A week later and I’d say the whole intuitive-ish eating is going pretty well! I’ve also noticed that my appetite has increased since I’ve been working more being on my feet for 5 hours at a time. It’s a really good feeling; and so is really feeling tired again. I actually took a nap after work on Monday. It was glorious!
Back in the days of my Tone It Up slim downs, they said to make sure to drink 2-3 cups of water before working out in the morning. That was something that really stuck with me because I’d always wake up so dehydrated. I’ve continued to do it everyday, even if I’m not working out, and adding this Vega energizer powder to my water really has given me a little extra pep. It’s been extra nice when I’m waking up earlier to get in a workout before heading to an earlier shift, like yesterday.
When I was offered the opportunity to review this product, I checked out the list of ingredients. Vega has a great reputation for clean ingredients so I had no doubts—coconut seed, yerba mate, ginseng, green tea, turmeric, ginger—sounded good to me! Admittedly, the taste takes a little getting used to, but if you ask me, it’s worth it for the benefits.
Post-workout, I refueled with one of my favorites: steel cut oats, egg whites, and nut butters. I love this breakfast; it packs a great carb/protein punch which is vital after a workout and the nut butters give it an extra staying power for me. I’ve been going back and forth everyday trying to choose which I prefer that day—coconut cashew butter or chia peanut butter—and yesterday the chia PB won. Gotta save the best bite for last!
I actually had a smoothie for lunch—protein powder, coffee, 1/2 banana, a few strawberries, 1 tbsp PB, & beet/turnip greens. I love smoothie lunches at work; they’re quick, easy, and filling. Unfortunately the beet and turnip greens are entirely too “green” for this kind of smoothie and it was NOT good! I had half of this amazingly delicious bar to wash it down ha! Ya win some, ya lose some, right?
On my walk home for work, I had the other half of the bar and went to town on some carrots and greek yogurt/sriracha mix when I got home. The orange theme continued into the night..
Orange rosemary chicken, roasted carrots, and kale. I also snacked on some of the oranges after I squeezed them for the sauce so I wasn’t super hungry when dinner rolled around. Whoops! This was, however, a nice refreshing salad.
My sweet potato wasn’t ready when dinner rolled around, so I sprinkled some cinnamon on it and tossed it back in the oven. For dessert, I put it on top of some yogurt with coconut cashew butter and unsweetened coconut. I think I could have eaten 5 more sweet potatoes! Food is fuel, right?
Food for Thought
What’s your favorite was to fuel your workouts?
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary shipment of the Vega Sugar-Free Energizer as a Sweat Pink Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.