Coconut flour pancake + eggs and avocado = HOTSA HELLZ YEAH for under 500 calories!
This morning was a HIIT workout, which was fairly miserable. It was very nice to come home and have a dope ass breakfast, afterward. I’d planned to do a double today, but decided against it, since I already have a double lined up for tomorrow– and one of those will be 1RM testing for my deadlift, followed by metcon. That’s going to be taxing.
My energy has been a lot better, the past week. I’ve been sleeping more or less through the night, and I feel pretty good in the morning. Throughout the day, my mood is also pretty good. But, I’m still not quite where I want to be. There’s just an overall haziness, a cloak of slight drowsiness that seems to plague me all day, even when I’m feeling “alert.”
My hunch is that it’s parasites/a parasite. I know, I know, *shudder*. But, the truth is, we ALL have parasites, pretty much all the time. I’ve wanted to do a parasite cleanse, but I have an allergy to tree nuts. Black walnut hull is one of the main things you need to do a parasite cleanse, so I’m not really sure how to go about this.
A year and a half ago, I was about 5 months into Nutrition Response Testing (I no longer do this; stopped sometime last fall because I’d failed to see progress in several months). I won’t go too far into my experience and thoughts on that here, because it will completely derail what is meant to be a quick update. But, maybe for another day, another post.
Anyway, one day around my 5 month mark, I woke up and I would’ve sworn I was CURED. My energy and mood were incredible. I had such clarity. I even felt like my vision was sharper. And, I’d lost weight, which I hadn’t been able to do on my own for a year, maybe longer. I just felt like a completely new person– no, even better, I felt like my old self!
But then, after a week or less, it went away. The energy and overall joie de vivre that I’d felt was gone, and I went back to just feeling “okay” at best, and “not great,” the rest of the time. I’ve tried to reclaim the way I felt that week, ever since– indeed, it’s why I wasted my time in Nutrition Response Testing for over a year afterward. The feeling never did come back.
In retrospect, I’ve come to believe that I may have passed a parasite, just before that Magical Week. It’s really the only explanation I can come up with. A major part of the first phase of Nutrition Response Testing is killing shit. Fungus. Bad bacteria. Parasites. So, I was on high doses of supplements, at the time– many of which were aimed at killing shit that was harming my body.
I think that the supplements successfully killed a parasite, or something, and that was why my body was able to thrive again. I think the feeling didn’t last, though, because there was/is more work to be done. Something else needs to be killed.
So, yeah, now, I want to figure out a parasite cleanse that won’t send me to the hospital in anaphylactic shock. It’s on the “to do” list. For someone who exercises, eats well and gets adequate sleep, I should have SO MUCH ENERGY. But, I don’t. And it fucking sucks.