Monday, 11 May 2009

Lose weight and save on heating bills with brown fat!!!

It occurred to me that brown fat could be a way to burn extra calories during the day and save on heating bills.

Brown fat is a special kind of fat that doesn't just insulate but generates heat from the fat it stores.

I don't know exactly why Brown fat develops but it's an adaptation to cold climates and so those who stay in warm heated buildings during the winter would not develop any. I'm wondering if
turning the heating down a few degrees for a few weeks over winter would encourage growth of brown fat. If so then you could in effect be losing weight while sitting down.

Funnily enough no sooner had I googled brown fat and found the definition in wikipedia did I find that there's already a possible link between brown fat and weight loss. 

I love it when a plan comes together. :-)
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