@jenikinz: I see you have your hardships… I have it very chill now but I always had such easy times. And harder ones too. I know meat boredom, I just don’t seem to have it nowadays, yay! Hopefully you will find your sweet spot! Chicken wouldn’t work for me as it can’t satiate me, some of us are like this. Red meat is way more substantial But it’s quite individual and it’s fine as long as we can get what we are comfortable with.
Making meat more palatable… I have tricks but I can’t possibly know if they work for you. Some sauce may help, meatballs are easier to eat, more tender and not just meat but spices and egg too… I have my processed meats for variety… But sometimes I can’t help but eat more eggs and dairy and my meat intake is lower for a day. But I can’t keep it low and can’t go super low with it, that doesn’t work, not even for ONE DAY. But a little meat (like 300g) is easy to eat (at least if I have some nice variety) and I may be able to pull off a day with only that much. While I don’t like chicken very much, it’s tender and quick and easy to eat. If I don’t do it too often and I have some other meat…
@Karen18: Pretty food! Especially the steak…
9 thighs aren’t that many (I had OMAD dinners when I ate more at my aunt… )… I like when I have plenty of meat to eat and the freezer is always an option in need. Never put cooked chicken into it but I never make much for various reasons. Like my mini oven pan (I want to buy a bigger, rounder one, I mean, without uncleanable edges but we never manage to visit the open air market of the city, we have so much other things to do and so little energy/mood to do more. we usually socialize and nap at Alvaro’s Mom’s place instead, that is important too. we watch animal documentaries too and help with whatever she needs at the moment)… It got too long so again. My mini oven pan only can hold 3 chicken legs, those 400g monster ones with some pelvis So I make only 3. I don’t get satiated with chicken anyway so it’s a small occasional part of my meal.
I will have a more chicken-filled day soon when I cook the hen! Not in a hurry, I am happy with my pork now.
Odd day but still not bad.
12:30: I got hungry without any mood to wait (I probably could have but sometimes I don’t put up any resistance, tiny inclination to eat is enough. I blame the rain and my inactivity, mostly) so I ate my biggest meal as usual. Sometimes this pre-lunch meal is tiny but it was my lunch today.
Alvaro came home, ate lunch in the usual time, I was very satiated.
17:30: I got hungry but when I went down (my room is upstairs, the kitchen is downstairs), I felt unwell with a headache and could only ate a tiny meal. I started to drink coffee then. I had some left.
21:30: I finally got hungry (my protein intake was lowish so I expected that) and ate the left of my planned meal (pork roast with a pork sausage slice). And 2 cheesy fluffs, Alvaro won’t need them They are super low-cal, it always surprises me… But a nice protein source. And drank my leftover coffee.
155g protein, maybe 120g fat, 16g carbs. Pure carni day #3 (I mean, no plants… except a tiny spice in the tiny sausage - 21g sausage, I didn’t eat it at once… - and tea and coffee), yay! It’s super easy and feels quite nice, way better than my average October day! And I hadn’t much problems there but this is still nicer.
Not IF and I had coffee but those are less important. Well IF is kind of important but it was an odd day, it happens. I am fine with really rare non-IF days when I even had a good reason. And still better than all the after midnight overeating this year… I plan to stop doing those. I often was hungry and probably always not satiated well but I still hate eating in my not natural eating window. I just have to eat if I didn’t eat right during the day. So it’s a result of a mistake or an odd day, it’s not always my fault just usual, probably…
Sooo nicely satiated now! I still don’t want desserts or anything complicated, it’s great.
Why couldn’t I do this before? Oh, because I needed to be fine with eating much meat (I have that since several months if I remember well, I am bad with time) AND not wanting eggs and dairy galore… My summer carbs probably messed up even my actually carnivore-ish days… And I tend to have a better mindset for November… I hope it will last…
Alvaro is playing Dangerous Dave, an old game since weeks now (and Doom and Quake and an old Pinball. good test for old processors and motherboards). We get points for killing enemies but more if we pick up objects and we get another life if we collect 10000 points. Objects gave us 100, 200, 400, 800 or 1600 points but there is the super special and rare one, steak! It gives another life immediately! Steak is great.