The first thing I noticed back in ye olde days (back when I worked in the place where people equate weight lifted or hours on the treadmill to health...yes the gym) I noticed that when people engaged in low calorie diets, 2 things usually happened.
- They always caved in and it nearly always centered round alcohol
- Their temperature always dropped. Women in particular would complain of being cold despite the temperature being reasonable.
Over the past few years I've begun correlting a great deal of data on temperature and pulse rate (courstesy of Dr. Broda Barnes and "The Great Raymundo", Dr. Ray Peat), what struck me from the data I collected was that the more someone engaged in a ridiculous diet, the more the temperature dropped. The worst case I saw last year was a vegetarian who'd litterally backed herself into a corner and had given herself a full-on eating disorder from worrying so much about "health" foods. She was like a block of ice with a pulse to match anything from the living dead.
Eating such little food caused her pancreas to malfunction because her liver was no longer able to work properly. The systematic flow of glycogen just wasn't available for the pancreas to do its job of producing insulin, alcohol, and thyroxin. Yes thats right folks, as well as producing insulin (the obvious one), and thyroxin (for the thyroid - is it any wonder these dieters hit plateaus), it also manufactures booze!!!
When insulin production is irregular to say the least, we suffer lowered brain function because of oxygen deficiency (ever had a foggy head). As some of you know, this is one of the many things I'm testing you (if your my client) for, glucose spillage into the urine indicates a problem.
If your not getting enough thyroxin production, this coupled with a low sugar levels would lead to an inability to absorb potassium from the food, and weight gain begins to occur.
We know (or I do anyway) that when the alcohol production is increased, temperature is increased and we become warm pretty much all of the time. I had a funny moment earlier this year when one of my favorite clients (**** I'll add his name if he doesn't mind) told me that his his wife had passed comment that he always used to be warm. I'd long suspected that my client was undernourished and I had all the evidence I needed for him to start repairing his liver and pancreas (which he is doing an excellent job of as we speak). Equally when our alcohol level goes down, our heat goes down and people tend to feel cold all of the time. Just by using a few simple tests I can guess what they are feeling like and what organs aren't functioning optimally. Women tend to eat calorie controlled meals more than mean do, and they also seem to suffer with the greater prevalence to cold than men.
So Dr. Watson, I conclude that those who engage in low calorie diets (remember most diets end up as low calorie when people run out of things to eat), tend to suffer from hypoglycemia, and hypoglycemics don't make enough alcohol, thus they often crave it.
If your trying to kick the habit, make sure you get adequote glucose and check your temperature. If you get the metabolism working effectively the urge to drink often disappears and you can return to social drinking for pleasure rather than because you can't stop yourself.
Don't let yourself get hungry, if your blood sugars drop you'll crave alcohol. If your making frequent bathroom trips to pee or you've noticed a temperature drop (check previous posts for how to record it) get yourself a piece of fruit or some other glucose containing food/drink asap.
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