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Law #9 - Each day drink one ounce of very cold water for every 10 calories of your basal metabolic rate
Number of ounces to drink per day = BMR/10
Since you have a BMR of 3750, you need to drink 3750/37.5 = 375 ounces of very cold water each day.
This is equivalent to 2.93 gallons. The U.S army has released guidelines for army personnel, that they drink a maximum of 12 quarts per day. This is equivalent to 3 gallons per day. All those internet articles talking about getting hyponatremia (water intoxication) are based on extreme examples of drinking 2-3 gallons in a short period of time, coupled with yet other extreme condition, such as running a marathon for hours without stopping to go to the bathroom after drinking many gallons of water. Another extreme example is hazing at a fraternity, where one person died after being coerced into drinking many gallons of water over a period of several hours without rest in cold weather.
With my water intake recommendations for extreme fat loss through thermogenesis, the worst thing that will happen to you is that you'll be going to the bathroom quite often, so hyponatremia won't be a consideration. With that said, please consult a physician before superhydrading yourself with my water intake recommendations, especially if you're using diuretics or have a kidney disorder.
Water is actually one of the best thermogenic agents around, because when you drink very cold water, your body is forced to heat that water to body temperature: 98.6 degrees fahrenheit. One study showed that drinking just 1/2 liter (16.9 ounces) of very cold water raised a person's metabolism by up to 30% for up to 40 minutes.
You don't need the study to confirm that water will do this. Based on the laws of thermodynamics (energy in = energy out; energy can't be created nor destroyed, but only converted; areas of hot will travel to areas of cool and vice-versa), and the definition that a calorie is defined as the energy required to heat 1 gram of water 1 degrees celsius:
fahrenheit = 37 degress celsius. 36 degrees
fahrenheit = 2.22 degrees
celcius. So the water is
raised ~ 35 degrees
Converting ounces to water to grams: 375 ounces water = 375 ounces*28.5grams/ounce = (375)(28.5) grams of water.
10687.5 grams * 35 degrees celsius = (10687.5)(35) kilo calories ~ [(1/1000)(10687.5)(35)] Calories = 374.06 Calories ~ 375 calories ~ 1/10 BMR.
It follows that it takes one calorie to heat one ounce of water from 36 degrees fahrenheit to 98.6 degrees fahrenheit.
My water intake recommendations will cause you to burn an extra 1/10 BMR so you'll lose an extra 375 calories per day, while not having to eat less and not having to exercise.
Try not to drink anything that has calories in it, except for protein shakes and non-fat or 1% low fat milk. An exception is on your cheat day, when you can have anything ((if you're over 21 years old, keep alcohol to 2 standard drinks or less (12 oz beer / 5 oz wine / 1 1/2 oz hard alcohol)). So other than very cold water, you can have very cold diet soda, or sugarless iced tea, or sugarless/creamless iced coffee. However, keep in mind to use just a little of these other beverages because they contain caffeine, and you may also be using about 400 milligrams of caffeine per day from fat loss pills. Try to stick with water, unless you're having a protein shake, then you can have a little non-fat or 1% fat milk.
A few tips are:
ultra hydrated will have other benefits, such as
helping to keep you
satieted (some of your
cravings you thought
thirst) and to
help make sure
you don't go
are more easily broken
showing that your
rate actually goes
by 2-3 percent
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