Oh yes, I saw “keto is so simple” so many times. I said of course, shovelling for 12 hours is simple too just insanely hard and for us normal folks just plain impossible…
By the way I feel super lucky that I don’t need to come back to feel right, I keep the benefits for a while, it just falls apart when more and more carbs are introduced (it was the same with low-carb). Well I can mess it up with one go but I need to be quite wild for that.
The situation is different as I can eat meat basically any time but I got reminded of the changes in my life in the last years, again.
When I started these on/off carnivore-ish times, I had carni times with little meat and off days with no meat. I had very little meat and I felt it’s a waste to eat it on my off days (OMG my mind worked so much differently regarding that. it probably had the part where I wanted to use the time and eat things I don’t on carni)… And then times passed and I had decent amount of meat, obviously eggs all the time unless I was bored of them - and various carbier dishes (sometimes very low-carb but containing plants).
And now it changed, I mentioned it already and now I just eat normal on my off days with very little extra. So my off and on days are super close (usually. I still can go wild as it turned out. but it’s not good so it will stop). But I just don’t desire many non-carni things anymore. Who knows if my tiny extras help… Probably yes, I don’t like restrictions except for fun experiments and only the ones I don’t mind much.
But looking forward to some simple, meaty day… I know that feeling since long. I don’t need the meat itself, per se, I just don’t have many options, I can’t make a meal from eggs only. But I like meat, sure. I just don’t feel it’s essential to my life, I could live without it. But that would raise my carbs and that wouldn’t be ideal. And pork tastes the best but that doesn’t make it vital.
If I simply don’t have (much) meat when not at home, that’s problematic because it inevitably gets too carby, way more than what I could do at home. And that’s never good. So of course I miss my very low-carb then. Many people seem to be able to stay on a carbier woe, I can’t. I feel a bigger and bigger pull, can’t stay away for long. And it already was the case ages ago when I loved and occasionally wanted zillion different carb sources. Hence my on/off keto, I didn’t come back because I thought I should (though I definitely did), I came back because I am a hedonist and I eat whatever I like/want/need and I HAD to do very low-carb just like I had to eat in a small eating window. I couldn’t avoid it, I don’t have that kind of willpower or anything.
I’ve read about keto chow, must taste utterly horrible to me, I am bad with most sweeteners.
But I plan to make ice cream as I want to make ice cream cake for my birthday. I still don’t want them but I am mildly curious but I do it because I am planning it since years! I never had an ice cream cake and mine surely won’t be anything similar (especially the ham flavored one, I would think. I still have smoked ham powder I need to use up) but that’s fine I try to make it decorative but my skills at that… Well IDK, I just need some hard enough material, ice cream sounds good for that. My ice cream isn’t very watery, it’s probably closer to buttercream than ice cream but it’s super far from both, actually. Butter is too expensive, I won’t use any. The dairy part should be mascarpone anyway, it’s so amazing for desserts. IDK if it works for savory stuff, I will test it but first I need to buy some on Saturday. My birthday will be on Monday. But I am not good with dates, who cares if it will happen a week later. Definitely a weekend thing, anything can happen, maybe I even stray away from carnivore and that just couldn’t happen on a decent, normal Monday
I need lots of experiments anyway… I never made properly firm and good carnivore sponge cakes yet.
Today I make 3 high-carb dishes. Life is like that sometimes with a high-carber. Almost zero work except for one but I like to make that. Sometimes I wonder if Alvaro’s diet can be changed more but it pretty much reached the point where such things are near impossible. It works very well. But frequency changes can be made I suppose… I bake various things for him and he eats them all happily despite the extremely different macros. One eventually became quite low-carb and no problem. It’s the ONLY really low-carb dish he can use as a complete meal. And he can’t eat it with carbs even if he wanted as it’s not that kind of stuff I lack an ingredient, that’s why I barely used it in the last months but that will change. And he can use it for breakfast when running so some wet stuff can’t work as they often escape, the container is good but not THAT good).
I bake sponge cakes too, I still eat several almost every day. Nice stuff. Maybe I start my experiments… But adding some flour type thing usually does nothing to them. I wonder if using a different mold will produce some proper shape at least, I have no problem with my overly soft muffins, after all. But I will make egg yolk powder again, a finer one than this far…