Looks like a glitch that happens when editing. I think Chris meant, in the resting state (as in first thing before rising)
NOT while eating.
(*Chris, the last line of your post too, me, was equally confused. It seems to contradict itself. This happens to me, sometimes, especially when I'm rushing. :-))
to the OP,
In fact, blood pressure OFTEN goes up just after eating, so this would not be a good time to get a clear reading--however, some people note that certain foods are probably not compatible, based on BP spikes, after eating.