Let me add something here… Back in March I believe… I bought a smoker.
I started smoking ribs and other things. Mostly ribs.
Without noticing it, I was smoking a lot of food, but LOVING it. See, I am carnivore, and I cannot use much in the way of seasonings.
I took a small vacation, gained 18lbs in 8 days. Not unusual for me. I was KETO the whole time! But it was inflammation. But I struggled more than ever in losing the weight, unless I fasted. Strange. Also, even though I am “maintaining”, I found I could not eat 5 days in a row without gaining weight. And I was still in ketosis…
Meanwhile, my BP was getting really high. I fasted it off. Went on a trip to Russia, ate some meat that was laced with NUTS and FRUITS without knowing, and had a reaction. Migraines, etc. And my BP was still creeping higher.
I just did 2 weeks of PKD for the answer
It turns out… I am one of many people who has to moderate their PORK intake. At the worse, my BP hit 190/110, and I had Urticaria along my Lats. Really swollen. I could barely put my shoes on. (I had bought a meat grinder and made my own Pork sausages, and had them 5 days in row).
I found an article by a guy (Low Inflammation, High Fat) that said he had issues when he upped his pork… And that the Omega6/Omega3 ratios are reversed in pork fat.
I also found out, that Pork Belly at a local place is Fried in Vegetable Oil. This was the first nasty reaction… 8lbs gained overnight. I bought my own lard, and made my own.
After 7 days without pork, and eating really clean. My BP has been drifting lower, and my inflammation is going way down… Today, my BP was actually normal!
EVEN Better #NSV is that I have eaten 21 days in a row now! Something I have not done in over a year! And my weight is STABLE.
I am going to FAST tomorrow and over the weekend to CELEBRATE!
You have NO IDEA what a relief it is to realize it was WHAT I was eating again. It also explained why I could not do the Feldman Protocol using Pepperoni as my Fat Pushing substance. I had to bail on the test because I did not feel well. I think I know why!
I did Celebrate finding this out, and validating it with 1/2 Filet Mignon, and a Ribeye for lunch. I love Filets! (Lunch. I am basically OMAD)
Lesson: YMMV, it’s often What you are eating and the dose!
I did not realize how much pork I was consuming. Never mind the 1lb of bacon. But pretty soon it was 1-2lbs of sausage, some bacon, and it became a nearly every day event with me. Even the ribs were all pork ribs. Wow.
The good news is that I am back in the saddle again… I will take off the remaining excess 13 lbs I have before I head up to see my family… And I know to avoid over consuming pork. Bacon is now a side dish. A few pieces on occasion!