View Full Version : Anyone notice...
05-18-2007, 08:31 PM
that they are less sensitive to warmer temps since going raw? I have been 100% raw for 8-9 months now, and am still finding that I get chilled easily. Not complaining mind you (there is only so much you can take off whe one is uncomfortably hot), but I am still walking around with sweaters and long pants, while most are in shorts and sandals. Just curious ~ Cathy
05-18-2007, 10:26 PM
That is funny you mention this..I have ALWAYS been warm -(You can only imagine what it was like when I was pregnant) and I was just commenting on the fact I have have to turn the heat on. I am only high raw currently but wow what a big change in my internal temp. control-I found this great warm sweater at the thrift shop and even wear it inside -it is like a nice blanket. I suppose what we eat really effects more than most understand.....
05-19-2007, 01:02 AM
I noticed that too! and I'm only into week 2! While I don't(or should I say didn't?) tolerate heat so well, I am often chilled. I too am comfy in pants etc while others aren't. I just journaled about that a couple days ago. I may sweat, but I don't feel flushed and uncomfortable like I used to!
05-19-2007, 09:14 AM
I hadn't noticed it until this post made me think about it. Yes, I have been more tolerant of the heat lately. Granted, it has only been upper 80's skirting with 90 for the last week or so, but the temps have not been bothersome at all yet. It will be a better test in July. I do feel more sensitive to cooler temps now however. The whole time I have known my wife she has complained of feeling cold when I felt fine. The last few weeks when she has complained of it being too hot and wanting the air conditioning turned on, I thought it actually felt a tad bit cool. Really weird.
05-19-2007, 10:03 AM
Nope. I have always been a summer girl lol. I would love to travel to the tropics just to be in heat 24-7! Love, love, love it! :D
05-19-2007, 10:10 AM
When you fast, this is definitely the case. It is the high water content in raw food that does this for you. On a high raw/all raw diet, you are getting far more water into your system. You probably don't crave fluids as much, either. Raw food is close to nature and in my opinion is the way our systems were meant to run. ;)
05-19-2007, 11:48 AM
Contrary to common notion, I found that taking all salt out of my diet when it's very hot outside helped me to comfortably regulate the internal furnace, although I'm betting the natural sodium of cucumber would help even more. I learned that tip from macrobiotics and it really did help. Also, when I'm out at festivals and hiking in the summer, I take extra care to hold my water in my mouth for a good thirty seconds and really swish it around to activate the saliva enzymes. I found my body significantly utilized the drinking water better, I wasn't drowning my kidneys, I drank less, experienced less thirst, withstood the heat better, and wasn't constantly running for the line for those awful porto-potties.
05-19-2007, 12:02 PM
I couldn't tolerate cold as I used to since I went raw. But I can handle temps
around 80's without ever turn on the air conditioner.
I think losing some of my body fat all over may have something to do with it.
Make any sense?
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