I am a bit envious, I need to weigh zillion times a day. I can’t avoid it at all, I am super curious still. But it motivates me to eat simpler, not using 6 different dairy items every day… I can’t do it but I do try. And I only weigh most items just once a day. I liked to see the macros of every meal but I rather not if it means more work.
At least I don’t count the food cost, that would be very much extra work with my zillion different items per day. Sometimes I do it for my simple days.
But now tracking will be somewhat off (nope, just very very unaccurate) as I got the mysteriously super fatty though allegedly pork chop from the freezer!
My tiny leanish meat, 1475g, poor thing get devoured in 2 days nowadays. It’s not convenient but what can I do? Maybe I won’t eat this much meat later. Not like it FELT much. I have this, I eat 700g meat and it doesn’t feel much. I eat 300g fat (very rarely, I trained myself to try to minimize fat and it’s a very long term thing already) and it doesn’t feel much. Possibly not even enough… I miss my carni times when I was satiated and satisfied with just my need or a bit less.
If I would be ready, I would take out some items from my diet. Like dairy. But now I would be super miserable without at least some sour cream. I eat my 600-700g meat and stay hungry but doesn’t want more meat and I am still not into eggs. My (usually) little dairy can’t give me much satiation, sure but it brings eggs and provides a break so I may eat more meat later if I need that.
But I will try 1-2 item meals. Only much fresh roast, it seems possible when I really like meat and either I am not too hungry or my meat is fatty enough. Lean pork is tricky, my protein unnecessarily shot up while I stayed unsatiated. I thought the dairy helps with the fat but it seems it doesn’t work like that. Or the break in the middle of my meal was a problem. I need so much more experiments, it’s endless. And I need OMAD but I know and say that since ages. But I still want my lunch so I sabotage myself.
I thought about eating only eggs when it’s not my (substantial) main meal… It’s an old idea and I never could do it. And may or may not be effective against overeating. Now it would be more effective as I don’t want eggs. But it has so many conditions and it goes against my habits of eating everything I have for most meals… Not like it wouldn’t be a nice goal to get rid of that…
Too much thinking but I just can’t eat even remotely okay if I just follow my desires and whatever. (And sometimes I lack desires except the desire to get satiated already. Without spending all our money on food. Cheese is banned, that’s clear. But it doesn’t help much.)
If I could eat right, I would drop the tracking I think. It will be wonderful to be out of its grasp - but I am really super curious, try to use the info I get too and it’s really easier now. I surely had a few dozens of measurements in the old days with dozens of items in my day… At least sometimes. And I did it for years with breaks. It wasn’t worth it but I still learned a few things and had some funny numbers. Still wasn’t right. But it’s my own mental health problem.
Nutrients are what I think very little about I should have everything I need. Except magnesium, of course but I can supplement it if I really, really want. I hate supplementing anything so it’s not easy. And I got cramps again. Sigh. A few seconds not even pain as usual but it’s a warning I should heed before the lack of Mg causes bigger problems.
I never got cramps when I tried out carnivore, it lasted for several month. I did on/off carnivore, ate way less meat than now but when not super little, I was fine. I hoped there was a strong correlation but apparently not .
By the way, my sodium intake is super low now, I simply don’t want salt. I mean, just very little. Lightly salted roast, unsalted sponge cakes, it’s that time. I may try to eat some separately from my meals but that’s taking supplements again and I think I have enough or else my body would desire it more.
Mine either I guess, that’s why I don’t think it’s logical to have a NEED for lots of fish and low omega6:omega3 ratio… My ratio is surely pretty high (I live mostly on pork, after all) but as long as my body is fine with it, I am just glad I can eat and even choose my food so I don’t even eat very unwell.
I do like some seafood here and there but not much. My problem is the almost complete lack of variety here if it comes to seafood. I checked out those tiny, very expensive packets in a very small supermarket last time and they contained much squid and I find that tasteless. I saw better stuff elsewhere, still expensive but I will have it for Christmas. And salmon too but that will be probably mostly for Alvaro again. I would love some mackerel again though… We will check out the hypermarket, that is my favorite place to get meat as it has such a huge variety. Still not as big as I would like but okay.
Because it has a price cap now and people would buy zillions and they would run out of it quickly.
All items with a price cap have these limits in many shops, I wrote about the one on a specific pork cut long ago, 2 kg… And they made 1.1kg packages… So I only could buy 1.1kg of my favorite leanish pork there. The one called “thigh” here and I still don’t know how to call it, leg? Fresh ham? Butt sounds good (as it’s usually that I suppose, nevermind it is called thigh) but as there are shoulder butt in English too, I am totally lost.
Bigger supermarkets have a bigger limit - or none at all. Fortunately they rarely run out of these long term “sales”. Short term sales are a different story, I often can’t buy what I planned.
But the greengrocery have very many eggs, they never bat an eye when we buy 90 and it’s in a tiny village, not in a very busy part of the city.
I love my body guides me but I prefer soft nudges instead of feeling really bad… I am curious what the future brings. Who knows, maybe I will be able to stay super close to carnivore for months soon. It must bring changes and I can’t predict them at all as extrapolation (that is already not a very good tool to figure out things in general) doesn’t work on my carnivore experiences.
I probably wouldn’t like to lose the ability to eat something but I don’t mind vegs much. I already lost interest in almost all (to the point that I take a bite and find it not enjoyable at all, even in the case of my old big favs. who would have thought?) and don’t particularly care about the rest either so if my body enters a state where I need an acclimatization period to introduce them in need, I probably can live with that. BUT I want higher energy on carnivore then And chill and satiation. And of course, I need to stop getting bored of my carni food fist.
And I pretty much want to keep my sausages for now.
I never handled properly spicy food as I wasn’t used to them, it’s just the mild paprika I like. Maybe with a tiiny spiciness, that’s fun though quite unneeded at this point of my life. And I sooo loved black pepper and it disappeared on carnivore basically immediately. Vegs may be tasty but they needed spices while most meat is pretty good with salt only so I typically eat them so. The sausages are for variety - or fat when my meat is too lean. But they slowly lose importance too. Convenient items, though.