I met people with 100g lean meat eating tendencies… it’s so not my world. When I stopped being a vegetarian, I ate much meat at once, maybe 3 times a year but if I actually eat meat, I want to use it for satiation. Not to decorate my 10 eggs (I need something to get satiated. if I add carbs, I need to eat more fatty protein but I actually never went over 12 eggs, I need a bigger variety).
Some dishes are fine with little meat but they are rare.
I had some odd days lately but they were surrounded with meaty ones. 20g, 600g, 100g, 420g… I had such days lately. The 20g was a very low-cal day, it happens and the 100g was the one when I finally had eggs again if I remember correctly.
Even Alvaro eats about as much meat as I do now… 100g is a tease, I would rather skip that experience unless it’s a very flavorful little extra after lots of other animal protein. I can eat beef stew like this I imagine (but small fried pieces work too), maybe because I use cheaper cuts and they are chewier? But it’s substantial and very satiating too. But more is needed if I want to use it as a big help for satiation. 600g in an elongated meal surely wasn’t a challenge even in the beginning. well, that was a separate day, it’s still too much for every day. But it was enough for a whole day, I was completely satiated for long.
But people are different, it’s fine. If one is thriving and lead a long healthy life without meat or with little meat and lots of carbs, I see no problem with that.
I looked at sodium data… Eggs have pretty much compared to meat, it seems… I didn’t know that but I never cared about sodium much as I automatically eat the right amount.
I know eggs have too little calcium and magnesium. I don’t care about potassium, I never felt the need and whenever I looked at data, it seemed wildly impossible to get it from food and I don’t take supplements without problems…
If I just keep doing what I am doing but better than in December (this month is always my worst but it was way, way worse in the past. I had my most memorable carby overeating days in December until 2019) I will be quite okay I am sure.
And I expect my next December very different. I can’t imagine it’s avoidable.
I dislike this new trend that most packaged food must brag about its own healthiness. When I was a kid, we didn’t have anything like that. Then certain infos popped up, it’s fine… But now it’s not just “it contains vitamin E” or something (not like it’s informative alone) but that it’s so totally can be a part of a healthy lifestyle, almost no matter what it is (though chocolates usually say we shouldn’t eat more than a tiny amount. Worse things have no problems with telling they are just perfect). It was on the package of dried dates today, Oti visited again and brought some. I can’t imagine why, probably because it’s holiday season but neither Alvaro or I can’t really do much with it. Well, he can eat it but it’s not part of his diet.
But fatty meat is totally horrible and we all must buy lean one and making it into a dish without using much fat. I wrote about that before, I’ve read that in a supermarket paper next to all the fattiest pork, beef , fowl stuff they so love to put on sale (as people love them too and buy them). It was so odd. There are lean meat too as some people are into them (even if they dislike the lack of fat but well, sacrifices must be made… poor souls. except if they really need lower-fat) but most of the meat is quite fatty, I can’t even eat the fattiest kind alone.
These are so, so wrong.
Slow loss would be superb to me, it’s my plan for 2021.