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  • in reply to: body temperature in cool climate #12851
    crinkly
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    I don’t think that’s particularly low, Linda, check out this article

    http://180degreehealth.com/2010/02/checking-basal-body-temperature

    Matt is quoting Barnes as saying 97.8-98.2 is ideal, unless he’s come to another conclusion since then (2010) and would now advise you differently? My temps are even lower than yours on waking- 36.3 which is 97.34. I see mine coming right up throughout the day, though.

    Sounds like you are doing well :)

    in reply to: Recipe – Portable High Calorie food for Travel #12850
    crinkly
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    it depends on your definition of room temperature, but I would make tortilla, (the spanish one) with plenty of cheese too.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_omelette

    sip juice with it and I think it would meet your 4s.

    in reply to: coconut oil UK stockist #12821
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    Thanks 0ana! I didn’t even think of ebay as I didn’t associate it with food, but I found a 12.5kg box for about 40? which is a good deal.
    Many thanks, Crinkly

    in reply to: body temperature in cool climate #12820
    crinkly
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    I think my hands and feet are noticeably warmer so I’m hoping this will last through winter. How low are your temps, Linda?

    in reply to: Sudden Surge in Appetite – Extreme Hunger #12711
    crinkly
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    Here’s an idea for you then, NYC, try making a cheesecake. there’s an easy way to make one just using soft cheese, cream and biscuits. I live in the UK so my recipe might not make sense to you, but I’m sure you have philadelphia- style soft cheese available to you and that’s the main ingredient.

    whiz up 15 digestive biscuits in a food processor (or put in a bag and bash with a rolling pin) and add enough butter to make a breadcrummy texture then press into a dish, ideally a springform tin. (If you’re using the bag method, melt the butter)

    get

    300g soft cheese
    lemon zest and juice (unwaxed)
    drops of vanilla extract
    90g icing sugar (or to taste I prefer mine “savoury”)
    mix these til smooth

    whip 300ml cream (I use double, think it’s heavy for you) and fold in to above mixture, then spread mixture all over base and chill overnight (or for a few hours at least)

    You can put on any extra toppings you feel like.

    This is so easy and cheap and really hits the spot, plus it gets your temps soaring. This costs me about ?1.50 for 6 huge or 8 good servings

    in reply to: 5 months and no good temps in the morning #12608
    crinkly
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    I am in exactly the same position so I know how annoying it is. I’ve tried several changes in diet and hydration which have had a little effect- pasta is amazing for heat- but I am usually stuck around 36.3. I don’t get above 36.8 though.

    I looked at things that were possibly lacking in my life at the moment, mainly sleep and exercise. I reintroduced exercise, but after a good start my temps dropped a lot, so I have cut that again. Now I have decided to add sleep, even though I can’t do this properly as I have a small baby who wakes me up a few times still. Someone put me on to yoga nidra so I’m going to follow that for a while and see if that improves temperature- I’ll let you know.

    What I meant to say to you was maybe you need to look beyond diet and hydration for answers?

    If I get my temps up with relaxation every day, I’ll try exercise again, if I still don’t have any luck I’ll possibly mess about with meal timings etc. I think it’s largely trial and error to find your own recipe.

    Good luck, crinkly

    in reply to: Can you feel your body "repairing"? #12575
    crinkly
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    Thanks for your reply Tangytam, Glad to hear you healed your sciatic trouble, it can be quite painful I will check out the website you recommend too.
    I didn’t think about “growing pains”, but that could be my answer. Nice one.

    in reply to: Posture – Can it affect metabolic rate and/or temperature? #12544
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    my chiropractor calls steve jobs, “saint jobs”. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the posture and metabolism were linked, after sorting out my posture I know that my neck is literally connected to my foot, so why not hormones etc? If it interests you, I have got to the stage of “feeling” as if my body is repairing, like tingles and what someone else called growing pains in all diffferent places, plus the weight I gained is redistributing. One of the main areas I can feel this repair is on my ongoing tilted sacrum issue (which had a knock on effect to many other body parts and functions, even carrying my baby breech). Anyway, it feels like it could be healing and is a lot better since all this 180 stuff came along.

    in reply to: 98 F but cold hands and feet, dizziness and blurry eyes #12504
    crinkly
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    blurry eyesight sounds worrying, I would get that checked out by an optometrist

    in reply to: Success stories? (and a lot of background info) #12480
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    Well, Berry, I don’t know if you count this as a success but I have had a lot of benefits eating for heat for only the last 3 months. I began this approach because I have recently had a baby but got a lot of side effects which I couldn’t place and had an underlying concern about hypothyroidism which in an extreme form runs in my family.

    I won’t pretend my waking temperature is ideal yet but it’s up to 36.3c from under 35, sometimes a lot under. Because of the thyroid risk temperature is my main concern. At times throughout the day I’m up as far as 36.8. I will keep tweaking things until I reach 37, hopefully, in the mornings.

