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.
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