Saturday, March 8, 2014

Indoor temperature and weight loss- weight maintenance

Interesting blog post over at Dr. Berkeley's website about indoor temperatures and weight loss.

 My unique weather conditions:
1. I only have a heater and no air conditioner at my house.
2. I live close to the coast in San Diego County
3. Sometimes I travel to Arizona in the summer and sleep in really warm conditions. (June 2013)
4. I'm post auto-immune thyroid. I can easily get chilled to the bone and take a full 24 hours to warm up.

2013 to 2014 Karen's weight maintenance data

 My own personal experience: The warmer the indoor temperature sleeping conditions at night, the less I weigh.  Who knows, I may never dip down to the lower weights in the summer now that I'm more fat adapted.  Time and some data will tell.

  • I only have about 1 years worth of data being totally fat adapted in weight maintenance
  • I need about 2 more years of data to fully test my theory
  • I could be so, so wrong about this. 
  • I smile because I love testing out my own theories
  • I totally geek out over data, it's the scientist in me. 
  • I could be so wrong, doesn't really matter, I'm having a ton of fun.
  • I have no idea how being post auto-immune thyroid effects all this. 
  • I have no idea how being post menopausal effects all of this. 
I'll check back on this topic in a year. Discuss below!

Looking North in San Diego County- Snow! 2008


  1. You are my favorite numbers geek. ;)

    1. Thanks, Gwen! I have no real idea, but I'm excited to find out if the warmer sleeping temps will effect me. :)