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August 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm in reply to: Spontaneous weight loss? #12104
Have you guys tried the Gabriel Method of weight loss, where it teaches you to lose weight without dieting?
Honestly, that seems to be the only ‘weight-loss program’ that does so without dieting or any form of restrictive eating as diets simply do not work and do long-term damage. In it, Jon Gabriel talks about why your body wants to be thin or fat, and it does not have all to do with dieting. Just curious if any of you guys have tried out his ideas?August 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm in reply to: How to achieve 98.6 morning temp? #11202
Saisrice, thanks for that. You also previously said that for food, you pretty much whatever you want, wherever you want. But then you also said you eat regular meals, sometimes bigger, sometimes smaller. Can you tell me more about your meal timings/frequency? Do you eat breakfast, lunch dinner at regular set times? Has it been beneficial? Also, if you don’t mind, what foods do you actually eat? And which foods have been most beneficial for you? Thanks.August 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm in reply to: How to achieve 98.6 morning temp? #11134
Saisrice, do you drink any fluids with your meals? I like to eat a heavy lunch, which is starchy & little salty, but I also like to drink juice for the sweetness along with my lunch. What do you think of using orange juice to add sweetness to a big meal? Do you think that it could negate the warming effect of the meal if I drink a few glasses? Also, liquids like juice tend to fill you up without bringing in more calories – this causes you to feel full without eating as much. Is this accurate? I like drinking juice with my lunch as I believe it is a good compliment. What are your thoughts of drinking juices with meals?July 28, 2013 at 10:11 am in reply to: Help! Gaining Weight, but not raising temperature #10204
I’ve noticed minor improvements, but nothing extraordinary.
What I’ve been paying most attention to is body warmth which has increased overall, but this feeling is not consistent.
The biggest issue that I’ve been facing when following the general guidelines to raise metabolism is consistency. While my overall calorie intake has increased, I haven’t been fully consistent with it. Some days I will eat a lot more than others, (which is also when I tend experience greater heat production). Other days I eat less than normal (and thus feel less body warmth). But overall, I eat more than I used to. Also, my meal timings have been inconsistent and irregular. I know that in Diet Recovery 2, regular, consistent meal times are a health asset. But I eat at more irregular times with a late breakfast, or a late lunch, etc. There have been days where I’ve delayed eating a meal at its proper time – mostly due to convenience. So this is really the main thing that I have not been following. While I’ve been eating more overall, my meal timings have been inconsistent, and there have been days where I’ve alternated eating a lot with eating less – but this is mostly because I tend to eat when it’s most convenient (and when I actually have the time). And so I’m wondering if this could be stagnating my progress in increasing my metabolism. Are regular, consistent meal timings every single day, an indispensable part of raising core body temperature?
Would eating irregularly cause more of the stress hormones to stay active longer than usual ( as I’m allowing periods of slight hunger to persist longer by delaying meals), thus causing rise in body fat, especially belly fat? My ultimate goal here is to raise my core temperature, (I want the gain in body fat to be a mere ‘side effect’). Since that really is the main guideline that I have not been following, I’m just wondering it that alone could be responsible for hindering my rise in body temperature.July 7, 2013 at 11:50 pm in reply to: Please Help – Out-of-Sync Rhythm #7638
Sounds like more people experience Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome than expected.
The main issue here is the transitioning of our circadian rhythm to being awake earlier during the day and going to sleep earlier at night. Is there a way to safely and effectively make the transition from where we are now to being awake earlier.
Once we actually start to wake up earlier, then it should be fairly straightforward to maintain our new rhythm – Just apply the principles of Eat for Heat and Diet Recovery 2, where we eat the calorie rich warming foods early in the day at regular times, while eating less, but more cooling foods later in the day.
I think that there are a few things that would be worth trying in order to actually transition our rhythm to a more earlier wake up, earlier sleep schedule.
This article describes that fasting may be used to reset our cycle:
It describes fasting for 12-16 hours prior to eating an early morning breakfast in order to reset our internal clock. So basically, do not eat anything at all starting the night before (after 6pm), and then eating an early morning breakfast (around 7-8am). Also, it appears that getting bright sunlight early in the morning may also be helpful in reseting our internal clocks. That combined with minimizing and even avoiding all electronics in the evening. So maybe doing both can help reset the body’s clock.
If necessary, then using melatonin might also be useful. If we fall asleep at say 2am, then maybe I could use melatonin to fall asleep earlier and earlier each day until my sleep time is just right, and thereby my wake up time would also be earlier if my bed time is earlier. The use of melatonin would, of course, only be a temporary strategy until I transitioned to an earlier bedtime.
Lastly, there is a new sleep device that claims to help reset your circadian rhythm. The details are in this article:
http://www.medgadget.com/2013/04/re-timer-sleep-device-helps-reset-your-circadian-rhythm.htmlJuly 7, 2013 at 12:03 am in reply to: Please Help – Out-of-Sync Rhythm #7457
Apparently this is called Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome.July 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm in reply to: Please Help – Out-of-Sync Rhythm #7456
I’ve tried to do something like that. But I’ve found that if I go light on the breakfast (or even lunch), then I will feel drowsy and crash shortly after. Sometimes if I eat lightly throughout the day and eat heavily at night, then I will fall asleep quickly – most likely because my stress hormones have increased throughout the day due to the low amount of calories eaten, and then when I eat satisfyingly at night, that suddenly puts the stress system at rest and I fall asleep. However, I don’t do this too much anymore. I’m thinking does forcing oneself to adjust quickly actually work? If I force myself to wake up at 7am and then try to go to sleep earlier that night, would that work. If my sleep cycle is way off then I feel that my body will fight back.