That is a low-egg 2 weeks but it’s doable I guess…? I don’t think we ever went that low for so long in the last 13 years. We use 70 eggs a week on average, 7-8 per day for me, 2-3 for Alvaro. And it’s surprisingly hard to change, it needs very much focus to eat significantly more or less. For a whole week, I mean as I have quite meaty days with 1-3 eggs sometimes. Rare but happens.
I imagine it would happen much more often on OMAD. I just need a big fresh pork chuck roast after some not very meaty times!
But with multiple or longer, more complicated meals, eggs add up so very easily if one is me!
Alvaro can go into an egg sparing mode a bit easier as he isn’t so much into eggs (even if I eat enough meat and whatnot to make me satiated, I miss eggs if I neglect them) and he has all his carbs, he can have a big plant-based meal if he wants - but it’s for some days only as very many staple dishes of him contain eggs. His breakfast cake (one of his breakfast options, he has about 5 in total though one has variety) requires 3 eggs. His cheesy puffs (carnivore. it sounds better and easier than cheesy baked whipped egg whites) require 8 whites but that’s for 2 meals… And he loves his scrambled eggs, tomorrow he will start the day with one with smoked ham! But he likes sausage in it too. And if he don’t have meat or don’t want it, sunny side ups are his protein on top of his carbs. It wouldn’t be nice for him to avoid eggs for more than a few days. But he isn’t into eggs. I am.
And he decided to try to buy eggs on Wednesday and I go too and my bicycle basket can hold 90 If we manage to buy eggs, this remaining 57 pieces are for 5.5 days (and it’s Alvaro’s half, not mine, I eat later so it’s even better), that’s good. But one can never know around Easter. No problem, I will have quite meaty days.
There were times when I liked to keep 200-250 eggs at home… Then I realized it’s a tad much for my cupboard in summer. Just a wee bit. Or it was accidental, eggs from one house sometimes were bad, not everyone can collect them perfectly from tricky hens… Oh I remember when I went to egg hunting at Grandma… I so loved that, finding a little gift here and there I liked hens anyway, they are hilarious, eating food out of the beak of another who definitely isn’t the sharpest in the coop… (Btw, Coop is the name of a supermarket chain here, Coops are usually in villages and small towns and they are sometimes the only ones there, except maybe tiny, a few square meter shops far from the center. Our village has one in the center, the neighbour tiny town has one too, it’s where we go to shop locally. They have the lately very good sales on meat And the best price for chicken liver, the city can’t compare).
Even I got it (though English is my most important language at this point. I started to make my notes in English as I just can’t remember the Hungarian words quickly enough. okay, it was notes of fanfics in English so I was in English mode already… those times are tough, Alvaro wouldn’t understand me if he wasn’t almost as good in English as me as I dislike waiting for half or a few seconds for the Hungarian words to arrive when I already have the English ones. and anyway, certain expressions can’t be translated as only English has it).
Pia means booze in Hungarian, by the way. A perfect translation, both are slang words.
I stopped tracking as I can’t anyway and maybe resume when I will eat super simple OMAD meals.
Today my IF broke apart for some reason, I have such odd days. Had some food before noon. I had lots of cheese whisps, some eggs, smoked and roasted pork, milk… And I take a break because it’s holiday and I miss some variety especially regarding pancakes (I always favored the walnut ones). I won’t go crazy as I don’t particularly desire carbs, my normal food is better.
I even made coffee in the evening (and had my non-carni pancakes. only an off meal, not an off day, I do new things, wow).
Let’s see, I bought the coffee, brought it home, resisted a bit and I lasted for… 3 hours! But I use it in moderation this time! Hopefully. I had almost 4 days without coffee…
I have my roasts:
Left: farm pork shoulder, right: supermarket fresh ham.
So I will focus on these beauties tomorrow. They all have some nice amount of fat (I probably will end up with the lean middle of the right one but I have dishes starting with that).
Today I bought raw milk, chicken thighs (finally, I missed them!) and 1kg chicken liver. We will eat them all very soon.
Alvaro is planning a very much keto food, it’s a traditional one, I just looked it up, it’s pretty low-carb to begin with though it uses a little flour but why would we need that? Makes no sense, sour cream does the thickening all alone just fine, it’s not apple soup! It needs a lot of pork (and I just made the roasts but I wanted to put some into the freezer anyway and they don’t spoil easily anyway) and as I run out, we will buy some on Saturday. Hopefully the supermarkets won’t go too crazy, KetoKoala talked about panic shopping and fighting over Easter eggs in Australia, oh my, people does so weird and needless things… But we go on the very last day We will see. We only need a few items like some proper sour cream. I managed to use up most of the 850g 12% one (a not insignificant part went to the cats, it seems ours all handle it well, what are the chances? but they always get a little bit only, just several times during the last week), I don’t think I ever buy such a big one from that inferior stuff again… But it’s edible and cheap. Better than nothing, even. Just not good. There is a reason I always bought the 20% ones (except when I have found the rare 25% one, not like the difference is so great) and not just that I prefer the highest-fat dairy items possible (as long as it doesn’t mean way more expensive without me feeling a positive difference), among their own kind, of course.
I suspect as I can overdo milk, after all… Or I feel odd because I ate too much or without hunger… I am not happy with my timing today, at all. It all started with a tiny milk and I wanted something solid afterwards… Sigh. I will try harder.
And I NEED to bring back carni biscuits. And not to run out of something dry like my sponge cakes (they are a bit moist but the eggs do lose a lot of moisture and if I bake them for a long time and eat them immediately, they are dry enough). I really felt the need for something like that today. Good that I dislike Alvaro’s bread (even if I had problems with resisting it in the not very distant past) and that I am very stubborn about not having really carby stuff for a looong time if possible.