I really appreciate reading about everyone’s journey. My son is almost 19 months and I’ve decided to wean him. It’s TIME… I’m ready and he’s starting to explore more with food, which makes me feel even better about my decision. He’s my one and only so there’s not a lot of distractions in the house and would love to nurse all throughout the day if I’d let him. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been reducing his feedings, we are down to about 3-5 per day. Which have gone well, aside from me feeling all over the place hormonally speaking. My cycle hasn’t returned yet and my husband and I would love to expand our family so I am committed to seeing this thru. Since reducing our feeding sessions my son loves to nurse on my shoulder… as wierd as it sounds, I’ve been able to substitute the actual boobie for my shoulder. This tells me it’s just the comfort feeling he’s looking for. Today was my first day only nursing him once the entire day. Wow, what a surreal feeling and he did great! I’m feeling a little firm on one of my breasts… going to get some cabbage leaves and see if that helps. It’s so encouraging to be going down this road with others… I’m starting to see the light 🙂
Remember - most fat-burners have a mild diuretic effect on the body. (. your body tends to lose water) You should strive to increase your water intake in order to compensate (unless you're preparing for a contest). Water plays an important role in transporting nutrients to muscles and shuttling waste out of the body. 1 - 2 gallons of water a day is recommended for most bodybuilders. Also, take thermogenics with more than just 8 ounces of water. That's the bare minimum that your body needs to swallow the stuff! I suggest taking at least 20 -24 ounces. That way, your body will remain hydrated, which is even more important if you use them pre-workout.
Imagine you're a predator out hunting for food (and Jesse Ventura), but all the regular animals you would eat are nowhere to be found. You spend the entire day looking for food and find nothing. About 16 hours later your brain starts freaking out. It knows that if you can't find food, the jig will most certainly be up. So at this point, your brain doesn't give a tinkerer's damn about sunlight and sleep cycles -- it just wants you to find something to eat, and fast . You stay up well into the night and eventually find some nocturnal prey, devouring it desperately. Your brain (through the food-clock) makes a note of this time and declares it to be your new biological morning.