Dieting and feeling cold. Keto. OMAD. Intermittent Fasting
Weight loss and dieting are not easy. You might think that composing your meals in a healthy way is super easy but to be honest it’s more complicated as it seems. Your body needs all the nutritions and vitamins to function properly. Trust me, the last thing you want to really get while dieting and feeling cold is anemia. Like a vehicle needs gas to drive, you body needs fuel to have the energy to survive. Feeling constantly cold is definitely not a sign of a healthy diet. So what does it mean when it happens?
Weight loss and calories
Weight loss, besides anything you ever try, any diet, or super workout, can ONLY happen when you put to your body less calories than your body actually needs and uses. This is when the real magic happens. You can do Keto diet, OMAD or any Intermittent Fasting routine but still you need to eat good amount of calories. Usually you need to eat around 300-500 kcal a day less than you usually need, including the calories burnt during the workout sessions.
Weight loss and feeling cold
Ok. So everything goes fine and you started your healthy journey a couple weeks ago but you constantly feel cold. What does it mean? Well, the problem is, you cannot also eat too little calories that your body needs. If you constantly feel cold it could mean that… you eat not enough calories. You also will not lose weight when it happens. Your body will go into a warrior mode, stocking up for better times.
When your body gets to little fuel, it thinks it won’t get more food so it goes into starvation mode. Overrestricting calories puts you into the mode that body wants to save the energy for other organs to function. Heating the body goes into the background mode. Then your inner thermostat gets used to the surrounding conditions, making it priorities. It often happens when people eat less than 1200 kcal a day so never ever go below that!
Feeling cold what to do?
Dieting and feeling cold anyway? When you already on a diet for a while and feeling cold, make sure you provide your body with all the necessary nutritions. Eat food rich in iron like seeds, nuts and beans but also eat meat like beef. Eating red meat will keep your red-blood cells count high. When you lack of it, it is easy way to get anemia. Then you feel cold and get chills and the circles closes.
To be honest, what is the purpose of having a good looking body if you are not really healthy and need at least two layers of sweaters to wear all the time? Stay smart girls and eat your calories!
Written by Monika Mozgala
I’m Monika Mozgala, the founder, and editor of The Blonde Taste. My main purpose is to write practical articles that will be useful for people interested in fitness, lifestyle and beauty. I’ve spent couple years in the US where I also finished high school. The last 6 years I’ve spent working as an editor for many editorial offices in Poland, including SHAPE Poland Deputy-in-Chief position and head of it’s digital version. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up here or on my Instagram.