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We all know that it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.
Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert, the natural processes which raise it to your body temperature during the digestive cycle literally suck the calories out of the only available source - your body fat.
For example, a dessert eaten at near 0 deg, Celcius (32.2 deg.F) will soon be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 deg. C (98.6 deg. F). Thus, for each gram of dessert you eat, that process takes approximately 37 calories as stated in the first paragraph.
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 to you is still 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 soda in frosted glasses. Each ounce of soda 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 to you, per ounce of soda, 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 single can of soda.
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 soda, pizza (loaded with latent calories and served already 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 soda with your pizza, and follow up immediately with large bowls of ice cream.
We should all be thin very soon if we rigorously adhere to this pizza, soda, and ice cream diet.
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