πŸ₯š HAM & EGG | πŸ₯ FRUIT & CHEESE PLATE | πŸ’‰ BP CRASH – POTS SYNDROME

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
11/03/21
🌞 Good morning 🌞 gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

πŸ₯š HAM & EGG BREAKY PLATE
@farmfresh (local farm) Duck Egg (yolk only)
@good_culture 2% Cottage Cheese
@simplynature @aldiusa Organic Salsa
@simpletruth4u Uncured Diced Ham

✳️ CALORIES: 275
πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ€πŸ€ 3/5

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πŸ₯ FRUIT AND CHEESE PLATE
@krogerco Chunky Applesauce
@driscollsberry Raspberries
@krogerco Kiwifruit
@krogerco Boars Head Fontina Cheese
@appletonfarms @aldiusa Prosciutto
@olinasbakehouse Fig & Black Olive Crackers
πŸ†• NEW @misfitsmarket Product = πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ
[Beautiful texture but the flavor was just not for me]

✳️ CALORIES: 552
πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ€ 4/5

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I was feeling pretty darn good up until this evening. I went in to Kroger to do a little top-up shop and my plan was to get the Wing Wednesday special from my Mexican restaurant. They do 50Β’ bone-in wings and they’re really good.

So I drove into town, went to Kroger, was having an amazing shop – I found everything I wanted and I found a ton of items on markdown (which I will show you tomorrow in my haul video) but towards the end my blood pressure crashed for no reason other than I was getting overheated because they had the store really warm and just did too much… And I hadn’t had enough salt earlier in the day… And we are trying something new with my meds… And so on and so on… It just is some days…

POTS Syndrome:
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16560-postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-pots

I struggled to get through check out and I went and sat in my car and then because Sandy wanted me to bring her some wings tomorrow as well and the restaurant is just in the next building stretch over, I ordered and sat in the car and they brought them out to me which was very nice.

I drove home (carefully) and threw the bags of frozen goods directly into the outside freezer and will sort them out tomorrow. Anything non-perishable just stayed in the car and I will deal with it in the morning. I didn’t have the energy or the ability to do what I was going to do for dinner so I am lucky that I had found some SmartOnes on sale for $0.99 at Kroger tonight. I decided to just have 2 of those and call it a night.

🍱 SMARTONES CREAMY RIGITONI W BROCOLLI & CHICKEN
@smartones Rigitoni w Broccoli & Chicken x2

✳️ CALORIES: 520
πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ€πŸ€ 3/5

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πŸ“œ END OF YEAR MEAL IDEAS LIST
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/2021/10/31/meal-ideas-list

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DAILY TOTALS
🎯 Tracking – Calorie Command in ℹ️ @iTrackBites
✳️ CALORIES: 1347 [1746 daily target]

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love β™₯ and Light πŸ’«

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🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…Video Intro Song: “Good Morning” by @itslennnie
https://youtu.be/1Bu4r160wo4

πŸ₯¬ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=COOKWME-FN8XPR

If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:

https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

🌸 12 WEEK WONDERLAND PLAN – Phase 2 / Day 6 – Lvl 0 Food Reintroduction

PHASE 2 – DAY 6 – Food Reintroduction Testing
🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…πŸΆπŸ›’πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³

πŸ‡ THE WONDERLAND PLAN
12 Weeks of trying something completely different to help heal and reduce the effects of 6 months of Mast Cell disorder flare ups.

WEEK 2 – REINTRODUCTION PHASE 1
OXALATE REDUCTION – 100mg / day or less
MAST CELL HISTAMINE LIST – reintroduce up to 2 foods/meal that are [0] on the list. Score reactivity.

If minor reaction, retest in another meal to confirm.
If major reaction, note and remove for 4 weeks.

β­• = contains oxalates
The top chart is Histamine Level
The bottom chart is Oxalate Levels

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MEAL 1
@maltomeal Rolled Oats β­•
@krogerco Granny Smith Apple β­•
@bare Toasted Coconut Strips β­•
@dominos Light Brown Sugar
🌸 HISTAMINE SCORE: 0️⃣
πŸ₯¦ OXALATE SCORE: 1️⃣2️⃣
πŸ”₯ REACTIVITY SCORE: 2️⃣
✳️ CALORIES: 452

I am pretty sure that apple got me – itchy eyes, muscle spasm in my neck and jawline, congestion – and I peeled it. So although Granny Smiths are one of my favorites – it has to be put in time out on the naughty step for 4 weeks.

