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  • in reply to: Healing #17361
    blurg
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    I meant blue light from sunlight in the morning.

    in reply to: Healing #17360
    blurg
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    Have you tried taking magnesium and or glycine for helping with sleep? Other tips people have talked about here are having sugar and salt under the tongue before bedtime or even in the middle of the night. Also getting blue light in the morning and eliminating it a few hours before bedtime is supposed to help with sleep. That means wearing orange sunglasses or other measures to block out blue light from screens and light bulbs. Magnesium and glycine have helped me sleep better. My temps are usually in the 97s, sometimes I get up into the 98s. Good luck with improving your sleep.

    blurg
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    Thank you for sharing your story – you do look healthier! I try to eat low fat too, and eat many fruits, but my results as far as body fat percentage gain/loss are not as good as yours though I feel better.

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    in reply to: Body Transformation! Skinny to FAT! #16632
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    wipergreaser,

    I would say where you go from here depends on what are your goals are and how your health is. If your goal is to lose the fat and maintain a good metabolism and health (or even get a good metabolism if you are not there yet) is to do Ari Whitten’s approach. His book is called Forever Fat Loss. Matt Stone endorses that book. Basically it is similar to Matt’s approach but no processed food or grains are recommended, that means no pasta or rice even. Eating to fullness is recommended along with no restrictions on fat, carbs or protein, i.e, this is not a low-fat or low-carb diet. He also emphasizes getting enough sleep and tells you how, and says to not try to lose weight through cardio. Instead he says not to ever sit for prolonged times and to get walks in once you are feeling good. You can see what he is about if you check out his facebook fan page. http://www.facebook.com/AriWhittenFanPage He also says that the fat loss will be slow so you’ll have to be patient.

    I am curently trying Ari’s approach. I have had some problems though – I used to eat oatmeal for breakfast and subbed in eggs but have been getting headaches, stomach distress and fatigue and think it may be the eggs since that is probably the biggest change I have made so far – I am not sure about this but I am going to eliminate them for awhile to see.

    I weigh 30% more than a year ago so hope this works for me too!

    in reply to: The "I Miss The Old Format" Thread #16499
    blurg
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    The forums do seem less lively now that the blog/comments is gone – so at least you have a point. I think the forum is still somewhat helpful though, but you are right, things seem to have slowed down here – for me, it would be better to bring back the old 180. But I am not seeing things on the other side. Maybe the 180 way is spreading well through other means and not getting mired in some of the negativity of the debates in the comments sections?

    There seems to be fewer voices of experience in the forums now. Experience is extremely valuable and gives others a reason to trust 180 but also brings in room to debate among those that have gone through this stuff which is what shows individuality amongst those of experience. The more individuals that stand out here – the more the new people can connect to….

    blurg
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    Your statement about what is beneficial for the body would also be for the brain, is I’m sure correct. Don’t pay attention to nutritional advice targeting certain organs or parts – it goes without saying that the body functions as a whole.

    in reply to: Refined vs. sprouted grains #16281
    blurg
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    I think refining, sprouting and soaking all remove anti-nutrients, but according to Colpa, sprouting and soaking and fermenting do not remove all anti-nutrients and so refining maybe best. There isn’ really a way to remove the anti-nutrients from oats through refining them, so he recommends that if you want to eat oats you should soak them.

    I haven’t read his book but from summaries I have read of it, I think that is what it boils down to.

    I think that if someone enjoys sprouted grains though that they shouldn’t eliminate them entirely or be afraid of eating them. But if someone is eating them only because they are supposed to be healthier than refined grains, then they might as well as eat the refined versions since sprouting, etc.. don’t really make them healthier than refined.

    in reply to: Temps still low…. #16216
    blurg
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    I think you might benefit from reading replies that The Real Amy has made in the forums. She has a common sense, gentle and supportive way of helping and she is also a moderator.

    There may be a typical way things go for people in metabolic way – but if there is I don’t know what that is. As for me I’ve gained a lot of weight/fat, much more than you, and my temps are higher but still not in the upper 98’s, they are usually around 97.8.

    in reply to: 97.1 to 98.96 in one day??? #16206
    blurg
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    Not sure if it would make much of difference but Matt says cruciferous vegetables like cabbage are anti-metobolic because they contain goitrogens which can affect your thyroid. I still eat them but only a small amount occasionally – a head of cabbage a day might be way too much. If your thyroid was messed up though I doubt you’d have the physique you do.

    Is there a clinic you can have someone check your temp too?

    in reply to: New to this. Something is leaving be confused…. #16187
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    I know for me that if I don’t keep a thermometer under my tongue after the beep goes off for about a minute, my temp will read about of few tenths to half a degree lower. Also, my temp will vary by where exactly I hold the thermometer under my tongue – I wouldn’t have thought it would make a difference but it does and a half degree is significant, at least to me.

