I’m not familiar with Dr. Lam’s protocol, so not sure if this will overlap or contradict what you’ve been doing… but… here are some non-official recommendations for you from a fellow Eat4Heater –
First thing I’d do is invest in a thermometer, and start tracking your temperature. (I like the ear kind, but you have to work with it to get a good consistent temperature reading.) Take your temperature:
* First thing in the morning
* Before meals / After meals
* Before bed
* Anytime your hands or feet feel cold
You want to get to a point where your waking temperature is near 98.6F, and at or above that at other times during the day.
Then before eating, ask yourself “what REALLY sounds good?” (fat, sugar, salt, carbs, protein – i.e. – buttered popcorn, cookies, pretzels, baked potato, big steak) and then feed yourself what sounds good (that’s a good indication that’s what you need). To reduce the risk of gaining weight, dish out a portion of the desired food, eat that, and wait 30 minutes before going back for seconds… assess your hunger on a scale of 0-10, and try to stay between 3 and 7 at all times.
ALSO after eating, ask yourself “how do I feel?” – sluggish, energized, sleepy, happy, sad, etc.
See if you can start figuring out what your body needs by the biofeedback signals you’re getting.
How much water do you drink? Do you drink when you’re not thirsty?
If you don’t have energy to workout… don’t. Go take a nap instead. Lack of sleep can cause a lot of problems (and being in college almost defines lack of sleep!).
Good luck with classwork and everything else, too!