Sleep! Glorious Sleep! Is it because of carnivore? No, it was the neuro-muscular massage, but wow oh wow do I feel better. My neck had become so tense that I didn’t realise it was tense. Realistically this was due to stress rather than anything else, but it meant that I settled down into the best sleep I’ve had in months.
Sleep aside, I got attacked by a wasp nest yesterday. They focused on my left shin. What was weird, apart from the precision strike was that I didn’t swell up. I’m usually sensitive like that, but nope, initial discomfort (and personal grumpiness), a little anti-histin and I was good to go. Now I’ve never used anti-histin on a wasp sting before, so it might have been that, but it might have been a dietary change. Not that I’m going to be testing this anytime soon, but if I have the misfortune to get swarmed by wasps again and they hit me in a variety of locations I might, -no, I’ll still treat all of them. Scientific curiosity only goes so far.
My meals are entering into a natural fasting window. I find myself eating at around 7:30/8 am and then again at 11/12. Sometimes as late as 1 pm, but as a rule of thumb, all of my eating is taking place within a 6 hour window at the most. It’s not something I aimed for, but I’m fascinated by how it’s happening without my trying to make it happen. I think I’ve had dinner two or three times since I began carnivore, which is not odd exactly, but interesting.
Today I made matcha macarons for my wife. I am a huge fan of macarons… and yet, there was literally no temptation to eat them. Such a nice feeling.
The answer to the Ultimate Question of Life!
Not so much, but I’m a huge fan of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Six weeks! Down two pounds this week. Not bad. Not amazing, but not bad.
My sleep is rougher than I’d like, but I’m getting enough rest, so I’ll survive. Also, hamburgers, I’m loving my hamburgers. I know I can make it to 7, 8 & 9 weeks, and I’m looking forward to recording my two month video. I’m also looking forward to getting to 73 days, because then I’ll have made it 20% of the way through a year!
I’m still coming to terms with how good burgers taste right now.
My wife and I recently started watching “Crazy Delicious” on Netflix, and it’s a fun show with some great looking foods. Carnivore continues to please me in that I feel no temptation to slip and eat something that I shouldn’t.
I do want to secure more hamburgers, but continuing my trend of making things from scratch, I’m probably going to end up grinding some myself to see how much of a difference I notice.
I just broke a 38 day streak of eating bacon. 38 days of bacon.
As you can infer from this, I am a huge fan of bacon. I’ve cured & smoked ~40 lbs since I started carnivore.
…but yesterday I learned that hamburgers taste incredibly good on carnivore. Bafflingly good.
So to recap, I see a lot of burgers in my future.
I’m going to go against public opinion here. Liver is gross. Really, really gross.
I had this weird craving for chicken hearts… but I couldn’t source chicken hearts, so I got chicken livers intent on making pate. I managed to get excited about it. I made it with my sous vide immersion circulator, giving me a delicious looking creamy and pink pate with a soft and silky texture. All according to plan. Well, except for the part where it was the least appetising thing I’d eaten since I started carnivore.
Maybe I’ll revisit liver pate in a few months, but in the meantime, fried hamburgers with butter are absolutely delicious.
I wonder whether I’m eating enough. The nice thing about carnivore is that I like all of the food that I’m eating, but it’s also not the sort of food that runs around in the back of your mind, pulls you off of the couch and takes you to the fridge. It’s not a pint of ice cream, it’s not the latest batch of cookies. I don’t impulse BBQ a steak. In fact given my druthers I like to salt my steak hours ahead of time. My only “Impulse” food is bacon.
None of this is a problem, but my appetite and need to pay attention to it is reduced. I simply don’t get as hungry as before, and if I’m just a little hungry and I don’t have anything planned, I just don’t bother with the inconvenience of eating. Yes, I could slice up some cheese, but I’ve decided to keep dairy out of my diet for at least another few months. No, that does not include butter.
All of that is to say that I wonder if I should be making a point to take in more calories than I am. No way to be sure, so I’ll keep going, but it’s just something on my mind at this point in the process.
I’m running out of flatiron steaks. It’s not the typical meat of choice on carnivore, but I’ve been supplementing it with Kerrygold butter. About 1 lb of flatirons a day for lunch… between my family & myself we’ve gone through 30+ lbs of flatiron, and now my poor freezer is running dry. Ah well, onto the beef ribs tomorrow.
The end of my 5th week. My resolve isn’t flagging. I’ve read that with enough time on carnivore you start to crave nothing but meat and fat. I still have an appreciation for the sight of other foods, but that’s about it. I saw some chocolate, and thought to myself “That looks good,” but it began and ended there. Tomorrow I predict bacon for breakfast, and steak for lunch.