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    platinumdesk7 is offline Joe Blow
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    Beer and Ice Cream diet!!

    Just wondering what you all think of this diet - quite long:

    "As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade.
    Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat.

    For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short time be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 deg. F).

    For each gram of dessert eaten, that process takes approximately 37 calories as stated above.

    The average dessert portion is 6 oz, or 168 grams.

    Therefore, by operation of thermodynamic law, 6,216 calories (1 cal./gm/deg. x 37 deg. x 168 gms) are extracted from body fat as the dessert’s temperature is normalized. Allowing for the 1,200 latent calories in the dessert, the net calorie loss is approximately 5,000 calories.

    Obviously, the more cold dessert you eat,the better off you are and the faster you will lose weight, if that is your goal.

    This process works equally well when drinking very cold beer in frosted glasses.

    Each ounce of beer contains 16 latent calories, but extracts 1,036 calories (6,216 cal. per 6 oz. portion) in the temperature normalizing process. Thus the net calorie loss per ounce of beer is 1,020 calories.

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to calculate that 12,240 calories (12 oz. x 1,020 cal./oz.) are extracted from the body in the process of drinking a can of beer.

    Frozen desserts, e.g., ice cream, are even more beneficial, since it takes 83 cal./gm to melt them (i.e., raise them to 0 deg. C) and an additional 37 cal./gm to further raise them to body temperature.

    The results here are really remarkable, and it beats running hands down. Unfortunately, for those who eat pizza as an excuse to drink beer, pizza (loaded with latent calories and served above body temperature) induces an opposite effect. But, thankfully, as the astute reader should have already reasoned, the obvious solution is to drink a lot of beer with pizza and follow up immediately with large bowls of ice cream.

    We could all be thin if we were to adhere religiously to a pizza, beer, and ice cream diet."

    My understanding of the problen with this is the conversion. It says you burn 5,000 calories from an ice cream dessert - but a calorie is only 1,000th of a Kcal, so you only burn 5Kcal - whereas you take in a hell of a lot more!!

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    MrsRiley is offline Newb
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    hehe I would be in heaven if that diet really worked!!

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    jasondragon is offline First Set
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    Is it possible the author of this wrote this ice cream, beer, and pizza diet as a joke?

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    dswithers is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    You are correct. Using the numbers in the article, a 12 oz beer uses 12.24C to "heat" in the body, but contains 192C, and therefore has a net gain of 180C. The trick, of course, is that typical food labelling uses a capital "C" calorie which is 1000 little "c" calories or a Kilocalorie (Kc?).

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    Vertigo113 is offline Joe Blow
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    There is very little energy put into heating the dessert of beer. They warm up as a result of the natural warmth of the body, not excess energy being put in to warm them. An example of this is if you were to put ice cream in an oven. An oven uses a given amount of energy for a temperature regardless if you put anything cold in it, sticking a piece of ice in an oven doesnt affect the energy input into the over.

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    jasondragon is offline First Set
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    Good point Vertigo.

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    dswithers is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    IMHO Vertigo is completely incorrect. The laws of thermodynamics specifically states that in a closed system you must add energy to increase heat. So unless you have found a way to overcome the laws of physics, you must add energy in the form of electric power to the heating element or gas to the burner of the oven to melt the ice cream and keep the temperature of the oven at the same level.

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    Vertigo113 is offline Joe Blow
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    "There is very little energy put into heating the dessert of beer." I'm not denying it takes energy to maintain a certain temperature if a lower temperature is added to it, I forgot to mention that in my oven example...if you were to put a block of ice into an oven it would obviously need to draw some more energy in order to maintain temperature. But if you look at something such as 16oz. drink of beer, it's very small compared to our body (less that 1% for most of us), or system, therefore not drawing a large % of the energy used to heat that system.

    On a lighter note, I think we should all be thankful this diet doesn't work. We'd all need to eat hot food or else we'd burn far more calories than we could possibly take in. How would we have lived? Someone had to live in order to create fire to heat the food. Phew.

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    AllCdnBoy is offline YourNewGod
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    there are reasons that it is recommended to drink warm water during physical activity instead of cold water. 1) it takes energy to heat the water to body temperature, 2) which takes time, so the absorption of the water is not immediate

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    SRV524 is offline Warming Up
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    How many calories are in bbq wings and pepp. pizza? I can eat 20 jumbo wings (2x the size of normal wings....mmmm) in one night, along with 4-5 slices of pizza. I wonder if I'm gaining like 5k calories lol.

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