Friday, March 13, 2015
Does Freezing Yourself Make You Lose Weight?
Freezing yourself seems pretty dangerous. I do not condone this as a weight loss technique. I wondered though if I kept my bedroom temperature lower at night is if it would it burn off more fat? With my lungs, remember my housebound COPD problems, going too cold is not an option. I have seen some articles in the past claiming that central heating is one thing that has fattened us up. They say all the work at keeping warm kept people thinner in days past when they only had fireplaces and small stoves to put heat during the winter. Some questions for this though I have....
1. Are people fatter in warmer climates? Were people thinner in cold climates before the days of central heating and electricity?
2. Doesn't some fat protect in cold? [I'm not talking hugely obese but plumb]
He thinks exposing one's self to cold will help control your weight.
Before I got sick in my 20s, I used to find some cold enjoyably bracing in a way. My college mates used to exclaim surprise over my habits of going out without a coat in cold temperatures. That didn't last very long though.
Tell me what you think of this.