Precision Nutrition System

Precision Nutrition System
Healthy Eating For Fat Loss

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Weight loss tip - Drop weight with Ice Water

Most everyone knows the importance of drinking water for effective weight loss. Todays tip is a simple twist to water consumption and weight loss. Drink your water or diet pop ice-cold.
Let me explain how cold non-calorie drinks can help you lose weight. The body temperature of a health individual is approximately 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Chilled drinks are around 40 degrees. It is necessary for your body to maintain a temperature of approximately 98.6 degrees. In order to maintain homeostasis the cold drink you consumed has to reach body temperature. Doing so requires calories, thus more calories burned and you are on your way to drop weight. The number of calories you burn depends on how cold the water is and how much you drink. It takes one calorie to raise the temperature of one litre of water by approximately 2 degrees. That means that to raise the temperature of one litre of ice water by 60 degrees, to normal body temperature, your body would burn about 30 calories. If your daily 2 litre recommended intake of water was ice cold you would burn an extra 60 calories every day. Over a year you could lose an extra 6lbs without any effort. Jay T. Kearney, former director of the sports science and technology division at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, and vice president of HealtheTech comments on the validity of this weight loss statement, "your body needs to warm up cold liquids because it needs to maintain a constant internal temperature," "Therefore, calories are burned to warm liquid up to your body temperature." Enjoy todays tip and best of luck with your weight loss. Lose weight healthy and naturally and you will drop weigh for life.

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