What I do is buy soup bones at the butcher. They take a big ball joint from a cow and saw it into quarters. There is some meat filled with connective tissues also attached. I put that in my crockpot with a half cup of wine and some water and salt and let it go overnight. If I'm wanting extra gelatin, I'll toss in a pig's tail for moderate gelatin or a pig's foot for actual jello-like texture. A little celery and onion, not too much, also adds something nice. I like the broth to be relatively bland but fairly salty and savory.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2
I am doing something very similar to sbhikes, only I have a meaty soup bones, so I roast them first, then I let it simmer with a spice bag for about 2 hour till meat is tender, strip the meat and set it aside, then let the bones overnight or over day on the stove on the 'warming' zone with the spices. I do the same with turkeys (I take out the breast for jerky and drummsticks for roasting) and when we have roast chicken I collect all the bones from the 2 chickens, ties them in with the spices in cheese cloth and make a small pot of bone broth.
thanks Sb and Leida! I will try for my first batch this weekend. I don't have a butcher but hopefully I can find it at my favourite asian grocer!
I bet you will! Asian groceries totally rock for primal supplies
And, what do you know? Depression - gone, any adverse impact - gone, energy is so high it almost hurts, no hunger. I guess eating higher cals for a couple of days might have helped. I am keeping fingers crossed I can stay ~ 60 g protein and >70% fat for a few days to test-drive ketosis.
I am planning on making mini cheese cakes for our birthdays (hubby and I) and I thought about topping it with cherries, and suddenly i was starting to debate eating one. I stepped back, and thought about it, and I realized, that I don't want the cheesecake, I don't even like it. It's the cherries that were calling to me. So, I am gonna top it with chocolate sprinkles instead. It is hubby's fav topping, so I will get points here too!
@ NourishedEm, IIRC you went for HcG treatments and a super low cal balls to the wall weight loss plan and it worked for you. Could it be perhaps though that that was what caused your thyroid issues as opposed to low carb? I cheered you on as you lost that weight but that had to have been a major stressor on your body.
@ Leida, courage, young skywalker. You will be fine. 1600 calories=/=failure. It is maintenance on a less than perfect day.
Yes, you may be taking the protein a bit high and that could be what is causing you problems.
Please, please, please, though, whatever you do, stay miles away from the UD2 and anybody peddling it. It would be the worst thing you could possibly do to your body. Cake binges are not what someone getting over a sugar addiction needs to get better.
Actually, I have never eaten cake on the UD2.0. I just had 6 lbs of potatoes with hot water, dill and red pepper flakes, then added egg whites, Greek yogurt/a bit of skim milk and tuna to make up proteins. By whatever reason white potato starch doesn't trigger sugar cravings and hunger in me. And that's how I would do it again, if I have to. No sugar, no grains, and this time no fruit. My concern is the volumetrics/stretched stomach and mood swings.
I was not doing fruit except on the next day after the carb up, the 'normal' eating day. I have not done sugar at all since March except when things went hay wire in Moscow. Just stevia, but no stevia now. I was not using protein powder - I made smoothies with egg whites and cranberries, lemon and some coconut milk only. Choco is inventing things I do and eat and puts words into my mouth, but I don't want to go and argue.
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And yes, Asian markets do rock. Especially when they put the Aroy-D coconut cream on sale. (I bought a case)
My only reading about the UD2 was chaco's journal and he did go face first into the cake in a big way. That diet would cause nothing BUT mood swings. Your blood sugar levels would be all over the place. That IMO is just dangerous. Especially to someone like yourself who has a history of dealing with such ups and downs.
Low carb keto is the most stable source of energy you can get that doesn't leave you vulnerable to those roller coaster highs and lows.