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Thank you all very much for your replies. I have been taking it easy today, eating less, but still enough, and generally just watching my fluid intake. I will probably just focus on rest more now, less food and hoping for the best when and if. :)
that’s great to hear! Good for you to have finally stabilised. But I guess you also have the accompanying temperatures, which I don’t. And I’m breastfeeding and not sleeping, so I’m taking it easy now on the food and just watching my fluid intake for now.
Thank you all for so much support. I realise that there are people on the forum who really need a help and I’m moaning about gaining weight.
Anyhow, I had a chat with my yoga teacher today and I realised that I was just obsessed by this whole thing and taking it too far yet again like jdubs suggested. I have decided to take it easy now, more sleep/rest but not being obsessive. I have eaten less today and actually feel better, more comfortable, rather than stuffed. I have learnt a lot from this, regulating my water intake and I now eat all the fruit I want, I just have some parmesan alongside it. Anyhow, many thanks again, you are so damn right!!July 15, 2013 at 1:37 am in reply to: low temperatures/lack of sleep = continuous weigh gain? #8992
Saisrice, many many thanks for your very kind words!I have just started doing yoga 2-3 x per week and do feel great afterwards, but maybe I should start doing some meditation before sleep. My kids are 16 months and 3 and they both wake at night and the 3 year old regularly comes in at night and request to be put back into bed. So my sleep is just really disrupted and I feel so wired that even if I go to bed early or trying to take a nap during the day I can’t seem to.
Jdubs, thanks for the support, I don’t mind taking it slowly, but I can’t really afford to put anymore weight on my small frame. I just can’t. mentally I’m not a fat person and this is destroying me.
My husband was probably right when he said that I should first quit breastfeeding and sort my sleep before doing this, now that Matt even confirmed my worst fears, I think I’m going to reevaluate what I’m doing:
Limiting food whilst eating fruit only in the morning with parmesan to counteract too much sodium, sandwich for lunch and normal dinner at 5 pm and afterwards only fruit and parmesan if I get hungry. Watching my urine and adjust salt accordingly. I was also thinking adding non-prescription thyroid. (who knows, maybe it’ll help? Worth a try at least)
Caz, what exactly are your secretes? I have just piled on another kilo totalling at 63,4 kg at 160 cm and I am doing it for only about a month like yourself. Went up from 57 kg to 63,4 kg and am petrified of gaining anymore!!!!!!!!!
Some tough words here, but I can take it. He is not planning on divorcing me, he’s just freaking out. It was sparked by the fact that I said I need to buy some clothes that fit me and that’s when he realised that this may be a long term change. He said that maybe he needs to accept that woman’s body change after kids and that he finds it hard to come to terms with that I’m bigger.
I have to say that Matt is right about me looking like a 11 year old boy at 115 lbs. I was just too small and now with two kids I don’t know how I would carry them and all, being so small. I feel more womanly now and if I wear the right clothes that are not too tight, I actually like what I see in the mirror.July 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm in reply to: Eating the food is great, but will I ever be able to do it in "moderation" #8744
How interesting to hear from people who have been on the diet for so long.Have you been tracking your temperatures? I don’t have any history of addictive behaviour and no extreme dieting either, I was just eating low calorie and starving whilst breastfeeding so this has finally allowed me to fill up my tummy. I thought that the HED is something Matt no longer recommends. Last time I spoke to him a few days ago, he said that now it is only to eat until one is full, no more, but must eat enough. I actually find this diet creates the opposite effect for me. As I am allowed to eat the food, I don’t crave it or want it and so I sometimes struggle with eating as nothing seems appealing to me as nothing is off limits.
just thought of making some cheese biscuits and incorporating lots of cheese inside.
I was thinking popcorn too, however, I am afraid keeping it around because everything I eat, the kids want to eat too and I have read that popcorn is a major choking hazard. :(
Also, as I live in Europe, we don’t really have much of a selection of asian salty snacks, which is a shame.
Just tried putting some salt on dates and shaking it in a bag, it is disgusting. :( At least to me it is.
of course, salted olives! Thanks Caz! Unfortunately I don’t like pretzels, which is annoying as it is such a great convenience food.July 13, 2013 at 10:00 am in reply to: healthy people on restricted diets and Weston Price – making sense of stuff #8706
I was also going to add that a few years back I have decided to feed my cats raw meat diet, because of all the “evils in the commercial pet foods.” So I ground up all these chicken legs, mixed it up with raw eggs, salmon oil, all yummy stuff any carnivore should absolutely love. My pedigree cats hated it and I couldn’t understand. All this effort and money that went into it and they refused to eat it. Well, I persevered for “their good” and eventually they ate it as there was nothing else on offer. However, one of my cats with the most sensitive digestion started feeling really unwell on the diet, became ill several times during the course of the 2 years I have forced this upon them. The cat had to stay with vet over several days and they always had to rehydrate her and the vet would beg me to stop this raw meat diet madness and of course all I could think of was how he gets paid by the commercial pet food manufacturers to push this on me. (which he probably does anyway:)) Eventually I gave up on this idea, purely for convenience and voila, the same cat never got ill since and they absolutely thrive and are doing well on commercial pet food and most importantly they love it! So although puzzling, but I guess, generations of cats before them were brought up on this diet so their bodies couldn’t process anything else.
And now looking back I understand the significance of our bodies adjusting to the diet our previous generations ate and thriving best on the same food, regardless of whether it is seen as healthy or not.
Same here. I felt really thirsty after dinner today, thinking that I can drink because of the food and so I went ahead and had 1/2 small glass of water and soon afterwards I felt anxious, numerous trips to the toilet all the while I felt the physical symptom of thirst and eating anything salty seemed totally unacceptable to me feeling thirsty. I remembered, however what Matt said, and the airlines getting it right with salty peanuts in a situation like that, so I forced myself to have a handful of salty corn chips and amazingly, anxiety and feelings of thirst and the need to urinate went away immediately. How bizarre! I guess on this occasion you can’t really on biofeedback, as that would get me into more trouble urging me to be drinking more! What’s up with that? I wonder what else I believe to be biofeedback when in fact I could be totally wrong!
I have been feeding my son who is now 16 months old with grated cheese, he loves it. I just simply grate it on a large grater and let him help himself.
We to have been taking fclo and want to know whether to continue with it or not. They taste disgusting so maybe that’s my body’s way of telling me not to touch it?
And yes, what about vitamin A and D?
i too have this thing. Would like to find an answer to this…