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  • in reply to: can't get my temp up–help? #15738
    Christinam
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    That’s normal. Temperature rises 0.5 or more after ovulation and drops down again when the period starts. I’m not sure what Matt would say. But you need to be prepared for a shift at those times in your cycle. Also know that right on ovulation will be a couple of very low basal temperatures. Also normal.

    in reply to: The problem of avoidance… #15695
    Christinam
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    Very interesting thoughts! It does seem like those who cut out food groups become more sensitive. Also, it seems that people who have fears in life and avoid those things become more paranoid over time.
    When you fall off a horse, get back on it right away or you never will. Not sure if I believe it but it does make sense.

    in reply to: Newsletter Issue #4; March 2014 #15688
    Christinam
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    OMG I cannot imagine the amounts Billy Craig must have eaten if the 6000 kcal were low fat! Were even the cheese spreads and desserts low fat? That doesn’t sound tasty.

    in reply to: H. Pylori #15668
    Christinam
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    Strange, could it be anxiety? I’m reading this book on nerves and fear. And how a lot of symptoms are connected to that. When I get triggered and am scared my belly churns and my hands and feet get cold. The book mentions your symptoms. Maybe observe if there is an emotional theme tied to them.

    Christinam
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    Choirlady, I think it’s good to avoid extreme diets like low carb. There is a middle ground. We don’t need to starve or overexercise to be balanced. But eating large quantities over natural hunger might just keep the weight on for some of us. You will see that making a few small changes will probably do the trick and you will feel better in a month or two.
    Regarding Matt’s writing style. I have to laugh because of the shock value. Matt is so well written and then he throws in a crude remark every so often and it’s very unexpected. But he sure is testing his readers and it’s not the most professional move. Then again there is plenty of professionals that are smooth salesmen that promote their 100 supplements which he doesn’t do. I respect that and see an innocence in his uncensored manners.

    • This reply was modified 9 years ago by Christinam.
    in reply to: Has Matt himself gotten results? #15664
    Christinam
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    Amy- thank you for sharing what worked for you! I can relate to your experience of moving from extreme diets to normal eating. I feel best when I have a regular eating routine and eat what I’m hungry for. Stuffing myself feels just as bad as undereating, no matter if it results in higher temperatures. I truly believe that a lot of my cold feet and hands has to do with emotional stress and eating properly can only take me so far. I simply love the book by Claire Weekes!! Today I had a meeting with someone important and I was very invested. I was nervous and there were my cold feet. I tried the method of swimming through cold water to prevent the secondary fear. Gosh it’s not easy to stay focused on it. What a find, though. I am hopeful.

    Britt, it’s true, we need to get away from the image being priority and find a place that feels good on the inside. And then accept whatever that will present on the outside. I also don’t weight myself. But I still measure my waist every few months. I tend to lie to myself even when my body starts to feel heavy and the measurement is the honest feedback to not overeat and I actually start to feel better and lighter. But for the last couple of years I haven’t restricted like I did before. It’s more of a mild adjustment.

    • This reply was modified 9 years ago by Christinam.
    in reply to: Veggie juice #15651
    Christinam
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    I bought it but it’s made in small batches by hand. The ingr. are milk, cream, sugar, black currants, tapioca syrup, natural sweet orange flavor, lavender, tapioca starch. And all the dairy is from grass fed cows (:
    I love me some quality, yummy and pretty food!
    you can look it up. jenisicecreams.com
    I bought it at my local health food store.

    in reply to: Snoring and metabolism #15647
    Christinam
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    I’ve also known of people who are heavy and snore. But my mom is a mini mouse and she snores like a bear! I hope I never start because I really like sleeping in one room with my hubby.

