Im just wondering really..
I never get night sweats when I eat 3000-3500 calories, but as soon as I hit above 4000 I sweat like crazzzay. and if I reactive eat up to 6000? jeeze I may aswell have been swimming during the night.
Anyone got any ideas why that is?
just me then ;)
I don't know why either, but the same thing happens to me. Id love to know..
uhh... i don't really know either but i am experiencing the same thing. also, is it weird that i only sweat from the waist down? i mean my back does get a bit sweaty as well but holy once you get below the belt you'd think the tide came in or something...
I'm the same! my backs pretty sweaty but not majorly bad. but my legs just stick together like I've morphed into a mermaid overnight.. that and my face anyway. strangee
I get night sweats too....maybe it's your body repairing itself, digesting, etc. so there's lots of energy that's being used and that energy generates heat (?).....
While inpatient, we were told it was caused by our bodies not quite knowing how to utilise all the energy we were providing after restricting. So it burns some off via body heat. =)
It is temporary & does settle down after a little while if you're consistent. So I guess it makes sense you'd experience it when upping your calories for a day or two. xD
Keep up the amazing work. =)
What others have said sounds fairly close to the truth! Well, as far as medical and scientific speculation has gone, at least. :) Hypermetabolism is not that uncommon in recovery from an ED (more common than it is uncommon, I should say), and will cause your body to heat up more since it's burning through a lot of the kcalories you're giving it and, yes, using them to repair your body. It's a good sign! Just very uncomfortable. Hot flashes are not particularly enjoyable!
The body kicking into high gear is one explanation for the night sweats and hot flashes, but what is probably another contributor is the fact that hormone levels are fluctuating in an attempt to return to normal. I think the fact that the body requires enormous amounts of energy to replace depleted fat, muscle, vitamin, and glycogen stores (and more...) and to recover wasted organ systems is more responsible.
You're certainly not alone! I have heard that the hot flashes will pass with time, though. Just another reason to look forward to full recovery - the absence of hot flashes + night sweats...!