Although one should never rely on gimmicks or shortcuts to attain a healthy weight as they could put your body in unhealthy positions, they’re are a few “real” fat loss tricks. One way to burn an extra few calories is to have well-timed ice water or steaming tea.
It takes one calorie of energy to heat up or cool down one liter of water by one degree Celsius so if you drink very cold or hot liquids, your body will expend energy to return to its equilibrium temperature. However, you can take this one step further. You obviously know that when you feel rather chilly your body is trying to heat up, so if you drink iced fluids at this time you will make your body expend even more energy in trying to maintain your equilibrium temperature, resulting in more calories lost. The same goes for when you are feeling warm; if you drink hot tea when feeling warm, your body will fight extra hard to cool down your body, resulting in more caloric expenditure.
Another trick can be to take advantage of the “great taste, less calories” quote we have all heard. Believe it or not, eating proper pre-exercise snack may fit that description. If you wont get nauseous, try eating a protein/carb snack such as a third of a cup of cereal with skim milk, or an egg and a wedge of fruit, or a glass of soy milk. Your body’s digestion becomes inefficient during exercise so by doing eating a small pre-exercise snack, up to 50 percent of that food’s calories may be expended during digestion, leaving you with great taste but less calories!
Want more tricks like these? Check out Where Did All The Fat Go by Rob Huizenga, MD.