Paleo and heat tolerance

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 01, 2013 at 8:18 PM

This might be completely off base, but has anyone found living the paleo diet has allowed you to tolerate heat better?

I ask this because I've been on the paleo diet since November last year, and been doing hot yoga since December. At first I could not stand the heat in the class, but got used to it, and then in the last 2 weeks have been cheating on my paleo, eating some pizza and sandwiches at lunch (due to pure laziness), and have found the heat once again intolerable. Does anyone else notice a higher tolderance to heat while eating paleo style?

(I am going to quit cheating since grains basically don't make me feel well, and I've been putting a few lbs of fluff back on since I got lazy these last 2 weeks. It was purely due to laziness and convenience that I went back to my old ways... )

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on April 02, 2013
at 12:45 AM

Dr. Ron Rosedale talks about a (healthy) lowering of body temperature when people correct their diet. It is quite common. He equates it to more efficient metabolism.



on April 14, 2013
at 02:02 AM

I find I have a better heat and cold tolerance these days. Eating well and being healthy just seems to keep me more balanced and maintain homeostasis, whether I start out too hot or too cold. I live in the hot and humid South, so sometimes the sheer wet heat of the air makes it hard to breathe even if I am not particularly bothered by the temperature.



on April 02, 2013
at 02:35 AM

My personal experience has been that I'm much better at temperature regulation (both ways) than before. I also don't get cold fingers and toes as easily as I used to. This is without any really significant weight change.


on April 01, 2013
at 11:15 PM

Yes, I noticed that I now tolerate heat and sun better. Though having lost some weight I am now more susceptible to cold, I often need an extra layer more than I used to wear, especially while sleeping. Not sure if it is fat loss or some other metabolism thing.


on April 01, 2013
at 09:34 PM

It takes a while to become acclimated to heat and the the tolerance is lost very quickly.


Just had my first "hot and humid" running session in a long time so I happened to be thinking about it, God that was an ordeal. Wanted to know how long it will be until I became acclimated.

I doubt it has anything to do with diet except with respect to hydration.

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