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Cold Water Diet
PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

The sungazing and bluw water topics both made me remind in this type of diet.

Basiclly, all you need to do is to drink water, cooled down to your prefered temperature, whenever you open the fridge to eat. The water should not have any synthethic materials, tastes, or vitamins; Mineral water is prefered, and colored water is fine.

The cold part relates to something else as well: You should try and not wear any excess clothing even when it is cold. It is supposed to be started in the summer, where you simply don't wear anything special at nights. When the winter comes, you should simply teach yourself to fight the cold, by a little bit ignoring it, but mainly heating yourself without specific movement; Mainly, you just choose a place on your body, and imagine as if it is filled with something hot. You can, as well, simply try to increase your heartbeats, or make your blood veins grow (Like when blushing)

You will also need to add another hour of sleep (unless you have nine or so), or you will just get too tired throughout the day.

(Btw, It can also be used to induce LDs, if you promise yourself a single day of excess clothing for every LD you have. It works for me)
(Not a hundred percent sure wether it belongs to this forum, but I don't realy know the theory behind that diet)

Anyway, drinking water is good. And if you can't sungaze (Wich truly sounds useful to me) because of clouds, than you should probably try the "cold" part.

I am using this diet right now, and I got sort of addicted to water. That means, that if I get stuck in the desert without water, I'll get crazy much before others will.


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

So basically what you are saying is that we should start in the summer, drink cold water, and not wear excess clothes in the winter, so we can teach ourselves to warm ourselves. What is the goal of this?

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Not exactly the way I said it, but mainly yes.

Pupose? Besides feeling better and not being cold when it is cold (Which I think Is a fine advantage) and besides the fact that you can use it to have more LDs (Without it, you won't be able to ressist cold; therfore, you won't have the option wether you want to wear more clothes or not, but rather you will have to), I do belive it can help with keeping in shape, although I haven't checked it.

I used the wrong word. What I mean by "excess", is any clothes beyond a pair of trousers and a t-shirt (not including underwear)


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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

I might put this on my new years resolution smile or just try it on January 01, 2008 right on the dot. I think i'll try it.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Mhm it sounds like a good idea to me! It might help us to adapt to the colder enviroments. smile And, keeping in shape...theoretically having to warm your self up would cause more calories to be burned so...smile But in moderation, nothing in like going out at below 0 weather without a coat when it was wet and snowwy and you might get a cold but smile sounds good!

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

TwilightDreamer wrote:
I do belive it can help with keeping in shape, although I haven't checked it.


The simple choice of drinking mineral water over sugary beverages or tea would certainly do wonders for your body, especially if you always choose water over anything else.

As to whether or not this would work, well, it's kind of odd you posted this because I love water and almost always drink it over anything else and I also sleep without a blanket, with only boxers, and my ceiling fan on! (even during the Winter! siiw)

I call it comfortable... and my parents call it stupidity! ^^

Who knows? Maybe my love for water is to blame for my cold resilience (although it could just be a coincidence...)


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

so if you got your body so well prepared for cold temperatures, what will you do if it gets really hot?

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Cold water and cold temperatures... If your cold and lieing in your bed your blood vessels constrict to save their heat, if you make them dilate(Grow) would that not make them release more heat? (Although make you feel warmer. Same thing happens with Ethanol, it dilates your blood vessels making you feel warmer but on cold days actually makes you lose heat)

".theoretically having to warm your self up would cause more calories to be burned so.."

Well actually thats not a theory, if you drink a glass of ice water you will lose a measurable (I forgot the amount) amount of weight every year. Because the body has to heat it up to body temperature, anything that makes your body to start producing heat will burn calories smile (Edit: I note, this applies to all cold foods and beverages, just because of the temperature)

I think that if you stop getting cold when doing this it's mostly psychological (Though in a survival situation ignoring the cold to a point could keep you sane enough to make a shelter) of just blocking out thee cold.


*Slinking_Ferret has now made his obligatory 5 posts a year in this sub-forum, jubilations ;D




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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Slinking_Ferret wrote:
... if you drink a glass of ice water you will lose a measurable (I forgot the amount) amount of weight every year. BEcause the body has to heat it up to body tempature, anything that makes your body to start producing heat will burn calories smile


That inspired me to drink water for now on when I go eat out at restaurants smile


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Water helps with everything. Flushes out the system and all. smile

Hm...for hot weather and being used to handling cold...well, I guess you'd have to compare that to how people who live in normally always cold areas...and how they adapt to heat...but the difference would be, is that speaking here, the people we are talking about experience all 4 seasons? I dunno smile


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

This could also help with losing weight if im not mistaken wink5
It actually sounds like a cool way to live.



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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

(Sorry if I sounded a bit offensive in my second post. I just forgot I haven't added any description of the outcome)

RxQueen wrote:
so if you got your body so well prepared for cold temperatures, what will you do if it gets really hot?


Nothing special. If you can learn to heat yourself when needed, why would anything happen when you don't need?

Anyway, the idea is to use this all year long. IF you live in a desert, than you can always use the nights to practice the cold part.

And about drinking water, it doesn't mean only to drink water instead of coke and tea; It means to drink water as a "default" action. Are you tired? Drink some water. Are you scared? Are you depressed? Are you happy? Are you angry? Is your body over-heating? Do you feel cold? Are you hungry? Are you anxious? Are you nervous? Are you bored?

Special care need to be taken that you don't drink too much. Try to drink evenly throughout the day, make sure you do eat when needed, and that you don't drink liters in minutes. If you have sodium problems, be careful with drinking.


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

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And about drinking water, it doesn't mean only to drink water instead of coke and tea; It means to drink water as a "default" action. Are you tired? Drink some water. Are you scared? Are you depressed? Are you happy? Are you angry? Is your body over-heating? Do you feel cold? Are you hungry? Are you anxious? Are you nervous? Are you bored?

RIGHT!

i've noticed this a lot..... drink more water.


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

TwilightDreamer wrote:


RxQueen wrote:
so if you got your body so well prepared for cold temperatures, what will you do if it gets really hot?


Nothing special. If you can learn to heat yourself when needed, why would anything happen when you don't need?


i figured if anything you would be more susceptible to problems like heat stroke etc.


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

The cold thing sounds a bit fishy if you ask me.
Due to my strange phobia of changes I dress pretty much the same during summer and winter, all it has resulted in is a constant cold and light migraine trough out the winter.

But yes water is health. ^^


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