August 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm #11766
I’ve been eating for heat for the last 8 weeks. Things seem to be going well but I have a few side effects that I don’t like. One of them is that I have suddenly developed BO. I have never been a stinky person! It didn’t matter how much I sweat, I just didn’t stink, until NOW! My temps are up and staying pretty stable at an average of 98.3. I was previously on a low carb diet and have slowly added carbs back in and am getting some good side effects. Better sleep, better elimination and I’m getting some days with more energy. Does anyone have any thoughts why I would suddenly get stinky?
Also, I am getting cellulite on my thighs which I have never had before. I’ve gained some weight but not that much and I have weighed this much before and I didn’t have cellulite. Any thoughts on why?
By the way, I am a 42 year old female, I have never been very over weight but I have been on diets since I was 14. I have had thyroid issues but I am not on any meds. I have bone loss in my jaw and I must get my body functioning properly to avoid further loss.August 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm #11784The Real AmyModerator
Have you been eating junk? If so, that could cause some issues in terms of odor.
Some people might say the BO is a detox sign, or your body getting moving again, and I could buy that, but the cellulite thing is not a sign of detox. It’s probably a sign of your body trying to safely store toxins or of stagnant lymph, neither of which are great signs. Are you exercising right now? Are you overeating or just eating to appetite?
I don’t really know what to recommend except to say that eating a pretty natural diet might help if you’re not already doing that, and exercise (even yoga) might be helpful for getting things moving a bit.August 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm #11785
I guess I have been eating some junk. I have allowed myself to eat some chips on occasion and even a donut here and there but not a lot of it. Most of the things I do eat, even if junk food, are organic and non GMO except when I am out and then try not to worry about it. I am eating to appetite because I cannot stand to feel bloated but still definitely more than I was previously. I have continued to exercise 4 days a week but not being obsessive about it. I do weight lifting 2 days a week and cardio 2 days a week but only 30 minutes per workout. I have been trying to go for walks when I feel the desire but not forcing myself. Thank you for your reply! I don’t know what to think. I don’t know if I should be more careful with what I eat again or what?August 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm #11791
Sorry to hear about the BO and the cellulite, dont know what migth cause it.
But you migth want to add in gelatin into your daily diet,it works wonders for combatting cellulite.August 20, 2013 at 4:18 pm #11792
Thanks Dutchie! This may be a very stupid question and forgive me if it is but is the gelatin your talking about and the gelatin that forms when a good chicken or beef stock is made, the same thing?August 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm #11796
Its not a stupid question,if it were then ive got lots up on my sleeve also;)
Yes,that gooey jellowy stuff that exists when youve made broth and skimmed off the fat is indeed gelatin.:) mostly found in jointbones.
I have never succeeded till this day to make tastefull broth,so i use gelatinpowder where i make OJ jello with or gummies.August 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm #11798
That’s what I thought but wasn’t positive. I do make stock regularly (a good take away from wapf) and I do consume it but not daily. My last batch turned out entirely gelatin when cold and it does taste pretty good. I drink it in a broth or I put it in foods like sauces, stews and the like. I wonder how much I should be consuming in a day?August 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm #11810
I don’t know how much,I guess that’s individual. I also don’t know if there’s a difference in concentration between gelatinpowder and brothgelatin.August 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm #11811
Alright! Thanks a lot for your insight!August 21, 2013 at 10:26 am #11853The Real AmyModerator
Homepearle, it doesn’t sound like you’re eating enough junk to cause any issues. If someone were chowing down on tons of junk like doritos and McDonalds and stuff, it could cause issues. Matt does say some issues get worse while the body is healing, but I would listen to your own biofeedback as far as whether you think RRARFing is working or not. Like all things in life, it doesn’t work for everyone. But low-carb is also notoriously hard to heal from, and people coming off it face far worse issues than your garden-variety low-calorie dieter. So, it is normal for people coming off low-carb to have more weight gain on RRARF, and more rebalancing issues in general.
August 22, 2013 at 2:25 am #11893AmabelParticipant
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Hi homepearle, I also started recently to eat for heat, and I’m noticing body odor. That has happened also a few weeks after I had my second baby, so I suppose it’s some hormone changes (hopefully for good)August 22, 2013 at 10:02 am #11910
That could be it because I have also noticed that I am having more hair fall. In the past when I have had that problem I believed it to be hormonal. I hope it is for the good. On this journey, I feel along with the good results, I am experiencing some not so fun results. I’ll keep pushing forward and see where this takes me. Good luck to you on your journey!August 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm #12027crinklyParticipant
Hi, what I suggest is to stop wearing any synthetic fabrics under your armpits to help with the smelliness.
Also, you can improve the appearance of cellulite in loads of ways, as I understand (but might be wrong) cellulite is pockets of fat that become visible because the skin condition is weak, so if you improve the skin, the cellulite “disappears”. You can groom the problem areas with something like a brush to increase blood flow.
I can’t believe I’m admitting this out loud because it sounds strange but this is my favourite skin improving remedy: mix used coffee grounds with olive oil, you don’t need a lot, then after a hot wash scrub the cellulite area thoroughly with the mixture, then, wrap the bits up with cling film (yes), followed by a warm towel. Hang around like that for about 10 minutes, then wash it all off, I use very cold water. Afterwards, massage the olive oil in.August 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm #12028crinklyParticipant
sounds strange- looks even stranger
but I think it’s pretty much a top spa-style treatment but practically free… tidy!
August 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm #12098joieParticipant
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Bah! Cellulite! I have been fighting it too. I tried dry brushing but always forget to do it. I just massage my legs while I’m in the shower. Seems to help a little.
One amazing, unexpected bonus from eating for heat is that I am way less self-conscious. At the beach this summer (even though I am heavier than I have ever been), I was able to just play in the sand with my nieces and swim. I felt like a kid again!
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