I was always tired. 2 little naps a day. My training I could slam, but after I was exhausted much of the time. Races went well. But again my levels of tiredness impeded my ability to reach my race time goals.Time to find out.
As a vegetarian almost vegan my food that I consume is on the slim side, too little for 80 mile weeks of training.. I thought this was part of the issue along with my slim build and light weight.
insidetracker was a breeze. Filled out the initial questions on foods, amount of time training, and concerns online. Then I received a slip I took to the Quest Diagnostics. It took 10 minutes. My blood work was then sent to the insidetracker office.
In only 3 days my results arrived in an email.
Complete and so comprehensive.
I had areas of high concern:
The second 2 were not surprising. I am stressed daily with my jobs- 12 hour days. High Performance.
The first high liver enzymes really concerned me. After talking with Johnathan Levit from insidetracker we came to the conclusion that it was so high because of my habit weekly of taking Tylenol PM. A habit for way too long. This was contributing to my high GGT market.
I immediately stopped as my levels were in the critical area. Big lesson learned.
Another feature I love is that I get daily reminder emails. This prompts me to check in with if I implemented the nutritional changes such as eating walnuts, spinach, and almond butter I did or did not do.
I have started incorporating the foods that were recommended for each area:
I have used protein powder daily this entire year, but decided that with my test results to add more.
I now make a protein smoothie daily with CocoaElite protein powder, almond milk, almond butter, and banana. I also have increased my cocoa intake based on the recommendations from Insidetracker. I add a scoop of CocoaElite Cocoa powder to my nightly hot chocolate. I also bake a lot and use the rich cocoa powder in raw cookie and raw energy bite recipes. I feel I have more energy and my muscles are recovering faster since the increase in protein powder daily.
Each food that is recommended also has a tab with recipes with that particular food. Too cool.
I am relived it was not worse. I am so glad to be working on this now. I am anticipating in 2 months my blood work again to see what improvements have been made.
This will definitely help my racing performance- especially the no more Tylenol PM , increase overall in food, and focus on more relaxation and meditation to help to lower my Cortisol levels. I have been sleeping better without the Tylenol actually!!!
Thrilled with insidetracker
Reach out to me for any specifics or questions as this is a big step towards health!
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