You are right, I keep reminding myself that I actually walk on my poor leg since day 1 (not very much in the first days but I still needed to go up and down the stairs many times and other in-house stuff)… But still… My patience has its limits.
23/1 should be ideal for me, I don’t know why it is so hard… I don’t mean the days when I only can eat small meals due to way too quick and serious satiation.
I try to focus on skipping lunch a bit harder. But not today. I already had bites… Nowadays I often cook in the morning as I can do it first time of the day while my brain isn’t really useful yet… Walking works too but cooking is easier and I already picked and canned cherries so I was in the kitchen…
But unsurprisingly I can’t easily fry pork without tasting it…
This soft smoked pork chuck is quite amazing, I can’t imagine I couldn’t eat a decent amount of it any time I am hungry… I still try to keep my smoked meat consumption low, they are too salty anyway but it may come handy if I manage to get bored of my staple meat again.
I still don’t think I need full carnivore but my carnivore-ish is the limit where it’s safe. If I go off, it easily triggers a tiny avalanche even if I plan not to stray too far. I still eat my eggs and meat, it’s nothing like my off days when I did my on/off keto, I don’t get very unwell either BUT it’s still a bit too much. So I should focus on a stricter version to end up in my safe, potentially less strict zone. I actually can follow rules sometimes, I even did pure carnivore for a little while and when I am determined to do carnivore-ish (very, very close to carnivore, I can allow much more extras and still feel great but adding more gets out of hand easily as I wrote), I do it for a while… But if I get more relaxed, things usually getting messed up a bit. Maybe not immediately so I like to get stricter after more relaxed days. But I still think carnivore(-ish) is usually quite easy as long as I like my meat. Except under certain circumstances. Or long term. So I better try to stick to something sticker and if I mess it up a tiny bit, it’s still good enough.
I must be realistic, it’s the best I can do now but it seems okay.
Not NOW, June is special. This June is the first where my carni and very much non-carni periods clash. Until some years ago (and possibly even in the last years) I just said goodbye to keto and had low-carb and high-carb days all month. I don’t really remember what happened in the last years but it wasn’t like this one. I think. So I am a tad torn, my different parts want different things…? And the more important parts kind of wear down the minority and it’s good as it’s a super strong, compulsive one. Things are less simple now but more promising than I expected from this month.
And at least I have my almost fully carni main meals. I doubt it was this good in the last years but I can eat much meat now. It helps immensely. I thought my carnivore-ish was so easy after vegetarian keto (and I never considered that hard, I merely missed my vegs sometimes and eventually got bored of all the sweet desserts I had to eat to avoid going over 40g net carbs. I half-lived on them I think)… Nope, this meatier style is the easy one, no struggling to eat my food when hungry EVER. Food boredom is completely absent lately. I even wait to cook my variety items, I have turkey and tongue in the freezer… But I am perfectly happy with pork as at least half of my food intake and it’s often more and it’s fine.
I typically get some changes after a few days but energy is something special, I probably need to work years on it and doing everything (sleep, stress, exercise…etc.) right… Sigh. But I am not super exhausted, I had such times and I am hopeful so I don’t complain. There are things I can improve, it’s oh so not all about my woe.
Good luck to your long fasts! I can’t do it. The more I lowered my carbs, the worse I got at fasts. Now I can’t even skip a day but I try to go back to it. I have a hypothesis that OMAD may lead to it… I just can’t make OMAD stick yet. I keep trying. It doesn’t seem hard, I just half-accidentally eat too early.
Day 4 was when the complete lack of sodium intake became a problem(?) I think It was fun but probably not so much to my body…? I really wish to do another such long fast again if that is possible, with supplementing sodium this time. But maybe my body can’t do it comfortably anymore, I don’t know… But I weighed less when I did my single longer fast (almost 5 days) so I should be able to do it again I suppose.
My body is adamant at eating each and every day though Maybe one day it will be more cooperative. It’s obvious it doesn’t NEED food so early. It just likes to get it, for safety reasons or whatever. Maybe a habit.
If pork tongue wouldn’t be too big, I would include 2 of that too Good stuff. I am looking forward eating them soon.
Chicken brain is fun too. I often got it when Grandma killed chickens.
I never had turkey eggs!!! I think I ONLY had chicken eggs… I could try quail eggs easily but they surely aren’t that interesting just very, very cute.
I was on a food recipe site today (I forgot about the quark and made a dessert with some of it. Alvaro likes my desserts anyway. didn’t find anything useful so I just made a recipe from scratch as usual) and I answered questions about my meat eating habits (and my willingness to eat less meat in the future etc.). But they didn’t ask the amount, just the frequency. So I couldn’t give some interesting answers. I did say I can imagine eating less meat as I can. I said I won’t eat less meat in the near future.
Now I wonder how much meat a non-vegetarian person eats here and in other countries… I saw such numbers as an average for the population but there are babies, there are vegetarians… I am interested in the rest. And I forgot what I saw anyway.
I honestly have no idea how much meat people eat normally. We only had a little chicken on Sundays and some deli otherwise. It wasn’t typical. Alvaro’s family had much meat but I don’t know how much. His Mom surely have interesting ideas like a single chicken leg per person for lunch when we visit (okay, with soup and big dessert and carbs it may be fine for Alvaro who eat 3 times a day… I always stay hungry though and bring my own food) and seemed shocked when I told her how big are my roasts (and I have a mini oven so they aren’t big. my biggest was 3.5kg but it’s a bit too much for my oven pan, it fits but it’s in too few pieces very very close to each other and they take ages).
I don’t even know how much meat Alvaro eats but little.
And once I met someone on a forum who said she never eats more than 100g meat at once and that’s once a day. Since then I learned it’s a decent amount of meat for many people, even for ketoers (per meal, though, not necessary per day). I never worked that way. If it’s a proper food, I need amounts. It may be I have 3 meaty day in the whole year but that should be properly meaty, not just a tease Well, it doesn’t change when I started to eat meat every day, in the contrary…
Now I am fine around a pound a day, sometimes more, sometimes less. I think. I continue not tracking, it’s nice but I am a bit lost when it’s about my food consumption. I never will go much higher though as I can’t afford so much protein and fat (that meat may not contain too much fat but you can’t expect me not adding a lot fatty stuff if I eat leaner cuts. I will eat my eggs too. 2 pounds of meat occasionally, that’s different but that isn’t very likely either).
I guess I will stop here, around a pound a day. And my usual amount of eggs, less than before. And some dairy.
@Fangs: Both problems sounds very serious… IDK what to say Stay strong? I know you will, you are that type but it’s obviously sad and hard for you now