Ice water helps you to lose weight

@mentalward (14695)
United States
May 21, 2008 5:21pm CST
I've been watching the posts about losing weight and I haven't seen one about ice water. It really works. I mean, you have to diet and exercise a little, too, but ice water speeds up your metabolism so you can lose weight just sitting still. I wanted to create a post about it so more people would try it instead of my answering a few other posts. Has anyone else tried this? Please give me your story if you have. I've used ice water and it really works.
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@michael13 (160)
• China
25 May 08
I don't know that ice water can lose one's weight like you said, how cold the water is proper.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
26 May 08
Just fill the glass up half full with ice, then add the water. That's cold enough. It works, but only with a proper diet and exercise; even moderate exercise will help.
• China
29 May 08
I see ice water,ice water, I will try this case like you did. thank you.
@Cannonball (3635)
• France
4 Sep 08
Alright, So now I know why this guy was eating his ice cubes at my uncle's wedding. I'll do it more often
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I never thought of that! Eating ice cubes certainly COULD be your subconscious trying to lose some weight and not just a strange 'habit'! By the way, just wanted to tell you that I'm sitting here, right now, enjoying another plate of rice chicken and cashew nuts! YUMMY!!!
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
25 May 08
Hi There, I have never heard of ice water speeding up the metabolism before. I have heard of making sure to drink 8 glasses of water per day, but not about the ice water part. I have also heard that if you put lemon juice in your water it will speed up the process as well. I am going to give this a try. I have lost 92 pounds since a year and a half ago, but I would still like to lose a little more. cheers,
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
26 May 08
Wow! What an accomplishment! Keep up the good work!
@naseeha (1385)
• India
25 May 08
i shall try this .. sounds new
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
25 May 08
I just heard about it myself recently. All of the friends I've told this to are telling me that it's working. So there must be something to it, for sure!
@roi452 (232)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I've read about it somewhere that our body use up more calories in digesting cold water - it needs to heat it up to our body temperature before absoption. So yeah, i guess we use up more calories if we drink cold water. But it only hepls a little, proper diet and exercise still the best way of losing weight.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
22 May 08
Yes, diet and exercise are necessary for weight loss. You won't lose much weight at all simply drinking ice water (or very cold water). You'll just burn up as many calories as it takes to warm your body back up. You need to combine the water with a diet and exercise plan.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
21 May 08
Thats a good thing to know. I hadnt heard about the ice water before. Thank you! I've heard about eating ice chips to keep from munching on other things. My teeth get too cold to eat ice chips though.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
21 May 08
Drink it slowly, but enough so that you can feel it in your tummy. That means that your metabolism is working harder to warm your tummy up. Good luck to you!
• United States
25 May 08
I always drink ice water...I guess I just need help with the diet and exercise part. I also still believe I'm at a healthy weight just not I don't get enough energy. Ice water helps me out with that in the morning though just to get me going