Fortunately not in my case. I gained 1kg a year on an overeating HCHF (until 80kg, I couldn’t eat enough to gain more). Maintenance is the easiest thing ever since I left high-carb (whatever little I gained sometimes, that happened with way more carbs than usual and not caring about my fat intake either), I just have problem with losing, keto didn’t help with that. Or anything I tried, actually except when I had 2 carni weeks with almost no meat (early times when I refused to buy meat in the shops except chicken liver so used super salty smoked farm pork) therefore lowish calories long ago. But then came my stress gain and it’s with me since. And my body learned to eat more on carnivore but it’s all over the place, really. My lowest was 1200 kcal (or less but early confusion doesn’t matter), my highest 4100. May is… Vaguely… 1800, 1800, 1200, 2200. It’s very normal in my world. The 4100 was highly extreme, that was normal on an off high-carb day in my low-carb years but those type of days are in the past.
Alvaro is the type who gains quickly if his activity drops while he still eats 3 times a day (he has some super instinct to eat about the same amount of food every day unless he skips a meal, even a low-carb meal is the same size as a high-carb one, his satiation is extremely closely related to calories unlike mine). He loses quickly on HCHF if he stops eating dinner. I am the forever 75kg one (since the accident, it was around 70 before).
I felt my already very comfy home pants loose and weighed myself. But of course it was 75kg. Hopefully not for long. Of course the inches matter to me but as I hardly gain much muscles even in a year and my retained water basically never changes, weight is a good indicator (and I can’t measure inches, I just can feel what my pants do. but this comfy one isn’t so informative, I just didn’t notice until this morning that it is too loose so maybe something happened. but I didn’t eat well enough to expect any noticeable changes yet).
That definitely helps to eat, yes. That’s why I had those “sweet desserts every day” times not so long ago. I couldn’t stomach savory food but could eat sweet pancakes. I always go for protein rich stuff, more fatty things are for rare times when I need many more calories without more satiation. I don’t need sweetness then, I know some lovely fat I can eat almost any time when hungry (pork jowl. I am a fan again).
No, nothing changed there. I needed protein and fat like crazy at that point, exactly like before and during eating the fat. My very fatty bites did nothing to my fat desire, it was non-existent at any point, I wanted fat but only with plenty of protein especially in the beginning of a meal. And probably at the end too, it feels wrong to end with almost pure fat.
I just was so curious already, you folks talk about fat first so much… No regrets but I need to be careful.
And I can overeat fatty meat just fine as I proved that multiple times. Just not in one sitting, at least I have this (and not every day. but I can do it once, probably twice too. not like I ever tried to do longer term overeating on carnivore, I suppose it wouldn’t be natural but doable for me. no desire to try that, I don’t want to waste food. maybe if I will have some very active times and want a calorie surplus to gain muscles. that’s not bad overeating but well, surplus, fits my normal definition). Some people can do that too, overeating certain fatty meats in one sitting.
I need to be very careful with fat, unlimited fatty meat wouldn’t be a good idea. Maybe with the right cuts. Not too fatty, not too lean… That’s why pork chuck is the best. I overeat protein if I jump pork thigh without restraints and stay hungry or get hungry again, I suppose. Not enough fat. But maybe I will try that today I still don’t really want eggs. Can eat a few but that’s it. But I have 2200g pork thigh, Alvaro probably will eat some but not much.
Of course. If I wanted to do low-protein, I still couldn’t do it but I dislike when my protein is below, like, 1.8g/kg anyway…
Well, fat first is definitely not listening to my body and forcing fat on it first thing instead the protein it clearly wants… But I do it subtly… It should be okay.
I need to experiment, try out things. If I just followed my body, I never would have left high-carb. It had NO IDEA what low-carb is, it was used to carbs so it wanted my normal food it was used to. Since I showed it what lower and lower carb is, it got hooked.
And as my body wants to stay fat and I won’t let it, I need tricks too.
Even OMAD doesn’t come fully naturally, I need a tiny push first (waiting for hunger. it’s not trivial to me normally) and then things go well for a while, usually.
Sometimes some training is needed.
But if you mean we shouldn’t ignore the clear signs there, sure, I am all for that. (I rarely can get away with that anyway, my body is very clear about what it wants and what it isn’t… While having me as a host and being a very resilient one so it’s never some serious punishment but still, I dislike feeling even slightly off. And I usually respect my body and try to give it good stuff. Our relationship is pretty good. Not perfect harmony, I don’t want to stay fat but maybe my body either, it just wants food too often or too much because I still don’t do everything right… I am very confident in my carni May though. It should be good. But I need finetuning. And the right amount of meat or else I would get bored of something and that would be tough. I can’t even go off now as I am super determined. And I have huge variety, it’s a very relaxed carnivore, what else would I want?)