This may start out sounding like a Car Talk question, but I have a disagreement with my husband about perceived temperature that I am hoping my fellow PH's will help me with, namely I am always hot and he cold. This means fighting over the thermostat setting, amount of covers etc... (He prefers to sleep in 75 degrees, while I want the window open and 60 degrees). We both exercise a lot, so it isn't a circulation issue on his part (See I am assuming he's the one with the problem). It has always been this way since we met as vegetarians 18 years ago (so it isn't likely a hormonal issue on my part, nor a reflection of my recent move to paleo). He is a pescetarian who has never eaten meat, even as a child (due to inherent disgust). I have eaten meat since pregnancy ten years ago. He is fairly lean (not skinny, but well-muscled) while I an a life-long fitness buff with probably 23-4% bodyfat.
He says he has a high-metabolism because he is slim and has only ever put on weight during a period when he drank a lot of beer. I say I have a high metabolism because I am consistently warm. If metabolism was just measured by body-fat %, that would mean most women would have lower metabolisms than most men. Is this true?