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The symptoms can definitely be eliminated faster with fasting and stuff like that. That doesn’t mean it’s the right approach (more like a good way to develop a chronic infection). I’d keep the food coming in and temps high if your body is not rejecting food and you have a decent appetite. Incinerate them lil’ bugs.
I’ve found nitric oxide to be noticeably powerful for workouts and stuff. Back in the supplement days, megadosing some arginine before workouts definitely made a huge difference with recovery, inflammation, muscle soreness, and workout quality. If that’s what you’re using it for.
Everything you are experiencing in terms of changes with your body as your temperature goes from arctic to normal, exercise load lessens, food restrictions lessen, and calories increase… is totally normal and expected and elaborated upon in great detail in my books – Diet Recovery 2 especially. If you are going to be able to take this process to completion and give it a chance to possibly work for you (potentially eliminating your health problem and giving you unimaginable food freedom among other benefits) you are going to have to undergo some big psychological changes.
At the very least, don’t make big decisions in a highly emotional state.
You’ve taken the 180 blue pill and you’ll find you have trouble going back to low-carb and exercising crazily because your subconscious knows better now. Better to go through this once than repeatedly tiptoe in and out (much more fattening than just getting it over with, getting those temps up, and fully fat-proofing yourself). Good luck!!!
I would start by playing around with your meal schedule a little bit. If I eat big late at night I have trouble falling asleep, wake up way earlier, and crash way harder after breakfast. I have a tendency to eat a lot more during the day and much lighter at night – and nothing too close to bedtime. That works for me. A lot of people I communicate with respond better to the OPPOSITE approach. Play around with that some and let me know if you feel any changes.
I would take in more carbohydrates, sugar especially, not necessarily coconut oil. That’s a lot of coconut oil.
You should still be able to raise your temps some without too much difficulty. If you are feeling pretty good and you’ve seen some improvements it’s probably just a matter of few adjustments. And if you are feeling and functioning pretty well the number on the thermometer shouldn’t be something to stress yourself out over. The objective is to feel and function better, not score perfect numbers on a thermometer.
This post might be an interesting read on that subject…
There is often a rebound spike in blood pressure refeeding as well. If should follow a sort of bell curve. I would be surprised if it hasn’t returned closer to normal by the end of the year. Medicating it won’t necessarily fix the real biology lifting it up.
Where are your varicose veins? Do have problems with constipation?
There are many things out there people can try. Follow this strategy for a while if you like, but modify it as needed. Remember to always try to do the LEAST work to lose weight, and experiment freely.
I developed sudden pet allergies at 22, and I’m talking none that were noticeable to having to sleep in the back yard from severe asthma. The severity of them has fluctuated, but never got completely rid of them. Low-carb gave me some temporary relief, but when I returned to eating more carbohydrates (to fix all the problems I ran into low-carbing) asthma and allergies skyrocketed for a while before slowly and steadily improving after. No major thoughts for you, but it probably has something to do with whipping the adrenal glands a little bit and experiencing overcompensation lows after carb reintroduction. That’s the best theory I got for you.
There’s not much research on this that I’m aware of. But it’s something that I ponder a lot. All organisms are pre-programmed in a variety of ways to meet the demands of the environment they are about to enter into, or the environment they are in. Without the stimulus of hard physical exertion, low-calorie density foods, fibrous raw stuff, and so forth – whose to say that our digestive organs and bodies don’t adapt to be prepared for the world and food and lifestyle that we have conditioned it for? Maybe suddenly switching over to an ape or caveman diet doesn’t work after decades of something totally different. Why would the body divert tons of energy towards digestion when being fed a bunch of soft, well-cooked, calorie-dense foods?
There are certainly enough variables out there to NOT BE SURE. Uncertainty, and being tentative in your conclusions about everything, especially health and nutrition, is the right attitude. There is a lot out there that has been unaccounted for in the “eat your plants and avoid white sugar” paradigm that currently predominates in the nutrition world.
Not always all in people’s heads. No way. But sugar rules, quite frankly, if you can get enough of the non-sugar stuff out of the way to experience the sheer splendor of it as a fuel source. PCOS and insulin resistance certainly can be improved in a high-sugar diet. That’s not a promise or a guarantee. Physical needs change and are different from person to person. But generally-speaking I find a hearty and sweet diet with adequate or even beyond adequate calorie levels to do some pretty wondrous things for someone stuck at 95 measly degrees.
Yes, you can probably do well without too much sugar. Sugar and caffeine could have been responsible for your past success, as well as just taking in sugar regularly (keeps the fires a burnin’ in a sense).
But you can get a lot more sugar in by eating straight sugary things than desserts (mostly fat). Coke, grape juice, orange juice, dried fruit, sweet cereals, bananas, papaya, other tropical fruit… you should be able to nibble/sip on these types of things throughout the day and get the benefits of sugar.July 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm in reply to: low temperatures/lack of sleep = continuous weigh gain? #8978
Inability to get proper sleep can definitely thwart progress towards achieving a proper metabolic rate. It’s better to raise temperature with sleep than food, and over-reliance on food when sleep is inadequate is indeed typically more fattening than using an excess of sleep with plenty of food in tandem.
Wow Thomas, that song is absolutely perfect. Summarizes my mid-20′s perfectly.