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Offline moses lawn

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Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« on: 05/03/2005 18:32:45 »
I have been told that drinking lots of iced water can help in losing weight.

The theory is that the calories used to warm all that cold water to body temperature can help in slimming.

Is there any sense in that theory? Just how many calories does it take to warm up, say one litre of cold water to body temperature, and could this make any substantial difference when trying to slim ?
« Last Edit: 05/03/2005 18:43:14 by moses lawn »


 

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Re: Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« Reply #1 on: 06/03/2005 06:37:24 »
sounds like b.s. to me
 

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Re: Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« Reply #2 on: 06/03/2005 12:39:21 »
Well, I hope it's not bull****, and I can see that there could be a semblance of truth about it, but I can't imagine it being a proven method of weight loss, else we'd all be doing it....but just in case it does work, as a firm believer in empirical study I will now eat the entire contents of my ice tray !!

Lets hope a passing ' Weight Loss Drinking Cold Water' expert passes by and gives their opinion.

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Re: Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« Reply #3 on: 06/03/2005 21:46:22 »
Yes it does work i knew a guy who tried it. Your body burns callories to raise the heat of the water up to body temperature. The guy i know who did this just drank lots of water with ice in it all day and lost around 2 stone in about 3 months. He looked absolutly terrible almost skeletal in his face. This method will make you lose weight but the question is at what cost? I think this has to be a very dangerous diet as drinking freezing cold water all day is deffinatly going to have an effect on your internal organs, basically its going chil them :(
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/03/2005 22:12:39 »
...Cripes !!..seriously ?.....does seem quite extreme but if it was proven to be safe then I'd definitely do it.....

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Re: Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« Reply #5 on: 06/03/2005 23:46:09 »
A calorie is the amount of energy, or heat, it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.
The calories on a food package are actually kilocalories (1,000 calories = 1 kilocalorie).
To raise temp of 1 liter of water 37 degrees Celsius requires 37,000 calories or 37 kilocalories
That's equivalent to the calories in about a quarter of a can of Coca-Cola.

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« Reply #6 on: 07/03/2005 13:55:44 »
this works not just with water but any cold food as your body must raise its temp to your body temp before digestion takes place at least thats what im told

Interesting, no the other thing... tedious.
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« Reply #7 on: 07/03/2005 20:06:42 »
well. I'm convinced !!...(packing my bags and becoming an eskimo):)

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Re: Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« Reply #8 on: 08/03/2005 00:09:59 »
of course cold burns calories.....  clories = energy = heat.  therefore heat lost = calories lost.  ever notice how you never eat as much on those sluggish hot summer days?  I wouldn't suggest this as a dieting strategyb though..... you'll just end up hungrier and eating more to compensate.

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« Reply #9 on: 08/03/2005 02:25:49 »
Well, I'm convinced !! (unpacking my bags and returning to the big city):)

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Re: Drinking cold water helps slimming.
« Reply #10 on: 19/04/2005 14:52:02 »
well one of my friend is a bit healthy not in the category of obese if and she is very conservative about this thing so if this is the right thing its better i should tell her about it.
 

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