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MEAL 2
@misfitsmarket Organic Buttercrunch Lettuce β­•
@perdue Organic Chicken Breast (home ground)
@daisybrand 2% Cottage Cheese
@misfitsmarket Organic Purple Cabbage β­•
@misfitsmarket Organic English Cucumber β­•
@clovervalley Distilled White Vinegar
@tateandlyle Organic Cane Sugar
@assi Coarse Sea Salt

🌸 HISTAMINE SCORE: 0️⃣
πŸ₯¦ OXALATE SCORE: 3️⃣
πŸ”₯ REACTIVITY SCORE: 0️⃣
✳️ CALORIES: 172

πŸ₯’ SUPER SIMPLE QUICK PICKLE BRINE
β–ͺ️ Β½c Vinegar (Strong = Distilled White / Medium = Apple Cider / Light = Rice Vinegar)
β–ͺ️ β…“c Water
β–ͺ️1tbsp Coarse Salt
β–ͺ️1tbsp Granulated Sugar

Want to spice it up?
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-quick-pickle-any-vegetable-233882

I hit a rough patch this afternoon. It turns out that my blood pressure had started dropping in the beginning of a POTS episode.

For me, my normal range is 145-160ish / 85-100ish…so while this is okay for most people, for me it is a substantial drop.

I think this is because of the new high blood pressure medication that I’m on and so I’m going to talk to my doctor about taking half of it instead of a full dose and see if that helps. I ended up taking a Nana nap and when I woke up I was feeling much better and my BP had stabilized.

POTS BP drop
Normalized

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MEAL 3
@perdue Organic Chicken Breast (home ground)
@tasteofthai Vermicelli Rice Noodle β­•
@krogerco Stir Fry Veggies (veg only) β­•
@farmfresh (local farm) Bantam Eggs (yolk only)
@krogerco Salted Butter
🌸 HISTAMINE SCORE: 0️⃣
πŸ₯¦ OXALATE SCORE: 1️⃣5️⃣
πŸ”₯ REACTIVITY SCORE: 0️⃣
✳️ CALORIES: 504

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MEAL 4
@misfitsmarket Organic Nectarine
@smuckers Salted Caramel
@bare Toasted Coconut Strips β­•
🌸 HISTAMINE SCORE: 0️⃣
πŸ₯¦ OXALATE SCORE: 1️⃣
πŸ”₯ REACTIVITY SCORE: 0️⃣
✳️ CALORIES: 224

Interesting discovery! While I was looking for a sauce to have on my rice noodle dish (which I ended up just using butter and salt on and it was still tasty!), I noticed that caramel was [0] on the histamine left. That in itself is not unusual because most of the sugars and sweeteners are. But I didn’t think that it would be necessarily low in oxalates.

As it turns out, in that amount, it’s actually [0] there as well. I took the ingredient label and matched each item in the oxalate list and the two items which contain 1mg each, do so at a one cup measurement and I’m certainly not using one cup of brown sugar or one cup of milk.

So I quite enjoyed my 2tbsp of caramel. Well within my calories and fits the Wellness Reset plan. Got to love when that happens.

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Today I reintroduced / tested:
PROTEINS:
VEGETABLES: Purple Cabbage / Lettuce
GRAINS/STARCHES: Rolled Oats / Thai Rice Noodle
DAIRY:
FRUITS: Apple* / Coconut
NUTS/SEEDS:
SPICES/HERBS:
OTHER: Distilled Vinegar / Caramel

*needs follow up test

🌸 TOTAL HISTAMINE SCORE: 0️⃣
πŸ₯¦ TOTAL OXALATE SCORE (<100): 3️⃣0️⃣
πŸ”₯ REACTIVITY SCORE: 2️⃣
✳️ CALORIES: 1352

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πŸ’ Tracking – Calories only – Calorie Command in @iTrackBites

🍽️ GOAL – 4 salad plate meals (no regular big plates, no OMAD [one meal a day] ) – smaller meals to reduce the amount of histamine triggers consumed at one time and limit reactivity during the reintroduction trial phases.

