Tuesday, September 27, 2011
A little experiment...on myself
The biggest change I noticed after a while was a serious decrease in energy. Every afternoon I would get sooooo tired and unmotivated. Added to the lack of energy was a craving for sugar and other "bad for me" foods. I found myself opening the fridge to find something to eat, even when I wasn't hungry. This brought on another rather obvious problem...5 extra pounds. Yep, I gained 5 pounds in those 5 weeks! Let me tell you, when you are 5'2" tall (or short :), 5 added pounds is glaringly obvious!!! Not good.
There were a few other changes I noticed as well, including a skin break out, flagging moods, and just general grumpiness. Workouts and runs were a drudgery. I didn't seem to handle stress well at all, which was not a good thing with everything that was going on in the Pierson world. All in all, quite interesting.
I am back to my usual routine now. The extra 5 pounds are gone (thank goodness!!!) and I can actually run without feeling like I want to stop and lie down in the middle of the road. I don't have the dip in energy in the afternoons and my cravings are gone. My skin has cleared up and seems less dry.
My conclusion? Nothing is a substitute for good nutrition and smoothies are a great way to get it. My plan is to keep on drinking the green stuff. It is worth every penny.