Fasting blood sugar this morning: 125. Heading in the right direction.
Hot flashes – almost gone. Had 1 early this morning, and one about 5 minutes ago. I completely skipped the niacinamide today in order for my body to stop doing whatever weird thing it was doing. I was feeling achy yesterday and today, as well as fatigued and a little irritable earlier today – around 7:00PM all of that stuff went away. I’m wondering if the problem may not have been the niacinamide itself but some extra ingredient in the tablet. I did go ahead and buy pure niacinamide powder and received that in the mail yesterday…but over the past week I’ve been taking these tablets because I already had them. The ingredient list on the bottle states that it also contains “cellulose, stearic acid, silica, and magnesium stearate.” I’m suspicious because niacinamide has a very short half-life, like it can be measured in minutes (about 45). 250mg was not a particularly big dose, even 3x a day. I just don’t think the niacinamide itself would have continued to be problematic all the way into today. Oh well…I’ll be increasing slowly to see if the hot flashes and other symptoms return. Starting tomorrow I’ll be using pure niacinamide powder – no weird ingredients.
Macros and nutrition today:
I really felt like I needed more fat today, so I did have a little more than I’m shooting for these days. Fat was 27% of calories. Calcium to phosphorus ratio wasn’t awesome today – I was about 600mg of calcium short of a 1:1 ratio. Carb to protein ratio was not quite 2:1 – I was short about 30g of carbohydrate. I could probably just go drink some juice…but that’s getting silly.
Liver for dinner tonight. I have to say, soaking liver in milk makes it so much better. I got out of the habit of doing that for a while and liver was starting to really bother me – the smell, the taste, plus sometimes I’d feel nauseated after eating it. Then a few weeks ago I started soaking it in milk for a few hours while it thawed in the refrigerator, and then rinsing the liver before cooking it. No more icky smell and the taste is milder. Today I actually ate it raw. Just easier that way sometimes. Washed it down with a cold glass of milk.
Update: I woke up at 12:30AM hungry, so I added 1/2 cup of orange juice and 1oz cheese to the above totals. It might make sense for me to post these the following day, to ensure all food consumed is accounted for. But really….by the next day I don’t want to think about what I ate yesterday.