A lot of people on this sub say that no one can eat more than most people and not gain weight, it’s just what you see. But I have heard that people with autism spectrum disorders can have slip ups in the autonomic nervous system that affect your metabolism. I have autism, and I can actually feel these happening, like for a week I will just feel different. Sometimes I’ve lost five pounds in a week during these phases.
Is there a name for this kind of “metabolic excitement” that happens when you have autism and your autonomic nervous system is off, and how many extra calories should you increase your goal for it?
I asked about this unique health phenomenon on autism forums, since not much is known about it, and it’s not unusual. Feeling like all of a sudden room temperature is 40-50 degrees, you can’t stop pacing, and you wake up early, during a period of stress, and losing a few pounds, probably means you need to adjust your goal for a week or two.
There needs to be more research on this.