Appetite

What I find stupid is the idea that a low-carb diet “suppresses appetite.” It doesn’t suppress appetite. It’s simply that everything you are allowed to eat is so boring, one-note and unappealing that it’s easier not to eat at all.

Have I already talked about how the keto diet caused the discovery of the Americas? Let’s rename Columbus Day to keto day.

3 thoughts on “Appetite”

  1. It’s simply that everything you are allowed to eat is so boring, one-note and unappealing that it’s easier not to eat at all
    But I thought your idea of deliciousness was meat wrapped with other meat and you’d never get bored of it :-p I never took you for someone who loved carbs or sweets (other than mashed potatoes).

    I don’t know I’d even succeed at three days of a keto diet, being vegetarian and averse to endless servings of eggs. And dairy. And avocados.

    Have I already talked about how the keto diet caused the discovery of the Americas?
    Columbus sailed the ocean blue/in 1492/ for vegetables and fiber?

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    1. I actually love Soviet type sausage that’s 40% paper. And green peas. And buckwheat. And I loooove fruit, the more sugary the better. Have you tried kielbasa with persimmons? It’s out of this world.

      As for Columbus, the European rich in his times ate a typical keto diet. Meat, meat, meat, and more meat. But a 5-course meal that has only meat is extremely boring. The only way to make it palatable (and also to mask the fact that it’s gone on the turn, like happened all the time in the Southern European climate) was to spice it up and sauce it over. That’s why there was an obsession with spices. The Pope prohibited anybody from following the Portuguese in their routes to India, so anybody who wanted to get to the spice lands had to find another way. That was Columbus’s motivation (and he wanted to get into the slave trade, which the Spanish crown prevented him from doing).

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  2. Gosh – I’ve always been best off with eggs, meats, fish, poultry, salads, vegetables, melons, and kefir. I don’t think I’d care deeply if I never saw any other dairy, or legume, or cereal, or fruit ever again.

    Of course I try to be vegetarian and to think vegan, so I don’t do that list, but it’s the list I’ve liked since I was a toddler, and it’s still what makes me feel the best. It’s not keto, though, because it’s high protein and low in carbohydrates, but it is not necessarily high in fat.

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