However, this does not prevent people from using other small means to lose weight in their daily lives. It is well known that weight loss occurs only when you burn more calories than you consume, and when you are overweight, you gain weight. When we saw how our body burns calories, we discovered that the body can burn it through basal metabolism, physical activity, and digestion. Cold water technology takes advantage of the understanding that the metabolic rate must be increased in order to heat the used water. Here’s what you need to know and why it’s a popular myth in health and wellness today.
When does cold water technology gain traction?
Although it has completed studies on thermogenesis of foods, which are basically the amount of calories the body needs to metabolize food, the study has never shown significant results for calorie burning. In 2003, a German research team decided to examine 14 participants and found that they could increase their calorie burn while consuming ice water. According to research , this effort has increased by about 30% in one hour, resulting in burning 100 calories per day with two liters of cold water. Now consumes two liters of cold water per day, but consumes 100 calories per day, which is a considerable burn, considering how much exercise is required to burn 100-200 calories. Unfortunately, it was later found to be flawed in the way the study measured calorie consumption.In fact, it did not result in a 30% increase in metabolic rate, but rather a very small increase in calorie intake.
Does ice water really burn calories?
Yes, it does. Your body will bring any cold water you consume to its internal temperature through your metabolic system. If you put an ice cube in a warm beverage, the beverage will run out of energy to melt the ice cube. Your body uses energy to heat this water to match your body's environment. Let's see how important or trivial this calorie burn is.
- It takes one calorie to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius. The important difference here is that calories are case sensitive, which means that one calorie and one calorie are different. Calories are defined as the energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree, and calories are the energy in food.
- It is said that 160 calories of candy is actually 160,000 calories. This transition goes smoothly, so burning 100 calories is the same as burning 100,000 calories.
- Suppose you drink a glass of 16 ounces or 0.5 liters of ice water. How many calories do you use to heat water? Well, ice water is located at zero degrees Celsius, and your body is estimated at about 37 degrees Celsius. If you need 1 calorie to add 1 degree of water to 1 degree Celsius, you need about 473.18 grams of water in 16 ounces of water. Having said that, your body will burn 17,508 calories or 17.5 calories. That's not much for a 2,000 calorie diet!
- But what if you multiply it with normal 8-ounce glasses? It ends with about 70 calories per day or 490 calories in 7 days.
All in all, drinking cold water should not replace a healthy diet or exercise, but it can be used to help you burn some extra calories or drinks that would otherwise lead to excess calories like soda, coffee or alcohol.