    A month in to refeeding (I did a month of refeeding on wholesome food) I had sprouted lots of thick new hair on my hairline and got my period back.
    I wasn’t worried about the period because I am breastfeeding but it’s return must be a good sign. I also have much better skin and overall hair condition, and I suffer from virtually no stress where this was an issue for me. Instead of attempted murders with PMS I just feel tired for a couple of days!
    I have put on about a stone, which ordinarily wouldn’t be an issue, but I was already over 2 stone up from pregnancy. I am heavier than ever but I think that when I wean my son this will go.

    Knowing what I know now I am less worried about returning to a low weight. I believe that my symptoms and low metabolism were due to the toll of pregnancy and breastfeeding on inadequate calories and too much liquid. I used to eat really “healthily”, plenty of fruit and veg, complex carbs like brown rice, rye bread, lots of water, barely any sugar as routine (obviously not a total purist as I did have treats) and absolutely no salt. I could eat til I was full but not take in enough calories with this sort of food, at the moment I need more. I expect my bones, muscles and teeth were being compromised to grow and feed my baby.
    The weight gain will have gone towards repairing my body, I am sure of this because after 2 months eating for heat my belly bloated up in a very unusual way for me, and now it has shrunk down and I am gradually getting smaller all the time, but my weight hasn’t changed!

    I am very happy with gradual changes like this, a friend of mine lost 4 stone on weight watchers after having kids but did it so quick that she now has saggy bits all over :(

    A big part of this approach is relinquishing control over your body to your body. If you follow the in-built cues such as hunger, cravings and thirst you’ll almost certainly reach the point where your body is ticking over and won’t need to store much extra weight. I think most people override these cues with funny eating habits and cultural ideas related to body image which tell us that cravings for rich food are sinful or whatever. I say go for it, and enjoy.
    love, crinkly

    in reply to: Don't know where to go from here… #12321
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    Hi Cindy 01. For what it’s worth I think you should just carry on with what you’re doing, you’ve come this far…..

    If anything, eat richer, it seems to have worked well for me. I make a cheesecake that you don’t need to cook, plus I know it’s all real food, no humectants or other weird stuff. So maybe that counts as clean, just super-rich. Having a bit first thing, then at any point when I start feeling cold (don’t need much of it) and my temps have started to rise significantly.

    Also, check your fluid, perhaps you can reduce? As I have posted elsewhere I love water and am fortunate to have mountain spring water on tap, but in an effort to up my temps I don’t drink it any any more, just been having milk, “soda” (!) or red wine for about a week and haven’t felt bad at all. I count juicy fruit like plums or blackberries as a drink and don’t tend to drink alongside these things.

    SOmething I have learnt from Matt which I have put into practice is about food avoidances. Make sure you are avoiding the gluten for the right reasons. Matt doesn’t advocate excluding foods unless you really have trouble with them, and bear in mind there’s gluten in wheat, rye, oats and as an additive to lots of processed foods. Cutting gluten limits your options in a big way. Perhaps your acne flare up will be only temporary? Perhaps it will subside when your body does its repair work?

    It’s up to you whether you want to reintroduce gluten, but if it’s only a bit of acne and not life-threatening it might be worth experimenting with- hopefully you’ll learn to tolerate it again. For me, I need to keep topped up with starchy food so i make a huge pasta at night then eat it as soon as I feel like things are cooling off. If you don’t want to do gluten, maybe you should do this with a big pan of rice, or better still fried rice :)

    I hope you feel better soon,
    love, crinkly

    in reply to: refined deodorized coconut oil #12299
    crinkly
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    Anybody know a UK stockist for bargain coconut oil?

    Thanks, crinkly

    in reply to: Soft Drink Trap #12298
    crinkly
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    Wow! I have just realised that tequilas are good for you….

    in reply to: Re-incorporating exercise after refeeding #12281
    crinkly
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    I’m no expert on weight lifting either, but from what I gather, using muscles means the energy you take in from food is put towards repairing and growing them, and muscle requires more energy to maintain than flab or something so overall it raises your calorie needs.

    there are plenty of others on this forum who seem to know a lot more about weight training and could answer you properly

    in reply to: Soft Drink Trap #12279
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    Steven- E I’ve heard about places in Spain with a stream flowing through a stone cellar to store food really cold, sounds amazing.

    Like OldMate says I’ve found recently that drinking fizzy drinks really works up a thirst for me. I was in two minds whether the extra liquid was going to cool me down or not. Maybe I don’t care though because I’ve decided to follow it, though, because at least it’s not empty and I have been having trouble getting my appetite up, this way I can drink my calories!

    I can’t bear to put salt in my 7up though, maybe I’ll work up to it….

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