Doing Without

As y’all may or may not know, I follow The Primal Blueprint diet/lifestyle.

In practical terms, this means I eat only dead critter, veggies, fruit & berries, and dairy. I have a high fat, medium protein, low carb diet. This means I’m a fat-burner, not a sugar-burner, in terms of how my body gets its energy.

No grain. No wheat, rice, corn, or oats.

Turns out, I was allergic to all of that. Didn’t know it. Discovered it back in 2009. Now, if I have grain, you can set a timer by me. Twenty minutes later, I’ll be congested, sneezing, and swollen. My eyes will start watering. I’ll feel crummy. Etc.

I’m also allergic to soy. But that allergy is nastier. I end up with migraines from soy.

This means I eat very little processed food. Corn and soy is in everything. I also generally take antihistamines before I go out to eat.

But this is not a post about living without grains.

One of the things that’s frequently brought up on Mark’s Daily Appie is intermittent fasting.

There isn’t a single way to fast. I’ve been experimenting with a 24-hour fast once a week, for the last four weeks.