    in reply to: Just Fat. #15643
    Christinam
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    Tina, I had to grin imagining your mastiff sleeping in the same bed. I think Matt would sweat just thinking about a large dog next to him lol
    Your temperatures are up. That’s great!
    I love working out but am careful not to overdo it. I used to run and do kickboxing, power yoga? and it would give me a high. But since then I’ve struggled with low adrenals, I try to keep cortisol in check and don’t do too much endurance workouts anymore. I walk for 30min to an hour per day and do weights or some short cardio, bodyweight exercises.I do feel that my body loves it and gets excited to move.
    I grew up always doing lots of exercise. Tennis was my sport of choice, Tina. It’s lots of fun!

    in reply to: Newsletter Issue #4; March 2014 #15641
    Christinam
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    A size 10 can look great. Congrats on your progress! It’s true, life is a lot more fun when you get to eat up. It definitely sounds like a sign of health that your abs are flat and the fat goes to the bum. Better that way and sexier, too!

    in reply to: Veggie juice #15640
    Christinam
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    Gosh and I used to drink so much of that stuff. Gross and lots of work. Goes to see how insane we can be as humans..
    Tonights dinner- Baked sweet potato with plenty of parmesan cheese and salted butter. lavender ice cream for dessert (:

    in reply to: Newsletter Issue #4; March 2014 #15631
    Christinam
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    There was a study on feeding “naturally slim people, that say, they eat everything they want their whole life” a large quantity of food in order to test if they also gain weight, when over their energy requirements. I don’t recall how much it was but something like 6000 kcal. And guess what, they all gained weight! Those people have never dieted a day in their life and always ate whatever like pizza etc. This study was on BBC if you want to look it up on youtube.
    I’ve tried some wild ideas in my life and if I try something that obviously doesn’t have definite proof, I need to take responsibility for that choice. Matt hasn’t done this long enough to be able to know what happens longterm. But he is the leader into a new dimension based on new ideas. Risky and fun! Decide what risks you are willing to take. He does have responses like Jon coming though. After all, he sells his ideas like they are bricks of gold lol. Not too hard when the baseline is to eat loads of delicious food and get slim lol. I still want it to be true (: But until I see everyone get results, I going to restrict a bit like Julie and some others on the forum who seemed to have stayed or come back to slim. It’s not pretty when a woman gets overweight and then loses it all. Let me just say deflated boobs…

    in reply to: Newsletter Issue #4; March 2014 #15625
    Christinam
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    Yeah Rob, please share your experiences!
    Thank you Matt for posting more stories! Very helpful. I’m encouraged by Julie’s results. That seems like a safe way to go about it. And she got both the metabolism and ideal weight! Cheers to that! I’m following her good example (:

    in reply to: The four food groups #15617
    Christinam
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    There is something satisfying about including different types of food in one meal. This morning I made the eat for heat “trademark” breakfast. 2 buckwheat pancakes with maple syrup, 2 bananas and 2 scrambled eggs with a little parmesan and salt on top and 1/2 glass orange juice. So good, filling and not a huge amount of food. Takes time to make that. Not sure if I’m to the task every day. I guess it’s missing a veg. Hmm maybe some basil and tomato in the scrambled eggs next time.
    My aunt is almost 80, still does everything herself, looks solid and is one of those old schoolers that eat all the food groups at most meals.

    in reply to: Just Fat. #15611
    Christinam
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    Poor girl. I remember needing enemas years ago when I came off a juice fast. That wasn’t fun. I couldn’t digest most food and seemed very sensitized. Go easy on the cheese and have more grains like oatmeal, starches and continue other milk products and coconut milk. Cheese is hard for somebody with a compromised gut and can plug it up fast. Have some good honey and make sure you are having salt. And try to eat more and stop doing enemas. If I were you, I would use Vitamin C to go to the bathroom if you really need it. 1000mg with a meal. Otherwise I mostly don’t believe in supplementation. I promise you will feel better over time. But eating less is not the way out of the discomfort. It’s like a trap that threatens to close in on you. I got most of my problems that way ): But am almost all the way better nowadays.

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