Weight Loss #3

I had a cold, my wife had it too; my older daughter had bronchitis and a nasty fever, and my younger daughter had an ear infection. It was a rough few days with COVID tests for everybody.

I caved and took warm showers for three or four days, but I’m back on the cold shower train today.

Why cold showers? Cold therapy, such as one gets by taking a cold shower, has been shown to:

  • Decrease inflammation and soreness
  • Aid the immune system
  • Increase the metabolic rate
  • Help convert “white fat” to “brown fat,” a type of fat that is leaner and lowers levels of certain amino acids in the bloodstream that studies have linked to obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes

Plus–and I really don’t know any other way to say this–I just feel cleaner after a cold shower!

In future posts, I’ll go into the “whys” of:

  • Drinking a quart of iced water early in the morning
  • Walking 30 minutes to an hour a day
  • Eating one meal a day (OMAD, 23:1)
  • Making a conscious effort to stand as much as possible, rather than sitting

I’m down 12 pounds thus far!

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