Feeling Cold On Keto? (or I.F. Intermittent Fasting)

Feeling Cold On Keto? (or I.F. Intermittent Fasting)

July 20, 2019 60 By William Morgan


Feeling cold on keto? Well I’m gonna
explain it so you get it once and for
all. Coming right up. So let’s break this
down step by step and let’s make it very
very simple if you’re feeling cold and
we’re assuming that you’re endorsed in a
controlled environment
if you’re feeling cold it’s because
you’re not producing enough heat and why
would you not produce enough heat what
where does that come from there’s two
reasons one would be hypothyroid if your
thyroid is basically your thermostat
it’s what makes a thyroid hormone that
tells every cell in your body to crank
up their action to turn up the heat
production to turn off their activity so
if for any reason that you are
hypothyroid then that’s gonna turn down
the thermostat it’s gonna turn down the
heat production and even if you have
plenty of fuel available the cells just
won’t do anything with it
so check out that video on thyroid
hypothyroidism
besides hypothyroid is if there’s a fuel
shortage that if your body doesn’t have
access to fuel or doesn’t think you have
access to fuel or doesn’t have enough
fuel so there’s two basic reasons for
that one would be that you have plenty
of fuel but that you don’t have access
you can’t get to it it’s locked away and
the second one is that you’re actually
running low on fuel you just don’t have
enough and the body perceives a shortage
so let’s talk about fat because fat is
your energy reserve that’s your fuel
reserve you’re you’re walking around
with a tank of fuel on your body as fat
reserves so someone who is relatively
lean like myself I have about a hundred
thousand calories of fuel reserves on my
body in fat alone I have a little bit
more in protein and other tissues but
hundred thousand in fat that’s about
thirty
hounds so I weigh about 185 I’m about
15% body fat
maybe a little bit less these days give
or take or it could be 150 pound person
with about 20% body fat still still
pretty lean then on the other end of the
scale would be someone who has maybe a
hundred and fifty pounds of fat that’d
be a 300 pound person who has 50% body
fat and 50% body fat is not as rare as
you might think most people that we
check even people who don’t look
overweight are going to end up somewhere
around 35 to 40 percent body fat so we
have a lot of calories we have a lot of
fuel reserves on our bodies and that’s
for survival purposes that’s why the
body packs on the fat because the person
with the more fat can survive a
starvation longer and historically that
was a really good thing because in the
wintertime or during periods of
starvation the really skinny people
would die off and the people who are
better at storing fat they would survive
so people have humans have developed the
ability to store fat really well as a
survival advantage but if you can’t get
to that fuel if you have all that fuel
but you can’t get to it if it’s locked
of a way it’s inaccessible this is what
happens with insulin resistance insulin
is a fat storage hormone it creates a
pressure to push that fat inside the
cells and you don’t have access to it
even though you have all that fat it
just won’t be available to come out of
the cells and to be burned as fuel
so now as long as you if if you’re on a
high carb if you have insulin resistance
and you keep eating high carb now you’re
still going to be warm because you’re
topping off your blood sugar you still
keep filling up the fuel you keep
packing it away but you keep adding more
so you have enough but now you have the
bright idea to restrict calories you
want to lose some weight so you follow
the popular advice of eat less so it’s
they say it’s all about portion can
trol in calories well it’s not because
once you have insulin resistance and use
strict calories now your body senses
that hey you know I need 2,000 calories
for my metabolic needs to keep the heat
production up but you’re only feeding me
1,500
so I’m 500 short I don’t have the fuel
that I need so I’m gonna turn down the
thermostat and this is what happens when
we crash metabolism through calorie
restriction in the presence of insulin
resistance and that’s what happens to
most people because most people are
insulin resistance their insulin is
packing the fat away now they start
eating less they can’t get to the fat so
even in the midst of plenty even with an
abundance of fuel reserves your body is
starving
it only has that 1,500 so it’s gonna
turn down the thermostat and you get
cold if you are trying keto and you feel
cold you’re probably not fat adapted yet
because if you’re truly in ketosis if
you are burning fat then the ketones
being in ketosis producing ketones is
the evidence that you’re good at burning
fat that means in ketosis you do have
access to these fuel reserves and even
if you start eating less your body says
okay I need 2000 calories and you’re
only eating 1,500 no problem I know
where to get it I’m fat adapted I know
where there’s several hundred thousand
calories sitting around I’ll just get it
from the fuel stores so if you’re fully
fat adapted and not insulin resistance
you can eat less without turning down
the thermostat without crashing your
metabolism because your body doesn’t
care where you get the calories it
doesn’t care if you eat them or if the
body if you can burn them from existing
stores and that’s why kita works
that’s why if you’re truly in ketosis
then you’re not gonna crash your
metabolism you’re not going to turn down
that thermostat just because you eat a
little bit less and the beauty of keto
the beauty of being fat adapted is that
you don’t get hungry because your body
knows hey if you don’t eat I’ll just get
it over here okay
the other reason is an actual lack so at
some point a lot of people they get so
enamored with ketosis and they feel so
good doing it and they get in a certain
routine so they lose the weight and lose
the weight but it comes a point where
they don’t really need to lose any more
weight such as myself and with I skip a
few meals it’s usually no big deal but
if I go for a week and only eat one meal
a day or so then my body starts getting
a little cold it starts turning down and
saying hey feed us a little bit more
because the body is starting to sense
that maybe we’re taking this fat-burning
a little too far maybe we’re getting a
little too close to that edge of of
survival it’s like we’re not dying yet
but we’d like to have just a little bit
more fat reserves just in case there’s
there’s a long starvation ahead so if
the body starts sensing that it’s
getting kind of close to the end of the
fuel reserves then it’s also going to
cut down it’s going to turn down that
thermostat and you start feeling cold
so the solution obviously is if you
don’t have access to the fuel then get
fat adapted now you just learn enough
about this you get some some way of
testing yourself you start counting your
your carbs carefully and you make sure
that you get into ketosis probably get
down under 20 grams or so for for a
solid week and see what happens and if
you are getting down to or below your
desire
wait then make sure that you eat enough
okay you can stay on keto but you may
not want to stay on on one meal a day
anymore because it’s just really
difficult to eat that much if your body
needs to 2,000 calories it’s kind of
hard to eat that in a single meal
sometimes so at that point I probably
suggest that you spread out your feeding
window a little bit you stay low carb
but you don’t have to follow all the
rules for weight loss anymore you can
still stay in ketosis you can still be
low carb you can still feed your brain
the the good fuel but the rules have
changed a little bit you’re not needing
to lose the weight you need to eat
enough to meet your metabolic needs so I
hope that was helpful please let me know
if this works for you let me know your
experiences if you have additional
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