    If it isn’t that at all, I am unsure of what is going on but wouldn’t worry too much if you don’t have the other symptoms of low metabolism.

    in reply to: Disconnecting myself from the Internet Health Community #16043
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    off topic but Donald Trump is a A-hole. There are takers in this world and there are givers. He is a taker and either Karma is going to catch up with him or his descendants.

    maybe it is all about positive thinking but if Donald Trump had been born in the slums of anywhere, he’d probably still be there or more likely in jail or doing stuff that should get him in jail. positive begets positive. negative begets negative. usually. and those that think that they are all mighty enough to transcend usually end up there by stepping on others. i know of many people who are really positive about themselves but negative about others – that can get them ahead but only at a cost to those around them.

    Donald Trump maybe among the “fittest” but that doesn’t mean he is a good person.

    in reply to: Overly emotional #16042
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    Do you think you might have unresolved issues? For me, I was underweight and not as emotional as I was before when I weighed 15 lbs or more. When I was very thin, I was unhappy that I had no muscle so I started eating more to gain muscle mass and then stumbled upon this low metabolism stuff…. I have gained about 25 to 30lbs and have become much more emotional but I have a lot of crap to work through – crap I was able to ignore when underweight because I don’t think I was present in some ways.

    I think when weight goes up – hormones are going to also and fluctuate, and when that happens emotions can emerge stronger – especially if there are things happening that seem negative and you don’t have resilience.

    As far as still being exhausted – are you getting enough sleep? Maybe you need to increase that, though I know that is very hard to do sometimes. Sometimes stress can make our extremities feel warmer but our basal temp is still low. Do you know if you temps are actually up?

    Even though I don’t think I am physically stressed – I have a lot of negative thoughts and emotions and so I must be in a stressed state and think I should learn meditation, yoga or something… It is may seem simple to increase the starch, salt and sugar components of the S’s but increasing sleep and managing stress can be tough…

    in reply to: When did you see improvements? #15981
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    @jaketthomas I am assuming you found the same kind of results with consuming fruit? That’s discouraging – I’ve been upping my fruit intake, both fresh and dry and haven’t noticed feeling colder, but not warmer either though I’ve haven’t been taking my temps – my temps don’t seem to follow closely how I feel.

    in reply to: Improving Hormone Health #15839
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    Matt’s advice is to concentrate on these things that start with S: sugar, startch, salt, sleep and saturated fat and also decrease liquids until you pee yellow only every 4 or so hours. I have only read the book for vegans and read all his newsletters and emails- did you get all of those? He started sending them out around the beginning of the year or so. I think his two main books are Eat for Heat and Diet Recovery 2.

    You are supposed to sleep as much as you can – 9 hours isn’t too long. Don’t try to eat “healthy foods” (whole grains, high fiber cruciferous, etc..) unless you enjoy them they seem to agree with you. Listen to your body, pay attention to how warm you feel, particularly your hands and feet. Lay low on exercise if it seems to be stressing you out and leaving you drained of energy. Don’t be afraid of sugar, starch and saturated fats but if you want to minimize fat gain, eat a lower percentage fat calories and go high carb – though if you eat higher fat that’s ok too. The main dietary thing to avoid are PUFAs (polyunsaturated fats) because they can lower metabolism and cause inflamation THOUGH he says not to worry too much about it at first, particularly if you are coming off of a eating disorder so that you can learn not to be so restrictive and be more relaxed about eating.

    Not sure how to address your hormone issues, but if you have a great metabolism then supposedly all your systems are going to function better.

    in reply to: Higher Carb vs Higher Fat #15807
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    Since upping fruit and cutting down on fat, I have not craved more fat but I do feel hungrier so I eat even more fresh and dried fruit in between meals. At the same time I decided to eat more fruit I also wanted to do more consistent eating and eating most of my calories at meals than before when I would snack more – so I think I have to just add more fruit to my meals so I don’t get as hungry in between. It is an adjustment to know how much fruit one actually needs to eat to have a lasting full feeling. Things I have cut down on are butter, coconut oil and cheese. I am not much of a meat eater so I still have about the same amount of that a day.

    One thing I do now is eat raisins before bed and that seems to help me sleep better. I had tried sugar water or just sugar but that was hard for me to choke down.

    My temps have gone up but not as high as many get to. Probably the main reason as I haven’t gotten them as high is because I still have not eaten as many calories as what Matt and others say you are supposed to – I used to eat around 1100 to 1400 calories a day and have been eating around 1800 to 2200 calories a day and have gained 25 lbs which is something that is extremely hard for me to accept. I am not going to count calories for now and just eat more fruit when I feel hungry – hopefully that won’t add up to more weight gain, but just in case it does, I am going to add in 10 to 20 minutes of HIIT 3 times a week. Will see how it goes.

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