I guess my issue is that I keep eating some plants and some fermented plants, and even some hot sauce, so I don’t get stuck in the carnivore trap. We went on vacation for the first time in two years (due to the pandemic), and I had an incredibly difficult time eating keto out. But, I was able to eat more salads (eg, in place of fries for a burger) and survive, though often I had to go to the house we rented and eat a second meal of meat. Eating carnivore would make it that much harder.
And, like @brownfat, I have found that I can add in small amounts of even fruit and not have it affect me. For instance, we went strawberry picking, and I ate some of these. I’ll have some salsa, some onions, tomato, etc. Last night, for instance, my wife and I went out on a “date” to Home Depot and 5 Guys (a burger place). I had a triple burger with cheese wrapped in lettuce with pickles, tomato, onions, and jalapenos. I could have just the meat and cheese, but that makes everything harder.
At this point, I’m purposely trying to keep eating vegetables, at times, so I don’t get stuck in the carnivore trap.
On the other hand, like Peter was saying, there are certain things that affect me poorly. One of those is chocolate. If I have it too late in the evening and too high a percentage, I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep. I also have one hip that can get inflamed (hurts) if I have chocolate too often.
So, it’s a delicate balance between eating some plant matter, and eating too much.
@FrankoBear Thanks for the remark about the Saladino discussion. Unfortunately, I really don’t like him. He’s too rigid and yet too lenient. He had an interview with Amber O’Hearn, where he said you could only eat egg yolks, only raw, and not the whites. Then we’re only supposed to eat raw liver and only grass fed beef. And when covid started, I listened to one interview of his where there was no scientific basis for what he was saying, and he had a fundamental misunderstanding of the virus.
Then, all the sudden, he’s eating raw honey. Now, I have no problem with that (though it goes completely against his “animals only” mantra), but he said over and over again that his eating honey means that carbs don’t cause insulin resistance. Just because you can eat honey sometimes says nothing about carbs causing (or not causing) insulin resistance.
After those podcasts, I couldn’t listen to him anymore.
I do like Tucker Goodrich, but I think sometimes he’s too far down the rabbit hole of PUFAs. He believes PUFAs are THE cause of obesity. I’ve reached the conclusion that’s not true. Or at least it’s way more complex than “PUFAs and only PUFAs = obesity”. Do I think PUFAs contribute? Absolutely. If we got rid of all PUFAs, could people still get fat? Absolutely.