If you are in the middle of a fat burning regimen, you need every advice you can get. Some of it are hard to implement because of your already busy daily schedule. However, there is one advice that you might have missed before and is easy to take and implement straight away.
We all know that water is the essential nutrient for life, but few of us know that it also has benefits in maximizing our everyday calorie expenditure. Drinking cold water actually stimulates the body to spend more calories.
By drinking cold water that is approximately at four degrees Celsius, body needs to spend more calories to heat up the water. It's only when the body heats the water to the body temperature that it can consume it. This process is also known as hydrotherapy. The more ice cold water you drink, the more calories you burn by doing nothing.
But how much calories exactly can you burn with this technique?
To answer this question we need to denote the difference between calorie and Calorie (note the capital C). To heat up 1 gram of water by one degree Celsius, our body spends 1 calorie. This is known as a "small calorie". One "big Calorie'", the measure we would normally talk about, has 1000 small calories. If a glass of cold water has four degrees Celsius, that is the difference of about 33 degrees Celsius from the normal body temperature. One glass of water has about 240 grams in weight and when we do our calculations it is clear that we spend 240 small calories to heat up the water by one degree Celsius, or approximately 8000 to reach our body temperature. This amount of small calories correlates to 8 Calories. If you drink the recommended eight glasses of water every day, you can easily burn additional 65-70 calories per day by doing nothing but drinking cold water!
Of course, let's be honest, you will not gain real results in losing weight by implementing only this technique. However, if you are on a mission to lose weight and burn fat, this technique is a perfect addition to your exercises. If you still don't do any exercises, I will recommend a few easy ones to start with.
This is a very simple cardiovascular exercise that can pump up your blood and help you to burn more fat. And it's also fun!
Gardening and household jobs
Everyday jobs like vacuuming or cutting your lawn will also help you burn calories.
While not as easy as the ones already mentioned, running will definitely burn more calories, and you don't have to follow correct and trained movements like you do in a gym.
Weight loss does not have to be a rocket science. All you need is a will and a discipline to do it properly.
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