We here eat mostly pork and chicken. The vast majority of our meat consumption is these two, both are very popular. Now I want to look up data again…
Okay, I didn’t find that study. Just another one with a horrible guide for “healthy eating”. I break all of them, spectacularly except I do eat at a table And as always, they lament Hungarians eat too much fat and cholesterol and salt and not enough fiber and fish. So I don’t know but beef is… Somewhere below 4%, just like fish and pork and chicken gives almost all the rest in similar amounts.
Alvaro’s Mom nearly always cook chicken. I, of course, almost always cook pork but I do like some variety.
Mangalica is somewhat rare and fancy and pricier. I can get it, not the flesh but pure fat tissue or sausage… I don’t pay extra for that and I never buy pure fat.
The pig farm has Mangalica (they are so pretty with their curly long fur, many are ginger :D) but several other breeds too and I never know what the meat actually is at the moment. I can ask the women, she is very familiar with everything, it’s a small family farm, after all and she loves her pigs just accepts that death is a somewhat early part of their life. Just like my anchestors. They were peasants if someone doesn’t know that yet, I mention it sometimes but not very often. Not very rich but not poor either, the land had great soil and gave enough food for the family. Mom was a peasant girl, the land was taken away when she was very young. Those were hard times especially that Grandma raised her two kids all alone - and she had no land anymore. Mom had to work while attending school after elementary school, there was only money for my Aunt, the older one.
I have watched an interesting video about beriberi in Japan when soldiers got wonderful white rice (it wasn’t what poor people ate, everyone wanted it) and managed to live mostly on it. While poor non-soldier ones ate brown rice and avoided that fate and rich ones ate a varied diet so they did the same. And it was extremely deadly in wars. It was a bit like scurvy, it was very prevalent and someone said what to do but of course they didn’t do it for a while… And the men kept dying. Like, comparable with the lives lost in action. In a war.
It’s good I don’t need to worry about B1 (never did) but I still have some vitamins and minerals that is almost zero when I put some basic day into Cronometer. But I am functioning so maybe it’s not too bad. I can’t easily change my diet at this point.
I didn’t even hear about dhufish before! (Oh so it’s only there, maybe that’s why.) Good for you!
I try not to bemoan our tiny seafood selection again. Christmas isn’t very very far away and I WILL get some new fish species!
I don’t think there is a thing as too decadent if you can get it, can afford it and like it
Rainy day, woke with a headache, it’s relaxed weekend anyway, I didn’t even try to resist coffee… But nope, I don’t like it. Not even my fav, not even with egg milk. I opened milk again, I need it for ice cream anyway (I don’t want to open one of my few boxes of cream) as I produce yolks now. My normal, yolky egg milks are way too salty for me now.
It’s not even 11am and Alvaro is having lunch. I try not to eat yet, the egg milky coffees are bad enough! Not like I particularly care at the moment. By the way, I got hungry another time yesterday, still low maintenance or maybe very tiny deficit, no idea about my actual energy need, I must be close to it. Is it high-cal enough for my body so I can have modest days again? We will see.
I personally would like to be more active. I wasn’t out walking since too long. I just lifted weights and used my stationary bike a bit. But I need my walks.
It’s quite probably not the (main) reason, for most of us, at least. The difference isn’t so big and fish do feel less substantial with its different, lighter flesh. I strongly suspect I don’t get satiated well by fish. Just like I don’t get satiated well by chicken, not even if I eat much more than pork and just as fatty. Some people have the same problem with pork and only get properly satiated by ruminant meat! Satiation is extremely individual, I have found listening to stories in the last 10-something years.
Egg isn’t as satiating at pork and ruminant meat, either. I suspect ruminant meat is a tad more satiating than pork for me but I very rarely eat only meat so it’s hard to tell. One day I will make experiments with simple meals! I just know that 600g beef (don’t remember the fattiness but it surely wasn’t lean) with a yolk was my OMAD meal once. I never had only 600g pork with almost nothing else for OMAD, I eat way more in a day but maybe it could happen? I am not the same every day, after all, many factors are changing all the time and my past days matter. But beef still feels more satiating to me. And cheese has a close to zero satiation effect as I can feel. I can’t test it with a lot as no way I will eat a ton of cheese at once. But if I am almost satiated, I can feel the difference between eating different protein sources. Cheese must be contribute but not immediately, when I eat some, I feel the same as before. And if I eat much dairy, I tend to need more food on that day even if I eat protein rich dairy items. But maybe I would need experiments… Not now, I am quite happy with keeping my dairy consumption low, FINALLY! I couldn’t do it for years.