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Title: If drinking cold water helps to lose weight, would turning your heating off help too?
Post by: Daniel Jenkins on 15/06/2008 23:05:55
Daniel Jenkins asked the Naked Scientists:

A couple of shows (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/) back you received a question about drinking cold water to lose weight.

But what I would like to know, is if not warming your house as much in the winter or not covering up at night would be better?

What do you think?
Title: If drinking cold water helps to lose weight, would turning your heating off help too?
Post by: Madidus_Scientia on 16/06/2008 07:27:46
You would use up more energy shivering to try to keep yourself warm yes, but it wouldn't be worth it, you'd have a bad night of sleep if you were lying there shivering. Just snuggle up in a warm bed and get a good night of sleep then you'll be able to wake up 30 mins earlier and do some exercise instead i'd reckon.
Title: If drinking cold water helps to lose weight, would turning your heating off help too?
Post by: SquarishTriangle on 16/06/2008 09:01:43
Hehe...tried them both. The second tends to make you really hungry!