When you're passing that mashed liver through that sieve you're going to wish you had a food processor. It's a tedious task.
I certainly don't know everything about zerocarb/carnivore. There's a lot I haven't tried yet.
The only cuisine I know that uses intestine and tripe a lot is Chinese (and they're hardly one culture, it's a cultural mix there, different cuisines) and all of the recipes I've seen with tripe and intestine use a lot of seasonings and spices. It's usually covered in chili oil.
I don't think tripe and intestine have an interesting nutritional profile. It's mainly just protein. It's not like liver and kidneys that have a lot of mineral and vitamins.
I did about 1/3 of this through the sieve and I was cursing in my head the whole time. I decided to just let the rest be because it was quite mashed from my mashing it with a fork. Then, I decided to give the kitchen cabinets and drawers another look. I thought I'd seen everything, but lo and behold... an electric hand blender! I think it's what it is. It has sharp blades at the end. I finished the pâté in a few minutes and froze 2/3 of the result. I originally prepared 400g of liver for this so I'll have plenty. for a while. With this blender, I'll be making this by the kilo and freezing it. It's ridiculously cheap too! This whole batch was less than a euro and yielded 360 g after cooked.
I'm not too mad that I spent so much time doing this by hand because I have nothing better to do (except learn Dutch). I have no job and no classes yet.
I guess I mean just nervous about eating something different? I actually have been thinking about instating two red meat days because of my anemia, but I have a hard time following through for 2 reasons- one being that I’m a little weirded out my red meat these days (despite the fact that I want to go hunting to be a part of the process), and the other that I worry it gives me more access to unhealthy options like fast food and more processing.
How does one develop insulin resistance?
I reallly need to catch up on your accountability so I’m sorry if these questions have been answered!
I'm not nervous about eating something different. I miss my old foods very much. I like the taste of vegan food. I'd kill to have a diet of oatmeal with fruit and PB or quinoa and lentils with a kale salad. I even miss my low-carb plant-based foods like stir-fried veggies and tofu and protein ice cream. As far as taste goes, I could totally leave meat and eggs.
The reason why I did this was because I'm tired of being a slave to food in the sense that with severe IR, whenever I'd get hungry, I'd have to eat now. Not half an hour, or even 10 minutes. When I went on my first "diet" this year, I did manage to lose 10 lbs. with just low-carb as long as my net carbs were below 50. I did quite well, but I plateaued for a month and then I just had to quit. I didn't have any energy and my entire body was achy all the time. I ate at a small deficit and close to maintenance most days and I couldn't recover from workouts.
IR just causes intense fat storage when eating normal carbs even at "maintenance." It makes no sense.
Feeling this way is rough. To answer your question, I just wanted to be able to feel normal, have energy, not feel bloated and puffy, not depend on food, fix my hormones... and it's a trade-off I'd have to make. I'd have to give up my familiar foods for these things.
(I haven't talked about insulin resistance on this thread.) It can be caused by a lot of things. Many people develop it from chronic stress, overeating carbs, or not enough movement. My case is strictly genetic and very severe. My dad has it the same way. He lost over 20 lbs. the moment he stopped eating starches and fruit. He has been put on different diets by nutritionists and worked out consistently before with the help of a PT, but he hardly lost any weight. I lived with him this whole time and he wasn't sneaking in food. He used to eat oats, brown rice, beans, a lot of fruit... yet he was 50 lbs. overweight and he wasn't overeating enough to warrant his size. As soon as he dropped the carbs, it was like CICO was suddenly a thing.