In my 1992 book on Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome, I shared my clinical findings linking low body temperature and easy weight gain. Now these same findings are being documented in the medical literature. A new study has found that obese people (BMI >30) have lower body temperature during the day than normal weight people. The obese people had an average body temperature that was .63 degrees F cooler than normal weight people. The researchers calculated that this lower body temperature—which reflects a lower metabolic rate—would result in a body fat accumulation of approximately 160 grams per month, or four
Losing those first few pounds might not be so hard, but too many people quickly find that their weight loss slows or stops, even as they continue to do the very things that helped them lose initially. What’s going on? Chances are their metabolism has slowed down.
Dieting is one of the big reasons people’s metabolisms slows. Extreme dieting is well-known for this, but recent research also shows that even modest weight loss (5-10 % of body weight over the course of a year) can slow metabolism. That makes it harder to continue to lose weight, and sets you up
Some research suggests that overweight people with hypothyroidism who take the standard thyroid hormone replacement drug, Synthroid, T4, the inactive form of thyroid, generally do not lose much weight with treatment.
In my experience, people are able to lose weight better when their body temperatures are 98.6 as measured by mouth. There is a vast difference between losing weight with a low temperature and losing weight with a normal temperature. For one, when people with low temperatures lose weight they tend to gain it all back and then some after