Hey Zach, read your update a few weeks ago and been meaning to comment - brilliant N=1s! How are you finding vegetarianism - any meat cravings? Mine were insane when I first went veggie - as bad as carb cravings when i was VLC. Actually, going veggie was part of what fucked me in the beginning (cutting out an entire macronutrient) but if you're eating gelatine you should be fine.
After my two weeks in the US (eating in restaurants twice a day): I'm actually coming to a smilier conclusion about meat consumption, and think I would definitely benefit from one or two meat/fish-free days a week.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat