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    By experience alone, I've "felt" all relative temperatures in every season regardless of what I eat. But that's perceptual. I haven't checked my temperature!

    I also ask the same, because some days my hands are on fire and some days they are like ice.
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    Maybe it's the environmental factors, humidity, wind, dew point, etc. May want to include how hydrated you are and your sodium intake.

    Just thoughts on what may change how the body feels.

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    In my experience, activity level has a profound effect on temperature perception. If I feel kinda chilly but then do a heavy weight lifting session, I feel warm for hours afterwards.

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    What a great reason to sign up for polar plunges this winter.

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    I also love being inside by a real fire and looking out the window at a wintry landscape!

    Cold toes in VFFs is the worst though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    In my experience, activity level has a profound effect on temperature perception. If I feel kinda chilly but then do a heavy weight lifting session, I feel warm for hours afterwards.
    For the first few weeks of fall temperatures, I wore my jacket out the door, but always ended up carrying it once I'd warmed up from walking. So I've quit bothering with it.

    It's chilly when I first walk out the door, but by the time I've walked a couple of blocks I'm warm and yeah, the warming effect persists for a surprisingly long time. I'm still going out in just a t-shirt, with temps in the 42-55F range, including in fog, wind, and light rain. At some point, I'll probably decide I need the jacket again, or at least a long-sleeved t-shirt, but this has been an interesting little n=1 so far.

    Oh, and cold, wet feet in VFFs doesn't bother me at all, once I get past the initial discomfort. My feet got soaked yesterday, but I stayed out for hours and barely noticed it after the first 5-10 minutes.

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    I think the looks people give me when I'm in VFF's, shorts, and T-shirt are hysterical. Especially since they have a jacket, hat, and scarf on.

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    I find cold tolerance very weird. I used to walk around Scotland in shorts and t shirt most of the year, I'd find my body would enter a state where I didn't feel the cold at all. Its useful though.
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    I can't tell if I'm becoming cold tolerant or just going partially numb...
    Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.

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    You, cold lovers, are all very welcome to our fair city. It was -10 this morning, and the first few inches of crispy shiny snow. And slippery everything. Me, I was wearing my lighter parka (I have two, one for -10 to -15, and the other for -15 to -40 or whatever we will get) and snowpants. The next 6 or so 7 months are going to be right up your alley.
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