Today was the first full day of the purely carnivorous FUMP diet.
Now to be honest, I have dabbled in carnivorism in the past. Several months ago I thought I’d give it a shot for a week, but only made it three days. I was quite pleased that my skin cleared to a degree that I’ve never before experienced. My reason for doing it though was that I had some acid-indigestion that had troubled me, ever-so-slightly, for many months. It was no big deal, I just couldn’t chug water after meals without getting a little indigestion. I had this funny feeling that eating nothing but meat would turn my stomach into a furnace and give me a reprieve from my troubles.
My hunch was right on. After only three days I returned to eating ?normal? and my digestion has been greatly improved ever since. Problem solved in three days. It was akin to doing a ?cleanse,? although most cleansing fanatics probably wouldn’t consider eating two pounds of ground beef with two sticks of butter a day to be very cleansing.
I will say that those three days were pretty intense. My heart was pounding out of my chest and I felt beyond weird. These are common adjustment symptoms. They were made worse by the fact that my carbohydrate intake was previously a little higher than what’s normal for me, and my carbohydrate intake included sugary foods once or twice a week. That may not seem like much, but the fact that I was soooo compelled to eat them was reminiscent of the days of old, in which I was on a roller coaster blood sugar ride.
Attempt 2 was much better. Leading up the 4-day carnivore stint I had eaten only 50-75 grams of carbohydrates a day for about a month. I had also eaten approximately 1T of sugar from all sources in the 30 days prior. I had no interest in sugar, didn’t think about it, and was back to my uber-stable, sugar-free self. I was much better prepared, and the transition was smooth. In fact, by day 4 I was feeling really solid ? able to exercise rigorously, free of hunger, mentally sharp, emotionally stable, and well on my way to success. Even my bowels were moving regularly. I was hesitant to return to plant-eating.
Anyway, with all that said, Day 1 was a breeze, assisted by the massive overconsumption of calories which I knew would assist me. Breakfast alone was close to 1,400 calories!
Breakfast: 6 eggs scrambled in 1T butter with 8 ounces heavy whipping cream (chugged)
Lunch: Over a pound of oven-roasted ultra-fatty ribeye with a couple teaspoons of butter
Dinner: A little under a pound of ultra-fatty ribeye with a teaspoon of butter
Seasonings: A little bit of celtic sea salt and black pepper only
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Looks like turkey with a side of turkey! Swing back by tomorrow for more, and a discussion of an all-meat diet gone awry with the Canadian military that led to its emergency cancellation!