Monday, January 11, 2016
Making a dietary virtue out of necessity
Whatever this tummy bug is that I've picked up, it's no fun at all. I basically lost everything I'd eaten on Saturday evening during the course of that night, and didn't eat again until supper on Sunday; but I lost that, too, on Sunday night. My body just doesn't want to keep food down right now. It's no fun waking up in the small hours to spend three-quarters of an hour on the "throne", leaking simultaneously and copiously at both ends! (Yes, yes, I know, TMI!)
Oh, well. I may as well make a virtue out of necessity. Among the disciples of the so-called Banting diet that Miss D. and I are following is Dr. Jason Fung (his blog is here), who uses fasting as a method to reverse type 2 diabetes, and also recommends periodic fasting as a way to reset the body's metabolism and kick-start the weight loss process. We've followed his articles and discussions with interest, and have been easing our way into the latter part of his program. This looks like an ideal (albeit involuntary) time to put myself through a three- to four-day fast, drinking plenty of fluids but limiting my solid intake to what my body can handle. Hopefully that will allow me to travel today and tomorrow without too many physical difficulties. At least there won't be much to get rid of if my body decides to go into rebellion again! I'll give it a try, and we'll see how it goes.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a safe journey back to Nashville. We'll be leaving later this morning.