I just found out what's wrong with me!
(Talk about you attention-grabbing leads....)
For the longest time, I've felt like crap. Zero energy, completely exhausted, and, worst of all, my brain hasn't been working properly. And by that, I mean that I've had increasing difficulty concentrating, and I keep forgetting things and losing my train of thought. (way more than is normal for me.) I was seriously beginning to wonder if I was getting Altzheimers waaaaaay too early.
But it's not that. Or any other major disease.
Given my size, that seems incredible (not to mention impossible), but there it is. My daily protein intake is about 1/4 of what it should be. Protein is what the body breaks down into amino acids - which are then used to keep all the organs (including the brain) up and running properly.
When the body doesn't get enough protein, it starts to think there's a famine in the land and goes into crisis mode. This means it shuts down as many functions as it can, distributing the amino acids to those organs it considers most important (maintaining the heart definitely trumps keeping the brain working at maximum efficiency). It hoardes calories and basically "hybernates." So you end up like a zombie who can still run from whatever eats zombies if the need arises.
Or something like that. (Given my brain's current inability to focus, who knows what I was actually told. I'm sure about the remedy, though, because I had the doctor write down that bit.)
Chop off my legs and call me Shorty! No wonder I feel like death on a cracker.
I've been ordered to get in touch with my inner caveman and eat protein like the mastadons are overpopulating and eating all the cave woman's nuts and berries. And take protein supplements. AND increase my vitamin D intake.
If any of you are feeling puny and stupid, check with your doctor and get a blood test. You might need to be joining me on the ol' protein bandwagon.
Okay! I'm off to eat a jar of Jif!
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!
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