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Freezing faster when hungry?

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Jan 2, 2004
Do you get colder quicker if you are hungry? (maybe because the body has no "easy energy" to take from to warm the body?)
I'm thinking, when diving it's not good to be full, but is being hungry equally bad for perfomance?
To generate heat with non-shivering thermogenesis requires free fatty acids in the blood. It is possible to get this without overloading the stomach. The fastest way to get free fatty acids in the blood is to eat MCT's (medium chain triglycerides). The simplest natural source of MCT's is coconut, or coconut oil (preferably raw). Or, you can actually get MCT oil specially designed for athletes, such as twinlab's 'Human Machine Oil.' Even taking a few fatty potato chips will help you stay warm.

Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
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