July 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm #10622AlatorasParticipant
Brief history: I started this no-diet diet about 3 months ago, coming from low carb of 6 months. Increased my weight from 58kg (128lbs) to 83kg (183lbs) in 2 months, which has now stabilised. (I’ve been pleased with the weight gain, by the way.)
At first, it was easy getting down most foods in high quantities, but in the last 6 or more weeks I’ve been struggling to do this. Even the thought of certain foods makes me feel like vomiting. So many foods seem utterly disgusting to me now.
The problem is that I still suffer from feeling cold, and I feel like crap if I don’t get enough food. The only things I can seem to stand are foods that are more watery (although there are exceptions). Any foods that are particularly dense like medjool dates seem to be the worst. To top this all off, I have a non-existent appetite. I could easily skip breakfast and lunch, but I would be absolutely freezing if I did that.
If I ever do crave or want something a lot, it is always a liquid of some kind like juice or a soft drink. I’m often not thirsty when I get these cravings for liquids.
I have not been restricting anything and I don’t ignore thirst when it’s present, and I make sure to not go beyond thirst.
So, it’s quite an awful position to be in. I need to eat so that I can feel better, but it is so tedious because of the dry-heaving and eventual vomiting if I eat too much.
Any of you experiencing this as well?July 31, 2013 at 11:58 pm #10640Matt StoneKeymaster
It’s normal to have an aversion to food after gaining weight. It is a little abnormal to get cold so quickly after going through something like that. It’s also normal to want more watery, lighter foods after going through that too, and I would just go with that.August 1, 2013 at 2:26 am #10661AlatorasParticipant
Appreciate the feedback, Matt.
I forgot to mention in my original post that I bought and read Eat for Heat and Diet Recovery 2 back when I started on this adventure. I have to admit, I have underestimated some of the principles you outlined in them, and I’m thinking I may have messed myself up as a result. The main one? Eating the most at the coldest part of my day and less at the hottest. More recently I have been appropriately accounting for this.
Point is, I struggle with the cold part of my day. A perfect fix would be to have the most warming of foods, but that isn’t possible. Honestly, the only thing I feel like having most mornings is massive quantities of liquids like raw vegetable juice, orange juice, or soft drinks. Rice, potatoes, bread, pancakes, or anything of that nature… VOMIT TIME. The exception to that is ice cream. I have that most mornings but surprisingly it doesn’t warm me up as much as I’d like.
I’m happy with either fix:
1. I stop dry-heaving/vomiting, or
2. I can find some sort of liquidy food that’ll get me warm like a grilled cheese sandwich would. That seems unlikely.
All this aside, is anyone else experiencing not just a dislike for food, but dry-heaving/vomiting too?
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