Rudolph the Red Meat Ruminant



Happy New Year from the future and down by the bay.

Finished 2021 with scotch fillet steak, a piece of middle cut bacon, halloumi cheese and flash fried thin squid strips. Washed down with bubbles = sparkling rainwater.


how in the heck are ya making your rainwater sparkling with bubbling?
inguiring homesteader type people wanna know HA

(Daisy) #374

Whew @Fangs I’m so glad you caught it! I’m on day 2 of Lion diet and doing well. I am having a little bit of loose stools, but I think I’m trying to eat too much at once. I’m doing omad and struggling a tiny bit (not unbearable) with evening hunger, so I’m trying to stuff myself to prevent it. If it doesn’t work out after a couple days, I’m not against going back to 2mad. Today was a giant porterhouse and 2 burger patties.
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(Karen) #375

I am so glad I live on my own @Fangs else that could be me doing a downhill carb slalom!

How others sabotage things … even unintentionally. Its like subconsciously they want to test your will. Well done for turning it round in nick 9f time!

(Karen) #376

Quiet day , took Raymond to the Doctors for an ear infection. I wonder if all his problems stem from his standard diet as he is always having some problem or other , he wouldn’t change the way he eats though.

So I had chicken with melted cheese for brunch after I got home about 1.45pm. It tasted so salty …
Too salty for me so I put it down and then finished it cold I used a cheap grated cheddar and there seemed to be far more fat running out as I used a smaller amount of butter. You can see all the fat on the plate… looks like a sauce!

A bit later i ate a few small lamb chops, very thin ones so literally showed them the pan. And I have just had a very small salmon fillet and prawns sauted in butter but I left the butter in the pan, couldn’t face it being over the meal

One thing I have noticed is that my meals appear very small to some on the pics you guys pin on here. I have only eaten off a side plate today for all three dishes and they didn’t really fill the plate! Most of my meals are this small though the steaks are usually a good size but again I don’t think they are as big as what I see posted. I don’t have the hunger ot inclination to eat anything more. My weight doesn’t seem to change which is fine as I don’t really want to lose any and I’m not doing the exercise anywhere near to what I was doing before my stroke.

Anyway I suppose so long as I’m not hungry thats the main thing. I would like to try and cut down on the cheese from tomorrow… I don’t think I could cut it out completely but cutting down would be better for me I think. I stopped adding salt after my stroke and haven’t used it since which is maybe why I noticed it so much in the cheep cheese. Cant think of anything else to cut out. I can’t give up my tea at least not in the winter as it warms me up. Need to start boiling up some more chicken carcasses for drinking stock. I only boil it up and don’t add anything to it but thats how I like it.

A big Happy and Healthy New Year to you all and look forward to seeing you all in 2022 hahahaha, tomorrow :grin::grin: xx


Rain water, sky tears meet the joy bubbling from my heart.

It’s 8 am Saturday morning. I’ll take some meditative moments to do a yoga nidra body scan to set a start point baseline. I resolve not to make any new or new year resolutions. That immediately resolves that problem, and I can move on to a year of new mistakes. Paolo Coelho said, A mistake repeated is a decision.

Clean Carnivore Crew, January 2022
(Edith) #378

I think it’s up to you to start the January thread.



Go ahead and start the Clean Carnivore January 2022 thread

You are going into the new year with definite focus on real change.

Get us started :slight_smile:


Join us at the janitor’s closet over in January 2022. Click on the link heading (below)


I saw chicken bone fragments on our doormat this morning so I have even that… Sigh Cats… Normally they don’t even do that with a bone, they just gnaw the cartilage part but now they were excited, it seems.

I have an older photo if you like… The main, carni part of one of my mostly OMAD but not exactly carnivore days… It was on the 27th I think.

Nice, fatty, soft pork chuck roast, pancake filled with ham, scrambled eggs and I had even salmon! But I prefer it fresh and raw and I am totally a pork person now so Alvaro ate some of my share… He did the same with the chicken, even the soup. I probably ate very much lately and I couldn’t eat so much in the last days and my appetite was totally off. My body really needed the change and December passed and it killed the compulsions and I will have it easy for a while. Even the last fruit season in my garden ended 2 days ago but that wasn’t a temptation anyway.

But finally it’s over! Yay.

I have that too :smiley: Okay, I can eat anything and I can enjoy even certain carbs but the list gets smaller and smaller, I don’t even get it. I expect it being super tiny after some (mostly?) carni months if my desires are this trainable! :smiley:
Of course, it’s impossible to tell what will happen but I am hopeful.
I still can go too wild but at least not due to desires just curiosity, compulsion and who knows that. Stupid things, I will be a way better hedonist in 2022! I never regretted eating carbs when I desired them, that’s pretty normal for a hedonist. Unless it really harms me but that seriously lowers or turns off the temptation anyway. But now I can try most of my old big favs and it’s meh, I can eat way more enjoyable, better food.

Normally I try to make sure not to have anything tempting in the house, it’s not so hard, fortunately (but I can MAKE such things, unfortunately :smiley: but that’s still less dangerous).

But it’s January now so Alvaro may eat anything, I hardly will be properly tempted. I can be pretty serious like that. I did 2 weeks carnivore without ANY proper meat in November of 2020 because I was determined and it was my goal since months. It’s waaaay easier now. And January is an even better carni month than November.

