Thanks Alatoras. You made a really interesting observation that it’s possible that breathing in warm air helps.
I just realized that if this is true, it is certainly a wonderful natural mechanism of the body: If we were living without modern agriculture and modern conveniences, we would *want* our metabolism to slow down in the cold seasons when there would be less food available … and we would want our metabolism to speed up during warmer seasons, when food is abundant. Interesting!
Last summer, I lost 30 pounds without trying hard at all. I was outside in the hot 90 degree plus heat for at least a couple of hours each day. In the fall, the weight loss came to an abrupt stop. It’s only now, after reading Matt’s books, that I’ve realized there might be a connection between the hot season and my weight loss.
Has anyone else had success with turning up the heat in their home to help with metabolic rate and/or spending more time outside during the warmer months?
Matt: Are we on to something, or am I reading too much into this?