Today after working out my trouble zones with Jillian (I’m sorry, am I the only one who thinks that’s funny?!), I put a salad into my egg whites, after my breakfast salad, I ate another salad for lunch featuring tofu and olives, and after my lunch I had a salad for dinner (two- greek and green). Not to mention the fruit overdose that has aided in my veggie one.
I cannot really afford to be sick right now, and I’m not sick enough that I would miss school or miss a workout, I just feel gross enough to want to complain about it the whole day to anyone who’ll listen.
What I did discover today, that helped with my fuzzy head, was Yerba Mate tea. Have you ever heard of it? It’s a South American tea, that Brendan Brazier talks about in his Thrive Diet book. As I was sipping the tea going over all the health benefits, I couldn’t help but notice the slight increase in my energy. It was not like the boost coffee gives you, but general mental alertness that brought me out of my fog that had consumed me all morning. It boasts huge energy benefits as well as helps with heart health, immune support, digestion and sleep (apparently drinking it, even though it boosts your energy it doesn’t affect your sleep).
Does it taste good? I don’t know- I can’t really taste things today- I gave some to a friend who said it tasted like dirt, but if the dirt water is going to lift me out of a fog and push me through 3pm lulls, then I will drink it!
Do you have any secrets that help you keep your energy going all day? I think the South Americans are onto something with this one!