Does drinking cold water really burn calories?
January 16, 2007 11:31 AM Subscribe
Does drinking cold water burn anywhere near a significant number of calories?
posted by GilloD to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Simple: I've heard that drinking cold water burns calories. The logic is that your body has to heat the water before it can process it and that takes energy.
My question: Are we talking, oh, 10 calories to the gallon or is the "burn" a little more significant? I'm not really looking to cheat my way to weight loss, I just tend to drink a lot of water and wonder what it's doin' down there.