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Post: #1 Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 12:14 AM


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I once heard that feeling cold all the time indicates a slow metabolism. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?

Personally, I am the reverse. I tend to feel warm all the time. In the office where I work, I am very often the only woman who isn't bundled up in a sweater. It has to be below 40 degrees before I find it necessary to wear a coat outside. In dance class, I generally get overheated quickly if I wear the sweatsuits and legwarmers some of the other (thinner) ladies wear. They're not even warmed up yet, while I am already sweating profusely.

But then, if feeling warm all the time indicates a fast metabolism, why am I overweight? And why am I struggling to lose weight, even though I have lots of thinner friends who eat more than I do? Is it because I am especially carb-sensitive?


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Post: #2 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 12:25 AM


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Ever since I've lost weight in 2004, I've been cold-natured which is strange since I've had sweaty hands and been SUPER HOT (not in the good way!) for most of my life. A lot of obese people are hot-natured so this business that being cold is related to a slower metabolism doesn't seem to fly anecdotally. But I'm curious to see what others think.

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Post: #3 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 12:38 AM


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(02-16-2009 12:14 AM)gonnaBthin Wrote:  I once heard that feeling cold all the time indicates a slow metabolism. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?

It indicates that you're cold and need a jacket.

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Post: #4 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 04:31 AM


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I also find that I get colder easier since I have lost all this weight. Eating more fat and fatty cuts of meat might help to rev up thermogenesis. I have been looking for the fattest meat in the supermarkets Big Grin
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Post: #5 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 01:32 PM


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My son, who has an extremely fast metabolism, evident by his inability to hold weight, even when trying, is always cold like me. My daughter, who is built thicker, is always warm. IMHO - I don't think it's related to metabolism.

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Post: #6 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 01:47 PM


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In my case I think it's related to low blood pressure. Or the fact that I donate blood every 8 weeks. Or the fact that I live in Wyoming with its 10 months of winter, two months of road construction.

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Post: #7 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 02:39 PM


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(02-16-2009 01:47 PM)crvc56 Wrote:  In my case I think it's related to low blood pressure. Or the fact that I donate blood every 8 weeks. Or the fact that I live in Wyoming with its 10 months of winter, two months of road construction.

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LOL - I always say that we have 4 seasons here in WI - Winter, June, July, & August.

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Post: #8 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 05:03 PM


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I've always run hot, even when I was a fairly normal weight. But lately my feet are cold a lot -- perhaps related to blood sugar?
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Post: #9 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-16-2009 07:18 PM


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I don't know what it is from--maybe age for me? I always hear that older folks have to have sweaters even in summer. I haven't gotten to that point but I know I am running the furnace at a higher temp than last year. I also wears sweaters and use a lap blanket. I am so looking forward to warmer weather. Shy

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Post: #10 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-17-2009 03:58 PM


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Quote:Ever since I've lost weight in 2004, I've been cold-natured which is strange since I've had sweaty hands and been SUPER HOT (not in the good way!) for most of my life.

Quote: also find that I get colder easier since I have lost all this weight. Eating more fat and fatty cuts of meat might help to rev up thermogenesis.

These quotes from Jimmy & lowcarbrun are very interesting, as is the one about Karen4302's son who is thin and always cold. This seems to indicate that maybe the popular wisdom on this is backwards--it's when your metabolism is faster and your weight is lower that you feel cold.

I just found it odd that I am so often congratulated on having a nice fast metabolism by cold natured people when the person giving the compliment has much less of a weight problem than I do.

Then again, it might have nothing to do with weight and more to do with blood pressure or blood sugar like other people have pointed out.

Quote:It indicates that you're cold and need a jacket.
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Post: #11 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-17-2009 04:41 PM
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(02-16-2009 02:39 PM)Karen4302 Wrote:  
(02-16-2009 01:47 PM)crvc56 Wrote:  In my case I think it's related to low blood pressure. Or the fact that I donate blood every 8 weeks. Or the fact that I live in Wyoming with its 10 months of winter, two months of road construction.

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LOL - I always say that we have 4 seasons here in WI - Winter, June, July, & August.

Oh that is so true about WI

I am always freezing below 75 degrees. I have been frozen for the 20 years I have lived in WI. So I don't think it is metabolism.

Also drinking lots of water seems to freeze me! Like cvr I have very low blood pressure. Hummmm

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Post: #12 RE: Does feeling cold all the time indicate a slow metabolism? , 02-17-2009 06:38 PM


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Last year, no matter what meal or time of the day, right after I would eat, I'd get cold! This year it's not the same story.
But I hate the cold in general, and find that as I am losing again I do get colder more often. That's all I need....another excuse to get in my cozy fleece jammies LOLOL


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