July 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm #8967
I’m curious if it’s desirable to be as high as possible in temperature? I know that one may be uncomfortable at high temperatures and thus that may not be desirable but health wise is it good? My temperature has been 99.7 the past few days around 5pm. Does that mean my metabolism is high at that time? Possibly good for weight loss? Good for healing? Or is this a little too high and I should have some sips of water? I feel a bit hot but totally fine and not uncomfortable.July 14, 2013 at 9:52 pm #8976Matt StoneKeymaster
Mid-99’s is perfect for an afternoon temp. Ideal I would say.July 15, 2013 at 9:38 am #9017
I’m there at times, I can feel it when I am :) Pleasantly warm but if it becomes uncomfortable I just have a little water.
One day last week I was near 99 first thing in the morning, and that was even at the start of my cycle. We might need a Hot Chicks thread soon, Matt!July 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm #9029JdubsParticipant
Wow that’s amazing to me that people can get up to those temps. I think I’d be ecstatic if I could just break 98 once. I’m gonna keep on trying though. Good luck and keep on rockin’!July 27, 2013 at 11:11 am #10123
I was 99.0 first thing yesterday morning and 99.3 first thing this morning! About day 22 or so in cycle! I’m lovin’ this :DJuly 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm #10128julie13Participant
Wow, I wish I could be getting 99s!
May I ask what you guys are eating to get such high temperatures?
Mine usually sits around 97 – 97.5, never higher than 98July 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm #10130
I’ve been healing my metabolism since February 2013, so I’ve had a fair bit of time to work at it. I started off by eating whenever my fingers or toes felt cold, because I’d broken my hunger signals after 30+ years of restriction of one kind or another. At first I cut my fluid intake to a small fraction of what I was drinking before. I’m finding that I need more fluids now, so I drink accordingly. I do not fear the saturated fats and I consume a lot of full fat dairy products on a daily basis, along with coconut oil. I don’t fear the sugar or starch either. I do actually get hungry again which is good, and I’ve had quite a few other issues resolve almost completely. I’m coming from a background of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome so this is huge for me… I have a little more energy as each week passes.
I do eat veggies and other “healthy” foods but I don’t worry about them so much anymore. I feel better now than I have eating any number of vegetables, salads, fruit/veg smoothies, low fat/low carb/low calorie whatever.
I ate when cold, that’s probably the biggest thing I did.. because I honestly never felt hungry. I’d go from feeling nothing to feeling sick, and by that time I had waited too long. Now I’m nice and toasty and actually had a little trouble during a heat wave a couple of weeks ago, when I hadn’t had enough fluids, that was pretty miserable and it took quite a few days of pounding the water to feel better.
I weigh around 245 right now and on more active days I need around 3000 calories to support my metabolism and increased activity. So eating to feed that fire has really helped me feel a lot better, and warmer :)July 29, 2013 at 7:19 am #10359
Julie13, I have added a lot of salt to my diet in addition to starches and sweets. Here’s an example of what I ate yesterday if you’re interested:
-2 eggs with salt and feta cheese, apple slices with cinnamon sugar, blueberries, strawberry, piece of bread with butter, sip of coffee with milk
-Tiny bowl yogurt with fruit, ate some salt on the side
-Small bowl farro with cucumber, feta and salt, 2 slices sausage with onions, few pieces of frozen charleston chew (candy)
-Sandwich with turkey, provolone, cucumber, salt, and ploughman’s pickles, small piece chocolate
-Small glass of water, 2-3 sips of a margarita (straight not with ice)
-Small serving homemade chicken enchiladas with salad, sips of margarita
-small glass of water
-Salt and sugar before bed (about a spoonful)
I took my temperature twice at 9am- 99.5 and 4pm-99.9.
Everyone’s body responds differently to food combinations so just try and see what works for you. More salt is key for me. I often just eat salt straight. I’m used to it now and don’t mind it at all. In the beginning it made me a little more thirsty but not now. In the beginning I really watched my fluid intake and often didn’t drink enough water as I was obsessing about it but I’ve hit a nice stride now and just drink to thirst, which isn’t often at all. I’ve been eating more fruits and salads recently so there’s some water in them and that may be responsible for being less thirsty.
I also aim to get at least 8 hours a sleep at night. Most nights that happens but sometimes it’s closer to 7 1/2. That hasn’t effected me if I get a good night’s sleep the next night or so. I also meditate for at least 10 minutes almost every day.July 29, 2013 at 7:39 am #10361nicolepParticipant
Salsrice how long have you healing your metabolism? I hope to be where you are someday. I have been at it for about two months and have seen some slow but steady progress. My morning temps are slowly increasing. The progress I have made thus far plus hearing about both your progress and that of Finngarian is helping to encourage me.July 29, 2013 at 8:30 am #10363
At two months I wasn’t there yet. I often felt like a car trying to start… it took a while, and I put on weight, but I feel so much better now, it was worth the struggle!July 29, 2013 at 8:40 am #10365
Nicolep, I’ve been eating for heat for about a month but prior to that I was eating according to the guidelines on youreatopia (2500+ calories a day and no exercise) for 2 months. Also, prior to that I stopped dieting in February and began adding grains, sugar, etc into my diet but I wasn’t eating enough calories in general. So, I was in a quasi-recovery for 4 months and now a real recovery for almost 3. Slow but steady progress is wonderful! Keep it up and don’t forget about sleep and stress relief!July 29, 2013 at 8:44 am #10366nicolepParticipant
Thank you both of you!
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