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Really Cold In Ketosis

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The Ketosis Promise Land

(Week 7-11) How the search for additional marginal gains led me to the path of tenuous benefits and brought me (almost) nothing but misery. While studying various aspects of LC way of living, It wasn’t difficult to stumble upon the term “keto-adaptation” or ketosis, that seemed to pop up very frequently, especially with relation in endurance training. This keto adaptation approach entails severely limiting your carbohydrate intake, usually to less than 50g per day, in order to teach your body metabolism to burn and use exclusively fat for fuel, i.e. to use ketone bodies instead of glucose. The body’s reliance on fat as a primary fuel in endurance exercise is the “holy grail” in sports nutrition, as even the leanest of athletes have enough body fat stores for a couple or Ironman races. The theory behind this approach was obtained from excellent book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance from Phinney and Volek and various internet sources, most notably from Peter Attia’s eatingacademy.com. The theory behind keto-adaptation seemed plausible and very compelling, therefore decision was unambiguous: bring on even more fat! I got myself a blood ketone body meas Continue reading >>

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  1. Drumroll

    Whenever I hit ketosis, my body temperature seems to drop. It has nothing to do with fasting specifically, but just the general state of ketogenesis. I can fast for 24 hours after a reefed and still not be in ketosis and body temp is normal. Or I can eat a high fat meal and enter into ketosis, and bam, body temp drops.
    When I'm in ketosis, I get cold all over. Not, like, unbearably so, but it's definitely noticeable. I've noticed this for a while, and it seems to be a pretty reliable indicator.
    Am I the only one that has noticed this? I wonder if it means anything.

  2. 2ndChance

    I notice it, too. I get goosebumps, I've been wondering if maybe they have something to do with fat cells emptying out fat for energy?

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    Originally posted by 2ndChance
    I notice it, too. I get goosebumps, I've been wondering if maybe they have something to do with fat cells emptying out fat for energy? Possibly. I was also thinking that the reduction of fat cells means less "insulation" on your body. But then, I'm pretty skinny, so if that were true, I'd be cold all the time, and it just seems to be when I'm in ketosis.

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