Why Am I Always Cold? : Thyroid Disease : Active Low-carber Forums
You might want to think about having your thyroid tested. All weight loss diets lower thyroid function somewhat. Being cold all the time is a classic thyroid symptom. Of course, it could be from a bunch of other reasons, but the thyroid test is relatively cheap and painless. I went through the very same thing during the summer. About 3 months into the diet I could not get warm to save my life. Only thing that would warm me up were hot baths. I think it lasted for 2 months and now I am back to normal. Maybe the body has to adjust temp wise due to the fat layers being burned off! LOL Not sure...but it sounds good anyway. My thyroid is fine btw. :) Yes, low thyroid is a possibility, but you mentioned that the chills are especially bad after exercise. Are you drinking enough?? Chills can be the result of dehydration too, especially if you're drinking coffee, tea, colas or other things with caffeine, which is diuretic. You need to drink lots of water while you exercise and right after too. Our fat cells do act like insulation to keep body heat in, but it's WATER that carries the heat and warmth to our cells and tissues in the first place. I thought it was just me. I too feel cold lot of times. Before I started this diet I was known as the guy that goes out in his shorts and T-shirt during December. Now I curl up with a blanket at home. :confused: It is getting better now but I still feel cold most of the time.. Can't wait till Summer again. I think there could be a much simpler explanation: fat is an insulator! This is why animals tend to carbo-load in the fall for instance because they need that extra layer of fat to feed them and keep them warm! So wear a fur coat! :D I can only speak for my own experience. I've always had a problem with being cold. I've been tested for l Continue reading >>
Got The Chills? It Could Be Your Low-carb Diet!
It was never my intention to find myself on a fad diet I just wanted to eat sensibly, eat the foods I like and maintain a healthy weight. However, I have just discovered (yes, in a definite Doh! moment!) that for the last 2 months I am unintentionally on a low-carb diet! I havent deliberately set out to eat a low-carbohydrate diet at all I just set out to cut back on added sugars in my diet! However, sugar is one of the three main forms of carbohydrate , and although I have cut back drastically on sugar, I guess I havent particularly increased (substantially anyway) my carbohydrate intake as much as I thought I had. It felt like it I was eating (gleefully) a heck of a lot more bread than I used to (whole wheat of course), and packing lettuce and tomato into my sandwiches. But, it would appear, that is not enough! Mind you, it could be argued that by cutting back on added sugar, when I eat what I want and try to be sensible I am on a low-carb/high fat regime! 2 month intake of Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates with recommended percentages highlighted My resting heart rate has taken bit of a dip lately from 55-58 bpm to 53-55 bpm. I decided to subscribe to Fitbit Premium , which analysed my diet over the last 2 months and informed me that my daily intake of carbohydrate was a bit on the low side (barely) as can be seen in the figure to the right. I started feeling the cold a lot! Which is very unusual for me. Now, Im not going to complain about my resting heart rate dropping, but I have been fascinated by it. However, as a result of this, I had erroneously (as it turns out) been looking on the web for other anecdotal or scientific evidence of peoples resting heart rate dropping on a low processed food diet. Turns out that was the wrong search terms! I should have been look Continue reading >>
Ketosis For Cancer: Week 3—being Sick On A Ketogenic Diet
The good, the bad, and the confusing…I am fascinated by this experience and I love this diet, but it continues to leave me with more questions than answers. This week, my biggest challenge was being sick on a ketogenic diet and the associated struggles with maintaining ketosis and energy. Note: this post was originally published on Aug 1, 2013. It was edited to streamline content and improve graphics, then re-posted in June 2016, therefore some older comments may pertain to content that was removed during revision. This post is part of a series describing my attempt to follow Dr. Seyfried’s dietary recommendations for cancer. To start at the beginning, please go to the first post: Seyfried’s Ketogenic Cancer Diet: My Fasting Jump-Start to Ketosis. Notes: Sleep was terrible—slept for 3 hours then wide awake from 1:30 am to 5:00 am, then back to sleep, slept through the alarm. Woke up with mild headache and dry eyes, and felt slightly bloated. Mild cough and sore throat. Not hungry at all in the morning. Day 16 (2/15/13) Notes: Mild headache and dry eyes in the morning. Slightly bloated. Cold symptoms continue. Appetite was nice and low and I was able to work a very full and busy day without any problems other than feeling a little irritable. Sleep horrendous again. Day 17 (2/16/13) Notes: A bit hungry in the morning (stomach growly, slightly lightheaded). Cold symptoms worsening. No dry eyes (no olives yesterday). One hour after eating leg of duck I felt sleepy and achey. I wonder if the meat wasn’t fresh enough (it was one of those vacuum-packed meats with a longer shelf life) or if the protein grams were too many too eat all at once? I checked my blood sugar out of curiosity and it was 84. I napped for 90 minutes. I avoided olives, vinaigrette, bacon, and avo Continue reading >>
How To Identify Ketosis
Expert Reviewed Ketosis is a normal metabolic process by which your body breaks down stored fat for energy, which can also result in a dangerous buildup of ketones in the body called ketoacidosis. Ketosis is often the product of a low-carbohydrate diet that people use to lose weight and gain muscle or it can also be a product of malnutrition. Although the long-term risks of ketosis are not clear, there is some evidence that it can increase your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. By recognizing the signs of ketosis, you can help minimize your risk for developing ketoacidosis. Continue reading >>
Will I Feel When I'm In Ketosis?
