Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I ate Wednesday

I like to think I know my body pretty well, so when something goes wrong I get really frustrated. Over the past two days I've been randomly dizzy and have a headache on the right side of my head only. As you will see, I haven't changed anything in my diet or exercise routine, same supplements, drinking lots of water as always... I don't know what's up. It might be the crazy AZ heat, but I have lived here for 8 years and haven't had this issue before. I feel a little bit better today, but still not 100% normal- if you have any ideas as to what's going on with this noggin' of mine, feel free to share!





These hot summer mornings call for a nice cold bowl of overnight oats in the morning, so I started the day off with some pumpkin flavored oats. I forgot to snap a picture of my cottage cheese with oats and almonds, but I think you all know what that looks like by now. Lunch was a zucchini turkey burger with yam and my 3pm meal was leftover sweet and sour chicken from the night before. When I got home from work all I could think about was hot stinkin' hot it was and how much I did not feel like eating meat. This is really weird for me because I eat it all day long, but something about meat + turning on the oven or going outside to grill was just not sounding good. What to do when this happens? Breakfast for dinner of course! Egg white scramble with lots of veggies and hot sauce hit the spot. I made a couple almond flour pancakes and added a little sugar free syrup for my last meal of the day. 

Not my typical WIAW, but a good day nonetheless! 

25 comments:

  1. I haven't had overnight oats in forever! I've got to get back on that!!

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  2. Hey girl I hope everything is ok. I will keep you in prayer. Maybe, like me with age come new sensitivities (LOL not that we are OLD OLD but just enough. I have recently found out that I get motion sickness and developed allergic reactions to strawberries and pineapple.

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  3. Little B - I live here in Chandler AZ & have had the SAME headache issues. I bet you anything it's the HEAT and hope it's nothing more!!! Feel better...and thanks for all your wonderful tips & motivations. I'd love to work out w/ you sometime If you are nearby! knuffkim@gmail.com :)

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    1. I'm always in Chandler, that's where B grew up and where his family lives! :)

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  4. I had this problem twice in the last year. It was vertigo. I didn't feel stuffy really in my head. It was odd. But yeah, it was a middle ear infection. It cleared up on its own but I probably should have called the doc and gotten an antibiotic. Or, maybe try an antihistamine for a few days (nights) to dry up the fluid.

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  5. what's in your almond flour pancakes?

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    1. 1/4 cup almond flour, 3 egg whites, cinnamon, truvia and a dash of almond milk

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  6. Maybe your preggers? I had an instant repulsion to seafood before I even knew I was expecting

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    1. haha NO! Don't even put that thought into the universe! :)

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  7. Hi, B! I've been battling random dizziness since I was in my early 20s (now 31). A few months back I read a comment from you that you didn't like salt so you never add it to anything. This caught my eye because I used to be the same way. I went to a holistic medicine/vitamin doctor trying to find a cure for my dizziness and he had me monitor my blood pressure for awhile. I naturally have very low BP, and stress, lack of sleep, alcohol, etc., lower it even more and cause dizziness. His natural solution: put a little salt on everything as it naturally raises BP. His advice worked! Quick, easy, natural solution. I'd bet since it is so hot where you live all that sweating might be depleting your natural salt stores. Give it a try. And I've never had an issue with bloating from adding a little salt to meals. Only unnaturally-salty foods like french fries and potato chips ever cause me to retain water. He also recommends 2-3 gelcaps of Omegas/fish oil per day as it eliminates blood clotting. Even us healthy people can have minor clotting in our blood, which can cause dizziness too. Hope these help you, they've helped me tremendously!

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  8. Breakfast for dinner is my FAVORITE!!! I hope you feel better asap lady! Definitely try and increase your water a bit to increase blood pressure and see if that's the culprit of the dizziness! :-D

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  9. The comment above about salt makes so much sense! I have very low BP too and I get frequent headaches and sometimes dizziness too. But I've never linked the two. I'll try adding salt and see if that makes any difference. Thanks Sheila!

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  10. Maybe it's just allergies? The change in weather can bring them on and cold symptoms are not the only allergy symptoms people get.

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  11. The weather I know affects our bodies a lot. The salt comment makes sense also.

    I have a question for you, B, or anyone who would like to answer. I exercise in the morning, early, between 4 and 4:30 so I can be at work by 7:30. I am not an evening exerciser. What should I do about nutrition before i work out? I take aminos and eat casein before bed. Any suggestions from anyone welcome

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    1. You really need both carbs and protein before a workout. Try a couple homemade protein bars, some ezekiel toast and cottage cheese, or greek yogurt with berries would all be good options.

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  12. I started experiencing this same thing a few years ago and it would come and go for a while. I went to several doctors to see if I had vertigo or something else. the doctors of course gave me medication to cover the pain "topically", but nothing naturally/correcting the problem. I finally went to see a Chiroprator and turns out I had a pinched nerve from the way I sleep at night. After a few adjustments my headaches went away as well as the dizziness.

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  13. hope you're feeling somewhat better now!

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  14. Ditto about the low salt. My mom ended up in the hospital a couple weeks ago because of low sodium. It can be very serious. People usually worry about too much salt, but it can go the other way too. Maybe try to incorporate it in small amounts. :)

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  15. Do you have any recommendations for a good clean eating cook book?

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    1. Yes! All of Tosca Reno's Eat Clean Diet books are great.

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  16. Hey when you were doing Jamie Eason's work outs did you always eat the 6oz that she recommended? I feel like its so much to each and I get nauseated so easily. I feel like that is the only thing holding me back. What're your thoughts?

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    1. I did, but if it's too much I think you could definitely cut it down a bit-- I'm eating more like 4oz portions now.

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  17. Hi there Brittany!

    So I have a totally random question for you. Do you train chest? I noticed on a bunch of the blogs that I follow, most of the women do back, legs, shoulders, arms and almost never do chest.
    I train it regularly, but was wondering if maybe I shouldn't... You thoughts?
    By the way I love your blogs and recipes! I am newly engaged as well so just wanted to say congratulations! Elise

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