Another wonderful What I Ate Wednesday hosted over at Peas and Crayons!
I tried this new thing yesterday called waking up early. I set the alarm for 5:50, then turned it off and laid there until my eyes collected enough moisture to open. Does anyone else wake up with dry eyes? No matter how much water I drink; it’s ridiculous. Anyway, I made it to my computer by
I’m fully aware that this isn’t early for some of you, but I usually am good to go at 6:45 and it’s amazing the difference I feel waking up just an hour earlier. Also, the amount of work I can get done in that extra 45 minutes is insane, so I’m trying to do it more regularly.
I snacked on melon and decaf while pounding on the keyboard until the munchkin woke up. Then I made us real breakfast.
Egg scramble with mushrooms, peppers and onions, topped with cilantro and salsa. Honey wheat toast ad butter on the side.
The morning flew by soon it was time for a snack.
Leftover 3 Bean Chili with sour cream and cilantro.
I got in a walk with a friend, then came home to an easy lunch.
Turkey, provolone, spinach and mustard on wheat with melon.
Midafternoon I hit an energy slump, so on the way to hot yoga I decided to try some Energy Bits. *more on these below
After a great, sweaty yoga class at Charlotte Family Yoga, we returned home to some delicious taco slop.
Chicken taco slop, brown rice, guacamole and cilantro.
Ok, now back to the bits…
The small sample tin was sent to me to try out and I was shocked when it recommended taking 20-30 bits. I think that’s how many were in a whole tin! Instead, I swallowed about half the tin.
No worries, before doing so, I did check out what they were. Energy Bits are
Made from 100% organicallly grown spirulina algae and loaded with 40 nutrients, ENERGYbits® algae tabs have the highest concentration of protein in the world (64%) all for just one calorie per tab.
In fact, they are actually small bits of food, not pills.
I was intrigued by these bits because I have a love/hate with caffeine. You may notice I usually drink decaf. I do so for a variety of reasons. I’m very sensitive to caffeine and it can make me feel jittery with only a small amount, but more so, I get heart palpitations when I drink it too often.
Lately I’ve been sipping on tea and a bit of regular coffee here and there and have noticed an increase in my heart flutters. For anyone that experiences these, they can tell you that the feeling is unsettling. I’ve been to the doctor (woah flashback to an OLD post) and they say there isn’t a danger in them, but it still makes me feel uneasy so I try to take it easy on caffeine.
Because of this, I’ve kept an eye out for an energy boost option that doesn’t contain caffeine or artificial garbage. Enter Energy Bits. Yesterday I ate half the tin… maybe 15 or so bits? And I did have a steadier stream of alertness and energy throughout yoga class and the evening than I usually do! Not jittery, not hyperactive, just alert.
Placebo effect? Maybe. David is still skeptical, but there weren’t enough bits for us both to try them.
Full disclosure is that Energy Bits sent me the free sample, but not expecting a review or me to even mention them, so all these opinions are completely my own. In fact, I logged on to the site to look at ordering more because I’d like to give them a few more tries, but at $115 for 1000 bits, I wasn’t quite ready to commit.
I’ll try the other half of the tin sometime and see if I get another boost. I need more convincing.
Have you heard on Energy Bits?
Does anyone have a non-caffeine secret to an energy boost?