The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose. ~ Ayn Rand
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Converted to PB November 2010
Leptin Reset Redux (1Sep 2011) SW 170lbs
25 Sep 2011 160lbs
1 Dec 2011 158lbs!
Mother of 2, and wife to a kick ass husband...trying to contain chaos and havoc on a daily basis
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I re-read Jack Kruse over and over again. He makes sense and bases all his advice on personal experimentation and the results he achieves applying his scientific knowledge in his neurosurgical practice. He is at the cutting edge and is a great man. Ignore and ridicule him at your peril.
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If you have a lot of weight to lose, anything you can do to make your environment colder will help increase your metabolism. Consider wearing no coat if it's cold where you are, turning your house thermostat down, drinking lots of ice water, and exposing yourself to cold water when showering.
Any time you are in temps colder than 72 degrees, your internal thermostat will increase it's metabolic rate, burning more calories. Water is more conductive than air and will cool you down faster. With prolonged exposure to cold, you will activate your brown fat which burns calories to keep you warm. I'm not guessing or making this up--it's real! Click on a couple links provided by me and others.
Now it makes sense why CT left me feeling hungry. I do it after dinner, then go to bed. Gives me 12 hours to burn white fat before my HAB.
Just started CT. I haven't posted much either. Has anyone noticed a drop in blood pressure?
I have high blood pressure due to weight/PCOS. For some reason, out of all of my issues, this one bothers me the most. Guess I just always thought only "old people" had high blood pressure. I am just starting to my eating habits under control.
The other night after CT for 60 mins. (80 degree water for now), my blood pressure was 115 over 79!! YAY! It typically runs 140-150 over 90-110. 24 hours later though, it climbed back up to its elevated state.
What happens is that cool baths trigger the parasympathetic nervous response, so elevated PB, heart rate and stress hormones will quickly drop. I'll bet you have sympathetic dominance going on in your brain that is contributing to your high PB.
A cool bath is a great time to do deep belly breathing to really amp up the parasympathetic response
Become a very knowledgeable student of Leaky gut and Leptin and CT...so much so that if you were to take a test on them you would ace them. Do not settle for a C or a B. Go for the A+ in your health.
How you approach this with your mindset will determine how successful you will be. Do it half assed and you will get exactly what you deserve.
Last edited by Dextery; 03-14-2012 at 01:11 PM.