Today I was surprised by a piece of cheese. What happened was my wife was sharing a roasted red pepper and chicken pizza with the kids. Our toddler shoved a piece of cheese into my mouth from his pizza… and it was disgusting. Specifically it was disgusting because I could taste the roasted red pepper on it. This is odd, because I love roasted red pepper. It’s something I like in salads, on burgers, on pizza, in wraps, on bread… you get the idea. I’m a big fan. Just shy of ten weeks on Carnivore, and apparently my taste buds are sending a whole different signal. I couldn’t even gag the cheese down, I discreetly spat it out when the kids weren’t watching (no need to teach them to copy that activity), and continued on with my evening. For anyone reading this and wondering, yes, I did check with my wife, and she said it tasted fine. It’s not definitive, but I think the Carnivore Diet is changing my palate.
I just learned about a cut on the cow called beef navel. Doesn’t sound appealing. Really doesn’t sound appealing… but you can use it to make beef bacon. This NEEDS to be explored.
I’ve decided to buy a half share of a cow with friends. Given the stunning quantity of meat that we’re consuming as a family this seems like an economical path forward. Not to mention this is supposed to be a healing journey. Eating lots of grass fed and grass finished beef is unlikely to affect me negatively.
Carnivore Ice Cream! A combination of egg yolk, heavy cream, salt and an ice cream maker. I’m calling it a win because my kids are begging for more, and I like it. I see it becoming a semi-regular creation in our household.
Two months! Two months without temptation, or cheating. Never have I found a way of eating to be so easy, and yet so enjoyable. My headaches are better, (no improvement in my sleep apnea, but you can’t have everything), my weight is down, and I’m pretty sure that my overall body composition has improved.
Hunger, wow! My appetite has been out of control today. It has been weird. I’ve read that there are some Carnivores that eat 3 & 4 lbs of meat a day. I’m not there, but I ate a pound of ground beef, lots of butter and crispy fried pork skins. Absolutely baffled as to why I’m still feeling peckish.
Leg cramps. Where are these coming from? Do I need to supplement magnesium? I’ve had a few leg cramps recently, and they are unpleasant. You know, like a flipping leg cramp. Still, I know it’s a passing thing, and it’ll be in my rearview soon enough. My weight is also up, meaning that I’ve lost all of 2 lbs this past month, which is annoying, but my shirts tell a different story, and I really should pay attention to them.
I can’t believe that I’m almost at the two month mark. I’d expected this WOE to be a bit of a struggle, but honestly I feel fantastic, and I’m thinking that I need to start exercising regularly to take complete advantage of what I’m doing. Also, have I mentioned that burgers and steak are delicious. Also butter, dear lord butter is tasty.
Another mild gain on the scale. I think it’s fair to say that the Carnivore Diet is the first diet where I haven’t seen this as a particular cause for concern. Given another week or three, I’m pretty sure that I’ll see the end of this plateau.
After losing 4 pounds in the previous week, I actually managed to gain 0.2 lbs this week… but my clothes are looser. This leads me to suspect that while the scale didn’t move, my body composition changed for the better. Like most people, I’m happy to see lower numbers on the scale, but at the end of the day, if I’m getting trimmer and gaining healthy weight, that’s probably better.