21st March 2006 - 09:25 PM
Ello... a friend and I were having a discussion that prompted me to think upon a question I've had for awhile..
I've noticed that when I travel from polar elevations in a small number of hours... my appetite seems to become decreased for various lengths of time. I've asked other people about such a phenomenon... and they all concur with this observation.
Has there been any research done on this topic? And does it have anything to do with the central nervous system?
21st March 2006 - 10:33 PM
Would your friend be called Clark Kent by any chance?
22nd March 2006 - 01:38 AM
Often when hiking, especially in the cold, one will get a second wind, where the body begins to burn body fats. This is a very rich source of fuel with moderate heat output. If one ate, their metabolism would change back to quick energy with higher heat output and it would take some time to get the more efficient fat metabolism going again The body started the conservative survival fire and will resist it being extinguished.
22nd March 2006 - 05:39 PM
Thanks for the response, MDT.
Yes, actually. And I'm going down to Metropolis today to speak to Lois Lane about global warming over coffee.
10th January 2012 - 03:10 AM
Clark Kent Is Superman!!!!