Tagged: gaining weight
February 16, 2014 at 8:16 pm #15195
Here is a short version of my recent history. I managed to eat enough and refrain from skipping meals and severely restricting calories and got my menstruation back this whole last year. Only once, I fell back into eating a small dinner before 5pm and had my period a week late. That was all it took to get my head back on straight.
I still had cold hands and feet some of the time and I got ear infections and a fever before every period. Before I went all out eat for heat style, I was trying to eat whenever hungry and whatever I crave until not hungry anymore and was able to maintain a waist of 28-29″. But this last month I went crazy on eat for heat and started drinking almost 1 liter of milk every day and started having cheese, cream more refined grains like pasta, bread lots of butter. Looots of honey, maple syrup, cane sugar. I even avoided Pufas and used mostly coconut oil, coconut mild and butter, cheese for fats. I also would have lots of variety from lamb, ostrich, fish, shrimp?Very little fruit or veg and drinking very little. I didn’t used to eat dairy or refined grains and was moderate with sugars. And i also didn’t eat much animal food except for fish. Well here it is, I gained 2 inches in just this last month! I’m starting to feel lethargic and I even am starting to sleep worse! what’s going on.
My temperatures were not that bad before I started loading up on food. Mostly above 98 but before ovulation 97.7 in the am and late at night. According to Matt that’s still low but general websites would call this above average temperatures.
I bought a Skype consult with Matt but I’ll have to wait and I’m feeling anxious. Maybe the fact that I shifted from small meals of 1-3 fists of food to giant meals of 6+ fists is not right. My husband laughs at me and says that I overshot the mark drinking a quart of milk etc every day. He says nobody can get away with that.February 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm #15198TinaTParticipant
I missed where drinking milk in large quantities was a good thing for metabolism… isn’t that just a balanced hot & cold item? hot from fat and protein, but cold due to all the liquid/water it comes in with? So, calories without any net metabolism boosting support…
I could be wrong… I might have skimmed that page in the book.
I found I can stay warmer just by not forcing myself to drink water all day long. Eating when I’m hungry has also helped.
My next goal is to eat on an actual schedule every day.
Let us know what Matt says! I’d be curious, too.February 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm #15199
I would cook my sweet potatoes in milk and blend it into soup and I would drink small amounts of tea with lots of milk and honey as my only liquids.It adds up fast.
I will definitely let you know once I’ve talked to Matt. Not sure when I’ll fit into his schedule. He only consults mondays at this point.February 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm #15216
Ok so I talked to Matt today (: and he said that the weight gain is necessary. Gaging from my temperatures and history, I should maybe gain a little more over the next month, about 10 lbs and then level out. That would put me 25 lbs above my preferred weight.That weight is going to need to stay on for a year or so and my temperatures need to stay up all that time, for me to reach the point when my body will recover and naturally let go of weight and maybe even end up lower than I was before. He said I could stop the milk and replace it with coconut milk if it’s causing poor sleep for much longer. But he’d prefer that I continued having it and let my body adjust. Man, what a leap of faith. I live in a beach town in California and I’m around an outdoorsy crowd. This is a courageous step for me. But I really think it’s worth it. I just feel that I’ve been swimming upstream for too long.February 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm #15221TinaTParticipant
Thanks for sharing!
…so, all in, you expect to top out 25lbs over your ‘preferred’ weight? I’m already 50lbs over mine. I’m hoping I don’t have to gain another 25 to start losing. :\
…but, I already feel better than I did a few months ago, so something must be working.February 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm #15227
I know. it’s brutal! I guess you only have to gain until you hit the high temperatures. I’m trying to step away from the yoyo weight cycle.
15 years ago I had an eating disorder which left me freezing. When I started healing, I did some heavy eating. I was soooo bottomlessly hungry. But I was soooo scared of gaining and developed an exercise compulsion? I was eating and kept freezing and i was drinking loads of water, too. Well I gave up after 5 years at about 170 lbs and never losing the weight. And went back to low carb, raw foods, skipping dinner blahblah? It’s been a battle to keep the weight down between 130 and 150 lbs with lots of fear and restrictions!! Now I get what I did wrong. Doing eat for heat right makes my body so warm, it’s shocking. What a waste of time back then!!! I could kick myself.
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