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Butter producing body heat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 24, 2012 at 5:17 AM

So, I was watching an older documentary (on an unrelated subject) which involved Russian scientists working in a remote, very cold area of Siberia. They asked one scientist how he stayed warm in the sub-zero temperatures (this was before North Face) and he said that he would eat a pound of butter a day to stay warm. He was quite slim, BTW.

I find that fascinating. Do you think eating a lot of fat like this can heat you up?

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on June 25, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Same here. I spent my life running cold and after switching to 65% fat I run warm to hot. Amazeballs.

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Thanks, can't wait to read the links.

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on June 24, 2012
at 07:25 PM

There are some eskimo tribes that have a date consisting of about 80% fat.

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on June 24, 2012
at 05:46 AM

I know it does for me! When I eat 60-70% fat I'm like a furnace. Check out Dave and his podcasts. In the first one I believe he talks about his discovery with this and how it lead him to eat the way he does.

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/the-complete-illustrated-one-page-bulletproof-diet/

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

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on June 25, 2012
at 04:45 AM

Same here. I spent my life running cold and after switching to 65% fat I run warm to hot. Amazeballs.

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on June 24, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Yeah, this goes back two the whole "calories in calories out" and "eat less exercise more" things that are "common knowledge". Calories in calories out is true, thermodynamics doesn't lie. But eat less exercise more doesn't work, even though it sounds like calories in calories out. The reason is that WHAT you eat changes your hormonal profile which has by far the largest control over your metabolism (calories out). Roughly stated: If you eat lots of fat, your metabolism gets ramped up to the point that you can start to feel warm. If you eat lots of carbs, your metabolism starts slowing. I know obese people who wear coats in the 100 degree summer because they're cold and cannot warm up.

See also my comments:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/130176/how-does-too-few-calories-lead-to-weight-gain/130216#130216

http://paleohacks.com/questions/129309/science-behind-4500-cal-diet/129341#129341

http://paleohacks.com/questions/41372/calories-combustion-versus-digestion/41533#41533

03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

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on June 25, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Thanks, can't wait to read the links.

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on June 24, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Absolutely! 3 tbsp ghee and 3 tbsp MCT oil in coffee in the morning and I'm sweating bullets.

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on June 24, 2012
at 01:46 PM

I read somewhere Eskimos eat a lot of fat

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on June 24, 2012
at 07:25 PM

There are some eskimo tribes that have a date consisting of about 80% fat.

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