I've been doing VLC for weight loss for some time now, using ketostix to check that I'm staying in ketosis. I've noticed that every evening, several hours after my last meal (and food intake for the day), I get very warm, even rosy-cheeked and almost like a moderate fever.
Could it be related to the ketosis? Does anybody else have this happen when eating minimal carbs? Is it a function of my body burning pure fat? (Oh, please say yes on that one!)
I'm on VLC, and particularly after breakfast - which is usually bacon, eggs, veggies and a teaspoon or two of coconut oil I am noticeably warmer. During the summer months this can get a bit uncomfortable, so it's lucky I live in the UK. :)
Yes! It's been key in keeping my heating bills down this winter. 2 TBSP heavy cream and 1 TBSP coconut oil in coffee (shake the coffee and coconut in a container to "churn it") and I'm better than a space heater. My cheeks and ears even flush :)
you know whats strange? my husband (nerd economist) just put our winter energy usage into his dork-spreadsheet and noticed that we used significantly less gas this year than last year (and yes, of COURSE he controlled for outside temperature). last winter i was constantly turning the heat up, but i cant remember a single time doing that this winter. i sort of thought it was the fat that im eating more meat now means that im likely not anemic for the first time in my life. ive certainly not been miserably cold this winter at all. but i wonder if its more to do with carb intake?? ill have to do some experimenting. do you ever take your basal body temp after eating?
Well, I get this from higher protein consumption (and to a lesser degree fat), whether I eat carbs or not.
Both VLC and moderate-carb, eating a primal style diet, I 'burn' MUCH warmer. Am seldom cold in winter (and if I do feel cold I go eat some fat and protein and get all warmed up) and always overheated in summer, which sucks. For a long time I was freezing all the time but tolerated the very hot weather just fine - not any more. I am sweating more than my fat friends, who always had a hard time with the heat.