No, i didn't have to start the furnace -- it's the protein-inspired thermogenesis i'm talking about.
Last night a few hours after dinner, while I was reading myself to sleep in my blue-blockers, I started to feel warm. Oh, that old annoying overheating problem! :-P I'd better get used to it, because to reach my weight goal, i'm going to have to be hitting the protein pretty hard for four weeks.
In the winter, this is easy -- I just lower the thermostat. We're between seasons now, when indoor comfort is adjusted with opening and closing windows, and running fans. I guess i'd better refine my technique!
According to Donaldson's Strong Medicine regimen, one shouldn't drink anything after dinner, but I don't feel particularly guilty about breaking this rule. Last night I broke out yet another bottle of sparkling mineral water, and soon I was comfortable again ... and my scale-experience this morning revealed a better result than I expected. I weigh approximately what I did last fall before all the winter laziness, stress, and holiday eating. I'm relieved: I would have expected a larger number because I FEEL fat. :-( At least, that feeling will spur my determination to eat "perfectly."
And that overheated feeling that comes after meals ... at least i'm confident that it's a sign my metabolism is gearing up in response to intake -- what's SUPPOSED to happen! Discomfort is easier to bear if we know there's a good reason for it.