I can relate. So you just are back? To me, it’s sometimes the most perfect thing ever and sometimes I need a few days’ struggle. Only if I epically mess things up. According to my body at the moment.
I have no joint issues but it seems my body hates peanuts now… I pretty much forgot about nuts and oily seeds when I dropped vegetables (except the tiiiiny amount that never caused any problem and I don’t even need it but it’s nice to have some juicy slice of cucumber or something), somehow they are a single package but if I fall off the wagon, some peanuts come back. Falling/stepping off the wagon without almost all rules in place isn’t healthy for me. Chaos ensues and I clearly see that I am just as undisciplined as ever. I just don’t get tempted on carnivore.
Berries are harmless… Nope. Yes, theoretically and even practically but only if they happen accidentally. If I ALLOW some plants and can’t ensure it’s important and it’s only THOSE (I should do it with protein only when I have too little meat, never with mostly carbs stuff like fruits), things easily get out of hand. In the last nearly 2 months (raging fruit season in my garden and picking a big amount of most little fruits without eating some of them is a skill I don’t have yet) I proved that again and again. I didn’t even want the fruits but they were inevitable. And everything went downhill sometimes. I know a little off should stay so but my mind has its own logic. I stay on track way easier if I am actually on my woe and I know I won’t even inevitably break it in the next days. I often had the idea of carni and carbier days mixed but it rarely worked. I need longer times. Now that it’s only plums and blackberries (it’s not winter so some fruits are always around. not like I don’t have fresh fruits in December but that’s little and November is pretty empty) and I have a theoretically okay amount of supplies and a HUGE motivation, I can do that. I don’t even want to see carbs in the near future, Alvaro should pick most of his own blackberries. I had enough of fruits (we canned plums today, tomorrow will be pears and it’s not even pear season yet!) and I had no apricots this year, those trees came closest to cause me a breakdown this far And my apricot trees need zero care… They just yield a ton of fruit in some years and I will live among jars filled with fruits for a long, long time.
I do like my garden with its everything Plants and fruits are very beautiful. And Alvaro eats the fruit and thrives on his inevitably HCHF diet. He’s that type.
I am sorry but I live a fruit-filled months and I love them I just don’t want to eat them, really. Just some tiny taste now and then. But who knows? Maybe I will be fine with just looking at them later. Usually. I can’t imagine giving them up, they are harmless if I get more mature and/or I manage to get a minifreezer and enough meat. It seems Alvaro’s Mom still uses her, she gets a bigger or more modern one from someone at some point and then we get her still properly working one…? Something like this. We would only need it right after we get a big amount of meat or when our fruit trees get too excited… We don’t even have meat now (except 2 small trouts) and our tiny freezer is full again. It worked in winter but now I want to buy bigger amounts of meat (the “beef farm” had no beef/mutton/pork since MONTHS now. maybe because they have kids camping? it had something once or twice every month not counting the birds until lately) AND I keep some fruits and vegetables and cooked meals inside. I still would buy half a mutton in a heartbeat, no problem… It’s good I like fish more and more but it’s still not the proper, substantial meat to me.