I am very very sure I am fat adapted (even the higher level if my zero water weight changes mean that) but it doesn’t meat my body allows me to eat at a calorie deficit
It happened on carnivore but those times are over (I didn’t lose fat even then due to my off times. I only could measure fat-loss when I did as proper as possible for me carnivore for 2 weeks straight but I gained that 1 kg back. my weight is so stable 1 kg change just doesn’t happen under normal circumstances, it must have been real loss. and then stupid stress gain came).
I just had my cute hunger with the ability to ignore it for hours, I never ever had that before! And now it got worse than ever. Cute, soft, “gimme food now” hunger. It’s way better than my old one… It was maybe 5-6 years ago (not every day, thankfully but too often)? When a gaping, gnawing monster suddenly awoke and “no” wasn’t an answer. It was so long and I so don’t miss it! I start to get it back if I keep eating carbs for longer (not much carbs is needed just multiple days in row) but it didn’t happen lately And I have less and less chances for that as time passes, no matter my character flaws regarding my lack of discipline and refusal to resist temptation.
Oh well, it’s interesting to see how things evolve! And I have no problem to reach satiation, actually it still goes too easy sometimes so I need more meals I like to have…
My stomach very rarely grumbling (it typically needs at least 20-24 hours without food but it’s not a guarantee. but sometimes it comes after just 16!) and that’s 2 seconds and not loud so I don’t care. And it’s not hunger though sometimes they happen together.
Tiny meals aren’t an option to me, well, really tiny. 800 kcal is tiny but I can do less on carnivore… I couldn’t on keto.
Big meals (2000+ kcal) always worked for me, that’s usually how I can do OMAD but I can’t eat that much on carnivore in some sitting. My carnivore OMAD days have a bit smaller meals.
But if I eat 1500 kcal, of course I get hungry in a few hours… That’s how my body works. I can’t go that low-calorie (except the very occasional day on carnivore). But of course, it’s not all about calories, food choices matter a lot. But still, my body has this fixation with numbers for some reason… 1600 is the minimum it accepts but not satiating food raises it. Obviously much activity raises it but not nearly as much as the extra energy need (even if I can’t tell the numbers, it’s apparent enough). It seems if I just eat comfortably on a woe I am used to, I automatically eat my energy need. Or more but on a good woe with good choices, it’s close.
Carnivore went from an automatic deficit (even if I totally stuffed myself and ate whenever I could, not caring about hunger or satiation) to my current energy balance (I think I do that. maybe I eat a bit too much but no way to tell as I don’t track often and can’t guess the fat content of my pork. yesterday was way over my needs but single days mean nothing)… It’s a big change for me.
My body even learned to be fine with much more eggs than usual! Whoa.
It’s a bit odd so it’s on my mind now. I should do better things, not thinking too much again…
Well that’s very little food, of course it’s easy to eat that much if one has multiple meals (using more carbs, it’s super easy in one sitting and possibly not even enough to satiate my hunger). I can’t eat only that much nowadays I don’t know if I ate 3000 kcal yesterday or less (probably less, my pork shoulders didn’t seem THAT fatty) but I don’t want it to continue without a good reason. One day is fine and dandy, my body probably needed it, it’s not like I just ate out of boredom (I am never bored, I don’t even know how that can happen under normal circumstances) or compulsion or desire (well, a bit desire but that’s normal :D), my body welcomed the food, it felt right. So I trust my body (even if it has the idiotic idea to keep my current fat mass and I seriously disagree with it… but maybe it wasn’t my body, it was something else? we will see if I manage to eat properly for a long while).
BUT I limit my meals to 2-3. I ate 5 times yesterday in total. I need that many sometimes but not now.
468kcal meat? I grab a cute little piece and that’s 1200 or something. Pork shoulders always surprise me. Maybe the fat in it doesn’t satiate me THAT well…? Or okay, I am no volume eater but still, it’s so tiny… It’s good I always eat eggs too.
We had rains again because why not? But we had sunshine too so at least I could do a tiny weeding and walking to the hilltop, it was nice. I need to be out more. The temperature is still so nice and not too high