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Wonderful!Here is today’s lunch! I made a French onion soup the other day, and had some leftover milk braised beef short ribs, so I shaved thin, against the grain of the meat, a small chunk of short rib and added it to my soup. I broiled a half piece of yeast-free sourdough bread, which was 13 carbs, with a little grass-fed Swiss chess on top and topped my lovely soup with it. Sourdough bread made with starter instead of yeast has half the gluten used up to rise the bread. As for the soup, I made the soup for 3 people with only 3 tablespoons of butter, and most of the fat from the short rib went into the milk that I braised it in, which made for a nice sauce in that meal. I am now sipping on juice that I made, by soaking blueberries and strawberries for 24 hours, strained and finally sweetened with a little raw honey and sugar. This morning I had a big coffee with sugar and a little whole milk, later a fried egg, salted and topped with maple syrup and later a cup of whole raw milk followed by a spoonful of raw honey. I’m feeling good! For those seriously on a quest to lose weight I would have that French onion soup with only the meat OR just the half piece of cheese bread. I will continue my day with the milk and honey, not sure about the later evening.
You look amazing! What an inspirationUPDATE:
I turned sixty last month, and have never felt better than now. I would never be doing this well in my life if I did not find Ray Peat’s work. I attribute my success to a few main key things:
*raw honey, fresh juiced (and strained) fruit
*fixing my sleep (no television)
*laughing a lot
*happy music (24/7)
Before this past year I was always focused on my weight, thinking about the food, but addressing my health as a whole had everything fall into place. I still don’t eat much meat, and I am sticking to the sprouted grains. I eat lot of sugar carbs, but try to get them from the honey and fruits rather than the white sugar. I have other secondary things I do to improve my hair and skin and other problematic areas, but having discipline and tenacity has gotten me far, and the rewards now FAR out way the immediate gratification I would have traded now for. My friends and family comment regularly how I am aging backwards, and I am amazed myself how cooperative our bodies can be if we just have faith in the process and make taking care of ourselves more important than short cuts, laziness and unhealthy/toxic “splurges”. After the problems I have overcome, from horrible histamine issues, heart and gall bladder issues, my mother taking DES when she was pregnant with me, almost dying of carbon monoxide poisoning, gray hair, weight issues (both too skinny and too fat) and many more, I am proof we don’t have to continue on a downward course into the grave, pining for our youth all the way there. I am excited for each new day and my focus is constantly on how I can better myself and my surroundings today. Sixty is the best!
I am honored that you find my thread valuable and interesting kaybb! Yes I eat mostly sprouted grains nowadays. For starches I really only eat white sweet potatoes and an occasional red potato, added to something, but not much else, as non-sugar/fruit carbs go. Sometimes I will have a grain carb, if there is not too much of it, or if it is low in carbs and the ingredients are good, like one of these Hermosa corn tortillas, broken down with lime for only 5 carbs. I had one this morning with my homemade Lamb “Carnitas” topped with crushed pork rinds, a fruity hot sauce and homemade salsa, my friend made and shared with me. Shortly after I had that, I also had a half cup of cottage cheese with fresh orange zest and organic seedless boysenberry jam. Earlier I had a salted fried egg with maple syrup and a cup of coffee with raw milk and sugar, and it is only 11:00! I have a thread about “Weighing Starches Carefully”, which I linked below for you. I am not against having a little something that isn’t optimal, I just don’t make it a daily habit. I feel too great to mess things up, like I have too many times in the past, having to start all over again, with a little less enthusiasm. I eat more decadently than anyone I know, so I am not wanting to “fall of my wagon”!I love this feed and all your posts! So you eat grains if they are sprouted and carefully chosen?