Fasting blood sugar this morning: 117. Nice to be below 120 again. I’m not sure why but I have assigned 120 some sort of significance in my mind…I guess I was “prediabetic” for years and my blood sugars fluctuated between 100 and 120 – so when my fasting blood sugar is under 120 now it feels like I undid some damage. I’m sure this is magical thinking.
Weight has been stable for the last 5 days at exactly 207.5. I don’t know why, but since I started following the recommendations of Ray Peat my weight is exactly the same every day unless I eat starches…no ups and downs because of fluid retention. Maybe it’s because I eat gobs of salt now and my body feels no need to retain water anymore.
Thermoregulation is still off. Not as many hot flashes today, but still having them. I wonder if it’s completely unrelated to niacinamide. Maybe I’m in menopause! All of a sudden!
Here are my macros today:
Too much protein, but I just felt like eating meat today. So I did…but it messed up my carb:protein ratio. Fat % was good today at 21%, calcium-phosphorus ratio was shy of 1:1 by about 200mg calcium. Overall, pretty good day.
So now, to avoid unwanted additives, I’m using bulk aspirin powder and niacinamide powder 3x a day. I’m not sure how other people do this without feeling burdened by it…I mean, do they bring their little milligram scale to work with them and measure out their teeny tiny quantities of bulk supplements on their lunch break? Definitely not as convenient as tablets. Well, I came up with my own method so I only have to measure and dose once, first thing in the morning, and I can pair it with other nutritious food. First, I get coffee brewing. While I’m doing that I get out my little milligram scale and 3 pint-sized jars. My coffee maker makes 24 ounces of coffee (it’s little). (Note: I make weak coffee so in my nutritional breakdown, above, I only record 12 ounces, even though I drink 24 ounces of coffee).
Ok, so I get a bowl out. I pour all 24 oz of coffee into the bowl, and add 3 tablespoons of honey and a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the coffee, and stir until dissolved. Then I fill each of the jars half way with the coffee mixture. Then I measure out my aspirin and niacinamide and add them to each of the 3 jars, as well as a drop of Vitamin K2. So now each jar contains 8oz of coffee, 1T honey, 1/6 t. salt, 100mg aspirin powder, 100mg niacinamide powder and 1mg K2. Then I fill each jar up with skim milk. Finally I put lids on each jar and shake them up. Done! Then I drink one in the morning, one at noon, and one around dinner time. I do shake them again before drinking because the supplements don’t dissolve fully. They taste like sweet-salty coffee flavored milk. It’s really good if you like sweet/salty combination foods.
So that’s my solution to the pain-in-the-ass bulk supplement situation! I’m going to be bummed if it turns out I shouldn’t be pairing aspirin or niacinamide with coffee or milk for some reason. I’d get over it though, so definitely tell me if that’s the case.