Can Cold Temps Help You Lose Weight?

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Apparently, shivering off your fat is the next big weight loss trend. And though I’m not a fan of temperatures below 50 degrees, I’m always looking for the next best way to get my fitness on!

The Journal of Clinical Investigation did a study that tracked people who spent a minimum of two hours a day for a six week period in temps below 63 degrees versus those who didn’t and found that those who caught a bit of chill burned more energy.

Another study done by researchers in the journal Diabetes found that controlling your bedroom temperatures below 66 degrees at night can increase the levels of healthy brown fat your body produces. According to James R. Lyons, MD, a plastic surgeon and author of The Brown Fat Revolution, “Yellow fat makes you look soft, flabby, and old before your time. Brown fat is the good, healthy fat that keeps your body firm and youthful.”

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