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So That Happened....

Thursday, July 02, 2020

I didn't post a blog yesterday because I was having a pretty significant allergic reaction to the peas in my fried rice. I've had a couple small reactions, including when I ate a huge boel of peas soup, so I've been avoiding peas, but not like the plague. When I saw the fried rice had some, I was a little annoyed, but I pushed them all to the side and ate the food. Nope. Turns out even the fact that the peas residue was in there was enough to make my lips, face, mouth, and tongue swell up. I spent the evening eating benedryl and hoping I wouldn't die (because I can be overly dramatic sometimes...).

This morning, my lips are still a little puffy and the skin on my face itches, but nothing too bad. In fact, the itchy skin is the type of reaction I'm used to getting from eating peas. I'm going to take one last benedryl and this should be good. And now I avoid peas like the plague.

In other news, I went to have blood work this morning. Checking all my levels, including hormones to make sure there isn't something going on, impeding my weight loss. I should get those results in a couple days, which will be cool to look at. I had to do a fasting glucose, which got me thinking about fasting. I've read quite a bit about intermediate fasting and all the touted benefits. Thinking about my eating schedule, it would be pretty easy for me to do one of those "eat all your calories in an 8hr block" types of things. I fast for religious reasons, periodically, so the word "fasting" isn't crazy to me like some people seem to find it. I would probably do a noon to 8pm block. I know I would be tempted to snack after 8pm, so my last meal of the day would have to end right at 8. I put my daughter to bed at 8, then usually have some popcorn, chips, or a little ice cream with the husband. Something to think about, and I'm not sure how well this goes with the metabolic eating I'm working on.

Part of metabolic eating is that you eat throughout the day to keep "the fires stoked." Three meals, three snacks. If I went to a 8hr feeding window, I would have to change up what I'm doing, or I'd spend that entire 8 hours eating. I could still follow the calorie, food, and macro recommendations, I just might have 3 larger meals and one or no snacks. I'll do some research and get back to you.
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