Watch the Electrolytes

Posted by leannekarella on April 5th, 2013 |Filed Under My Thoughts |

I like bargain shopping, and that includes groceries. Since getting home a week ago, the only groceries I’ve gotten are veggies, and hubby told me we were out of bread last night. As in…totally out of bread. No warning that we’re getting low. *rolling eyes* How am I supposed to know we’re out of bread since I don’t eat it??? (Ongoing argument we have about groceries.)

So, last night I asked him to wake me up between 7 and 7:30 so I could get to the store when they open to get the day-old bakery breads, which he likes best.

I felt so drugged this morning I could barely crawl out of bed and into the shower. A little light headed. Really, really tired. And I went to bed at my normal time last night.

I don’t know why it takes me so long to clue in every single time this happens, but it does.

I do not take the ‘prescribed’ amount of potassium for the IP diet because I take a medication for PCOS that hoards potassium in the body. The problem is, I also take diuretics, so there is a tricky balance I have to keep. Too much potassium is toxic, too little and the electrolytes go off kilter and I fell like crap.

So, even if you don’t have my health issues, when you feel really crappy, I highly suggest Powerade Zero. It is IP approved. It isn’t an instant cure, but if I drink it in the morning (a whole bottle), I usually feel more normal by afternoon. If it’s your electrolytes, it should work.


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