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Last nights dinner

Woke up at 2:30, then again at 4:30 when I just gave up and read in bed. Luckily for me today if I get too tired, I can take a nap. No more chimes or milk. Just as there is a lot of freedom on the milk cure, for me there is also regimentation. I finally got up at 6 am and puttered. I put the last of the yogurt into the strainer, I put stuff in the dishwasher and then I came downstairs and blogged.

I finally had some chicken stock. The first sip was slightly sweet, then the salty and slightly sour flavors came rushing in. My taste buds are re-generated from this. It takes time for them to subside. It took me 40 minutes to sip that chicken stock. While I was doing that, I could feel hunger pangs start, wanting something more. (Apparently, chicken stock is not as satisfying as raw milk to my body).

I rapidly ate the one egg I cooked for myself in raw butter. Boy did that taste good. After that a few tablespoons of my homemade yogurt went down slowly. Finally, after protein and fats my hunger was satiated.

Around 10 am I went out to run some errands, when I got back I was hungry. It’s so nice to see that my hunger reaction is back so quickly. Last year I wasn’t hungry during the day at all and had to force myself to eat and drink. Before eating, I decided to test my blood sugar at a true 2 hour post priandal. Lunchtime blood sugar came in at 91. I happily stuffed some roast beef into provolone slices and ate those and was still hungry.

One of the things I’ve learned through the years is that it takes time for my body to signal that it has enough food. Therefore, my habit after eating something is to wait at least 15 minutes to see if the hunger is real or not. After that time, the hunger was faded, but still there, so I ended up eating a few walnuts that I had soaked and dried.

And then I napped. It was glorious. 2 hours of napping in the afternoon with no chimes. I woke up feeling vaguely hungry but not really. It was still a few hours before my favorite sushi restaurant opened, so I studied for my next class, herbalism.

I finally got to the restaurant and ordered a sashimi dinner. The waitress had to make sure I understood there was no rice. It came and was delicious. I also had some Japanese pickles. I managed to eat all the sashimi, but not all the pickles. Everything tasted amazing, I love how vibrant food tastes after three weeks of just milk (especially the wasabi). I even ate one piece of roll that the sushi chef gave me.  It was delicious, but I didn’t need anymore rice. In fact I turned down another piece they offered shortly before I got up from the sushi bar.

Before I went to bed I even ate a small bowl of frozen berries (blueberries and strawberries).

One of the reasons I was so hungry today is that I didn’t get enough fat until dinner. Since I’ve done so well on the food I did eat today, I’m going back to my regular eating habits tomorrow, which will include bacon and cheese and coconut and of course raw milk. (Not at the same time).

It’s been a wonderful journey and I will definitely do it again. Cyana, while I’m not sure about blogging it next year, that portion is definitely not off the table.  I’m just not sure how much people want to hear about it.  If you do, please let me know so that I can make a decision that works for everyone.

I’m going to be taking a few weeks off from blogging.  I need to concentrate on my camping trip so you probably won’t see any new posts from me for a few weeks.  But

I’ll Be Back…..

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Vital Statistics

Weight is slightly up today, but no big deal. (For the record, the morning after I broke my fast, I was down to 174.2).  If you go from my baseline, I lost a total of 2.4 pounds during this time period.

Fasting glucose (before any food) was nice and low and is in fact, the lowest that I’ve seen for fasting. I know that had I stayed on the milk, that my glucose numbers would stay in that steady range. Surprisingly even with the japanese pickles (which might have had some sugar in them) and the berries before bed, my blood glucose range stayed really low at bed (and again the next morning when it was 88).  I’m going to track fasting and bedtime numbers for a number of weeks to see if the raw milk really did make a lasting difference.

My tongue is almost completely pink today.

Day Weight Basal Temp Glucose: Fasting Glucose: Noon Glucose: Bed
Baseline From 2012 201.4 97.9 114 104 110
End Result Milk Cure 2012 196.0 97.9 103 82 120
Baseline From 2013 176.6 98.1 103 102 81
Day 0 (Juice Fast) 174.4 98.3 103 121 90
Day 1 174.4 98.1 116 104 100
Day 2 174.0 97.9 119 106 104
Day 3 174.4 98.3 114 101 100
Day 4 174.2 97.9 111 106 109
Day 5 174.6 98.0 108 93 100
Day 6 176.4 98.2 96 107 99
Day 7 176.8 98.0 107 121 117
Day 8 174.8 98.0 107 84 87
Day 9 174.4 98.1 106 96 90
Day 10 175.0 98.2 111 104 103
Day 11 174.2 97.9 95 123 95
Day 12 174.8 98.2 87 94 88
Day 13 174.2 97.9 87 86 85
Day 14 175.2 97.9 101 92 88
Day 15 174.6 97.7 93 99 84
Day 16 174.4 98.1 91 83 91
Day 17 173.6 97.9 94 98 96
Day 18 174.0 98.0 90 98 93
Day 19 174.2 98.0 95 92 94
Day 20 174.2 98.3 92 98 96
Day 21 174.2 98.2 92 94 83
Day 22 174.6 98.3 82 91 82

One Response to “Raw Milk Cure 2013: Day 22 – The Day After the Cure”

  1. Cyana says:

    Sounds like you had an amazing day!

    Enjoy your camping trip! I hope the weather is amazing!.

    I spent the day working in the bees and then I worked on putting the last of last falls honey into jars with labels for sale. Won’t be long before we are harvesting more honey this season. Seems like the bees got a really early start this year.

    Yeah for raw milk!!

    Cyana