I have read at youreatopia that the body supresses the metabolism in recovery untill it has recovered the amount of fat in wants and when the fat is restored the body make sure the metabolism is high. Is this really true? Is the metabolism affected by the amount of fat on the body?
I have eaten 4500 calories on low carb for 6 weeks. Then after reading here I switched to high carb. After one week my temperature is only 36,3 in the morning. Just 35,4 in the evening. I am only able to eat 2500 calories on high carb, but after doing it for 2 weeks I will add more fat.
I’m afraid my age (43,5) play a role in fixing my metabolism and I’m afraid I will gain too much fat as long as the metabolism is low.
Hi Cat. I’m 46.5 and I’ve been trying to recover for 3 years but I’ve actually been doing really well at it for just over two years so I figured I’d share my experience.
I recently realized that I probably have not overshot much but definitely if I have it is within the 10% described in the Minnesota starvation experiment. For the longest time I assumed I had overshot because I failed to consider the normal amount of weight gain that happens in adults between ages 20-60. Once I added 26 pounds to my weight *before I developed ED* I came up with a number very close to my current weight. I got the information about normal adult weight gain from the book What is Fat For? by Dr. Ignatius Brady. I think a lot of people forget about that factor and maybe assume they have overshot more than they actually have. My metabolism seems to be fine and although I’m a bit older than you i started trying to recover at your age. I hope that helps you some.