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Anyone have exerpience with Cold Thermogensis? Cold adaptation?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 19, 2013 at 4:50 PM

I just ordered one of these:

https://www.coolfatburner.com/

Recommended by Ben Greenfield. Super excited for it to get here. At the moment all I do are cold showers, so cannot wait to see what kind of results I can get with this thing.

Anyone have experience with this product or with cold-adaptation in general? Thoughts?

UPDATED

This has been nothing but good for me. I am 2 weeks in, and biggest benefits have been improved appetite, improved sleep, and noticeable fat loss. I have been using it for 25 minutes every night after dinner. I thermal load by doing some cold water face dunks and drinking some cold water. I have only been using it on "casual" intensity (chills/goosebumps at most). Will re-update once I get into the Hardcore levels.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Depends on location, somewhere between -5 to -17. I used to have this appartment in old wooden house that i kept cool, indoor temp was often below 15c. Most finns are badly adapted to cold, everything is so well heated, cause the winter is so long and boring :)

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on March 06, 2013
at 09:51 PM

I have a CoolFatBurner, too. I use it 3-4 times a week while working out. Really gives the feeling of burning tons of extra calories!

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:40 PM

Thanks for the input! I will make sure not to put the packs directly on my skin XD

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Still pretty impressive. Here in Texas it never gets that cold. What is your diet like?

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:46 PM

I live in an apartment so it's not like the temperature goes really low. I think the lowest it can ever go is 16-18C. I think it's around 18-20C currently, which is probably a little warmer than a month ago.

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:34 PM

Was not aware of this blog, thanks for the suggestion. Eating ice cubes and not turning the heat on at -5 temps? Sounds like you have more than adapted to cold weather!

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:33 PM

Was not aware of this blog, thanks for the suggestion. And eating ice cubes huh and not turning the heat on at -5 temps sounds like you have adapted pretty to cold weather!

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:30 PM

Awesome. What are the temps this time of year in Finland? And I too have noticed an improvement in immune system since starting cold showers.

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on February 20, 2013
at 07:12 AM

One thing i noticed that my immune system is much stronger now. I thibk this is the greatest benefit. Everybody seem have been sick this winter but i havent had even a sore throat.

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:16 PM

like this, with sledgehammer, or sometimes farmers walks, log carrying etc: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/857662_4827343273819_1256264049_o.jpg

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on February 19, 2013
at 05:28 PM

I don't know about "fat burner" stuff, but I have insomnia in the heat and last summer I effectively combated it with daily cold baths first thing in the morning. That looks like it might be a helpful adjunct. At least it's cheaper than the cooling vests used by MS patients.

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:44 PM

After starting taking cold showers in the morning I've noticed that I can stay in the cold for longer and it doesn't feel as cold anymore. Once I get out of the bath and dry myself I'll instantly feel 'normal', neither cold or warm. That said, my water doesn't go as cold as other places. The feeling after an icy bath is really amazing!

I've started eating ice cubes and that has become like a snack to me. It sounds strange but I can really recommend it.

In general I also think I've adapted somewhat (especially considering my level of bodyfat). I rarely wear socks at home now and the heat is close to being turned off (I live in Denmark with temperatures around -5 - 0 currently).

I assume you know Ray Chronise's blog textareahypothermics.com/textarea.

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:33 PM

Was not aware of this blog, thanks for the suggestion. And eating ice cubes huh and not turning the heat on at -5 temps sounds like you have adapted pretty to cold weather!

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Still pretty impressive. Here in Texas it never gets that cold. What is your diet like?

Ed0cb30f40daff568778b776b2a5a81d

(943)

on February 20, 2013
at 02:46 PM

I live in an apartment so it's not like the temperature goes really low. I think the lowest it can ever go is 16-18C. I think it's around 18-20C currently, which is probably a little warmer than a month ago.

Medium avatar

(389)

on February 20, 2013
at 02:34 PM

Was not aware of this blog, thanks for the suggestion. Eating ice cubes and not turning the heat on at -5 temps? Sounds like you have more than adapted to cold weather!

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on March 22, 2013
at 06:07 PM

TechNiche International has a new cooling vest out, called KewlFit. There are many athletes and teams wearing this vest during exercise as well as to stimulate brown adipose.

Their technology uses Phase Change material which maintains a 14°C temperature for multiple hours.

It is much more comfortable than ice and ice baths, as i have tried both! In fact the 14°C temperature was use by Harvard Medical School in their testing to activate brown adipose tissue.

Check it out for yourself, www.kewlfit.com

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:12 PM

I just walk and excersise sometimes without a shirt in winter, and use only shorts during summer. I am not loosing much weight but i feel better when i get all the precious sunlight. Which is not much here in Finland.

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on February 20, 2013
at 02:30 PM

Awesome. What are the temps this time of year in Finland? And I too have noticed an improvement in immune system since starting cold showers.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Depends on location, somewhere between -5 to -17. I used to have this appartment in old wooden house that i kept cool, indoor temp was often below 15c. Most finns are badly adapted to cold, everything is so well heated, cause the winter is so long and boring :)

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on February 19, 2013
at 08:16 PM

like this, with sledgehammer, or sometimes farmers walks, log carrying etc: http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/857662_4827343273819_1256264049_o.jpg

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on February 20, 2013
at 07:12 AM

One thing i noticed that my immune system is much stronger now. I thibk this is the greatest benefit. Everybody seem have been sick this winter but i havent had even a sore throat.

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on February 19, 2013
at 08:02 PM

I got the flexi freeze ice vest off of Amazon a while back. I'm not using it right now. It has been too cold to do that stuff.

Anyway,I tried it. But- It is always important to make sure you've got at least some thin fabric between you and the ice. You can get burned. I did.

So, it does have an effect, which is one of the reasons I got burned. I saw some quick changes so I went overboard too quickly. I expect I'll do it again, but I prefer a hot summer day. I know, we are supposed to turn into little heaters and subsequently feel warmer even in cold temperatures, but that hasn't happened to me. I once found myself shivering like crazy in the dead of winter in the freezer section of a grocery store. I thought something was wrong with me. Well, there may be something wrong with me, but I was happy to find out most people I know think that is one of the coldest spots in the city. It took me forever to warm up and I thought I had broken my thermo-regulation some how.

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on February 21, 2013
at 03:40 PM

Thanks for the input! I will make sure not to put the packs directly on my skin XD

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