does alot water help burn alot of fat?
i just wanted to know cuz i drink alot alot of water everyday
- CnoteLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
For anyone trying to lose weight, this question is an exciting one! If you simply want to know if your body burns calories warming up the water, the answer is yes. But if you want to know if drinking a lot of ice water can help you lose weight, or keep weight off, this "yes" needs to be qualified with some calculations.
First of all, calories are case-sensitive. There are calories and then there are Calories. Calories with a big "c" are the ones used to describe the amount of energy contained in foods. A calorie with a little "c" is defined as the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. What most people think of as a Calorie is actually a kilo-calorie: It takes one Calorie to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree Celsius. So when you drink a 140-Calorie can of cola, you are ingesting 140,000 calories. There is no cause for alarm, because the conversion applies across the board. When you burn 100 Calories jogging a mile, you are burning 100,000 calories.
So, considering that the definition of a calorie is based on raising the temperature of water, it is safe to say that your body burns calories when it has to raise the temperature of ice water to your body temperature. And unless your urine is coming out ice cold, your body must be raising the temperature of the water. So calories are being burned.
Let's figure out exactly what you're burning when you drink a 16-ounce (0.5 liter) glass of ice water:
The temperature of ice water can be estimated at zero degrees Celsius.
Body temperature can be estimated at 37 degrees Celsius.
It takes 1 calorie to raise 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.
There are 473.18 grams in 16 fluid ounces of water.
So in the case of a 16-ounce glass of ice water, your body must raise the temperature of 473.18 grams of water from zero to 37 degrees C. In doing so, your body burns 17,508 calories. But that's calories with a little "c." Your body only burns 17.5 Calories, and in the grand scheme of a 2,000-Calorie diet, that 17.5 isn't very significant.
But let's say you adhere to the "eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day" nutritional recommendation. In 64 ounces of water, there are 1,892.72 grams. So to warm up all that water in the course of a day, your body burns 70,030 calories, or 70 Calories. And over time, that 70 Calories a day adds up. So, while you definitely shouldn't depend on ice water consumption to replace exercise or a healthy diet, drinking cold water instead of warm water does, in fact, burn some extra Calories!
- SusanLv 44 years ago
Drinking to much will hurt you. It was a proven fact that water does not "flush" fat out of the body. Please read the link below for more. Below is taken directly from link provided. Drinking 500 mL of water (a half-liter or about a pint) increased the study participants' metabolism briefly - for about a half hour. In that time they burned an extra 25 calories. That's about a quarter of a piece of sliced bread, or 5 M&Ms. The researchers theorized that most of the effect comes from warming the water in the stomach. In the male participants the calories came mostly from stored fat, in the women it came from stored carbohydrates. The paper was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, December, 2003. It was conducted by researchers in Berlin.
- 1 decade ago
My dear friend, a lot of water is very good for your system since the body is nearly three quaters water,you can immediately begin to see the benefits of retaining the level by constant refilling.
However it is not as if lots of water is a slimming factor on its own, rather the constant ingestion of water serves as a flush for your system which on its own helps the body in its efforts to reduce the body's acididity.
Now since the body forms fatty tissues in the first place as a means of self defense from excess acid formed through our wrong diet it follows automatically that if we are able to reduce our levels of acidity the body automatically dispenses of the need to maintain levels of fat in the body,burning same automatically as it becomes more capable to cope with the reduced acididity.Thus giving the seeming impression that water helps burn fat which in actual fact it does.
Bear in mind that water on its alone is not enough to make much impact.You still need to watch your diet,make concerted effort to achieve a pH balance within your body,and of course with regular exercise this ensures a gradual but sure route to weight loss.
A pH of 7 is the neutral level the body needs for a healthy existence.
More you can get by personally getting in touch with me.Source(s): In Creation.
- skyeblueLv 51 decade ago
The water won't help you burn fat. It makes you full so you don't eat as much.
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- 1 decade ago
No water will not help you burn fat. What it does is help you stay hydrated. When you exercise and you began to sweat, that is your body letting you know you need to hydrate.
- clbinmoLv 61 decade ago
I don't know about burning fat, but it will make you feel fuller and you will eat less fat. Keeps you hydrated and looking younger and healthier too.
- 1 decade ago
No. It might make you feel fuller so you eat less, but nothing you can eat or drink will burn fat.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It help take down the food and makes u not want food every min. so yeah u need to keep drinking water , and also so u can have GREAT kidneys... GOOD LUCK!
- 1 decade ago
It helps break down the food inside you quicker and also makes you feel fuller so you'll eat less. Keep on drinking it! Good for you! :-)
- 1 decade ago
a lot of water AND EXERCISE helps you burn a lot of fat!