yep. especially if this is your first time. you will feel tired and sluggish. irritable, weak, and moody. you'll get headaches, cramps, and experience "brain fog". your breath and urine will smell like fruit. most people say they get a metallic taste in their mouth (i never experienced this as i have never eaten metal before so i don't know what it tastes like). after about 2-3 weeks you will suddenly feel awesome and you will have more energy than you've probably ever experienced in your life. its bad at 1st, but we all have gone with colds/flu all our lives, its like a mini flu or cold, if you can survive a cold then u can survive few days/weeks of this mini cold/flu...its worht it. Traditional Wet Shave Crew / I can't hardly wait for tomorrow to come so I can lift then Wet Shave again. You'll feel like your thirsty all the time no matter how much you drink. feels almost like insatiable craving for water. You get used to it after two weeks but on keto it's hard to drink to little because you get thirsty real fast. Metallic taste - to me it feels more like the taste you have in mouth if the dentist sprays your mouth with a local anesthetic It's the acetone that's in your saliva that you actually feel. Another thing which u get used to in a couple of weeks other than that --> lots of energy, focus all day long. Less need for sleep, you may be OK with half the time you do now (at least that's how it works with me) - when i wake up after 4h i weel awake and energized as ever. ISSA certified specialist in sports nutrition You'll feel like your thirsty all the time no matter how much you drink. feels almost like insatiable craving for water. You get used to it after two weeks but on keto it's hard to drink to little because you get thirsty real fast. Metallic taste - to me Continue reading >>
Feeling Cold All Of The Time
GauchoMark Posts: 1,804Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,804Member, Premium Member Aside from losing the "insulation", feeling cold is also a symptom of ketosis. Chances are, you went from a diet very (too) high in carbs to one that is not very high in carbs? I'm ALWAYS cold now and was a "sweatsy Betsy" before. I've only lost 7 lbs but my diet has to be the reason. I hear you never get used to it. chevy88grl Posts: 3,951Member Member Posts: 3,951Member Member I'm always cold. I'm the only person I know that sleeps with an electric blanket in the middle of the summer! I used to be the person who was always hot - I mean, I would have windows open in the dead of winter because I was so dang hot. Now? I'm freezing to death ALL the time! I should mention I've been in maintenance for 18 months and it hasn't gotten any better. JGT2004 Posts: 243Member Member Posts: 243Member Member I've had the same problem (down about 98 lb total) and a friend suggested it might be partly caused by an iron deficiency. I had my blood work done and was deficient in vitamin D & iron so I've started taking both of them in pill form daily. I have noticed a huge difference. I used to sit at my cube with space heater blasting, a jacket on, and a wrapped up in a blanket and now I only need a light jacket. No one else in my office is bothered by the cold, so I know it was not a general atmosphere issue! If your body iron is low, greater iron consumption translates into more body heat, which is a good way to counteract your cold hands and feet. " > Krushchev Posts: 186Member, Premium Member Posts: 186Member, Premium Member Also anemia / b-12 deficiency. A good multivit should help at least a little. chevy88grl Posts: 3,951Member Member Posts: 3,951Member Member Aside from losing the "insulation", feeli Continue reading >>
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Troubleshooting Guide Part Ii: In Ketosis, But I Dont Fell Well
Last weeks post, Troubleshooting Guide Part I , was the first of a two-part guide for solving problems in ketosis. For those who are new to eating keto, you may find yourself facing a few challenges early in your adaptation. Part I addresses: I have headaches, brain fog and my energy is low. My heart sometimes races or feels funny since I lowered my carbs. I salt my food, but I still have terrible headaches and also feel tired, dizzy, and my sinuses are congested. Every time I eat, I have heartburn/indigestion/acid reflux or I cant seem to handle all the fat. This week, I will address the next five challenges that face those new to ketosis. Im always cold or my hair is thinning or I cannot sleep or I feel anxious all of the time. These and related symptoms occur when someones thyroid function is beginning to slow. