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just wanted to pop by and say thank you again. I cant tell you enough how much your guidance has assisted me. I have been committed to the 3 balanced meals a day including a few snacks, and I am feeling a lot better overall. There has been some serious moments of doubt fueled by anxiety that have made me want to continue to restrict, i.e. go back to only eating salad for lunch, but I have been working hard to get over my fear of carbs. Its also been a struggle to get back in touch with hunger/fullness cues but Im hoping in time this will pass. Today I had a sandwich for lunch and felt gross and guilty for about an hour…baby steps.. Anyways thank you again :)
This is so great, I remember watching one of your YouTube videos awhile ago thinking it was really funny, can’t wait for the book! Unfortunately I can’t contribute much in the form of “dieting” story as mine was more of an issue relating to an eating disorder. Good for you for reaching out and working towards exposing the lies that the “health and “fitness” industry shove down our throats that ultimately make us sicker
What are your feelings on limiting things like eggs and chicken as recommended by Matt to reduce LA and AA? Something I should be worried about?
Helps so much! Thank you Amy
I recommended reading the book “the metabolic effect”, you can find it on Amazon, lots of good information and very way to follow
If I could ask one more favour, what would an example of a day of balanced meals look like? Eg breakfast, lunch and dinner? I somewhat struggle with putting together sufficient meals. Thank you again the help is much appreciated
Thank you so much for all of your advice, you have no idea how much this helps. Yes I started fasting in order to relieve myself from these symptoms and basically just made me feel better. I ended up basically having an emotional breakdown and was nearly admitted to the hospital…
I am back on track and am working towards recovery. Believe it or not you have served as one of the greatest sources of knowledge and inspiration for me during this time. Thank you for your contributions to this forum, you sound like you have worked hard in your recovery and deserve all the best
Ahh yes I have just purchused some, do you drink it when you are experiencing the hypoglycemia? Before? After? Good luck with your testing
Interesting. Today I am experimenting with taking in very limited fluids, only from vegetables fruits ect. Just a sip or two of water, I appear to be in much better shape. I’m re reading all of Matts stuff again trying to connect a few more pieces of the puzzle. I got into fasting pretty bad a couple weeks ago, it was terrible I was feeling amazing fasting all day… Then out of nowhere the next week I was having a mental breakdown, panic attacks, emotional outburts, what appears to be some form of hypoglycemia… Very frustrating trying to pin it down, anyway trial and error I suppose
Thanks for the reply, I have also to a degree been “hypo”, very sensitive spikes and dips in blood sugar. Well the reason I think it’s reactive is because most on the symptoms take place after eating. My symptoms are I become “out of it” almost immediately, I’ll get really cold, feet and hands are freezing too, maybe an hour later I will start getting anxiety and start to crave sugar. What are your symptoms?
I don’t recall coming across this information in Matts book either, I know in one of the newsletter there is a testimonial from a young man who suggests trying it out. Either way if you are looking to lose WEIGHT burn more calories than you consume. FAT LOSS specifically you will have better results lowering your carbs, especially on rest days, and consume more carbs on your active days ideally post workout.
Awesome David love this post. Good for you.
I loved your point “Stop researching health/ nutrition”
This is something I am currently challenging myself with (as I type on here…)
I like this environment because of the number of different experiences and the free flow of thoughts, all other health sites make my brain want to explode, no two theories are ever the same, for me intuition is key, if something sounds fishy, then its probably not right, also critical thinking, something I think we lack in todays world of “click here for the instant answer that will solve all your problems” ya right…
Interesting, I prefer to keep it light during the day with carbs from fruits, I also feel better eating vegetarian during the day so I’ve been eating beans and lentils, causes a little bloating but its manageable. At night depending on how hungry I am I will have a meal with animal protein and fat, and additional carbs if needed. Works so far. I found also skipping breakfast has helped my energy and keeps my blood sugar more stable. I am working through a lot of body issues right now that have given me food intolerances and sensitivities to almost everything. I am always tweaking to see what works best. But I think intuition is the biggest indicator of all of what sort of diet one should consume. My father for example is a “carboholic” haha. He loves bread, crackers, anything loaded with carbs. And he stays trim, mind you he is very active. My mother has much richer tastes. She like butter, cheese, patee. Those things make me sick, I am way more inclined to crave a bowl of oatmeal, cereal, granola or fruit.
Are you experiencing any edema/water retention from refeeding?