Rasing Body Temp
Entry Eight: Colder
2.30am - 6.00am. Three and a half hours Bloody alcohol. Why can some people sleep so well after drinking and it's a disaster for me? Blood sugar issues?
Actually didnt' even think to take it today! Just took it now (in bed) and it's 36.5C. But I feel really cold.
There's a few things happening that I'm not so happy about.
- I'm feeling colder and colder. I'm wearing more and more clothes, and it's not enough. Meanwhile, the temp outside is getting warmer. If anything I would think I'd need less clothes!
- My skin is starting to get extremely dry and almost 'baggy'. This is on my forehead, hands, and under my eyes.
- I'm getting some red mark on my face (I have a tendency towards spider veins etc), and I'm getting some spots in places I don't normally get them.
I've emailed Steve and asked him what could be going on. Never a dull moment eh?
- I just realised that last night when I came home tipsy, I didn't eat anything. Normally as soon as I have a few drinks I get the munchies. The fact that I didn't even think of food is a big result!
- I haven't counted calories in days. Not even estimating. Now that is liberating. I'm not sure if I should be making a list of what I'm eating though... I couldn't be bothered right now.
- On Saturday morning, I wanted to binge. I was so mad about my cholesterol I just wanted to say "fuck it" and eat junk food. Then I remembered that I tried that approach a few months ago and it really hurt me. I saw so clearly that when I want to rebel against myself, and hurt myself, I want to binge. That urge was tiny yesterday. Tiny, and easily dismissed
Got a cystic acne outbreak this morning. I've related them to gluten before. Guess beer is off the agenda
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat