September 14, 2013 at 9:02 am #12601
I’can’t reach 36.7 in the morning… They are 5 months that I’m refeeding, I gained 23 kg, my temps in the afternoon are good reaching 37.2, but morning temps are low. I don’t understand why… I tried to eat a snack before sleep, I tried to not eat a snack before sleep… But nothing… I don’t know how to do better :(
My morning temps, when are good, reach 36.5, but often are around 36.3…September 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm #12608crinklyParticipant
I am in exactly the same position so I know how annoying it is. I’ve tried several changes in diet and hydration which have had a little effect- pasta is amazing for heat- but I am usually stuck around 36.3. I don’t get above 36.8 though.
I looked at things that were possibly lacking in my life at the moment, mainly sleep and exercise. I reintroduced exercise, but after a good start my temps dropped a lot, so I have cut that again. Now I have decided to add sleep, even though I can’t do this properly as I have a small baby who wakes me up a few times still. Someone put me on to yoga nidra so I’m going to follow that for a while and see if that improves temperature- I’ll let you know.
What I meant to say to you was maybe you need to look beyond diet and hydration for answers?
If I get my temps up with relaxation every day, I’ll try exercise again, if I still don’t have any luck I’ll possibly mess about with meal timings etc. I think it’s largely trial and error to find your own recipe.
Good luck, crinklySeptember 15, 2013 at 8:22 am #12625AmabelParticipant
Is it the oral temperature?
My morning armpit temp is about 36.4-36.6, and I would like to see it increase… (and my fingers are usually cool in the first half of the day).September 15, 2013 at 11:12 am #12628
Yeah amabel, it is my oral temp. Consider to measure your temp orally, for what I understand it is more precise, and in your case you could see a higher temp, maybe the ideal temp. ;)September 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm #12654OldMateParticipant
My guess is that it might take some time before morning temps come up. Are there other positive markers of increased metabolism you can focus on other than temps? Digestion, Nail/hair health, sleep, libido, energy, sense of humour, feeling warm, etc.. If some of these things are improving I wouldn’t stress too much about morning temps.
Your temp is coming up through the day so you know what you are doing with nutrition/lifestyle changes is working. IT just may take more time for morning temps to shift.
Keep it up brother!September 17, 2013 at 8:56 am #12662
Thank you oldmate! Your advices are always useful! :)September 17, 2013 at 10:12 am #12665The Real AmyModerator
Patch, the other thing to consider is, if I recall correctly, you are on some medications that are pretty anti-metabolic. It’s worth stating again that there is absolutely no way for the methods here to overcome the effects of a medication. Meds are really powerful and force certain biological changes in the body that no eating style can counteract. You may want to talk to your doctor about the metabolic effects, although he probably won’t know about morning body temperatures.
I think Matt should actually do a post about this, because I think people have some unrealistic expectations of what food can do. It can do amazing things if you are malnourished, but metabolic issues can stem from medication, lifestyle, emotional problems, lack of exercise, stress and more, and you need to target the right one in order to see results. Otherwise you just see weight gain.October 4, 2013 at 7:06 am #12984
Yeah Amy, I understand what you mean… But Meds for me are useful, in the past I used other stuff like St. John’s Wort, Bach flowers, but nothing worked… Meds help me a lot… I’m afraid that not using meds could harm me and destroy all what I’ve done till now…October 4, 2013 at 10:10 am #12990The Real AmyModerator
Patch, that’s a personal decision that I would never give you advice on. I’m just saying that you can’t expect the methods here to override the powerful chemical effects of the medications. Your doctor is probably a better resource in this situation.
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