Ever since last fall when I switched to Kellogg’s Mini Wheats cereal for comfort food while grieving the loss of my job as well as someone close to me, I’ve been trying to eat healthier and I mean like literally healthier. I learned that a specific preservative in shelf foods (BHT) imitates the symptoms of Hypothyroidism. Which I do have, but when I was eating this cereal (2 meals out of 3/4…) it started to make me feel sick. I went to the Dr.’s and they found my levels to be normal, so I thought that was weird.
I went to Canada for a week and had really good food, ate healthier in general, and exercised a lot during the week and it jump started my appetite again and I felt like a whole new person afterwards. I know grief can take a lot out of you but I’ve never experienced that.
Since then I’ve been taking a more active approach in my eating habits. I’ve been switching out my favorite cereal with a health bar (Clif specifically) and now I’ve just started eat granola instead. This week I bought Nature Valley’s Dark Chocolate granola for breakfast and had the serving size plus a slice of cinnamon toast and after only a week I definitely felt ‘perkier’ and had more energy – I think the protein in the granola helped a lot too.