This interesting thesis is the brainchild of AJ Djo, a chemical thermal engineer and author of "The Hot Diet: The Real Reason You're Gaining Weight and How to Lose It Fast and Forever."
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We'll admit that ice-as-the-scourge-of-America is a new one on us. (And thank heavens for global warming if that's the case.) But isn't the converse true? "I thought it made you burn calories," protested a friend when informed of the Djo book. After all, doesn't drinking cold water cool the body and force the expenditure of energy to warm it up again?
Indeed, this may be correct. You can read all about it at health.howstuffworks.com/question447.htm, wherein it is calculated that drinking eight glasses of ice-cold water will burn 70 honking additional calories daily. Coming soon: "The Cold Diet"?
— Rosie Mestel