View Full Version : Freezing Cold
07-16-2007, 10:58 AM
This is my 16th day 100% raw and I am wondering if being COLD when everybody else is not is a normal side effect of eating raw. The temp here is usually in the 90's and if not for my family I would probably not turn the air conditioning on at all. If the air conditioning is set at 78 to 80 degrees, I have to wear socks and shoes and a sweater or I feel really, really cold. Going to a refrigerated restaurant is almost painful. Is this something others are experiencing?
07-16-2007, 11:02 AM
A little bit yes. I have been turning my ac up to 79-80 during the day because otherwise it's too chilly in the house for me. (Mind you we live in florida where it has been insanely hot & humid) I've heard it normals out though, so haven't been overly concerned. And I usually take a sweater with me when I go out just in case.
07-16-2007, 11:06 AM
I freeze everyday at work. They have it set on 70 degrees, and I have to wear a sweater while at my desk. I've tried changing it to about 72, but they always change it back.
07-16-2007, 11:10 AM
Yep, I think that's a normal feeling when one goes raw. I think too, it's a part of detoxing. I know I felt that way in the beginning. Now I don't get quite as chilled as I used to.
07-16-2007, 11:18 AM
garden granny- I feel for you. At 70 degrees I would be completely numb.
Veganforlife- Detox? I am surprised by that. I was more thinking that it is so much easier to digest raw food that our bodies just didn't warm up quite so much in the process.
07-16-2007, 11:20 AM
I dunno. I'm just guessing. I know I experienced feeling cold early on going 100% raw...
07-16-2007, 11:36 AM
I was extemely cold when I started my raw journey, although I have comfortably warmed up since. I think it may be due to a number of things - detox and the fact that our bodies are getting lighter/less dense. At any rate, I am not complaining - I am actually loving the summer heat for the first time in years. ~ Cathy
07-16-2007, 11:39 AM
yep. sounds normal. :D
I don't think it is detox... I have been raw for almost a year and a half and
I am still cold. In fact, the office manager gave me a heater to put under my desk. I get so cold I can't focus.
Also, I'm 46. Before I went raw I got the worse night sweats (menopausal I believe)... since I've been raw, I have not got a hot flash. Neat eh?
07-16-2007, 03:01 PM
I get hot flashes...granted it is probably 111 outside right now..but when I am inside with the AC and I have to lay on the bed because i can't cool off and my friend is perfectly comfortable I'd say it was a symptom of detox
i'm quite comfortably cool now, though :)
07-16-2007, 03:12 PM
I get the feeling sometimes. I have had chills associated with fever during a couple detox periods, and once in a while my feet are FROZEN!
07-16-2007, 04:20 PM
I think it's more "normal" when raw. if You body isn't trying to fight the toxins from cooked foods the white blood cell count isn't as high so eh, i can't explain it how I want to. Not as much is going on inside ya know?
07-16-2007, 04:32 PM
dream. that makes sense. Well, I have tons of light sweaters for insulation and 2 blankies and 2 furried babies. :cool:
07-16-2007, 07:45 PM
I'm always cold unless it's around 80 degrees or more. I started noticing it around the time I became vegan, which was when I started losing weight pretty quickly. So I just attributed it to having less fat, but that's interesting that other people experienced it too when they went raw!
07-16-2007, 09:23 PM
I've been cold my whole life. Kind of ridiculous living in Florida, esp when it's over 90 degrees.
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