One of the questions I get asked when people hear that I’m on the carnivore diet is, “Doesn’t it get boring to eat meat all the time?”
I’m not on the lion diet. The lion diet consists of only meat from ruminant animals, water, and salt.
I eat all kinds of animal produce like meat, eggs, cheese, and chicken or turkey.
We are two in our household: my husband, Cyril, and me.
I make breakfast five days a week, and he makes dinner every day plus breakfast in the weekend.
We eat only twice a day: at 11 or 11:30 am and at 6:30 or 7:30 pm. (I would prefer the last meal earlier, but yeah…) So it’s close to intermittent fasting as well.
I make breakfast with ground beef once or twice per week, and eggs the rest of the time.
Here’s the thing: If I made hard boiled eggs for every egg meal, yes, it would be boring. So I don’t.
Food is there to nourish you, not to be exciting, some says. I partly agree. But only partly. Because if the food you eat is boring, then you’ll be more tempted to find more exciting food, like brownies, pancakes, waffles with ice-cream and other unhealthy choices.
So I make three-four different kinds of eggs during the working days, and my husband makes another different kind during the weekend.
There’s a secret that works in many other fields than cooking.
If you only have a nail and your life depends on you to open a lock, you can do it.
If you only have 15 minutes to write 500 words of fiction, you can do it.
And if you only have eggs and other carnivore ingredients to combine a meal, you can do it.
Egg tastes different whether you cook it (hard boiled or soft boiled) or fry it. Or whether you mix it with other ingredients before or after cooking it.
So I make hard boiled eggs in halves with sardines. Or hard boiled eggs cut into small pieces with butter. Or with cream cheese. Or mashed with cod liver.
Or I fry eggs whole, or I mix them with cream for an omelet. Or I make fluffy eggs by frying them slightly, adding cream to the skillet, and then stirring.
Every time I obtain a different taste, a different experience. Even though the ingredients are simple.
I use four eggs for each of us and 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan salt.
Ground beef tastes different whether it’s fried into a hamburger-steak or cooked in a pot.
Whole steaks can be barbecued, fried, or broiled. Different taste each time.
Plus you can eat different kinds of meat. We eat salmon (fatty fish is good), chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, calf… and also salmon roe, cod liver, chicken liver and hearts, and every time the meal is different. A new experience.
I don’t feel that I’m missing anything after I’ve gone carnivore. On the contrary. I’ve become more aware of the true, natural taste of food.
I learned from some of my fellow carnivore dieters that when they get really bored eating meat, they fast for as long as it takes to start enjoying it again.
We all know how a meal tastes much better if you’re starving. Well, it’s certainly a way to overcome your boredom.
I don’t think so
There are plenty of ways you can combine even a few ingredients to make it taste different every time.
And should I ever get really bored, then I know that a couple of days without food will make me think differently about that juicy steak that’s waiting for me later.