F/5’8"/ bouncng between 182-190#
I had stayed carnivore pretty much this fall through Christmas, but added in some veggies (and a few other carbs here and there). While in full carnivore-mode, stopped intentionally IF and EF. Which, I don’t think was a great idea, but I wasn’t eating more that OMAD or TMAD. So, to me- that was kind of fasting. I wasn’t hungry more than once or twice a day. Think I messed up the metabolism some by stopping my previous fasting. What I should have done is more intentional fasting for a longer period- like the Zorn fast every month, or a 48 fast each week.
Jan. 14 my hubby started carnivore with me- just to see how he’d feel. He’s slipped up a couple times, but for the most part, is doing quite well. He has to eat way more food, and much more often than I do. Beef is our go-to food. We raise grass fed beef cattle, and are loaded to the gills with beef right now. Since you asked about quantities, I can list the types of meat and about how much we eat.
Burgers … about 2 for me, maybe 3 for hubby Maybe around 4-6 ounces before cooking. Once cooked, I dip each bite in melted butter.
round beef crumbled w/ homemade taco-type seasoning 1c for me; 1-2c for hubby. w/ sour cream
short ribs cooked in the slow cooker then broiled…a pound, w bone in for either of us. (dipped in butter)
Beef bacon…pretty filling due to fat content…no more than 3 slices each as a side to an egg dish.
Brisket ??? No clue how much of that I eat, honestly. It’s like meat-candy to me, and I dip it in butter.
Steaks - no more than 16 ounces at a meal. for either of us…and yes, I dip each bite in butter.
Uncured Turkey bacon (from Aldi)…I’ve eat a whole pack before, cooked in butter/ghee.
(we don’t eat pork …not going to disucss why either.=)
As for the chicken…I only get the skin-on, bone-in thighs. A whole pack - 8 to 10 of them, I cook top down in an iron skillet until they are med-golden brown, flip them, cook for about 5 min, then into a hot oven for 20-30m. The crispy skin is like the more delicious chips ever, and the meat is nice and fatty. I can’t eat more than 4 in a sitting. Same for hubby.
3-4 hardboiled eggs in a sitting, with some bacon on the side, maybe. We’ve both been feeling a little like Cool-hand Luke, the way we’ve been going through the eggs lately! Its turned into hubby’s snack food. I like the eggs cut open longways with a pat of butter on each side, then salted.
All these meats, done in a skillet, or in a slow cooker- I save the drippings, and cook more meat or eggs in it. Got half a jar of the drippings from the beef bacon. Awesome for cooking scrambled eggs!
I make cheese crisps as well. Either nuke or bake shredded cheddar until brown, cool, and then break up into “crackers”.
I’ve added in a 24 hour fast each week for now. Will go up to 48 hr in Feb. I didn’t start the gym yet but that is coming.
Like you, I’ve got to cook things ahead of time. Hard boiled eggs with butter is a staple. Burgers, or cut up cubes of steak or roast with butter for dipping…another staple. 3 hard boiled eggs really holds me over for most of the day. If I eat them around 730-8am, I don’t get hungry until 3-4ish. If I eat any sooner, its just because of scheduled breaks at work with no other opportunity to eat later. I’d rather fast, but a grumbling tummy at work is kind of uncomfortable when I’m around other people. Recently started putting MCT capsules in my pocket, and pop a couple when I’m at the desk with a water bottle nearby. That seems to help.