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Rich, I think you missed the point. It’s an interesting question, and one which warrants further discussion. Mayonnaise does it for me too. A combination of mayo (sunflower oil based) and butter with a meal beats the equivalent amount in butter alone for filling me up.
“lots of soda’s are sweetened with aspartama and other artificial sweeteners over here,maybe those kept your metabolism down?”
I only drank Ginger Beer made with sugar, so not in my case.
“I’d like to encourage you to be patient and keep eating for heat”
I was 45 weeks in before ditching the sugar drinks, so I don’t feel patience is a problem. The issue is that I wasn’t seeing any indicators of further improvement in basal temperature. I had achieved daytime temperatures of 37 and above (up from low 36’s) around 15 weeks earlier.
It sounds like there are a few of us who have good daytime temperatures, but have a ceiling to our morning readings. Perhaps there’s a reason why!
Don’t think stress is at play here .. the only change I’ve made is to ditch drinking soda. I still eat what I want, when I want, but am drinking straight tap water when thirsty. Probably a difference of about 5-700 calories per day.
I’m keeping a rough guide of calorie intake, and it looks like I’m eating 2,500-3,000 per day, with a total daily expenditure of 2,800-3,500 per day. CICO calculations suggest I should lose about 2lbs every 3 weeks, and so far things seem to be going that way.
What stands out for me is that I’m not really eating any differently, despite cutting the calories from soft drinks. Long way to go yet anyways!
My morning temps charted from 5th Nov 2012 (began refeeding in Sept 2012, but not graphing temperatures). Interestingly, I clocked my highest ever (36.6c), ten days ago, 2 weeks after cutting back on calorie intake in the hope of losing some of the 70lbs I put on since beginning re-feeding.