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Undereating. Need high calorie food /recipe ideas.

by (43) Updated July 01, 2014 at 2:05 AM Created June 27, 2014 at 6:10 PM

I do not do any diary, in an form...no butters or creams. I have coconut milk and oil, olive oil, fish, meat, tons of veggies, but I still am only getting 1500 calories a day, and I'm not hungry, I run 3 miles every other day, and I'm ALWAYS COLD, I've been usually colder than usual my whole life though. I only have a sweet potato mash high calorie recipe but I want more variety.

I don't do nuts or nut butters.

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0 · June 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

In case you're consuming enough (and not fasting) then I don't think you ought to be feeling COLD. Track your day by day macronutrient admission. I think you are not consuming enough protein and fat. Protein supports in legitimate thermoregulation and keeps your body agreeably warm.

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10067 · June 29, 2014 at 3:28 PM

You sound obsessively restrictive about foods. Eat more. If nothing else eat bigger portions of what you eat now. Add oil and fat.

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40740 · June 29, 2014 at 3:07 PM

You're undereating, chronically, that's why you're cold. Maybe a thyroid issue, but undereating seems to be the primary problem.

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16858 · June 29, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Yup, iodine, selenium, and L-tyrosine, and possibly dessicated thyroid for the win - but only if you've ruled out Hashimotos first. Get checked for antibodies first before supplementing, or you'll wind up in even worse shape.

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225 · June 28, 2014 at 5:18 AM

Not a professional, but that certainly sounds like a thyroid issue. If I was you I would lightenin up on the running for a bit and start considering supplementing things to boost your metabolism.

On a related note, when I supplemented with iodine I actually felt noticeably warmer immediately after consuming the supplement. ( Be careful with the supplements )

The obvious paleo answer would be to drench everything in oil or other forms of fat.

The obvious non-paleo answer would be to consume sugary/carby food, as people seem to think these cause people to over-eat. If you want you could even consume a sweetened beverage, these are known to not impact the fullness of an individual and just increase their caloric load. ( brush your teeth )

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