I had a lot of trial and error after reading Diet Recovery 2. A few of the suggestions didn’t work, a few worked great.
For me, the less fluid in my diet, the better. I am instantly cold when I have a lot of fluid, especially fluid with potassium in it. I have classic salt deficiency symptoms from drinking gallons of water per day for 15 years.
I also noticed, I do very poorly with sugar. I do way better with starches than sugars. Mexican cokes, Gatorade, Sierra Mist, all of the fluids he recommends aggravate my condition and make me ice cold. Even syrup on pancakes. Not good. I get cold instantly.
I eat pancakes just slathered with grass fed butter and with blueberries mixed into the batter. No syrup. I eat a lot of grains (which I soak prior to eating), I eat A LOT of pizza. Pizza is probably the most balancing food that I eat. It’s delicious, warming, nourishing, and I feel grounded after I eat it.
I stick to the S’s that Matt talks about, but sugars make me cold. I stick to starches, saturated fats, and salt, VERY seldomly eating sugar. A little bit here and there is ok, but when I make it a regular thing, wham, my body temperature drops half to a full degree. I can be rocking 98.4, then drop to 97.4 with 3 sips of Mexican Coke. It’s really quite incredible.
So that was my trial and error. I am happy to say that I have been in the 98’s for a good 3 months steady eating this way. I experimented for 3 months with different amounts of sugar but finally found my sweet spot. So 6 months total, I know what works for my body and what doesn’t.