We have rainy days… As if we didn’t have a lot of rain lately already…
But my arms start to regenerate, yay! And I always can weed the parts of the garden that need hands, we have a lot of them like my huge strawberry patch. It’s mostly everything else at the moment, though.
I won’t write much more about the egg fast as I am so over it already But I wrote this before just I couldn’t send it, it happens:
I saw an article about the egg fast. It says it’s effective due to things in eggs and lack of glucose.
But I already eat little glucose and egg fast keeps me from eating many eggs, I eat this amount anyway and often more… So those extra benefits doesn’t happen in my case as I already have them. Well, my glucose intake drops a bit compared to my carnivore-ish and maybe not even that times… But I rather drop it while eating meat too, more enjoyable and I get my precious protein.
We can eat some eggs and extreme low-carb so differently, why to use this hard, protein-deficient style even for just a few days? I still don’t get it.
So… I did my egg fast plan. And another half egg with the obligate fat because I was still hungry (it even brought me over 50g protein…). I managed to get satiated on a low-carb not-sustainable diet while eating very low protein before but only when I did a fat fast. The egg fast had chances… But nope.
So I was mildly miserable, already lasted for 9 whole hours on this abomination that wasn’t good since the beginning (nothing too bad but well, I am used to feeling better), eating the bare minimum and a bit more so I was totally impressed… And a bit hungry.
So I ate all my leftover liver and a tiny pork I wrote before, food doesn’t make me happy. But sometimes it’s very close. I definitely got less miserable and more pleased. Fried chicken liver (and heart) and me are on a honeymoon now
And my body realized I stopped this thing and started to complain more than before. IDK if fat poisoning exists, probably not in the true sense of the word but it felt like that. My poor body. I won’t do this again. I even tried to balance out the fat with carbs and vinegar, I am not even sorry, I was desperate. So I had the macros of a fattier and carbier carnivore-ish day in the end but it’s an unusually low-carb simple keto day. So that’s how I can do 20g using plants, eating meat and all the kinds of the (not very) carby food Alvaro had around after an egg fast…
I feel better now and I soooooooooo will appreciate carnivore in the near future. It’s so nice and indulgent, why the hell I must add my tiny extras all the time lately?
So I hope it will have a similar effect as my first < 10g carbs day in my very first keto time. It made me realize how free I was and I never saw my 40g net carbs painfully low anymore (it was quite low to the veggie-lover me on a meatless keto but I saw it in a better light afterwards).
How people survive egg fast days I wonder. I was already used to fattier days on carnivore, in the very beginning 70% fat caused nausea even if it came from my protein sources as my food became way fattier volume wise, there were no watery fibery veggies to help… It quickly changed but I only started to prefer fattier food lately, I preferred to be at 65-70% for a long time. I could do 80% but it wasn’t ideal. Today the egg fast part (that was supposed to be fattier but I used the tiny wriggle room I had) was 83% with super high added fat content.
It’s 75% now, much better. And adequate protein, that’s enough now.
I still won’t be able to do carnivore all the time, we plan a nice sour chicken soup in the future and Alvaro wants that too and it means plants, probably very little if I get my way but I think I will, Alvaro never wants much if eggs or meat are involved. That’s how I could make him eat my mixed vegetable soups in the end. 8-12 eggs, lots of water and almost no vegetables I loved that. But then I just used meaty bones. Bony meat, salt, water, that’s it. We both cooked our own soups. But I got bored with chicken soups and remembered how much I like soups with vinegar and sour cream… I am determined to make it extreme low-carb, it doesn’t sound hard but Alvaro wants to eat it now and his taste and mine is different. It will be a huge soup using a whole chicken, I usually make a decent sized one using only the frame! We try to make it work for both of us.
But apart from those occasions when I eat a bit more than negligible amount of plant matter in my meat (and very rarely egg) dish, I plan to stick to the strictest carnivore I can do for the rest of May… And afterwards as well until I can, June is a tricky month for carnivore but it doesn’t mean I couldn’t have several days with just a tiny divergence on the others.
Even though my track record isn’t that great.
Tomorrow is city shopping and vaccination day! We get cheese I try to avoid and lots of sausages (not the dry one) I definitely will eat I have enough pork and fowl though no turkey.
I sooo will eat whatever my poor body desires in the next days… It’s possible I will drop the fat a little but I can’t be sure. Fat in my protein sources is nice.
I felt better and better and hours later it still lasts so I think I regenerated. It’s risky to ignore your bodily wishes but we know we humans are usually pretty resilient…
Sometimes I wonder… If we show our body what it can have, is it normal for it to be less tolerant when we do something wrong? It probably depends, like my carb tolerance both got better and worse in the last year, simultaneously but it’s too late to explain this even for myself.
Nice photos, people! Yum. Even though I am perfectly satiated now. I still can appreciate what I am seeing.