High Body Temperature and Fat Burning
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I have talked about this many times but I was just like to reiterate this point for those with the myopic view of "lose weight to get healthy."
My stance is the complete opposite: Get healthy to lose weight...what exactly does that mean?
- Body temperature is 98.6 upon waking (or close to it)
- Blood glucose and lipid metabolism is and efficient
- Hands and feet are nice and toasty
- Energy levels are stabilized through out the day ( proper circadian rhythm)
- Bowel movements are spectacular and deserve to be in the hall of fame
I would much rather someone achieve the above and not lose a pound then lose 20lbs in 3 months. Why for the exact reason that has been seen in almost every case study surrounding weight lose... forced calorie restriction tends to shut down thyroid function and efficient fat burning over time.
For now, think of weight loss (unless it is a spontaneous result of an improvement in your metabolism/hormones somehow) as something that, instead of getting you healthy…
* Slows the rate at which your body burns calories.
* Increases your body’s efficiency at wringing every possible calorie out of the food you do eat so you digest food faster and get hungrier quicker.
* Causes you to crave high-fat foods.
* Increases your appetite.
* Reduces your energy levels (so even if you could burn more calories through physical activity you don’t want to).
* Lowers your body temperature so you’re using less energy (and are always cold).
* Reduces your ability to feel ‘hungry’ and ‘full,’ making it easier to confuse hungers with emotional needs.
* Reduces your total amount of muscle tissue.
* Increases fat-storage enzymes and decreases fat-release enzymes.
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