I used to be pretty slim until I was 14, then I was anorexic for 4 years, and then I got fat I'm now over 11 stone at 5'1". I can't believe this is my "set point" - this can't be healthy! A lot of the weight seems to be water or that weird solid edema from hypo, but I am not actually hypo (blood levels normal). I tried eating up to 3500 calories a day to raise my feeble metabolism as per 180 degree health and other such recommendations butI just gain more and my temperature still won't go up. I'm pretty sure that's the key here, I think unless I ate 5000 calories a day I don't think my temperature will ever get to 37 C - and obviously I am not going to eat that much!!
I've cut out PUFAs apart from a few nuts and seeds here and there, and I eat quite a bit of starch, I'm gluten free, almost grain free and I'm taking care to get choline, inositol, glycine and b vitamins every day.
What's bothering me is I can't go below about 2600 calories a day without having some massive rebound hunger pangs after a few days and I end up bingeing. Its not at all psychological, I swear - I just get really hungry! I become completely sloth like if I go below 2000 calories but that is probably how much I technically should eat. I also cannot digest protein, I get migraines (regardless of what type of protein).
This is a mess of a post, but the point is, I have no idea how to eat any more - I can't stand gaining anymore weight but no matter what I do it keeps pilingup. I have adrenal fatigue so I hope with enough rest I can restore enough energy to do more exercise, but for now I am running on a 35.8 - 36.4 C metabolism and I am scared because everything I do makes Iit worse! I don't want to be overweight forever - help?