I’ve been trying to up my protein lately (you may have noticed by the uptick in meat I’ve been eating). A couple of years ago I saw a holistic nutritionist, the goal of my sessions with her: eating to increase energy. This whole burnout thing is nothing new to me, and while I’m not quite as tired as I was a couple of weeks ago—I’m still battling some inconsistent energy levels. Her suggestion was to increase my animal proteins. I’ve never been a vegetarian, but in the past I’ve tried to limit my meat intake to a couple of times a week or less. I’m a firm believer that you can absolutely get adequate protein from a vegetable based diet. I also believe that a life without Buffalo wings is no life at all.

Since nothing seems to have been working lately, I’ve decided that after a couple of years with that suggestion tucked into the back of my mind, I might actually try to take it. So, over the last few weeks I’ve been trying to eat more protein. I’m still on the fence with how this little project is going, but I’m going to keep at it for a few more weeks before making any decisions as to whether or not exhaustion can be cured through diet.

Breakfast


Smoothie with low fat kefir, ½ banana, mango, pineapple, strawberries, ground flax seed, and wheat germ

Lunch


Salad with lettuce, cucumber, shredded cabbage, carrots, grilled turkey breast, beets, cottage cheese, and oil & vinegar

Snack


Honey dew melon and lite Cheddar cheese


Sweat time: 60-minute spin class