Forum Replies Created
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.
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.
I believe that all skin conditions like corns, warts, skin tags? are a sign of fungal overgrowth caused by low immunity which basically is low metabolism. A long time ago when I was severely undereating and cold all the time, I got a patch of pink skin discoloration the size of an apple on my thigh. The dermatologist said it wasn’t contagious and it’s auto immune related. When I started eating well again it went away. Then, years later I got into fasting and calorie restriction and it came back!! Now it’s mostly gone again. I would imagine that all these growths are kept in check once temperatures come up. But as long as they are down and even when we eat tons they are just fed by the sugar. Seems like an evil on the way to recovery.
Check out earth clinic for remedies for now.
? Thin outer-third of your eyebrows ? Dry, thin slow-growing hair (body hair and the hair on your head) ? Cracked, dry, slow-growing fingernails ? Inability to sleep throughthe night without waking up ? wakeup usually 2-4am ? Slow moving bowels, with a tendency towards constipation ? Bloating after eating, with food sitting in your stomach like a rock ? Low sex drive, or sexual function (erectile dysfunction in men, vaginal dryness in women)? Mood disorders like anxiety and depression ? Frequent urination ? Excessive thirst/ dry mouth ? Brain fog, poor mental focus ? Lots of allergies and hypersensitivities ? Dry skin, particularly around the lower legs and hands? No desire for physical activity/ lethargy ? Falling or thinning hair, both hair on your head and body hair
Are you seeing results after applying some of Gabriel’s methods?
I’m not able to sleep again. That is very abnormal for me. I usually sleep through the night 8+ hours, same time every night. The only thing I changed: I upped my dairy intake a huge amount from a shot once a day to a quart per day + cheese, ice cream, cream this last week. Not working for me! I’m going back to coconut milk and oil primarily. I was doing great on that.
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.
The same thing happened to me the last few nights. I hope it’s just a phase. I’ll try eating lighter at night.
I bought some plain corn tortilla’s that don’t have added oils and maybe I can find a way to make them tasty by frying them in some coconut oil and shaving a little bit of parmesan on top.
I definitely still have ways to go. My digestion isn’t perfect and I get cold hands at times. It’s quite amazing to eat a couple handfuls of the right food and have warmth crawl into ones fingers!!
Sometimes I get cold hands when I’m anxious. Do you avoid those situations?
Thank you Anna. That’s helpful advise. I wonder if an indoor temperature of 66-68 degrees is stressful on the body and lowers body temp.. I feel very comfortable at 70 degrees. But less can leave me feeling cold.
Another question- are corn tortilla chips a good option if they make me feel warm but contain sunflower oil. Is it beneficial despite the PUFAs? I make most foods at home and only add coconut oil or butter. But it’s way too much work to make chips!