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can undereating leave you excessively cold

i've noticed on the days that i don't have enough to eat either due to time, stress, etc. i feel incredibly cold and am constantly with goosebumps. i work in the same environment day in and day out and it has airconditioning but i don't think that it's just that sometimes the airconditioning is colder than usual. does anyone else get this way or think it may be because of undereating?

Mon. Aug 20, 2:18pm

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Could be a thyroid issue - I think feeling cold when others don't is one of the signs of an underactive thyroid.

Monday, August 20, 2007, 2:21 PM

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when your body is "starved" of nutrients and essential vitamins & minerals needed for daily functioning, it starts to use the limited calories and nutrients to keep the vital organs working. if this didn't happen, you might be warmer, but your lungs might not be working, or your heart or your small intestine or whatever. the warning sign for your mind is the coldness you are experiencing. it's a warning signal that requires attention. please get your iron levels and electrolytes levels checked as well as your overall renal panel-low levels of magnesium & potassium can wreak havoc on your system, causing respitory and circulation problems. good luck!

Monday, August 20, 2007, 2:48 PM

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here is a link to an article on the topic of undereating and some of the signs that may indicate same, if you are unsure.


Monday, August 20, 2007, 3:03 PM

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so, OP...did any of this help? how are you feeling today?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 9:12 AM

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I freeze in my office too. But it's not that I undereat I eat at least 1200 calories a day. I think that your body has to adjust to the weight you lose. I lost about 8 pounds, so for me, I think it has to do with that. It's only after the loss that I started freezing. I just bring a sweater.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 9:32 AM

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Actually your vital organs are the last place your body goes to get energy since this could cause death. Muscle tissue is what gets burned after glycogen stores have been depleted. How are you doing, OP?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 10:39 AM

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the point about using the available energy to keep vital organs functioning was made earlier. it seems that you may have interpretted it incorrectly. it is very important for the OP to get some kind of professional evaluation to be on the side of safety.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 10:43 AM

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A couple of years ago I used to fast alot, up to a week at a time. And I would notice that I would get so cold I would have to take hot showers to get warm.

Thursday, August 23, 2007, 2:28 AM

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just curious why the hell you would fast for a week?

Thursday, August 23, 2007, 10:42 PM

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some people do it for cleansing. my uncle, who is a yogi, did it for 40 days. he cleaned out the waste and toxins from his intestines, liver, organs, blood, and other areas that way. He also did a dry fast for 1 week (really tough), meaning no water. No drinking water, didnt even touch water. There are a lot of reasons to do it.

Friday, August 24, 2007, 12:09 PM

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