You are what you eat and I learned my lesson last week. I was out of commission for four whole days. It’s hard to pinpoint what caused it but I had a hunch it may have been the bai antioxidant drink I bought on a whim from the supermarket and/or the combination of eating too many chips (my regular lunch spot started introducing homemade chips).
Bai has erythritol as a natural sweetener and it has been linked stomach trouble. Sure, you can google anything and find an article about it but I had almost every symptom mentioned in the Livestrong article over four days. Just when I thought I was getting better, I’d feel sick again.
There are certain foods that make me cave:
- Chips, generally kettle-cooked ones
- Chocolate, especially Snickers
- Faux-healthy drinks
- Ice cream or frozen yogurt
P.S. Last week, I also completed my +1 volunteering for guaranteed entry into the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon. I’ve been very lazy when it comes to planning races for this year, guess I need to figure that out soon. Though I have my first “race” next Sunday — Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon. I say “race” because I’m not in the mindset to actually race it. Since November, I’ve been running whenever I feel like it but no real training plan, definitely no speed work and no hills (so two loops of Central Park will be a real challenge)!