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  • #10080
    Experimentguy23
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    So I’m a few weeks using Diet Recovery 2
    I past the sluggish stage and the break out stage which was nice.
    Also it seems some of the estrogen dominance I experience is improving (less puffy face, feeling better etc)

    However despite most days being able to keep my body temp above 98 degrees most of the day using Chocolate Ice cream early for breakfast and eating full meals. I still cannot wake up with a Body temperature above the 96’s.

    Even this morning I woke up around 5 am was 96 ate a large amount of ice cream which always does the trick went back to sleep work up about 3 hours later body temp 96 again.
    What if anything can I do to speed this along or make it more efficient.
    I didn’t mind gaining some weight knowing symptoms improved and body temp was rising but now I feel stuck at this point.

    Any input would be great thanks.

    #10551
    T Will
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    It took me a couple months to be able to get my temps up to the 98’s at anytime, but no matter what I never had a morning reading over 97.0. I think it’s caused by the stress hormones at night, or my blood sugar just crashes, but things are getting better now that I am pounding sugar. Fruits, juices, koolaid, jello, candy, syrups, chocolate milk, soda, anything. I’m not forcing myself to eat it either, just eating as much sugar as I want, which can be a lot. I havn’t been taking temps for the last couple months, but I felt really relaxed and comfortable this morning, took my temp and it was 97.3. Highest morning temp I’ve ever had. I guess see how much sugar you eat and try increases in.

    #10564
    Swanner
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    My morning temps charted from 5th Nov 2012 (began refeeding in Sept 2012, but not graphing temperatures). Interestingly, I clocked my highest ever (36.6c), ten days ago, 2 weeks after cutting back on calorie intake in the hope of losing some of the 70lbs I put on since beginning re-feeding.

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    #10568
    Dutchie
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    @Swanner thats interesting that temps go up after restricting.
    I once read that eating too much than you exert,resulting in fat storage can cause thyroid to drop.
    Im not that well schooled in peats work,but if i have understood it correctly. Peat mentioned that bodyfat means high estrogen which wreaks havoc on metabolism and thus temps. I wonder if thats why so many people gaining (some)fat experience mood issues,bc estrogen is increasing in the body?

    On the other hand your higher temp could also be from a stressreaction. Since you lowered calories?

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    #10571
    Swanner
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    Don’t think stress is at play here .. the only change I’ve made is to ditch drinking soda. I still eat what I want, when I want, but am drinking straight tap water when thirsty. Probably a difference of about 5-700 calories per day.

    I’m keeping a rough guide of calorie intake, and it looks like I’m eating 2,500-3,000 per day, with a total daily expenditure of 2,800-3,500 per day. CICO calculations suggest I should lose about 2lbs every 3 weeks, and so far things seem to be going that way.

    What stands out for me is that I’m not really eating any differently, despite cutting the calories from soft drinks. Long way to go yet anyways!

    #10577
    Finngarian
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    I’d like to encourage you to be patient and keep eating for heat… it will take a while for those morning temps to come up. Second half of my cycle I’m running in the 99’s now! I’ve been at this for about 5 months now and I also think it depends on how long you restricted and how severely.

    I added a lot of fat to my diet, that seemed to do it for me. I’ve backed off from that a bit as I just don’t crave those things so much now, but for a while there I was going through heavy cream, butter and coconut oil like crazy.

    #10581
    Swanner
    Participant

    “I’d like to encourage you to be patient and keep eating for heat”

    I was 45 weeks in before ditching the sugar drinks, so I don’t feel patience is a problem. The issue is that I wasn’t seeing any indicators of further improvement in basal temperature. I had achieved daytime temperatures of 37 and above (up from low 36’s) around 15 weeks earlier.

    It sounds like there are a few of us who have good daytime temperatures, but have a ceiling to our morning readings. Perhaps there’s a reason why!

    #10583
    Dutchie
    Participant

    @swander lots of soda’s are sweetened with aspartama and other artificial sweeteners over here,maybe those kept your metabolism down?

    As for temps i have rarely hit 37degrees but when i do i experience such negative emotions out of nowhere and it seems my body is in stressmode,same when my pulse goes above 50/60bpm. If signs of youth are in a higher range than how come i always react so negativily to it?

    #10596
    Swanner
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    “lots of soda’s are sweetened with aspartama and other artificial sweeteners over here,maybe those kept your metabolism down?”

    I only drank Ginger Beer made with sugar, so not in my case.

    #10599
    Experimentguy23
    Participant

    All you guys are giving me some good food for thought with this (pun intended).
    Swanner and Finngarian would you guys mind posting your emails?

    #10606
    Finngarian
    Participant

    Sure – e*r*cammin@gmail.com*

    Please leave out the * – don’t know how easy it would be to spam from this forum ;)

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