Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Who Knew 8 Glasses of Ice Water a Day = Weight Loss

Last Friday while I was exercising I switched on the TV to the Rachael Ray show, Dr. Travis Stork was on the show, not a big surprise they were discussing weight loss. I missed the first part of the program, when I tuned in Dr. Travis and Rachael were discussing how eight glasses of ice water a day can help with weight loss. This caught my attention; I usually make every effort to drink about eight glasses of ice water a day, I decided to check out Rachael Ray’s website for more details.

I didn’t have time to watch the videos from the show and I was having a difficult time locating the transcript from discussion regarding ice water and weight loss on the website, so I conducted a quick search on Google.

On the site http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/diet-fitness/weight-loss/question447.htm, I found what I was looking for you, can click on the link and read the article with all the details. Here is what I learned, according to this website, if you drink eight glasses of ice water a day the body has to work to warm up the water, burning about 70 calories a day and over time that really adds up.

Here are the numbers according to my calculations:

1 week burn 490 calories

1 month burn 1,960 calories

1 year burn 23,520 calories

It might be a challenge for some of us to drink 64 ounces of water day, my suggestion is to give it your best try, fill up a 64 ounce pitcher or thermos with ice water and sip away some extras calories. Oh and keep moving!

Who knew that I was burning calories by sipping a refreshing glass of ice cold water!

Ice water anyone? 

Cheers! Kary

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