So my kinesiologist, who I rely on for my supplements to literally keep me going, says to me two weeks ago:
No nuts, no sugar, no wheat, no spice for two weeks.
Okay, I say, I can do no wheat and no sugar cos I do that anyway.
Oh, that includes sugar from raw fruit.
Oh no! I can’t give up nuts and fruit. What???!!!
But, it made me examine my diet. I make cookies with ground almonds, and energy balls with nuts and granola with nuts, and fake fudge with nut butter, and I snack on nuts and eat Body Me or Naked bars that contain….nuts!!!
Maybe, just maybe, I eat too many nuts. Yes they are a good fat, blah blah, but too much of a good thing?
Sooo I went back to porridge with cinnamon (I double checked that didn’t count as a spice I had to avoid) or a baked banana with 100% dark choc melting in the middle (HEAVEN). I found a recipe for energy balls with dessicated coconut and seed butter. I stewed apple with cinnamon. I didn’t bake any cookies but made courgette brownies instead.
And, I have to admit, I enjoyed it. I am past my two weeks of avoidance. Whether it’s that or the supplements kicking in or both, I don’t know but I do feel better.
Raw nuts take a lot of energy to digest (I discovered after I could have used nut butter and ground almonds, but hey) and like anything, if the system is overloaded it will run sluggishly.
Just a thought – maybe it would do you good to have a look at your diet and challenge yourself to avoid or cut back on one or two things and replace with other things.