The best way of beating gout is losing weight. But diet does not seem to work, even when combined with moderate excercise. So now I am taking a new step: I am going 16:8.
Let me explain. The main reason you are gaining weight is that the food you eat contains more energy than you use. Another resson is that your body never starts burning up all that fat you had collected over the years. Because when the glucose that your liver has worked so hard to create (producing uric acid in the process) is burned up - there is more glucose!
If you do not want that to happen, you need to reduce your glucose production. And if you reduce it for more than 12 hours or so, your body starts burning fat.
I tried going 5:3, where you fast for 5 days and eat normally for 3. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, fasting for a whole day was too rough. Not to speak of two.
So now I am going to try a different alternative: 16:8. Every day you fast for 16 hours (including sleeping), and eat normal meals for 8 hours. Which in practice means you eat two meals every day. One less than I usually eat. Every day. That ought to have some effect.
Todays weather and temperature: It really has become cooler. Down to 20 degrees centigrade.
Current stress level, from 1(low) to 5 (high): 5
Breakfast: Watermelon with yoghurt and granola.
Lunch: Pancake with spaghetti and tomato sauce, vegetable curry.
Snack: No snack
Dinner: No dinner, it is more than 8 hours since breakfast.
Todays supplements and dosage: 6 fish oil capsules, 4 garlic capsules, 2 liter hibiscus tea.
Todays UA reading (before breakfast): 7.8 mg/dL
Todays step count (total at bedtime): 15903 steps
How much did I drink today?: Water 1 liter, coffee 0.5 liter, hibiscus tea 2 liter.
This weeks weight: 120.4 kh
Waist circumference: Not measured.
Heart rate before bedtime (read more here to see why it matters): Not measured
Blood pressure before bedtime (read more here to see why it matters): Not measured
How many times did I go to the toilet today? #1 7 times, #2 2 times
My urine pH this morning (for why this matters, read more here): 6
Was my urine strange in any way? No
How many minutes did I use the Sixpad Foot Fit Plus? 10
Days since my last gout attack: 12