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    If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen??

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    Do you adjust your diet on such hot days? All I want to consume are salads or smoothies (actually ice cream). The mornings are fine for my usual breakfast, but by evenings I'm sipping on kefir or having a salad. Would grok take a break during heat waves and eat less?

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    Most animals slow down on food in the heat.
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    I'm working outside in the desert during monsoon season, so... yeah. It's just too hot to have any kind of appetite at all. Plus I'm drinking around a couple of gallons of water, which really fills you up.

    Now the problem I have is that, once I get home and relaxed in the A/C for a couple of hours, my appetite comes back with a vengeance. I've actually been having trouble digesting my food after dinner, and I'm thinking it's because I eat nothing or maybe just a bite or two at a time for 20 hours, then expect my stomach to digest a day's worth of food in one sitting. I kind of figured out that's what was happening last night, so I'll be working on fixing it starting tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RitaRose View Post
    I'm working outside in the desert during monsoon season,
    I was inspecting the roof of a high-rise building here in MI just as the temps hit 100. You're probably a little more used to that in the desert. I had a handful of cashews for lunch with zero interest of anything else except water, and my appetite was still low by dinner. Settled on a salad with cold hard-boiled eggs, but would have preferred to just sit in the shade with a bucket of ice cream...

    I wonder if protein smoothies are the way to go for these heat waves?

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    I've been having protein smoothies for breakfast and not much else till dinner, which isn't a bad thing. I forced myself to eat a small lunch today because I start getting squirrelly.

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    I whipped up a protein smoothie for breakfast this morning too, but quickly realized that I shouldn't have put a whole banana in it. All I wanted to do was take a nap for a couple of hours after!

    It's 9:00 at night here and it's still 34 deg. C (about 90F). This week we grilled chicken breasts and did a beef roast in the crockpot so we could cut them up and have them in salads. I haven't had any cooked starches for at least a week.

    Thanks for the reminder about boiled eggs! I think that will be breakfast and maybe even lunch tomorrow
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    Oh yeah, boiled eggs sounds like a good idea. For some reason I can eat them soft boiled even if fried they tend to gag me. For smoothies I just use frozen strawberries, whey and cream.

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    I've been making jello with rooibos tea and lime juice. The really stiff kind of jello you can pick up with your fingers. It's like edible iced tea and a good way to get some protein in on hot days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    I've been making jello with rooibos tea and lime juice. The really stiff kind of jello you can pick up with your fingers. It's like edible iced tea and a good way to get some protein in on hot days.
    I didn't realize there was protein in gelatin. That's a very interesting idea. How are you making that?

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    Winter isn't exactly the time of year best associated with barbecue. If the heat is getting to you too much try eating more spicy foods. The spiciness ups your sweating which will cool down your body temperature.
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