Originally Posted by scoop715
On NBC news last night, there was a story about a "thermal diet" where if you lower your body temperature by sitting in a tub full of ice and water, you can speed up your metabolism. Did anyone see that story? I just caught part of it. Any credence to it? Or, shall I put that in my file of wight loss programs that don't work?
It sure makes sense--the body has to burn fuel to try and maintain a survivable body temperature. In the past I drank 1-2 gallons of ice water a day (worked from home, so the 101 trips to the bathroom every day wasn't a problem), with the notion that my body would burn more calories to "warm" the cold water. I have no proof that it helped, but who knows?
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.