My weight loss journey started back in January and as I draw closer to my goal weight, these last several pounds seem to be super glued to my hips and thighs.
With my increased levels of exercise, I'm finding that my new eating habits aren't supplying my body with the necessary vitamins and protein needed to have an energy filled day. (I know...what's that?! An energy filled day?) So I seem to be resorting to the 'quick, sugar-laden pick-me-up' type foods.
I'm not crazy about meat. I like chicken breast, but in Portugal it's pretty expensive, so I don't buy it as often as I would like to. (About $7.50 for 2 pounds...and that's the cheapest place I've found.) So if all white meat chicken isn't on my menu for dinner, I usually skip the meat. Eating only the veggies, rice or potatoes.
I've battled anemia since my teens when I stopped eating all red meats. It's been over 15 years since I've eaten a steak or a hamburger. During certain times of the month, I struggle with dizziness, extreme fatigue and crippling headaches. And when you add in my recent selective eating habits and increased levels of activity, these symptoms have doubled .
I've already introduced you to my wonder women mother-in-law but let me remind you she's a nurse of over 40 years. My hubby went to her in search of help for his wife who was struggling through her days.
Nanny's response..."Nina needs to eat meat protein!"
She may have said that, but this is what I heard...."Grill her up a nice, fat, juicy steak and watch her energy levels increase right in front of your eyes!
My response...."Yeah right!! NO WAY I'm doing that!!" And Nanny knew I'd say that, she knows me.... she's prepared special dishes and foods for me for many years now, always considering my eating habits when deciding on dinner for our family.
So we went with plan B.
After Nanny did lots of research and after talking with her personally and telling her the benefits I've had in the past taking chlorophyll, this is what she bought for me and sent in a box that I received last week. (Thanks Nanny!)
Chlorella has astounding health benefits! After you get past the part about it being an algae.
The benefits of Chlorella:
It contains the highest levels of Chlorophyll known.
Supplies high levels of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin B-12 and Iron.
Filters toxins from body
Aids in digestion
Helps balance boys pH
Normalizes blood sugar and blood pressure
Has protective and cleansing compounds (which means it takes odors from your breath and from your poop! ....wonder if I can get my entire family on this stuff...even the dog...hmmmm)
So after a week of filling my body with "The Green Superfood" I'm proud to report I'm feeling some of that energy I've been lacking.
I may be green like The Incredible Hulk, but at least I have his energy level too!