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that’s fantastic! well done!!
i certainly wasn’t eating that much before, however now I just eat according to health at every size so i don’t know how many calories, but more than before i started rraf because i listen to my body now rather than ignoring it. however i now no longer eat just for the sake of raising my temps.hope that helps.
just wanted to say that when I conceived both times my temps were in the low 35, 35.1 to 35.3 preovulatory and I still have two healthy children. I don’t have any history of ED, just eating really “healthily”. So I would consider myself healthy. I then discovered 180 degrees and wanted to become super healthy by raising my temperatures. I was like you, cold feet, low temperatures. So I have embraced the whole RRAF and now I’m not happy with my weight gain so I stopped it and now just eat to fullness. I have however learnt a lot like stop drinking huge amounts of water, watch your pee colour, rest more. I wish I had just done that rather than diving into it the whole hog and now struggling with extra 7 kg gained in 1 month alone. As Matt would probably say there is no guarantee that this will help you, especially since you have no history of ED. Just a thought to consider. You may want to start slowly and see where it takes you.
I wish both you and saisrice healthy gorgeous babies!!
look up iphone application called TLM. I love it, it is from a guy who has recovered from anxiety and it really works! It’s expensive, but there is nothing else like it out there. It is about us perpetuating the anxiety out of habit and you take its power away by ignoring it. It works brilliantly, it has helped me more than anything else.
I forgot to mention that the reason why I’m possibly linking magnesium to low carbing is because it is supposed to address heart racing, muscle coordinations and stress…which is what seems lost of people on low carb experienced. Anyhow, I know that I’m just speculating, but I thought that I would mention this anyways.
Yeah, so true :))
Kim, I sometimes find that our own body is not always clear in what it needs, I agree. However sometimes the craving is so strong, it is unmistakable. I find that when my stress system is activated I never crave salt, yet strangly it always helps. Also cheese doesn’t really do it for me as I have just found out in the last couple of days as much as salty biscuits do. And I don’t need many, just a handful. However, it doesn’t help for long, half an hour later my stress system is activated again. Frustrating. And I don’t even do eat for heat any longer, but it helped me tremendously to realise what are all these weird moods and when I’m stressed and what to do about it. I just wish my racing heart would go away now….sigh I think motherhood and breastfeeding seriously messes up women’s hormones! For the last 4 years I have been pregnant, breastfeeding to pregnant again to breastfeeding. And I have tried to lose the weight too fast and now I regret for being so hard on myself.
Thanks again or all you wisdom everybody. At the moment I have made peace with my body and just eat intuitively and a major thing for me is not to track temperatures, because I tend to obsess over it too much. So at the moment I am just chilling. :)
Saisrice, you are probably referring to me talking about stopping? I’m sorry about that! If I had been in your boat, having done strict paleo, losing periods, than I would have a reason to continue and I would stick with it. However, I never had any major issues, I was just attracted to the idea of being in some sort of perfect health. I didn’t have a real motivation like you. Please stick with it if it works for you! I’m sending you lost of encouragement!!
Sharonimo, also look at the post under raising metabolism from somebody who wrote about not having much progress after 9 months on the program, there are some useful tips there and encouragement as well.
Kristi, thanks for your thoughts. Sometimes it feels like I’m the only not sleeping…
Kim, one more thought. I am not really restricting calories, perhaps you should look into “health at every size.” It’s a book and the author has an internet site as well and it is about intuitive eating, stopping the war with out bodies. It is not about stuffing your face, but about eating what you want, as much as you want and whenever you want. So you don’t necessarily have to eat salt and sugar and starch as some sort of prescription but you allow yourself to eat exactly what you want, totally relying on biofeedback. And who could be the best teacher than your own body. So maybe stop measuring your temperatures because it easily becomes obsessive and rather focus on trusting your body that is knows what’s best. And what’s the difference between Matt’s program and this? With Matt’s program unfortunately I have stopped relying on my biofeedback and was trying to push my temperatures up by eating too much and always salt with everything. I wasn’t enjoying it as my body was screaming for some fruit as an example, but instead I had some sweet biscuits and corn chips because I though that’s what I should have. So I really have only myself to blame. If I had followed my instincts perhaps I would’t have gained all this extra weight.
thanks , Matt. it is nice to have your Amen, rather than striking me off. :)
I’m in the same boat, breastfeeding a 16 month old and not sleeping because I’m being awakened by the kids and then too wired to fall back to sleep. I have only been doing it for 1 month and I have just given up. I have gained 7 kg/15 lbs in a month and that’s where I said enough. Matt said that not sleeping will make put on more fat and by breastfeeding, your metabolism is further compromised. So why temp the fate? I was fairly happy before, had some minor issues that I will just put down to age and will focus on something else for now. I took some good points from this program, like limiting my liquid and just generally resting even if I can’t sleep and I stopped taking my temperatures as of yesterday because I don’t want to stress myself over it. I think that if I was sleeping and not breastfeeding the results would have been different. I can’t however continue not knowing what weight I will ballon up to and causing myself a great deal of stress and anxiety. So I am just eating more carefully now, certainly not doing anything crazy, hoping the weigh will slowly fall off and hoping even more weight will fall off once I wean my babe off. Thanks for sharing your story, you have confirmed my belief that I have made a good decision stopping this program.