Basically today is more of the same. I woke up and my entire body hurt, I keep getting headaches on and off throughout the day, I'm exhausted and I literally look like I got punched in the face. I look like I have two black eyes, it is crazy! I researched foods to help fight inflammation and found a bunch of links including this and this. I feel like I already eat these foods and began to get frustrated again. My next step is to see if I can get allergy testing done. Turns out these symptoms are often overlooked symptoms of food allergies, and I wonder if I've been eating foods that have been causing me to feel like crap for years. I don't really know how to go about doing this but I'll figure it out.
I've been trying to increase my exercise as well. I did 30 minutes of cardio and then my 45 minute training session. I had a tough time during my session and then right before the very last stretch I felt really dizzy and nauseous and like I was going to pass out. It was horrible.
That aside, at least I had some really good meals today. I'm really glad I decided to try the cleanse again. It's a lot easier now that I don't have to deal with the caffeine withdrawals :X I'm so glad I never went back to coffee, it is one of the best things I've done for myself! Anyway, here's the grub!
My goal of greens for breakfast was accomplished this morning :) As I mentioned, I had planned my meals last night and by coincidence I planned the same smoothie that Maud had posted over at Food Feud! I made mine a bit differently but it was the same idea. I was happy to read the post and see that it had gone over well and I was definitely looking forward to breakfast this morning! I made mine with a frozen banana, 4 fresh strawberries, 3/4 cup almond milk, Vega Choc-a-lot Shake & Go powder and lots of spinach. So delicious.
Late morning I enjoyed the other half of my mango from yesterday's breakfast.
For lunch I had lots and lots of green! A big S&M salad with lots of spinach, dulse, hemp seeds and avocado. So delicious. This is a nutrition powerhouse and Brendan Brazier talks about the benefits of all of the ingredients in Thrive. I felt so virtuous eating this salad!
For snack I made Mexican Chocolate Chia Pudding! I halved the recipe in Crazy Sexy Diet when I made it over the weekend and it still made a ton. Like I said it was a bit sweet so for my snack today I used 1/3 cup of the pudding and mixed it with 1/2 tsp of cocoa powder! It made it rich and chocolatey, cut the sweetness and combined perfectly with the cinnamon already in it. So good!
I drank a Pineapple Vita Coco Coconut Water when I got home from my workout to try and restore my electrolytes and get my blood sugar up.
For dinner I made my version of a Buddha Bowl from CSD. I could have sworn I bought broccoli but didn't see any in the fridge so I used the rest of my roasted cauliflower. There is also chickpeas, carrots and sun dried tomatoes and it is seasoned with garlic, pepper and I sprinkled the top with nooch. I also used quinoa instead of rice to get in some extra protein. I haven't eaten it yet because I'm still not feeling great after my workout.
I'm happy with my meals today. I achieved my goals that I set yesterday, was full all day and enjoyed every meal (that I've eaten so far). I really need to figure out what's going on because feeling sick is really exhausting.
Goals for tomorrow: 45-60 minute run on rebounder.