You could be experiencing diabetes complications
Diabetics can develop peripheral neuropathy, which damages nerves in charge of the senses. This diabetes complication means you may feel always cold or feel pain or heat seemingly without reason, Rohr says. “It may not be physical, but just the sensation of being cold,” she says. “It’s just an error in the message sent to the brain from the feet or hands.” Watch out for these other strange symptoms that can signal serious disease.
You don’t eat enough fat
There’s a reason you crave warm, hearty foods in the winter. “Fat helps us feel satiated and helps us feel warmer,” Moss says. Low-fat diets that replace healthy foods like avocado, nuts, and seeds with cooling foods such as fruits and juices might leave you feeling cold, she says. Don’t miss more signs you’re not eating enough fat.
You have Raynaud’s
A small percentage of the population suffers from Raynaud’s, which causes spasms in arteries in the hands, feet, and face, Rohr says. “When exposed to cold, the spasm makes circulation to those areas worse, and they tend to feel colder,” she says. During the winter months, you’re probably sick of asking yourself, ‘Why am I always cold?’. But there are actually some surprising health benefits of cold weather.