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Well I know that I will not be ignoring the thermometer if it is the best measure of the metabolism— which is linked with hormones— which I KNOW are completely messed up. I fluctuate between cold hands/feet, to hot flash-like. I want to heal my metabolism so that hormones can be balanced. I don’t believe they are mutually exclusive. There are many more hormones that just the sexual and growth ones people always think of, and I greatly desire to balance them all.
It’s hard to know exactly what macro-nutrient helps/hinders me. I eat meals that are generally balanced, so this experimenting with heavy fats, or heavy carbs… is out of my comfort zone. I was extremely surprised this morning to find that (after eating so many carbs yesterday) my temp was so low. I ate a fair amount of carbs today too, so I will see what my temp is tomorrow morning. If it is low again, I have to try stressing a different macro (fats will be next).
I will say that I have noticed a bit more energy in the past 2-3 days and I have retired the enema bag these past 2 days. BUT again, if temp is the best measure of metabolism, mine’s still awful— and the scariest thing is that I don’t know how long it will take as I cannot remember having a normal temp for puberty upwards.
Thanks for the help, Linda— especially sharing the hints Matt gave you. Any help is appreciated. I hope you are successful too!
Update: This is exactly why I’m so discouraged. My weight edges up every few days while I “eat for heat” and I see anti-results. Yesterday I ate things like calorie-dense potato soup, an 85% chocolate bar, 1 cup yogurt, pizza bread, chocolate ice cream, and half and half with molasses. I went on a light 20 minute walk too. I had a total of about 3 cups of liquid and LOTS of salt. This morning my temp was 97.1! What am I doing wrong?
Oh, Christianam, thank you!!! I really needed to hear those words and advice. This is SUCH big help for me. I will follow your advice!
Thanks for your input! I will say that I can’t even get my temps up yet (for example, today was 97.1). I don’t just want to eat and eat and accumulate the pounds. Then there’s the question about WHAT to eat because I am NOT willing to putting GMO and high fructose junk into me/my family. Not to even mention that I am not even hungry outside of the 3 squares that we eat. Lastly, I remain constipated and have to rely on enemas. (I KNOW the HCG completely messed with my hormones– all of them. I would never ever have done it had I known what was in store: weight, cellulite, skin tags, and melanoma in-situ skin cancer ALL surfaced within a couple of months of ending HCG). Yet we continue to eat nourishing food and that was 3 years ago. I just can’t seem to budge my temps/ relieve constipation, or comfortably gorge myself.
Well, until GAPS (4 months ago) I was a very devoted HIIT girl 3-4x a week and another day of boxing. (prior to my 2011 slope I was a very athletic build). Oh, and daily walks in 3 our of 4 seasons. When the weight and cellulite just kept creeping on, I became disheartened and threw in the towel. I am now under the impression that heavy workouts are detrimental to healing metaboliism. ??? I would love to know how to raise it rapidly and get back to looking fit.
I am 40 years-old. My temps are still around 97.7 (pre-ovulation, if I still do that). My hands and feet are either cold or hot (no just normal). I am coming off of GAPS to heal up leaky-gut (which I believe is now healed). I have had low temps and blood pressure as long as I can remember. Our family eats according to WAPF principles and never eats out. The REAL problems began in 2011 (when I did the homeopathic HCG diet to a tee). After that my weight kept creeping up, and I put on cellulite where I never had it before. It just keeps coming even though we eat real food (and plenty of cheese, coconut oil, raw milk– and no grains for the past 4 months). Since I’m already eating “right”, and still gaining, is there any hope for me???
Yes, Insider Fuzzy, please expand on your knowledge because all I’ve read on here points to carb loading (and not the nourishing stuff).