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If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

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πŸ“š RESOURCES πŸ“š
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME
https://www.mastzellaktivierung.info/en/symptoms.html

FOOD LIST I WILL BE USING
https://www.mastzellaktivierung.info/downloads/foodlist/21_FoodList_EN_alphabetic_withCateg.pdf

OXALATE APP I AM USING
Oxalate Food Counts
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_deni_anderson.Oxalavista

HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE
https://www.healthline.com/health/histamine-intolerance

🌸 12 WEEK WONDERLAND PLAN – Week 1 / Day 4

WEEK 1 – DAY 4 [Potato / Rice Reset]
Sorry guys – It is going to be boring for a few more days πŸ˜‚

🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…πŸΆπŸ›’πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³

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MEAL 1
@misfitsmarket Purple Sweet Potato – 8oz
@krogerco Red Potato – 5oz
@assi Coarse Sea Salt
✳️ Calories: 389

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Today I confirmed one of my theories.

Potato, sweet potato and yam are all 0️⃣ on the histamine reaction charts for most people but I felt like the last time I had Purple Sweet Potato I had a mild reaction… Feet / hands mainly. Normal potato… Fine…

Did you know potatoes and sweet potatoes are not from the same family? I didn’t!

So I didn’t have any purples yesterday.

Today I did – no weather or meds that should be an issue so I ruled that out. A few tablespoons into lunch – my feet started tingling… Finished lunch and 90 min later both feet and hands are bothering me.

Then I started thinking about yesterday and I had my POTS episode a bit after eating purple rice. Hmmmmmm….

So what if it is an issue with the anthocyanin (which makes food purple? I’d need to test purple carrots and purple cabbage and retest purple rice for more info there but it’s a possibility.

It’s beneficial to most people…

I hope it’s not all purple foods but purple sweet potatoes / Asian purple yams have to get a 2️⃣. Definitely not 0️⃣ for me… Maybe that’s part of why I’m still poofed and hurting…

If nothing else this 12 weeks will be a good check in on everything…especially to see what’s changed…

The other possibility is something called oxalates. Many healthy foods are high in them. They create little crystal shards that build up in the muscle/joint tissue which could be mistaken for Gout and stir up Fibromyalgia symptoms. They also apparently create burning feet which is a huge issue for me. I’m just starting to research this as I have never paid attention to that part before but it definitely warrants further investigation.

I will test everything individually as I go but it’s something to consider…

I also unboxed my Misfit Market order…I ordered before deciding to do this 12 Week plan so some of this I can’t use for awhile yet.

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MEAL 2
@misfitsmarket Russet Potatoes – 12oz
@himalayansfinest Pink Himalayan Salt
✳️ Calories: 309

POTATOES
πŸ”² Cooked in:
@crownful 32Q Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – did not turn/flip
375Β° for 20min on silicone baking sheet
**Times will vary depending on your type of fryer, how much you’re cooking, how thickly cut the pieces are…

♨️ 32Q Air Fryer Oven / Dehydrator ♨️
https://amzn.to/3oHX243

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πŸ‡ THE WONDERLAND PLAN
12 Weeks of trying something completely different to help heal and reduce the effects of 6 months of Mast Cell disorder flare ups.

WEEK 1 – Potato/Rice Reset – only potatoes (all types), rice (all types), pink/sea salt, natural sugar and water are allowed. Provides super bland food to reset gut and inflammation markers. Boring but recommended…

πŸ’ Tracking – Calories only – Calorie Command

🍽️ 4 salad plate meals (no regular big plates, no OMAD [one meal a day] ) – smaller meals to reduce the amount of histamine triggers consumed at one time and limit reactivity during the reintroduction trial phases.

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If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

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πŸ“š RESOURCES πŸ“š
MAST CELL ACTIVATION SYNDROME
https://www.mastzellaktivierung.info/en/symptoms.html

FOOD LIST I WILL BE USING
https://www.mastzellaktivierung.info/downloads/foodlist/21_FoodList_EN_alphabetic_withCateg.pdf

HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE
https://www.healthline.com/health/histamine-intolerance