Since upping fruit and cutting down on fat, I have not craved more fat but I do feel hungrier so I eat even more fresh and dried fruit in between meals. At the same time I decided to eat more fruit I also wanted to do more consistent eating and eating most of my calories at meals than before when I would snack more – so I think I have to just add more fruit to my meals so I don’t get as hungry in between. It is an adjustment to know how much fruit one actually needs to eat to have a lasting full feeling. Things I have cut down on are butter, coconut oil and cheese. I am not much of a meat eater so I still have about the same amount of that a day.
One thing I do now is eat raisins before bed and that seems to help me sleep better. I had tried sugar water or just sugar but that was hard for me to choke down.
My temps have gone up but not as high as many get to. Probably the main reason as I haven’t gotten them as high is because I still have not eaten as many calories as what Matt and others say you are supposed to – I used to eat around 1100 to 1400 calories a day and have been eating around 1800 to 2200 calories a day and have gained 25 lbs which is something that is extremely hard for me to accept. I am not going to count calories for now and just eat more fruit when I feel hungry – hopefully that won’t add up to more weight gain, but just in case it does, I am going to add in 10 to 20 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week. Will see how it goes.