We all know =
from high school science class that it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of =
water 1 degree Celsius. Translated into meaningful terms – ones =
that they never taught us in high school – 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 near 0 degrees C (32.2 degrees F) will in a =
short time be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 degrees =
C (98.6 degrees 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 grams) =
are extracted from body fat as the dessert’s temperature is =
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 soda pop. Each ounce of =
soda pop 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 soda pop is 1,020 =
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 =
bottle of pop.
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 pop, pizza (loaded with latent =
calories and served above body temperature) induces an opposite =
thankfully, as the astute reader should have already reasoned, the =
obvious solution is to drink a lot of pop with pizza, and follow up =
immediately with large bowls of ice cream.
We should all =
be thin very soon if we adhere religiously to this pizza, cold pop, and =
ice cream diet. Enjoy!
Dr Bob Griffin =
Knows Me, This I Love!"