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January 18, 2014 at 9:45 am #14698
Help would be greatly appreciated.
JamieJanuary 18, 2014 at 11:48 am #14699AlatorasParticipant
There are many variables that could be at play. Perhaps you’ve gotten very mentally or physically stressed? If not that, then there’s a good chance your body doesn’t need the same amount of food for now. Some days you’ll be more hungry and other days less.
If you’ve been eating well and also been nice and calm, I would not worry about the decrease in appetite. It should pick up again in a few days.January 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm #14701
I have a gluten intolerance and I’ve been eating gluten. I have a sensitivity to dairy and also been eating/drinking it. I have constant reactive hypoglycemia and insulin resistance. Whilst having all this I am spiking my blood sugar levels a lot but then stabilising it with grains/starchy foods. Bit of a roller coaster ride for my body. I have been following my intution with eating the for S’s, except today where I pushed through by eating when I wasn’t very hungry, once I started eating my appetite improved a bit.
Do you have any advice?
JamieJanuary 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm #14702
I notice this when my protein consumption is high. Protein suppresses appetite and promotes satiation.
I experience this sporadically, maybe a day or two every few weeks. It passes and your appetite will return. If I find myself to distracted with stress, work or other commitments my appetite becomes less of a priority.
Were you on a low carb diet? When did you start experiencing reactive hypoglycemia?January 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm #14708
I’m not really eating any proten and minimal vegetables. Just loads of starchy foods along with balancing the 4 S’s with my level of hunger and intuition. I’ve had reactive hypoglaecemia for as long as I can remember but thought it was adrenal problems. All my blood tests came back fine which is confusing but anyway have bought a blood glucose monitor so I can test myself when I’m having a typical episode. Yes I was on a very restrictive low carb diet for ages, basically stayed on the GAPS intro for ALONG time because I couldn’t push forward at all and make any progress as It seemed I was reacting to everything. I now have come to the conclusion that it’s a mixture of insulin resistance and reactive hypoglaecemia.
Is there anywhere I can find Mat stones principles for this diet in a simplified state? All I’m doing is eating a lot from the 4 S’s and just using my intution to how much I should be balancing and eating them.
How did you do the refeeding and for how long?
Many thanks CindyJanuary 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm #14715
Why are you minimising protein? It’s essential to recovery, just as much as carbs and fat.
How are your cortisol levels? Matt recently responded to a question on Facebook regarding the morning crash etc. and its association with adrenaline, cortisol and so on.
Have you tried carb timing? Eat protein and fat in the morning, and your carbs later in the day. As I also suffer with (low-carb induced) reactive hypolgycemia and fatigue, I will attempt this this week, paired with some cardio and avoiding stimulants such as caffeine.January 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm #14716
Actually yes a user on here claimed they overcame hypo symptoms by restricting protein before 3 pm and eating in smaller quantities more frequently. Are you attempting this now?January 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm #14723
Cindy I have to admit I’ve been winging it. I read eat for heat and rather stupidly assumed it was a balancing act of the 4 S’s along with reducing liquid intake and trusting your intution.
I’m finding it very difficult to find simplified and condensed information on this diet. Which book/resource would help the most?
JamieJanuary 20, 2014 at 11:32 pm #14725AlatorasParticipant
I experienced rather extreme reactions from eating food initially. Pretty much everything except for the food I was used to having on the low-carb diet would make me go balistic. After having these foods extensively, it took 6 weeks for me to adjust and then no longer experience reactions from them. My advice would just be to keep going at it hard and not try to restrict anything unless it’s causing you delibitating symptoms, in which case taking a gradual approach might be worth considering.
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