Things will get interesting after some weeks. But I start so very strict that I will be wriggle room even on carnivore let alone carnivore-ish.

Still don’t understand this :smiley: But I totally forgot my traditional ice cream eating. Though I know that the biggest ice cream box in the supermarket is way smaller than 1/2 gallon and we always bought only one for multiple persons… I don’t think I ever heard about people eating them galore before I met this forum.
My own ice cream is special (denser, fatter than “normal” ice cream and not as fluffy) and 60g is just a perfect portion and I am really not shy with it but it’s just dessert after my eggs and meat. But my first carnivore trial pretty much killed my interest so I never eat ice cream. I PLAN to as I remember how I loved it (we even bought the rum I need for my carnivore-ish eggnog ice cream in December) but it never happens.
I dislike the normal ice cream since a decade, maybe I try some at a relative but nope, it’s soooo inferior to my own. I like cream but I eat that in other dishes.

I can be tempted with crunchy biscuits though. And wafers. I should do something about this but maybe just doing January right will help enough :slight_smile:

WOW! :smiley: Not very surprising from you who showed many times you have a way with words and thoughts (oh my words are so clumsy but maybe you understand) but still, wow :smiley:

(Michael) #382

My posting and reading have essentially stopped, but here is my breakfast today. Beef heart, pork belly , chicken liver ( having 2 ounces daily) and egg shell dust as a condiment. I ran into gastrointestinal issues with Balderson cheese, so while still eating Jarlsberg without issue, I may drop cheese for eggshells, for today at least.

I am finally starting testing other foods again now that I resolved the cheese issue. Peanuts to start, will see how my gut reacts with large daily doses of peanuts.

Happy new year everyone

(Robin) #383

Good luck with the nuts. Oh how I miss them….


is highly processed meat okay on carnivore? i was noticing some that had zero carbs and thought that was the major requirement to follow but not sure how bad it would be compared to “real” meats.


Each to their own. I say and I think @Fangs agree that if a little here and there helps you, that’s one thing, up to you but you shouldn’t depend on it too much…

I personally went from more processed meat to currently zero but I will bring it back in very tiny amounts. They help me with variety, I can’t eat normal meat in big enough quantities all the time.
We go through phases. I clung to processed meat and dairy for long then it went lower naturally and now I plan a January completely without them but if I badly feel the need, I will allow a tiny bit. It sounds good to me.

Processed meats aren’t all the same, there are better and worse, no wonder. They often has added sugar and plants as spice but the amounts differ and not all has them. Our body may have a different response to them as well… And some people gets triggered into eating a ton of certain processed items for some reason. Just like with cheese, some people eat too much of it while I always liked it in very little amounts and now I easily eat none at all… Except I am left with eggs and meat only and while I love both, I can get bored of them… But I can use spices instead of processed meat as I realized the charm in many cases is the presence of some spices I like. I don’t even want the fattiness of sausages so it makes much more sense to use some proper meat, ground, mixed with my own spice mix :smiley: So some items have a good enough replacement for me, others don’t.

(Robin) #386

I did mostly processed meat, in the beginning. And I still probably have more than most folks. But I know many who promote and love eating clean… no processed.

A big part of my excuse is being lazy. :unamused:


Speaking of “processed” I’m always stocked up on these. 3.5+ year shelf life, cheap, lot’s of fat and protein, pre-cooked out of the can with it’s own can opener on each can. Perfect food for when the power goes out or apocalyptic times in general. I like to slice it into can shaped steaks and give it a sear then eat with mustard or Japanese mayo.

(Robin) #388

Looks like our version os Spam, though I’ve not had it since I was a kid.Ill have to look up the ingredients/nutrients. I remember my mom frying them in slices for sandwiches.

(Robin) #389

@Iskandar, should have known… Spam is pork. It lists 1 carb per serving, but I can’t find ingredient lists. Suspicious.


I occasionally have Prince’s tinned corned beef, and their ingredients are: Cooked Beef (98%), Salt, Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

Spam is a much lower percentage of meat. In our cans, it’s: Pork (89%), Salt, Starch, Water, Ham (2%), Sugar, Stabiliser: Trisodium Diphosphate, Flavourings, Antioxidant: Sodium Ascorbate, Preservative: Sodium Nitrite

So the starch and sugar will make up the 1g of carb.


Processed is great when starting into this lifestyle, not a doubt about that :slight_smile: but also as one goes way longer into ZC one usually drops tons of processed stuff, BUT might Keep that one darn processed thing that suits them…for me bacon. I ate so much darn bacon it was insane, lbs per day if I wanted til the FLIP came and I barely eat bacon anymore so…

eat as one loves til ya don’t require it and be sure to always check labels and then follow your wants and needs on this plan.

I hit into fresh food minus ‘some spices’ I try to keep in life is the best way forward for me personally. I lived on ‘taylor ham’ a product that I ate with abandon and now I rarely eat it cause it NOW tastes weird off to me, cause when WE ALL eat fresh red meat/seafood/fish or fowl or pork etc we cook, our lives and tastes change SO much.

_Personal walk thru it all

Processed is a great crutch and sometimes an end to a means to get our ZC lifestyle changed over and we heal more to find truth of us, but again, very personal walk on it for each of us.