@JJFiddle: Gets better soon! I had similar symptoms and the whole cold or whatever lasted several days, very slightly in the end but it’s still not fun! Now I am fine, yay, now we have paperwork trouble, not too big ones but we had enough lately.
I still don’t understand the hype about rubs and marinades, even sauces (though that sounds better and better as time passes… I do like meat in sauce I suppose, I just almost never had such a thing), I must be super puritan if it comes to meat! Well, not today as I will make Scotch eggs and meatballs
We walked in the forest in today’s warm but not particularly sunny day (but now there is sunshine so maybe it will change) and I got hungry early again. Suddenly and strongly, only lasted until I cooked and made this and that in the kitchen, it helps…
I had scrambled eggs, 3 eggs, 30g bacon. The bacon was way too much, it ended up being overly salty. But it was already so tiny bacon, oh well, next time I will use 5 eggs. I ate yogurt with it so the saltiness stopped being a problem. Some yogurt was left and I had a sponge cake with it. So I had a tiny first meal, I am okay now but it can’t last longer than an hour but we will eat rabbit soon. Alvaro does his best not to eat too early. He tends to use up his 3 meals early if he isn’t careful, once his dinner ended at 2pm and that means very much hunger later. But he gets fat if he always eats when hungry so he doesn’t do it.
You didn’t ask me and right, I know nothing about it… We don’t eat much beef since ages. I know about pork, every proper pantry had delicious smoked things hanging for several months there… But beef? No idea. Probably it was more common before… I know two Hungarian breeds, I just learned there is a Hungarian Spotted, that’s the common one but I only knew about the famous old Hungarian Grey that it rarely seen nowadays but farms have them.
The supermarkets mostly have fresh meat but some are aged, sure. The beef farm sells very fresh meat One day we visit it again (and buy some very aged cheese too, it is the most flavorful I ever had!).
Nice but nothing special, I ate more beef in one sitting before and it was a proper sized meal for me, definitely not too much… And I am not among the ones eating much meat anyway.
I don’t even think I have heard about halloumi before this forum… Non-cow cheese is rare to begin with… If we fry cheese, that’s breaded, well that’s SUPER common.
Oh I always had it and my family never had famine, not even in the war. We just respect food and don’t waste it. Not like it has anything to do with finishing to plate, one can just put it into the fridge.
I always finished my plate in the past (and often got a second helping. or 6th when I had soup in tiny bowls) and it was perfectly fine, actually. The more I stuff myself when I am hungry, the smaller my energy intake for that day, I need some EPIC overeating to get unwell from it too and even if I overeat, I will be less hungry the next day.
But carnivore changed so many things and now I often don’t finish my plate. It’s odd Fortunately my instincts are no problem as if I CAN’T eat (without force and feeling miserable), I don’t eat. And carnivore food may trigger this state. Far from always but it’s common while I never ever ever ever had it before. If I was satiated, satisfied, full and definitely ate over my energy need, I still could eat several hundreds of kcals more (using carbs, they were needed there). This ability of mine got weaker even using carbs but I still don’t need an effort to overeat if I can use a significant amount of non-animal carbs (sometimes I massively overeat on carnivore but it’s very rare and as it’s only one day, I don’t even consider it real overeating. it’s just a very high-cal day, it happens).
It doesn’t change that I typically should eat late, big meals, that’s a personal thing. Some people doesn’t mix well with tiny meals, they just trigger hunger (even when I have tiny meals, I get hungry too soon). And others can’t eat or shouldn’t eat big ones. While it’s irrelevant or not that simple for some people.
Carnivore brought lots of changes like this. I had a super old strong habit/desire, often even my mind was on board with it… But as my hunger/satiation/appetite changed quite drastically, they didn’t matter, the thing I did before just wasn’t on the table anymore. I had this with my peanut addiction. Never miss it on carnivore. I love the smell so I may smell the jar (but it was so long ago, I pretty much stopped that already) but never want to eat it. Off carnivore it’s way harder but that gets better as time passes and I don’t feel addicted to it (and I feel a tad off if I eat some so I like to stay away). It’s still lovely (crunchy, that’s already means a lot to me and I love the taste too) so I tend to eat some of off days here and there…
I am quite curious what happens after some very close to carnivore months. Peanuts aren’t so interesting but fruits… I am super curious about my June. And we still have fresh fruit in the garden, this is a fun winter like that. Alvaro dutifully eats them all up but it’s just a tiny amount anyway. I am such an easy to entertain kid, I can’t stop finding the existence of this fruit hilarious and highly enjoyable
By the way, I totally keep the right for my few drops of lemon juice here and there. It’s the only fruit included in my personal carnivore-ish definition. I don’t overuse it, it’s truly just some drops per months. It’s like when I sometimes use a few drops of Stroh80 rum in something. Too little to count for me. The default is still not using either*, I just don’t resist if they lightly tempt me.
*My actual default is very strict. Dairyless carnivore + tea, I think that’s it. I probably barely will have such days as the other things are too nice and often even needed for variation but I don’t eat them willy-nilly, without a good reason as freebies. Only eggs, fresh meat, salt and tea are in that category. I don’t try that hard (and I realized that I am just not in the mood this week, by the way we have bigger paperwork problems now but we will solve it. we both hate phone calls and we make a lot. but my no mood for big strictness is more like because of this lingering holiday thing, Alvaro is at home all the time, December still have a tiny impact) BUT I know about my default and do my strictest comfortably possible now Even if that is quite relaxed at the moment. It will be worse but I am a naive optimist so I believe 5 months keto is possible for me I am still okay despite not tracking yesterday. It helps a lot if almost all my food is carnivore, soooo much better than my original, vegetarian keto. I had to track there to be sure. But that was yesterday, we used up our milk and I didn’t feel much desire towards the jellied rabbit sauce full with onions. I don’t need them. I wonder if we could make something carnivore with the rabbit. Dairy is fine, spices too but we could skip the onion…? I don’t worry about onion in trace amounts but 1. I love jelly so it’s a bit odd I avoid it. I found a bite without onions but only a little one. 2. variety! we can buy rabbits often enough to want something different. Anyway, Alvaro tends to make the stew too watery due to fear about burning it in the pressure cooker.
I know lean rabbits (ever leaner than these fatty home-raised young ones) were roasted with some pork belly in the past… But it sounds slightly complicated with putting them into slits, I think that was the method. Or maybe I can wrap them into it? But it probably overpowers the subtle rabbit flavor… Maybe some cream would do something nice… We could curry it too (but Alvaro can’t imagine a curry not based on vegs and I don’t like curry as much as other spices. fun sometimes but not one of my top favs).
Huge comment again but we have multiple paperwork problems (it probably will get solved fine soon but still) and I needed to focus on anything nice instead… Food is nice and can grab my attention like few else