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that sits at the base on the throat. It is the metabolic control center of the body. A slow or sluggish metabolism registers a basal body temperature under the average of 98.6 degrees. This explains why a slow metabolism is often diagnosed by feeling cold. Other signs of a slow metabolism can include constipation, hair thinning or hair loss, inability to sleep, inability to lose weight now matter how hard one diets, etc. (Wentz, 2013). Thyroid issues are, sadly, common among those in ketosis. Does ketosis necessitate a change in thyroid function? Yes and no. Ketosis does change how the body metabolizes fuel for energy, but thyroid function should be optimized when humans eat a diet that more closely resembles the diet of our human ancestors. Before agriculture, we did not have access to carbohydrates in the amounts we do today. Thus, our ancestors were fueled primarily by proteins and fats which is what ketosis does. A Continue reading >>
Ketosis Symptoms | Lovetoknow
Ketosis is the name for a state achieved on a low-carbohydrate diet. According to WebMD , when you are in ketosis, it means your body is burning fat for energy. When that happens, your body releases ketones into your bloodstream, and you are in ketosis . This state may cause a host of temporary symptoms. Many dieters develop symptoms that let them know ketones are present. For many people beginning a low-carb diet , ketosis kicks in after a few days of strict adherence to the diet. In fact, many low-carbohydrate plans, such as Atkins and paleo, have an initial phase in which dieters take in extremely low amounts of carbohydrates (usually less than 25 grams per day) to kick start ketosis. You can test for ketones in the urine using ketosis strips , or rely on symptoms to tell you ketosis has been achieved. Symptoms of ketosis vary, depending how long you've been in the state. In the early stages, the symptoms may be a bit unpleasant. However, as your body adapts to ketones in the bloodstream, symptoms may decrease. Early symptoms usually last for several days or up to a week in some people. This period of symptoms is sometimes called the keto flu . It may continue until your body is used to burning fat instead of glucose. Afterwards, the levels of ketones should lessen, but that doesn't mean you aren't losing weight. It means your body has found a balance and is no longer producing excess ketones. According to Diet Doctor , early stage symptoms include: Flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue and headache Better brain function and clearer thinking Sometimes, low-carb dieters never reach ketosis, or at least never have the urine test strips indicate excess ketones. This could be because exercising has used up the excess ketones or the urine is diluted from drinking a lot of w Continue reading >>
A Guide To Ketosis
What is Ketosis? When you consume fewer calories than your body requires, your body will use its energy reserves of glycogen. Once these are gone, and your body doesn’t have any more carbohydrates to break down into glucose for energy, you’ll start to burn fats from your fat stores. This fat metabolism causes ‘ketones’ in the blood, resulting in a natural metabolic process called ketosis. Basically, being ‘in Ketosis’ means your body is using its own fat stores as a fuel source for energy, instead of glucose from carbohydrates. Ketosis with Boot Camp Body. While using a VLCD such as Boot Camp Body Diet meal replacement shakes, you’ll consumer fewer calories than your body needs on a daily basis, forcing you into a state of Ketosis after your first few days. You still need carbohydrates as part of a healthy daily diet which is why Boot Camp Body Diet VLCD meal replacement shakes still contain a certain amount. Staying in Ketosis. To stay in the optimum level of Ketosis, you should follow your Boot Camp Body Diet plan as directed. If you’re using a food combination programmes (Switch or Stabilise) you should stick to high protein, low carbohydrate food choices. You can monitor your ketone levels using urine analysis sticks if you wish; they’re available from most chemists. They measure the number of ketones in your urine so you can determine if you’re in Ketosis. Ketosis and weight loss. While your body is in Ketosis you’ll tend to feel less hungry, and will probably want to eat less than you might otherwise do. Meanwhile, your body has switched from being a carbohydrate-burning machine into a fat-burning one. We store our fat all over our body, sometimes in undesirable places such as our hips, buttocks, thighs and tummy. Because these fat stores bec Continue reading >>
Vlcd And Ketosis Side Effects - Feeling The Cold - Smldiet Blog
