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Could Sodium be the Culprit? Day 7

I woke up today telling myself that I need to drastically cut sodium and drink more water to flush out the excess sodium I consumed yesterday. So, I removed deli meats from my diet today, and went with just a fried egg sandwich. I got my sodium down to a reasonable level (about 2,600mg) and I drank a truck load of water. By the end of the day, the pain in my finger was gone.

I wonder if many people felt the same way I did, and self-diagnosed themselves with gluten inflammation.  Could eating products containing gluten (sandwiches, hamburgers and pasta), also mean that you are overloading yourself with sodium? Could this reaction to too much sodium in the body give the ‘bloated’ feeling that some people feel after consuming gluten containing products? I really think so. If a healthy person like me reacted this way to sodium, I can’t imagine how other people would react. Especially those on medication, and/or a higher stress life.

Analyzing my diet

I analyzed my diet again, and realized that the sodium source came from bread, deli meats and soup. I had overdosed on sodium and sugar every day. Therefore, I really need to keep an eye on these as I go along this diet, whether I reach my target weight or not.

Now, this is really challenging, as not only do I need to count the calories, I need to look at both sodium and sugar. I mean, I should be able to do this. It’s like raising three boys, you just can’t take care of one, and leave the other two alone. I’m good at juggling. I can do this.

Dave’s Killer Bread® 21 Whole Grains.

Dave’s Killer Bread® 21 Whole Grains.

Today, I chowed down on Dave’s Killer Bread® 21 Whole Grains: the loaf that made them famous. I had no problem eating the 21 Whole Grains bread by itself. It was so delicious, I ate all 6 slices without any spreads.

I also rewarded myself at the end of the day with my homemade strawberry cake. OK, I did bust my sugar intake with that cake, but that was worth it!

Here’s what I ate on Day 7 of EB90:

Food Portion Calories
Dave’s Killer Bread ® 21 whole grains 12 slices (45g) 1,440
Egg 1 78
Favorit Cherry Preserve 1Tbsp 50
Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Strawberry Jam 4 Tbsp 80
Skippy ® Peanut Butter 1 Tbsp 95
Justin’s Almond Honey Nut Butter 1 Tbsp 190
Kale and mushroom Soup 1 C 48
Strawberry Cake 300
Run -100
Swim -200
Total 1,981



Shitting Rainbows: Day 3

My bread for today was Franz's Organic Honey Chia.

My bread for today was Franz’s Organic Honey Chia.

After my dry bread binge, I went shopping yesterday. I went down the jams and jellies aisle, just expecting plain ol’ jellies and preserves but HOLLY LOLLIPOPS! Chia blackberry spread! Almond butter vanilla espresso spread! Hot pepper peach jam! I couldn’t make up my mind. You mean there’s more to this than Nutella® and cookie butter?  Why didn’t anyone tell me? I was so happy, I was having a:


My favorite socks.

Before you get envious, I need your empathy. Just think, “Poor Lin, poor thing, she’s just been eating boring butter, cream cheese, Nutella and cookie butter. She needs something else”. You bet I DO! So I bought a whole bunch of spreads, and salad toppings, more than I could hold in an armful. I was so happy that I found all these, I made Ana take a picture of me.


My new collection of spreads and toppings.

My bread for the day

And to top this off, I dug into a loaf of Organic Honey and Chia from Franz Bakery. OMG! What heavenly texture! I have not experienced a textured bread like this before. The subtle crunch from these little chia seeds were delightful surprises with every bite. I love this bread! I could eat it the whole day…oh wait. I have to. Man, my work makes me shit rainbows.

Grilled pork with tomato pesto.

Grilled pork with tomato pesto.


Almond honey nut butter with glazed pecans.

Almond honey nut butter with glazed pecans.


Cream cheese topped with fried jalapeños.

Cream cheese topped with fried jalapeños.

Here’s what I ate on Day 3 of EB90:

Food Portion Calories
Franz Honey Chia 12 slices (480g) 1080
Tilamook Butter (Salted) 1Tbsp 100
Egg 1 78
Kroger Whipped Greek Cheese Spread 1 Tbsp 22.5
Tomato Pesto 1 Tbsp 130
Strawberries 1C 47
Almond breeze milk 1/2 C 30
Justin’s Honey Almond Nut Butter 2 Tbsp 190
Fresh Gourmet Crispy Jalapeno 1 tbsp 40
Glaced pecans 1 Tbsp 50
Grilled Pork 4oz 252.5
Calcium Supp 30
Run 5K -420
Total 1630