Today is my youngest daughters birthday, so I will have to make some allowances.
Breakfast: Yoghurt, granola, cheese sandwiches, coffee.
Lunch: Salmon sushi, salmon roe, salmon sashimi, and sausages. And leftover vegetables.
Snack: Pon de quejo and freeze-dried strawberries (not together).
Dinner: Cesar salad and daughters burtday cake. And a little leftover sushi.
Todays UA reading: 8.2, but for some reason I got 14.7 the first time.
This weeks weight: Forgot to weigh myself. Will have to do it tomorrow.
It's Friday and I am really curious what a beer would do to my UA. But I have had twinges in my feet on and off, so better not.
Breakfast: Japanese omelet, rice, natto, and some veg.
Lunch: Vegetable stew (just boil them in Yoshida barbecue sauce, excellent way of making everything more yummy).
Snack: More of those vegetables.
Dinner: Spaghetti and meat sauce (easy on the meat) with vegetables.
Todays UA reading: 8.8 mg/dL. Despite the purine-rich dinner yesterday. Purines from vegetables seem less easy to take up than purines from meat. Even if the level is high.
What should I test next? I have four candidates: Lemon juice, apple vinegar, vitamin C, and milk. Yes, does not sound much like supplements, does it? But all of these either have clinically proven effect on uric acid levels, or is believed by a lot of people to do so. Well, will make the decision this weekend, still some cherries to go.
Breakfast: Leftover oden (mainly the daikon), and rice with natto - a high-purine food, since it is made from fermented beans. Caffe latte.
Lunch: Toppogi with extra vegetables.
Snack: A carrot.Yes really, I have loved carrots since I was a kid and raw carrots are great snacks. No purine, no sugar, lots of vitamins and fibers. And cafe au lait.
Dinner:Natto rice again.
Todays UA reading: 9.3 mg/dL.
Today I should finish my cherry experiment. But I decided to finish them first. What I can say, however, is that they do not seem to have any effect on my uric acid level whatsoever. I can not say if they have any other effects, because I have no way of checking. But for lowering uric acid they do not work. Too bad, Traverse Bay Farms had this great offer and all.
Breakfast: Salad (with beans) and tomatoes, minestrone soup.
Lunch: Noodles (leftover) with kimchi vegetables and salcornia (from the morning) and a little ketchup. Worked surprisingly well together, and no purines and very little sugar.
Snack: Tomatoes, salcornia, and haricot verts.
Dinner: Oden, traditional Japanese fish, tofu, and vegetable pieces in a slightly sour soup. Winter food. But the fish cakes are rich in purines.
Todays UA reading: 8.0 mg/dL, and I fumbled a bit so it took three test strips to get there.
Today I measured my UA four times, as part of a project to see how my uric acid level varies during the day. I will do it for a few more days and add up the results.
Breakfast: Salcornia and tomato salad with cheese cubes and a vinaigrette dressing. Green smoothies.
Lunch: Rice with egg, Tom Yam Kung soup (unfortunately with lots of seafood in it), salad from breakfast, pickled vegetables.
Snack: Guacamole and nachos
Dinner: Rice and butternut squash in rum and maple syrup sauce. Very easy to make - just take about 3 large spoons of maple syrup, 3 large spoons of butter, a bot one teaspoonful of masala curry powder, or the same amount of cinnamon or nutmeg. Then add half a cup of dark rum and half a cup of water. Cut the butternut squash in half-inch sized cubes, after cutting in half and removing the seeds (wash it first, oreferrably rubbing it with salt to remove any chemicals and wax residue in the peel). Then boil in a large saucepan under a lid for 15 mins, and the squash is soft and the sauce has reduced, serve. If not, reduce without lid until sauce is thick and the squash is soft. Serve.
Todays UA reading: 8.4 mg/dL. Down a little from yesterday. I will try to eat purine-poor foods today too, it seems to help. And I forgot to take the cherry capsules this morning! Well, so much for the effect of cherries on uric acid levels.
Monday and I had to take my daughter to the doctor for a checkup, so we bought lunch in a convenience store and ate in the car.
Breakfast: Seaweed (wakame) soup, toast, green smoothie, coffee, and Pon de Quejo (Brazilian cheese bread made from cassava, we buy it frozen at Costco).
Lunch: Two onigiri and the smallest chicken skewers I have ever seen, from the convenience store.
Snack: Cheese sandwich(es).
Dinner: Japanese somen noodles (like a kind of thinner spaghetti, but milder taste); tamagoyaki (a kind of omelet), and vegetables.
Todays UA reading: 9.6 mg/dL.
Sunday is always a bit more relaxing.
Breakfast: Bread and leftover vegetable soup. Blueberries. Green smoothie. If it sounds a lot, it took almost two hours to eat and we had taken a one-hour walk before it.
Lunch: Rice and vegetables.
Snack: Me and the kids went and had cakes (I had scones) in a fancy cafe that I had found.
Dinner: Vegetables and salmon. And rice with an egg cracked in and a couple of drops of soy sauce; you have to crack the egg when the rice comes out of the cooker and whisk it in right away. Then it actually gets cooked in the rice. Really good taste but you almost have to eat it with nori, the green sheets they wrap sushi in, and that us a high-purine food. Let us see how it works out tomorrow.
Todays UA reading: 8.7 mg/dL, better than yesterday. Maybe those mackerel chips did not matter so much.
Saturday is my weigh in day. And shopping, and cleaning.
Breakfast: Sandwiches, my kids insisted on Nutella. And spinach and bacon (no bacon for me), plus a home-made green smoothie.
Lunch: Mabo dofu schezuan style, the speciality of the restaurant where we often eat. And some of the ramen and char-siew that my son did not eat.
Snack: Mackerel chips. Yes, made from the fish. Not bad at all.
Dinner: Falafel with salad. I know, chickpeas are high purine. But it was the only thing in Costco that we expected the kids to eat.
Todays UA reading: 10.3 mg/dL, a lot more than it should be.
Todays weight: 123 kg. Easy to remember but too much.
My uric acid level continues to be high. Still a bit too much purines in the diet.
Breakfast: Pizza sandwich and cereal with fruit and milk.
Lunch: Rice with crispy ume and onion, and just a couple of drops of soy sauce. Yes, spruced-up leftovers, but very low purine.
Snack: Nachos and guacamole.
Dinner: Traditional vegetable soup (imoni Yamagata style), but with crackers, unfortunately also salami and fish cakes. Which is not low purine.
Todays UA reading: 8.7 mg/dL. Maybe there is hope for those cherries after all.
Today I am taking my uric acid reading once every four hours (because that brackets the meals). I will do it again four three more days (over the course of a couple of weeks), and then put up a separate report with the result. Since the cherries does not seem to have much effect on uric acid... I will still finish as planned though.
Breakfast: Toast and minestrone soup, which my son made.
Lunch: Costco brown rice and quinoa with leftover salmon (too much salmon) and mushrooms.
Snack: The kids got ham sandwiches, and I got altogether too much ham...
Dinner: Some leftover minestrone soup and lots of traditional Japanese sweets, since today was the first full moon of autumn. Not good for the UA either.
Todays UA reading: 9.2 mg/dL, creeping up again...,.