It makes no sense. Calories matter. And good luck to my body storing my 0-80g carbs a day I never gain on low-carb, just lose fat when I managed not overeating fat.
If only the carbs get stored then one shouldn’t eat HCHF if they can’t keep their calories down enough, it makes sense. But if I eat a ton of food every day, I probably still can gain, I don’t know, I don’t care as maintenance is the easiest, default thing for my body, I want to lose fat. So I must limit my fat intake, there is no way around it. Keeping my carbs very low has various benefits (a big one is that it lowers my fat intake) so I do that too.
If you experience adding some more carbs works against you, don’t do that. I am aware it’s not nearly as simple for everyone.
I never had any such problems with carbs or anything else I suppose (except maybe extreme stress but I only had that once in the last decade) as long as I kept my calories low (it’s a very hard thing with carbs for me but it was easy with only 80g net. my actual energy need matters too). But losing fat, I need everything right for that at this point. I can’t really argue with my own body, it has most of the power.
(I overtalked this, right?)
It’s amazing what a small and seemingly well-timed carnivore-ish meal with the right ingredients can do. My small OMAD still lasts. It’s almost 5pm and I definitely don’t feel hunger yet.
I made the usual pork skin-pork-egg frikadellers again, with more spice than last time, Alvaro says they were good. I probably will eat my share later today. And the last piece of lean pork is roasting while I have fattier pork roast as well. I always keep enough ready to eat meat at hand now, I finally learned from my mistakes, my reality vs somewhat logical but a bit too optimistic predictions…
I decided pork shoulders aren’t so great for me. I prefer leaner but not too lean meat - with visible fat with it. Not very fatty meat with visible fat. So it’s not just the fat percentage but the distribution as well. I want pork chuck again (and usually), only the best sales can make me buy shoulders. It’s not bad. But I want my chuck too.
I have my January plan but I do the basics the same. NOFUSS, one meal a day (dinner) if I can pull it off (second and maybe third dinner if I can’t), 3 eggs first and then maybe a pound of meat…? (It will be easier with some nice marbled pork chuck as I surely love that enough to eat much of it in one sitting. Maybe not every day though). And then more eggs or meat if needed. Very very tiny processed meat and dairy. I don’t want to play with leanness, I decided (surely I will on some days) as I already experienced that very fatty doesn’t work, lean doesn’t work and my taste want a somewhat fatty meat anyway. So, pork chuck for me, usually. It’s just perfect from all viewpoint.
Oh, family Christmas! My SO’s Mom who is basically my Mom too (she is the one with diabetes, obesity and various other health problems) suddenly (they said she must wait for long but nope, they called that hurry, they are doing it now) got a hip replacement! It’s good news, hopefully it will help her eventually but now she barely can move, poor thing.
So… We will cook for Christmas! So I don’t need to worry about the usual Christmas dinner (I didn’t anyway), it will be good. Somewhat. We probably will do all the usual stuff, I just bring my pork and if she wants, [spoiler]the traditional Christmas rolls but without added sugar Even poor Alvaro had more than enough of that lately. I bring other sweets too, most of them for her so they will be quite low-carb. But I will see what we can do with the always-the-same menu… And I don’t know if she uses sugar in the salad (probably, it’s one that uses mayonnaise, I pretty much ignored it since years but considering it was one of the lowest-carb items, it wasn’t easy without my own food), we won’t.
I still didn’t bake my Christmas things but I start it today. With the total carby one as it won’t tempt me (especially that they are to become decorated gifts).[/spoiler]
Christmas or not, I try to behave and if I can’t stay away, at least I use the blur.
Well… I did that when I lost fat… But
- I never called them cheat days. I don’t cheat anyone.
- It doesn’t mean I ate whatever I saw… I just made it higher-calorie and probably with less restrictions?
But it was easy for me as I didn’t give up anything important for low-carb, I only gained though it (and lost fat). It was so great.
One cheat day a week, what an idiotic idea, using it for everyone, I mean. It may be okay for many people but horrible for others. There are things we just should avoid for month and maybe our addiction goes away, others should be forgotten for good… ONE DAY a week? I can ruin the previous 6 with a bad day, no challenge… Even if I keep my NOFUSS and it actually helps a lot.
There was the super idiotic thing I only heard about on this forum. Where you only can eat carby food ONE HOUR a day.
Frightening. One hour is enough to eat zillion carbs if one is that type but if one chooses such a stupid diet, they probably are (it still may work for some but probably not most people and not all the time. it’s not a bad idea for me for a very short term if I can’t avoid carbs. better once than all day - but the one time still isn’t about going full blown crazy). And then they stuff their face with carbs for an hour. That’s not pretty.
And even they manage to keep it low-ish compared to their normal, the carbs may haunt them for the rest of the day. I talk from experience. Some people feel the effect the next day. And it must be mentally bad too, waiting for the free hour and then eating everything they wanted… Who came up with this “brilliant” idea? It sounds horrible at first glance and the more I think about it, the worse it looks.