Though by mid-afternoon, having had a wholesome lunch (yet more of the delicious Beetroot and butternut squash soup – has a lovely sweet but earthy, nearly tomato flavour, plus the left over green rice with some olives, seeds and fresh coriander added), the headache had been joined by dizziness and the shakes – ahh that would be my blood sugar levels taking a dive. Had a handful of nuts (a great emergency snack – keep a small tub of them in your bag) and an apple which seemed to do the trick. Although still felt rather shaky so made a point of going to bed early after a supper of ginger chicken stir-fry and rice noodles – perfect comfort food. Hopefully will feel better tomorrow.
I also noticed another weird thing (apologies for TMI), my wee has a very potent sweet metallic smell just like when I eat asparagus. After a bit of detective work, I found out that one of the supplements was to blame – the MetaLipoate, don’t worry it is perfectly natural and apparently just shows that the alpha-lipoic acid (the active ingredient in MetaLipoate) is being put to work!