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Meaty May - for those with carnivorous tendencies

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Goonergal, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Following on from World Carnivore month in January, a few of us have branded May as Meaty May, with the intention of eating carnivorously for the month.

    Tagging @bulkbiker and @wiflib so they know this is here. All welcome to join.

    Definitions are your own, but for me it’s any animal based produce - meat, fish, eggs, cheese, butter, a bit of cream.
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    I can’t see myself reintroducing veg by then (if ever), so will be joining you - in the sense of ‘business as usual’ :D But I won’t be doing a 30 days of steak thing. I love variety too much for that! ;)
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I love salad swimming in EVOO too much, but I wish you all well and will watch the progress with interest.

    I bought myself a huge steak for Saturday dinner and was determined to just eat that, but in the end couldn't stop having just a few leaves in oil :banghead:
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Meaty May, has a ring to it :D
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I would join you, but I couldn't do without my daily mushrooms and tomatoes. I hardly ever eat veg anyway, except mushrooms in quantity!
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm afraid I don't think I can join in this time as the veg and salad growing in my garden will need eating - but good luck to everyone participating. :)
     
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  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Mushrooms are in that half way house betwixt veg and meat so we might allow them too...
     
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  8. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tag.

    I’m going to stick to animal protein that will be cooked in ghee if needed, eggs and maximum of 50 mls of double cream a day.

    The challenge will be the food at the PHC. It’s all low carb but utterly amazing.

    My markers will be weight.
     
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  9. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I like the sound of this diet carniiforous way of life, I would have a crack at it but I do like my veggies with my meat, a long time habit that goes back to the UK meat rationing days.

    Gotta put an order into the butchers for next month so will put extra meat on the list for solidarity with you carni's. :D
     
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  10. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All up for meaty may that is for sure!

    Needing to up my fat ratio a little bit I guess but going to be stocking up tomorrow at the local butcher whom I imagine I shall be getting very familiar with for this.
     
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  11. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Today was about 30mls of cream and 300g of streaky bacon and I’ve also been on my first run of the year after injury. I hate running and I reserve that word for special things, running is one of them but the health benefits are enormous. Exercise also kills my appetite and motivates me so a win win.

    I’m repeating it all tomorrow.
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I am, er, a vegetarian mostly, but MrZF eats plenty of meat. In solidarity, I pledge to cook him one new meat thing in May. (I'd pledge to do more but I need my goals realistic!). Of course nothing that I know he hates, and nothing remotely like what the offal-consuming group consider tasty. Maybe curried chicken- I make chicken and I make a veggie curry (sadly never to be again) so why not combine!
     
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    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been eating only meat these last few days and OMAD. Hardly a meal really, more three slices of pork yesterday and a bratwurst and two slices of salami today. I’m not hungry at all but I’m longing for cheese.
     
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  14. Pipp

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    Can you explain the rationale behind this, please @Goonergal? Just so those who have not heard of this before can vet better understanding.
    Thanks.
     
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    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve eaten quite a bit of meat from this company, I think it’s just that particular pack that is marketed as ‘lean’.
    They are quite focussed on the keto/low carb thing and everything I’ve had is very good.
     
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  19. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    I shall gladly join in this meaty month of May. I will use BG values as my indicator to track progress eating meat, fish, eggs, cheese, butter, and drinking tea and coffee. The weather here is now also good enough to record "starkers weight" early in the mornings. Maybe I will also record feeling of well being, mood and I guess constipation /or lack thereof .
     
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  20. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    @Pipp thanks for the tag and apologies for the slow response. Been offline a lot recently - visiting elderly father and catching up with not often seen younger sister who lives abroad.

    For me carnivore is a natural extension of eating very low carb/keto. For me it produces excellent blood glucose control, provides an extra boost of energy and helps me to manage some remaining food craving/addiction issues by helping me to eat only to satiety. It has the added bonus of being a way of eating I enjoy and fitting easily into a busy lifestyle.

    Editing to add a link to @bulkbiker s excellent thread with resources and information about zero carb/carnivore for those wanting to do further research.

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/zero-carb-carnivore.159838/
     
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