Holy shit peeps. I have spent all day violently ill, and while I don't want to get too TMI with you, I do want to warn you about a bad product that could potentially make you sick.
So the day started off really well. I had yoga scheduled this morning, and decided to have a smoothie for breakfast before I went. This is hard to write about, because it just reminds me of the experience all over again but...I made a peach smoothie with this protein powder from the Vega One brand. When I first started PINK last year, I occasionally used this brand and had no issue with it, then I bought a new tub in the fall after they apparently changed their formula. The new formula made me pretty sick, throwing up and the works, so I stopped using it.
Last week when I was out shopping, I thought I would give Vega One another chance, thinking maybe that I got a bad tub of it. This time I just bought a couple of individual packets in case I didn't like it, instead of spending money on a tub of it.
So the shake didn't taste very good to me, but I was hungry and choked it down so that I wouldn't be hungry during yoga. I was sort of ok in class, though I felt really tired, and the room was flaming hot. I got home and was sitting on the couch watching the Ravens/Colts game and just felt AWFUL. My stomach was roiling, I felt hot and cold all at once. It finally got to the point where I was like, I"m going to make myself throw up because I'd rather throw up than be dancing on the edge of throwing up, so I did. 5 minutes later I didn't have to make myself, I barely made it to the bathroom before I was heaving my guts up again. For the next 4-5 hours I was in misery from both ends, and threw up every 30 minutes or so. I can't even remember the last time I was that sick.
I finally was able to eat something around 3 pm, but God I feel awful. My ribs, back, stomach and throat ache so bad. I went online to see if this was a freak thing, or if other people had experienced issues with the Vega One powder. Sure enough, there was story after story about people violently throwing up and having explosive diarrhea after making shakes with this powder. Sounds like the company is not very responsive to complaints about it, but I guess it could be one of a few things. An allergy to one of the types of algae they use (apparently 30% of the population has this allergy), Vitamin A poisoning, or an allergy to savi seed, which is one of the proteins they use. Regardless, screw this product. I would highly recommend NOT using it. There are tons of complaints about this product out there, so I welcome you to do your own research.
My sad pathetic meal plan for today....please don't judge:
Breakfast: Does it count if you threw it up?
Lunch: Cup of wonton soup, a half cup of rice, tablespoon of butter, cup of orange chicken
Dinner: Cup of rice, tablespoon of butter, 3 TB of chocolate chips.