Wouldn’t it be cool if drinking water could burn extra calories?
Let’s say you are cutting to get that six pack for summer; wouldn’t it be nice to have a few of those calories burned effortlessly?
Well, it can be done. Ice cold water burns more calories than water at room-temperature.
How Does It Work?
Throughout the day take your water ice cold. The reason is that your body has to heat this water up, expending energy (calories) in the process.
It requires 1 calorie (kilocalorie really) to raise 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius.
It must raise the temperature up to 37 degrees Celsius. There are 1892.72 grams in 64 ounces of water.
Therefore you’ll expend an extra 70 calories a day by drinking 64 ounces of water ice-cold (1.89 Kg x 37 = 69.93). On a cutting diet you should be drinking more than this, 96 ounces at the very least. Drink your water in small glasses or cups to avoid it heating up before you’ve gotten the thing finished!
One criticism I have heard of this is by those who think that it requires 1 calorie (1/1000th of a kilocalorie) to raise 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius; It is 1 kilocalorie.
By the way, when your food packaging says ‘contains 400 calories per 100 grams’ – that’s kilocalories. It has just become common today to call a kilocalorie a ‘calorie’ 😉
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Just one note, one convention that is sometimes used is to refer to a kilocalorie as “Calorie” (note the capitalization) and a regular calorie as such with the lower case “c”.
Aside from that, thanks for the tip!
Hey this is a great tip Mark, I actually do this with coffee (not ice cold though, just cold). Doesn’t taste so great, but it burns extra calories.
Hey Mark, great advice, especially as “eight glasses a day” has been criticized lately as unproven. There’s more than one reason to drink lots of water and the “ice water burns calories” is a great one. I first read that info in an Ellington Darden book about 5 years ago or so. Strangely your don’t hear it often. I’m an ice water with lime junkie myself.
Thanks Carol. The lime sounds good too 🙂
DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH
It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:
Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.
METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water
2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute
3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.
4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours
5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.
6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.
The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases:
1. High Blood Pressure (30 days)
2. Gastric (10 days)
3. Diabetes (30 days)
4. Constipation (10 days)
5. Cancer (180 days)
6. TB (90 days)
7. Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily.
This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life. Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active.
This makes sense .. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. Maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.
It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion.
Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine.
Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
A serious note about heart attacks:
·Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting,
·Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.
·You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack.
·Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms.
·60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
·Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive…
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to everyone they know, you can be sure that we’ll save at least one life.
Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about
Great post! Off to grab some ice cold water.