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Wow, Aimee88! Thank you for sharing! It’s great to hear from people for who this is really working.
I’m enjoying being warm, but haven’t dived in so far as to gain weight…
I’m coming from a pretty healthy (although, technically “obese”) place… but the last few times I’ve tried to lose weight I would get sick (normally sinus infections, once walking pneumonia), so this time I decided to go about it differently.
So far, I’m holding my current weight and eating things that are good for me (whole, fatty, salty, starchy yummy foods) as I want them – but still portioning things out to pace myself and give me time to ‘hear’ my body’s hunger signals. Over the weekend, I ate over 2600 calories on Saturday (still tracking everything via myFitnessPal), including some yummy pizza late in the evening, and didn’t gain an ounce.
I’m hopeful that I can get my body feeling ‘abundant’ enough to re-calibrate without needing to gain a bunch (since I’m starting out sufficiently high as it is). That’s going to be my take on this experiment, anyway.
We’ll see how it goes!
I totally agree with your last statement – about getting your metabolism up and feeding your body until it’s functioning well again… then tackling what’s left after that.
And, bubbleliving – have you talked to your homeopathic MD about the “eat the food” concepts? I would be very interested in their thoughts on the subject, and what direction they would suggest you take. They might have some ideas on what foods might help you satisfy your body best right now – i.e. what you might be deficient in, that it’s looking for, and what would make the best raw materials for rebuilding your immune system. The first place I’d go, is real fat (grass-fed, pastured raw butter if you can get it). Yum.