January 23, 2014 | Rohan

A Dutch research team are suggesting that being a little bit colder might help people lose weight. The idea is that you burn energy when you're cold in order to keep warm.

Great, I thought, turning the thermostat down, pizza for dinner! Some people eat more when it's cold, and these extra calories are probably more than they use up in making body heat.

To be honest I think chasing quick fixes for losing weight will never work. Eating light food and getting some exercise works for me.


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Would you put up with the cold to lose weight?

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Being cold makes your ‘brown fat’ generate a lot of heat.


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January 25, 2014 at 08:49

I understood that the body would store more fat if it was kept cold for long periods.

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