Lettuce is totally rabbit food to me, some glorified almost-grass.
I liked my vegs because they were highly delicious, juicy or crunchy. Some are great raw, all alone but I tended to fry most of them. Totally irreplaceable tastiness. Of course, some eggs can only do to them but eggs are just that amazing, I often like meat with eggs too.
I don’t think I ever regularly ate things not great alone. I always was inclined to eat things alone and juicy, suited for eating raw veggies are very easy to eat that way…
I am aware not everyone likes the taste of vegs, odd but we are all different… But many of us do. I definitely preferred most vegs (well not the green leaves) over Grandma’s perfectly roasted chicken thighs (with crispy skin and I liked that but well, a pickle is zillion times better and tastier. okay it’s pickled so SOUR, hard to win over sour even my fav sweet desserts had little chance there and I had a huge sweet tooth. I probably have a small sweet tooth now, it’s better).
Of course, we can crave things we don’t need. Why is it weird it’s not a carb craving? I suppose any item may be craved.
I don’t do carnivore now but I don’\t want to stray far. Today wasn’t so great as Alvaro had his class reunion and I had dinner at his Mom too. Lunch was chicken soup and chicken, dinner was all the leftover chicken… I got satiated but I got hungry at 10pm again (I know how my body works at this point and it wasn’t due to the plant matter I managed to eat today. It’s never fully carnivore there but when the main dish is pure chicken, that’s not bad.) And craved eggs. And I knew I needed pork for satiation so after some eggs and milk I gave up and just opened the package of cooked smoked pork belly I bought today… (I couldn’t do exactly zero sugar with processed meat, they have very very little as usual but zero is tricky, I probably can do it but need more time. I need some processed meats until then for variety and convenience.) I NEED to have ready to eat pork in my freezer ALWAYS. When will I learn that? I even forgot I have sausage there, oh well, I am bored of it anyway.
But we did our shopping No weights as they were super expensive for mere iron pieces, okay we knew that but the one covered with rubber (I like my 5kg weights to be like that, I train downstairs, I don’t have a proper basement and the floor is somewhat fragile. I have rugs there but just here and there and I can’t always put my weights down subtly) costed twice as much. I decided to think about it and later I decided it will be fine without rubber. I have 4 rubbered 5kg weights, I will use them for the exercises where putting my weights down may be rougher.
So, I bought stuff Especially meat. The hypermarket was good, I have found huge slabs Well, just 2.5-3.2kg ones but the local supermarkets have tinier ones, I enjoy the difference.
So I have a huge pork chuck slab, some pork shoulder and my usual green ham too. And some chicken thighs. I liked the look and the price of some wings too but Alvaro said it’s useless, he can’t understand the hype in America or wherever it exists, even less than me. As some wings once in a blue moon doesn’t sound sooo bad to me. Well the end is totally cat food and yes, it’s too much skin and bone, thighs are obviously superior… And that was when I spot thighs for a lower price than the wings so I put back the wings, no matter how unusually pretty they were (and not in a big thick plastic box).
By the way, chicken FEET were more expensive than both. Just imagine. I already fail to see any charm in the whole thing but selling them for more than minimal money for bones and scaly skin…? People must love it but they do, I know it’s a fav of many. Can’t imagine why… But people like tripe too. And pure fat tissue. I am fine with crispy skin, fine with lots of fat - but I want enough meat with them too.
I try to be scarce again as I don’t even do carnivore now… But it seems I hardly can stop eating over a pound of meat and at least a few eggs and some dairy every day… So I probably won’t go far, it wouldn’t do any good to me anyway. But I just can’t do it now.
Oh, Alvaro’s Mom! She tried some pants and it turned out she lost very much weight. I don’t know how one can’t miss that but she was pretty surprised and mildly glad. She is way bigger than I ever was, with diabetes, hip replacement, swelling and who knows what else, she is still a somewhat active one but there are problems and we worry about her sometimes.
She still do weird things though, she STILL ask if I want sugar with my coffee (I visit her about once a month. And I stopped drinking sweetened coffee let alone sugary one quite a few years ago…) and it turned out she brought some sugary drink (the worst, ingredient lists start with water of course, followed by glucose-fructose syrup and sugar) from Italy and drank some. We didn’t, of course as we don’t drink sugary drinks except where the sugar comes from fruit but that’s very very rare too.
As far as I know, she eats very little sugar since she got diabetes and the doctor told her not to but I almost understand certain things. Like her own baked goods (rare now), she apparently never will substitute sugar but at least she uses way less than before as her sweet perception changed just like ours (but then carnivore changed mine even more). NOT some stupid sugary soda… Sigh. We didn’t even say anything. Utterly futile.
Oh and we tasted vegan milk substitutes in the hypermarket because why not?
The girl proceeded to inform every tester that the oat-soy thing tastes like milk. It doesn’t, by the way (what a surprise well, not) but at least it had some taste and fattiness while almond milk is white water, no wonder its macros are basically zero, it has barely anything besides water. Why not to just use water I seriously wonder…
I am resilient (and it was just a teeny tiny taste) but poor Alvaro complained about the taste in his mouth half an hour later.
We bought 2 liters of milk later for the price of 1 liter watery whatever. We still have our milky phase, it will pass eventually. I got cream too, of course, it’s kind of important for me still. Maybe I will have a time when it won’t be the case.