal” pancake elsewhere, I couldn’t fully enjoy them even with a nice filling.
I still like the idea of pancakes even if I rarely eat them. I had so many nice memories with them.
One day I will make the popular (but not in household settings, usually, at least I never saw that) traditional Hungarian pancake (with my carni dough, of course), it is filled with veal stew and sour cream. Or the sour cream goes on top…? I don’t know. We mostly had simple sweet pancakes though I liked a few savory ones. Only the cheesy one fits carnivore but I slightly prefer cheese on top of things. making thin pancakes takes time, it’s good my new induction cooker accepts the pancake pan with its not flat enough bottom, the old ones complained after half or one pancake. But this new one can’t cook really slowly and some dishes need that. Its 200W is just too strong. We have 2 kinds of induction cooker now and both have its strengths and weaknesses (at least regarding my taste but some are truly problematic like it sets itself to1600W -its default. the new one has 1200W as default - when we wish to set the time. it’s not fun when the pot can’t handle it and it boils over. it’s a very frequent thing we do and it was annoying but now we have the new one for that and the old one to cook something really slowly. I just mix up the turning off as it has on the right for one and on the left for the other…)
Erm sorry, carried away with tiny details only important for us.
It’s true for many but it’s individual. I just follow my body’s wishes I can’t imagine having any problems due to eating a big meal immediately if it’s just a short fast and not several day. After 5 days I was so disconnected from eating that I only had a tiny meal (theoretically extremely wrong but I desired that and felt good) and only ate normal the next day. 48 hour is short, I eat a normal, biggish meal then (if I desire that but it’s highly likely. if I use 48 hour, it’s my normal eating window so I want a biggish meal when hungry. if I broke my fast in the morning, that would be tiny but it’s hard for me to be hungry in the morning even on EF). But the vast majority of people I heard about said they need to be more careful even then.
I ate again last night (late evening?), I just can’t function with low-cal. I really should for one day but nope. I was impressed with my restraint, I just ate bites at a time using some proper food, not just eating until I feel satiated (quite hard in my gremlin time i.e. when it’s late) or give up after a lot of food. My gremlin state isn’t just hard to satiate but my decision making regarding what to eat isn’t always good. Often is as I like my carni food best but when I already ate enough protein, I don’t want to jump some good protein source and the rest isn’t satiating… Tough decisions, I just should never eat after 6-7pm but if I am hungry, I have no other option.
But now I got a good day even with 3MAD (still IF, 3 meals are usually too few to spread in a bigger than 8 hour eating window. I often fit 5 into less but of course, 5MAD meals are tiny so don’t last long.)
I have tasty food for today. Freshly baked sponge cake buns with cheese, sour cream and especially smoked cooked pork chuck (yum! I ate a bite at night. A BITE. a little wonder, it’s good and self control has little to do with my personality) to go with them. And pork, of course, it’s almost always the base of my day. I made a good plan, we will see! With lots of sour cream as we have a lot and I need the fat on days where I focus on lean pork and have some quark too and most of my other items are on egg level. Today will be better than yesterday, I will eat enough during the day and get perfect satiation for the night. I hope. But what could possibly go wrong? It’s quite impossible to get bored of my food now.
Today is my first no-coffee day Not even cocoa as I take carnivore seriously now. Cocoa is the perfect replacement of coffee for me so if I really want to quit coffee, I rather use that than giving up (I always loved cocoa anyway. cheaper and tastier than coffee and very special, makes chocolate! even if my big chocolate loving times are over. carnivore helped with that but why not with coffee?). Even cocoa is better with a little coffee though… And brings the cream problems into my fasting window just the same… And very much not carnivore, obviously so now I drink water and tea. I have various teas and they should help me out when I miss not exactly coffee but something a tad more fun and substantial than some weak plain tea. I have tasty tea I can drink with a hint of cream now. And egg milk, I got flavorings. I will stop those too at some point but I really need the help now. Coffee is a very strong opponent.
Now I start to get hungry… It’s only noon…
The sun is shining but it’s pretty cool outside.
I really promise to try harder at being concise. I want to do so many things better and it’s easier to do a bunch at once, they help each other gaining momentum. It’s not true for everything, of course but it is when I want to “change my life” and my goals are realistic and I actually like the things I want to do, they just still didn’t happen lately.