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February 28, 2014 at 10:59 am in reply to: where are those that have stuck w the program for over 1 year? #15464
Thank you for your input Aimee! I’m with you and want this to work, also! The yoyo dieting isn’t fun. And I feel healthier when I eat more. But I also feel more insecure and don’t want to be as social which is unhealthy. Esp. my group of friends are very fit, at the beach a lot and my husband is at a perfect weight and muscular. I don’t want to be the one standing out as the chubbster even if everyone sais they love me. I know that it’s vain! And I might stick to this in the end anyway and get over it. But I want more proof! Kaleo would be great proof if she wasn’t a workout girl. She exercises a ton and eats mostly healthy so she isn’t really an example for Matt’s work in my mind. I read her book. This concept is brilliant though and I wish it worked. But if it does, then why aren’t there all these glowing examples with pictures. After all, they’ve been at it for 2+years, right? I’m just not ready to settle for the possibility of being overweight for the rest of my life.
I would like to add that I have had results eating this way like getting rid of candida in my digestives system, a more regular menstrual cycle, better mood, less cravings, no premenstrual binge, warmer. All this speaks in favor of Matt’s theories. But I also went from a waist size 29 to 32″. I still look fine since I’m tall but I’m pushing it. And I don’t want to enter the overweight level.And I already feel a bit insecure and had to stop wearing super tight clothes. I just think that my confidence would take a beating and I’d want to make darn sure that the weight comes off at the end of the year if I go there. Without proof of that, I don’t take the risk. I think that I can get ok results without pushing the weight up. But if I saw definite proof that 9 out of 10 lose the weight, I would 100% go for it.
I would Skype Matt the question but he’s been very gracious answering them and I think I overstayed my welcome when I pressed him for more testimonials on weight gain and loss and expressed my lack of faith reg. weight gain. He hasn’t responded and I’ll leave him be until my follow up consultation. Would be interesting to find out what his take is on this.
I know that I’ve come a long way in healing my adrenals and I have read that all stimulants can be trouble esp. with those who have high cortisol levels and adrenal fatigue. Having coffee, cocoa, cayenne act like a whip on a dying horse. You squeeze out the last juice before you drop. High cortisol interestingly also leads to weight gain esp. around the middle. Since Matt points out that stress suppresses the metabolism, I wonder if he would warn against stimulants like these.
- This reply was modified 9 years, 9 months ago by Christinam.
I’d be cautious of the cayenne and cocoa. It speeds up my metabolism but makes it worse in the long run. Years ago I used a lot of it and my adrenals suffered the repercussions. I felt high on it and it sped up my digestion. Sadly, at a cost. Matt also mentions somewhere in his book that cayenne, hot tea and exercise create a fake sense of heat that isn’t truly representative of the metabolic state.February 27, 2014 at 10:29 am in reply to: where are those that have stuck w the program for over 1 year? #15437
Thank you Stephanie, I already decided to to just that. I will eat dense foods like oats, sweet potatoes, quinoa with coconut milk, salt and fruit like bananas, dates etc and move away from ice cream, cream cheese, bread etc.. And I will still exercise a moderate amount. That way I will just try and eat enough to keep my temp. up and stay in the normal weight range. What seems to put the most weight on for me, is dairy and bread with butter/jam..
I actually confused blurg with pod there. that’s why I asked blurg what he did differently. sorry about the confusion.
Pod, that’s quite the diet (; I don’t know what I was expecting. Maybe advise like less fat or no packaged foods or something. Thank you for taking the time to write all that down. I like your advise reg. weight lifting. Thankfully exercise doesn’t seem to lower my temperature so I continue to work out. I cannot imagine not being physically active.
My husband snores a bit when he eats dairy. And it goes away when he stops. Not sure if that helps. Good luck!
I wouldn’t worry too much about it and keep building your body. You can always look into some home remedies like mastic gum. But wouldn’t it be great if getting the temperatures/immunity up would take care of this problem? Keep us updated.
I’m so sorry to hear your predicament. I don’t know what to tell you. Can you please let us know if you find a solution?
I also am lower before ovulation. My basal temp. is mostly 97.7- 97.9 before and right at ovulation it’s 97.6 just one day. Then is is above 98 for 14 days before menstruation. Matt sais that is still low. But it is normal according to gyno websites.
Good point Lulu.
I do remember that the one neighbor on my street growing up, that was obese, was on a diet of lots of white bread, butter, jam, cake, soft drinks, spagetti? Her whole family looked bad with acne,too. I liked her, she was super nice, but I made this observation.
My family was always “lean bean” eating rice, veg, fruit, oatmeal,yogurt, nuts,fish,potatoes?no soft drinks ever. maybe some 100%apple juice.And some treats on the weekend like pizza, cake, ice cream. And we were always active, walking a lot, playing sports. The reason I’m into eat for heat you might ask? I want the warm hands and feet and perfect digestion. And Matt’s claims sound amazing if true. What a life if you could be eating like that and be gorgeous, too.
I just want more proof that eat for heat produces healthy, beautiful bodies and not my neighbors long term obese one.
February 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm in reply to: where are those that have stuck w the program for over 1 year? #15422
- This reply was modified 9 years, 9 months ago by Christinam.
Agreed Shezian. I’m not trying to bash anyone. But I think that Matt needs to face these questions. I had a consultation with him a week ago and he was answering some of my questions on Skype. But my last questions about wanting more proof were left unanswered. Making claims like he does will be questioned since they are not mainstream. I haven’t seen recent pictures of him. But he is said to be on the heavy side. There is a website called youreatopia that helps people recover from eating disorders and has people eat 2500+ kcal per day and not exercise much. Similar concept. Most of them also become overweight and stay there and some lose the weight and come down to their “set point” weight once they are done refeeding and only eat when hungry. There isn’t much proof there either-as in pictures. On the other hand, there is lots of proof that diets don’t work either since restriction leads to binges and most gain the weight back plus some. What worked best for me, was to eat dense foods that I want when hungry and stop when not hungry anymore. But I still have cold hands doing that. But I’ll keep the cold hands if the trade off is being overweight in the long run.
Weight loss is the goal, too. But healthy weight loss. After all the testimonial page is full of weight loss stories.
Blurg are going to tell what you would do differently?
You say that if you went back in time you would do it again but somewhat different to avoid as much fat gain. May I ask what you would do differently?
I believe the underarm tests much lower. 0.5-1 degree lower. Your child seems fine (: