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    docrio
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    Hey there;
    I have a question. I’m 51, likely perimenopausal (though many of my “symptoms” disappeared after eating for heat 3 weeks ago). I’m feeling pretty good, sleeping through the night for the first time in years. All indications that my metabolism is off seem to have corrected themselves, with the exception of temperature. I’m still in the 97’s most of the time. I wake in the around 97.5, during the day I might get up into 98’s but then drop back down in the evening to low 97’s – sometimes 96.8 or so. I know ideal is higher but I’m wondering if I should be using the thermometer as my only indicator – particularly since everything else seems resolved and I am “older” and lower temps are to be somewhat expected.

    Oh, and as an aside, my weight jumped when I started eating for heat but has since come back down. I’m 61.5″ tall and fairly well muscled. Bodyfat readings (by Omron method) have me around 26-27%. I started at 126 lbs, jumped to over 129 lbs and am back down to just under 126 lbs. All this in about 3 weeks! I also read Matt’s suggested Intuitive Eating, which was awesome.

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    #16048
    The Real Amy
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    Docrio, it sounds like you are in great shape. I wouldn’t sweat the thermometer. The other measures (sleep, wellbeing, hormones balanced) are more important, and you are likely to just mess up your body searching for ways to get to the “perfect” temp. Just keep doing what you’re doing now and enjoy life.

    You had a really great reaction to eating for heat. A 3-pound gain over a 3-week period puts you in an enviable category. Just out of curiosity, did you come from a background of dieting? How are you approaching eating for heat? Maybe some others here can learn from your success.

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