BEER & ICE CREAM DIET
As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water to 1 degree
centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold
dessert (generally consisting of water in a 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 at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short
time be raised to the normal body temperature of37 degrees C (98.6 deg. 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 thermo dynamic
law, 6,216 calories(1 cal/gm/deg. x 37 deg. x 168 gms) are extracted from body fat as the
dessert's temperature is normalized.
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 beer in frosted glasses. Each
ounce of beer 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 beer is 1,020 calories.
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 can of beer.
Frozen 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
Unfortunately, for those who eat pizza as an excuse to drink beer, pizza (loaded with
latent calories and served above body temperature) induces an opposite effect.
But, thankfully, as the astute reader should have already reasoned, the obvious solution
is to drink a lot of beer with pizza and follow up immediately with large bowls of ice