Originally Posted by beefrunner
Have you ever tried to do zc with no plant foods at all for an extended period of time?
ZC is no plant foods. VLC would be with plant foods.
meat: most of us that have been doing this for years are buying mostly sub primal pieces of meat, aging them and cutting off what they intend to eat at each meal.. most of us don't buy organic grass fed meat as it's on the costly side and most of us have families we feed. those with no budgets buy as they shop.
i don't have a balcony or a BBQ area at my condo building so pan cooking is the norm. i use cast iron cookware.
alcohol: as your body gets accustomed to clean eating, tolerance for alcohol drops. there's nothing in our body to absorb the stuff and therefore, it's easy to get really sick on alcohol. (this is a great thing for an alcoholic that wants to get clean)
(trying to answer all the questions here)
does one miss plant matter?
does one miss other food sources?
most people say it takes a good long time to finally kick the sugar habit. i've read at other forums that some people finally lick the sugar addiction after 2 yrs.... (just read this yesterday at ZIOH by a long standing member)..... sugar is one of the hardest addictions to kick. ice cream comes to mind.
if you have the will power to do what's right, you will succeed. if you constantly have to feed your addiction, it will be a very difficult addiction to kick.
i still fight it. i will probably always fight it. i'm not immortal!
which cuts of meat do i like:
the fattier pieces of meat have the most flavor and therefore i eat those. the leaner cuts of meat, like filet mignon... i haven't touched that in nearly a decade. it has no flavor for me unless i wrap it in tons of bacon.
now this is one of those subjects that we all like to talk about. maybe because of the sweet/salty taste?
many of us have walked away from bacon and eat pork belly which is bacon that is uncured and doesn't have all that crap in it..
roasted pork belly is eaten with eggs nearly every morning in my house.
family: does the rest of the family eat this way? yes.
if i'm doing the cooking, the rest of the family eats this way.
if they want something other than good food, they can go out and buy their own food and cook it or eat it at a restaurant. i don't bother with bringing in other foods.
now... i live with my 18 yr old son. i do keep brown rice in the fridge for him because he requires a lot more daily calories than i do....
and besides, there's no gluten in brown rice.
on a recent trip to CA, i picked dandelion greens as i walked a park..
i brought them back to the hostel and wilted them on top of the pork chops i cooked for us.. why did i do it? who knows... because i could?
PMS symptoms. they disappeared when i became a PURE Carnivore.
lately, since i've been putting cream in my morning coffee, i'm finding that breast tenderness is coming back with the menses i thought was disappearing with my age... (age 55 yrs), but obviously my menses is back and my body is acting like a 30 yr old again.. but hey.... why complain because age is reversing????? i'm certainly not going to start. don't we all wish to stop the aging process?
good luck with Zero Carb. there are 2 more threads before this one that has so many questions answered and so much information... the secret to learning this WOE is to read. learn. apply.