Posts tagged Ketones
Carnivore Diet - Week Six

Shocked to be in week 6 of this insanity, but here I am! I’m feeling great. My stomach area in general actually feels really good. Like the way it’s supposed to feel. If nothing else, this experiment has taught me about the way my things are meant to be.

One negative is that my skin isn’t great right now. This may or may not be diet related. I’ve suffered from seborrheic dermatitis since I was around 16 years old, so flare ups aren’t anything new. Having said that, there is a thing known as the ‘healing crisis’ where things get worse before they get better. If I am healing from within, the skin would be the last to show it, so we shall see.

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Carnivore Diet - Week Five

I can't believe I've made it into my fifth week of only eating meat. It actually feels normal now. I was even able to go to the local shop and pick up a few bits without being suckered into buying sweets, chocolate or ice cream! That's a huge thing for me, as I have a ridiculous sweet tooth! I've had no really negatives this week at all, so this is going to be a pretty short update.

My favourite meal this week was a slow cooked brisket. Cooked for 4 hours, this thing literally fell apart, and I reckon I could probably have eaten it with a spoon to be honest! It was soooo good, even though all I did was season it with salt and pepper rather than cover it with a sauce or rub. I mean, no doubt, that would have probably made it next level, but well... plants etc.

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Carnivore Diet - Week Four

Trying to keep enough variation in what I’m eating to prevent boredom has meant various impulse buys from Amazon Now. Amazon bought Whole Foods recently and now I have so many more options available when I can’t be bothered to go out to the butchers. The latest purchase was a rack of pork ribs which I slow cooked for about 3 hours. Only downside is that I couldn’t smother them in sticky bbq sauce, but they were still super tasty.

What’s really interesting is that despite really enjoying the ribs, especially as I had pork loin steaks for lunch, I really felt like I was missing the satiation I get from beef. I’ll do more experimentation of the next week or so, but it may be that the higher fat content meats really do make me feel better and more satiated than the leaner meats. I’m actually yet to have chicken since starting this diet for the simple reason that it’s about the leanest meat available, and I can honestly say I’m not craving chicken in any way.

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Carnivore Diet - Week Three

Took 3 days for the bloated feeling to subside, and  a whole week for my weight to return to where it was pre-cheat day. The idea of another weekend cheat day was still appealing in a small way, but only because we naturally want things more when we can’t have them. The main difference this time around was that it was entirely resistible.

As time has passed, I’ve found this diet to become easier and easier. I’m still not bored of eating just meat, and really not craving any kind of fruit or vegetable. I am, however, occasionally getting cravings for fizzy sweets and ice cream, but so far they’ve been short lived.

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Carnivore Diet - Week Two

I started the week still feeling bloated for a good day or two after my cheat day. The dermatitis in my face had also erupted, so generally didn’t really feel all that great.

I was finding supermarket shopping really quick, which makes sense when you only have a single aisle to choose from. It made me realise how much of the food we’re sold is plant based carbohydrate.

Although sticking with steak as the main component to my diet, I was also including other stuff like duck and a lot of bacon!

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Carnivore Diet - Week One

My last post was all about the background and the how and why I'm doing this. Originally I was going to document everything in a single blog post, but it was getting insanely long, so I'm breaking things up and doing a week by week account of my experience on the Carnivore Diet, until I decide to stop doing it, die of malnutrition, or it just becomes my normal way of eating.

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