The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Maybe you ladies out there remember the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) from when you were pregnant.  It's mostly used these days as a screening for gestational diabetes, but for some reason, it was prolific in this study.  I had the privilege of doing three over a 21-day period! The first one was to start … Continue reading The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Alcohol Experiment #1

I did my first alcohol experiment on May 3rd and it didn't go according to plan.  I wasn't going to post it until I had a chance to repeat it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should.  One of my issues with medical and pharmaceutical research is that negative experiments … Continue reading Alcohol Experiment #1

Houston, We Have a Problem

My body does not like a large influx of carbs/sugar. I been noticing this for a while now. It started right after my initial fast when I drank some beer and had awful fast food cravings. I don't think I blogged about that day, but I did talk about it on Facebook. Basically, I felt … Continue reading Houston, We Have a Problem

What Leading By Example Is Not…

I realized during the last week of my previous challenge that whole Month 3 seemed better than Month 2, I was actually less consistent in my eating behavior. I just was able to recover well from my poor choices. Despite that, I desired to end the challenge on a positive notes and did a great … Continue reading What Leading By Example Is Not…

One Month Update!

It has now been one month since I started my initial fast. I have reintroduced many foods and have had two sets of post-fast blood work, one after ten days and the other after 24 days (right before writing this). My eating patterns have been based on intermittent fasting, beginning with time restricted eating over ~8 … Continue reading One Month Update!

January Fast – Starting Clean

Since my proof of concept fast went well, I began planning for my next fast - the one I would use to change my lifestyle, my cravings, and all of the negativity that goes along with that.  I previously shared my goals for the 90-day period (see 2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near … Continue reading January Fast – Starting Clean

Fasting, Part 2 – 5 days!

About a month after my two-day, I decided to embark on a five-day fast. I was feeling decently, and my blood work appeared to be pretty stable over time, so I thought it was a good time to go for it. I had also noticed that my mindless eating was increasing and I knew there … Continue reading Fasting, Part 2 – 5 days!