* Feeling colder than usual (cold hands, cold feet). Feeling colder is very common and this is because when we are in ketosis, the body naturally tries to preserve energy where it can and one thing it does is to slow certain processes down and that's why we usually feel colder with our extremities such as hands and feet really feeling it. What can I do about feeling the cold on a VLCD? Depending on the time of year, you may not notice the cold as much (slimmers in the summer sometimes welcome that cooler body temperature feeling) but if you are on a VLCD in Autumn or Winter, you may notice it more and here's what you can do to help yourself warm up. Ensure you drink plenty of hot drinks - teas, coffees, SMLDiet fat burner made up with hot water or SMLDiet hot chocolate drink can certainly help you warm up quickly. With our plans you are allowed a small amount of semi or skimmed milk so you can easily enjoy you tea or coffee with milk as usual. There are some AMAZING flavoured teas and coffees out there - Beanies is a range of coffees that VLCD slimmers love because it has a huge range of flavours and you can easily pick up a jar in your local supermarket. For teas, I personally love the Twinings range. They have brought out a range of flavours such as caramel green tea so I know I'm getting the good stuff whilst satisfying that sweet tooth itch. Boullion is a MUST - VLCD companies will HATE me for telling you about this product. The reason being is that VLCD companies sell a 'savoury broth' which is basically boullion re-packaged (but for alot more money than you would buy in your supermarket). Boullion is made by Marigold and is available from supermarkets (usually found in the gravy or broth aisle). It costs less than 2 a tub and is delicious. Do get the reduced salt Continue reading >>
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45: Very Low Ketones While Fit, Cold Hands & Feet, Sleep Raising Ketones, Salt, Excessive Calories
LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at [email protected] And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam offer of words of wisdom for their Ketonian friends in Episode 45. **Special THANK YOU to Jane, Sandra, Maria, Erika, Mary, Angela, and Brook** KEY QUOTE: “A calorie simply is not a calorie. I’m not saying the laws of thermodynamics don’t apply–they do! But they only apply when the hormones are balanced correctly. If the hormones aren’t balanced, the calorie hypothesis isn’t valid.” — Dr. Adam Nally Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 45: – I’m in great shape but my ketones are in the tank. Why? Hi Jimmy and Adam! I am a 34-year old male in great shape and have around 12% body fat. I’ve been eating LCHF for about 2 years now and was doing IF for the first 14 months. I decided to tr Continue reading >>
Are You Suffering From Ketogenic Diet Symptoms
Are You Suffering from Ketogenic Diet Symptoms Have you been experiencing any of the following ailments or discomforts? These can be symptoms of many disorders and illnesses, which doctors are all too quick to prescribe medications for. But if you have been on a low-carb diet , then you are probably in a ketosis state-of-being. To attain ketosis that is essential to losing weight with dieting like low-carb, your body could be having a chemical reaction of using up any fat that may be stored because its not making as much. When you are on a diet of low-carb, you are minimizing how much blood glucose is present in your body after you eat. So when your body isnt getting the right amount of blood glucose it isnt releasing the insulin needed to get your blood sugars back to normal. Now the upside to all of this is that without insulin, aka fat storage hormone, your body will burn up the fat it has stored for its fuel. This makes your body release ketones into the bloodstream which will put you in ketosis. Then you may experience the temporary symptoms we listed above which will appear as ketones in your urine. Ketosis symptoms are developed as a warning to your body that ketones exist. When a low-carb diet is started, these symptoms will kick in about 2 to 3 days. There are ketosis strips available OTC so that you can test your urine to confirm that is what youre experiencing. Dependent on the length of time youre in the state of Ketosis, the symptoms may change. Early on, the symptoms of ketosis stages can be somewhat unpleasant. On the other hand, as your body adjusts to ketones being present in your bloodstream, the symptoms will change and lessen. For most people, the early symptoms last forseveral days, even as long as a week and will continue until your body becomes a Continue reading >>
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Ketosis And Cold Hands
