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Thank you for praying for my health! My IBS was slowly been starting to feel better in July. I am still extremely strict with my diet, but I am also starting to experiment with what foods I can and can’t eat.
I have also started a new eating and sleeping schedule, which I have dubbed my “chrono-diet” because I’m trying to take advantage of my circadian rhythm, according to the book Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life (I had borrowed a copy from the library but I enjoyed it so much I went ahead and bought it). I have started waking up at 6 am and exercising first thing, then having breakfast after exercise. I do work until noon, which is when I eat lunch. I’m supposed to not eat until dinner around 5:30 or 6, but I haven’t been able to break the habit of snacking in the afternoon around 3. When I don’t snack, I get so hungry around 4 that I start eating anything I can see, so I snack in order to curb those cravings. I don’t eat anything after dinner and go to bed around 10.
This “chrono-diet” is supposed to help my intestines get back to their preferred schedule according to my circadian rhythm (the full explanations are in the book). I actually think that my intestines have been able to self-heal a bit better now that I’m on this schedule, which allows natural sunlight to trigger my body’s functions. I think I can tell my intestines are most active from 10 am to 2 pm, and from 10 pm to 2 am, because those are usually the blocks of time when my IBS is bad, if I have a flare up.
Anyway, while I still had a few flare-ups in July, my health has slowly been getting better and I’m feeling like I have more energy. Hopefully this “chrono-diet” will help reduce my IBS symptoms so my diet won’t have to be so strict. Please continue to pray for my health to improve! It’s been really hard to get a lot of work done when I’m having an IBS flare-up, and I’m still working on finishing my Regency series, Lady Wynwood’s Spies.
Lord, thank You for all You have given to us and how You bless us when we don’t expect it. Please help us to clearly see how You’re working in our lives to support us and help us become people more like Your Son, Jesus Christ.
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