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How chilly temperatures might promote weight loss

How Chilly Temperatures Might Promote Weight Loss

Is winter getting you down? The cold temperatures might just be keeping your weight down, too.

HLN reported that a study found mildly cold temperatures activate brown fat in the body. Brown fat then uses energy from food stored in white fat to warm up the body, in turn burning calories.

To encourage this potential weight loss at home, you can set your thermostat at 70 degrees and lower it about 2 degrees each day - just don't go so low that you start shivering!

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Hello Gorgeous January 26 2014 at 3:21 AM

Or maybe you could turn it up to 90' and sweat it off! Equally ridiculous!!

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rude January 26 2014 at 12:56 AM

Maybe that could build that 600 pound woman her own private igloo.

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liondog96 January 25 2014 at 11:36 PM

Just drink one glass of water for every hour you are awake. You'll see a big difference. ...Every hour!

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guarddogss January 25 2014 at 10:28 PM

Looks like Larry has the right idea, I will put those comments to the test and pretty sure they're going to work with perseverance. Thank you Larry ! James

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trudyljack January 25 2014 at 9:44 PM

My dad keeps his apartment at 80 degrees year round. He is 96 years old and skinny. My sister keeps her heat at 68 degrees year round, and she is obease. This report is simply not true.

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SHELDON January 25 2014 at 9:00 PM

Ridiculous... the lower the temperature the more people eat, and the more high calorie foods they eat.

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mm2uwords January 25 2014 at 8:42 PM

how come polar bears aren't thin?

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rude January 26 2014 at 1:31 AM

An uncanny fondness for Krispie Kremes.

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montanalonewolf January 25 2014 at 8:34 PM

I keep my place in the low 60s and my bedroom in the mid-40s in winter by opening a window because I like it cool and cold and only wear shorts (I don't feel the cold like other people). Doesn't help me lose any weight.

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Wendy January 25 2014 at 10:37 PM

Me too

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Miss Bevie January 25 2014 at 7:38 PM

try it

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crisvoness January 25 2014 at 7:26 PM

this is an excuse for people who are too damn cheap to turn up the heat! and there are alot of you out there, and you know who you are! btw...it wastes money to turn the heat up and down...leave it at the temp you are comfortable with and stop feeding your face and get off the couch if you want to lose weight!

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