Just trying an experiment and I am 3 days into a ketogenic diet. Planning on sticking with if for 30-60 days and longer if I dig it. So I know it is "normal" to have cold hands in ketosis but I had two questions - 1- What is the cause/mechanism behind this? 2 - For those who have been keto for a long-time, with NO re-feeds does this go away after adaptation? Edit - This is not a starvation diet, I am not significantly hypo-caloric, I am not suffering from a disease and I am not looking for a diagnosis. At 75gm + I have warm hands no matter what. On a ketogenic diet, so far, I feel great and am having no issues other than my hands being cold (not numb). Due dilagence on google shows this is common in Ketosis. However, it doesn't say A - Why people in ketosis have this symptom or B - Whether this symptom abates as keto-adaptation occurs. So for those who have been keto- or are keto- do you have this? Did it go away? Is there any study or consensus on the cause. For instance - Light-headedness on Keto- is almost always related to Potassium and Sodium issues. That is the sort of data I am asking about. Continue reading >>
The 4 Ketosis Symptoms You Should Be Looking For
Ketosis is the condition in which your body begins burning fat instead of carbs for its energy source. The benefits of ketosis range widely, but some of the best include: fat loss increased endurance less cravings shredded physique neurological optimization But how do you know when you’re in ketosis? Are there symptoms that you’re in ketosis? Is there a way to “feel” like you’re in ketosis? Obviously the best way to see if you’re in ketosis is to test you breath, blood, or urine. However, we’ve constructed the following list to help you detect the signs that you’ve transitioned into ketosis and turned your body into a fat burning machine! If you’ve been on the Ketogenic Diet for at least a week, run through this list of ketosis symptoms, and see if they fit what you’re experiencing! 1. Ketosis Breath A popular report from many low-carb and keto dieters is that their breath is less than desirable. The smell has been compared to fingernail polish remover, which is believed to come from the presence of acetone. Acetone is, of course, a ketone body, and is also found in many brands of nail-polish remover. 2. Keto Flu After a life full of ingesting large portions of carbs for energy, dropping carbs and moving into ketosis can often result in ketosis symptoms known collectively as the “keto flu.” It’s not unheard to feel light-headed, fatigued, or anemic when your body runs out of carb stores and begins turning to fat for its fuel source. You might feel irritable, or short-tempered; this is your body’s natural reaction to having sugar removed. Much like an addict in rehab, when you cut out mass amounts of processed sugars, you turn into a bit of a monster. Ketosis symptoms also include nausea, or stomach aches. These can be caused by your stomach r Continue reading >>
What Is A Ketogenic Diet? | Psychology Of Eating
Here at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating we do NOT endorse or promote any particular diet or nutritional lifestyle. We do highly encourage that each person openly explores the wide variety of nutritional approaches and dietary strategies that are available to them. We seenutrition as an ever-changing journey. We believe that a healthy relationship with food and a well functioning metabolism is possible when we can each be open to what works best for ourselves, and others. Webelieve theres a nugget ofwisdom to be found in just about any dietthats been designed with care in mind for people and planet. As the paleo lifestyle gains more backing and more mainstream acceptance, one of the myths that needs to be consistently dispelled is whether going paleo requires you to adhere to a low-carb/high-protein diet indefinitely. The short answer, of course, is no. There are many, many ways to enjoy a paleo approach without going low carb. Even still, there seems to be some overlap and a persistent misunderstanding that paleo equals low-carb (LC) or even very low carb (VLC) lifestyle only, and that theres some inherent requirement or increased benefit by engaging in whats known as a Ketogenic Diet. Do they share some overlap? Sure but that doesnt necessarily mean that one indicates the other. Ketogenic diets are popular in the fitness world, and as one interpretation of the paleo diet, because of their tendency to alter the metabolic state of the body, their impact on brain chemistry, and therefore, how they change the bodys method (and specifically the brain) of deriving its energy. Basic biology states that every cell in our body runs on glucose, including our brain cells. But when youre on a ketogenic diet, your body switches from glucose to fat as a chosen fuel sourc Continue reading >>