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Freeze less on paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Hi, after I went paleo I'm much less cold than before.

Before, I was freezing all the time and nagging about how cold it was. I was always the one who was freezing, but now I experience that when people around me think it is cold I don`t.

Has anyone experienced something similar? What is the reason?

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on September 22, 2011
at 08:32 PM

yea, I`m low carb as well, I`ve been thinking the less freezing thing maybe has something to do with less carbs in the diet..

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Yes me too, and no more thyroid meds either, pretty awesome. Seems to go the other way with some people too though.

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

(536)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Thats my experience too! I am now always freezing, but my office is sooo cold. I did lose alot of fat insulation though...

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:43 PM

I now wear flip-flops until it snows.

3f3c952a1a31a12fc2ac49528888c073

(135)

on September 22, 2011
at 05:18 PM

I also would like more information about this. I'm cold ALL the time and I didn't use to be. I thought it had to do with losing some weight (and being bald... no Paleo solution for that) but maybe something else is going on....

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:50 PM

this happened to me. can't tell you why at this point.

E34fbfa1bca9ae970c9c7313bf9de9f8

(1436)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:42 PM

Senneth, what's your pro-thyroid version of paleo? added selenium/iodine? seaweed?

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:05 PM

Ya, I had this. The coldness is now abating since I added coconut oil went on a pro-thyroid version of paleo.

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669790861549f3c6d54d88a65296ed19

(452)

on September 22, 2011
at 12:48 PM

Could also be(en),undiagnosed thyroid issues.

E34fbfa1bca9ae970c9c7313bf9de9f8

(1436)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:42 PM

Senneth, what's your pro-thyroid version of paleo? added selenium/iodine? seaweed?

3f3c952a1a31a12fc2ac49528888c073

(135)

on September 22, 2011
at 05:18 PM

I also would like more information about this. I'm cold ALL the time and I didn't use to be. I thought it had to do with losing some weight (and being bald... no Paleo solution for that) but maybe something else is going on....

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:05 PM

Ya, I had this. The coldness is now abating since I added coconut oil went on a pro-thyroid version of paleo.

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A6e2b231f69366ce825476c5a6dcfff6

(1967)

on September 22, 2011
at 04:20 PM

I went just the opposite for a while. I never used to get cold. Now I'm carrying around a sweatshirt a lot.

On the other hand, without the layer of insulation, I get help warming the bed.

Ccdf3fbcaec76e025ff94d03cc4daf9a

(536)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Thats my experience too! I am now always freezing, but my office is sooo cold. I did lose alot of fat insulation though...

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on September 22, 2011
at 01:15 PM

I'm quite self-heating nowadays... My wife loves to use me as a bed-warmer.

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020053fd576e93d1d8fa20bfb10979b9

(410)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:14 PM

For me, this was one of the effects of normalising my thyroid hormones. I first noticed it whilst sitting, indoors, at a workshop with about twenty people all of whom were wearing sweaters or polartec. I was quite comfortable in a short sleeved t-shirt. I also notice that when I am in a cold environment, I warm up quickly. It is so nice not to be miserably cold all winter.

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6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 22, 2011
at 11:54 AM

Yeah, even as a child I would get super cold during our mild southern winters. Especially my feet. They would be so cold they would burn. Not anymore! Now I sometimes don't even wear long sleeves. Not unusual for me to wear flip flops either.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:43 PM

I now wear flip-flops until it snows.

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on September 22, 2011
at 07:29 PM

I'm less prone to feeling cold at night.

Last year, I rode my motorcycle through to the first week or so of December, at which time the temperatures were simply too cold to bear. I'm curious to see if I can tolerate the temperatures for longer this year.

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60af23519906aa54b742ffc17477c3d3

(1186)

on September 22, 2011
at 05:47 PM

I used to feel really cold all the time on Paleo, when I was eating fruit once or twice a day. I replaced the fruit with fat and now I am totally fine. I boil at night (which is odd), but for the most part I am no longer wearing two pairs of pants!

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on September 22, 2011
at 08:32 PM

yea, I`m low carb as well, I`ve been thinking the less freezing thing maybe has something to do with less carbs in the diet..

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93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 22, 2011
at 01:37 PM

I began low carb beginning December of last year, was braving all the worst of the Minnesota winter while in ketosis, hard to say if I tolerated it better than other years, but it certainly wasn't any worse. I had thought that fat was a good insulator, my mind has been changed in that regard at least. But is it better now? I don't know. Winters are so variable, maybe that was just a warmer winter than usual. Another winter winter will soon be upon us, another trial run. Ask me again next spring.

I do think it's no worse, at least. You always have your good days when you feel like you could brave the Antarctic, and your bad days when you just ache for springtime. I do like the youthful look of my face when I come in from a bone-cracking chill. We call it "Minnesota botox".

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199e1758b73a72416fba6c10a55f93f3

(203)

on September 22, 2011
at 12:45 PM

Did you start excercising more? Muscle tissue keeps you warmer than fat tissue

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