A few weeks back we introduced you to a new tool that we’re using for our cold adaptation. It’s a vest-like apparatus you can strap on that comes with custom ice packs. I’m loving how convenient the Cool Fat Burner is. I strap it on during the day and can run around after kids, do laundry, clean the house, or whatever.
It wouldn’t look too cute out and about, so Luke has avoided wearing it to work thus far .
Our goals were to wear our Cool Fat Burners at least 5 days a week as well as submerge our whole bodies in our pool twice a week. Here is how we’ve done in the last couple of weeks:
|9/25||CFB 1 hour 50 minutes Spot Ice Belly 1 hour||CFB 1 hour|
|9/26||CFB 2 hours Spot Ice Belly 1 hour|
|9/27||CFB 2 1/2 hours||CFB 1 1/2 hours|
|9/28||CFB 2 hours|
|9/29||Submerged in pool up to neck at 64 degrees for 30 minutes||Submerged in pool up to neck at 64 degrees for 30 minutes|
|9/30||CFB 1 hour 45 minutes|
|10/1||2 1/2 hours CFB|
|10/2||2 1/2 hours CFB|
|10/4||2 1/2 hours CFB||1 hour CFB|
|10/5||2 hours CFB||1 1/2 hours CFB|
|10/6||Submerged in pool up to neck at 61 degrees for 35 minutes||Submerged in pool up to neck at 61 degrees for 35 minutes|
|10/8||2 hours CFB|
As you can see, I’ve done good with the CFB, but Luke hasn’t quite kept up. Sometimes our evenings get busy and he forgets to put it on. We have only managed once a week in the pool. Since we are trying to mind our light cycles and days are shortening it makes it difficult to get in the pool except on the weekends. Hopefully we can ramp this up and/or begin using our tub with the tap water that is getting colder every day.
Our Results for the First Two Weeks:
- Luke has lost 1.2 pounds and gained 1/2 inch around his chest, and 1/4 inch around his shoulders.
- I (Trisha) have lost 1.5 pounds. This isn’t any significant difference and can be natural weight fluctuation for me. My measurements showed that I’ve lost 1/2 inch around my waist and 1/4 inch around each arm.
With all of that said, one thing to note is that my thyroid is currently off. I’ve dealt with hypothyroidism for 10 years and I’ve been trying to get my thyroid medication readjusted for the past year, since I’ve had the twins. Despite an increase in medication 7 weeks ago, my most recent labs show that I’m still not even in the normal range. I typically feel the best and am able to manage my weight the best when my Free T3 and T4 numbers are in the upper quadrant of the normal range. In the past, when my numbers aren’t in range, like now, I usually pack on the weight at an alarming rate. So, I am happy to report that despite a wacky thyroid, between my ketogenic diet and cold thermogenesis I’ve been able to avoid gaining any weight these past few weeks.
One, not so wonderful, side effect I’m getting from using the Cool Fat Burner is dry scaly skin on my upper back and chest where the ice packs lay. I am not totally sure what causes this. I also experienced this over my whole body last Winter and Spring when we were regularly using our tub and pool for cold adaptation.
Get Started with Cold Adaptation
If you haven’t yet started cold adaptation, I’d highly recommend using the Cool Fat Burner as a gentle introduction. You can wear it for a little while, or for 2+ hours. There are also other recommendations that Eric from the Cool Fat Burner has to ramp up the intensity as you get used to it.