Dieters will try anything to shed a few pounds, and the newest craze is sure to get people feeling the freeze.
Dr. Brian Weiner is the creator of The Ice Diet and says that noshing on homemade slushy concoctions of shaved ice and artificial sweetener could help those battling the bulge shed the pounds once and for all.
Weiner credits the icy beverages to his own successful 50-pound weight loss, saying the cold temperature of the ice increases the number of calories a person burns, saying that for every litre of ice someone eats would burn about 160 calories.
“When ingesting clinically significant amounts of ice, the body must burn energy to warm the ice to body temperature. The ingestion of ice would also provide some level of satiety,” he tells the Toronto Sun.
But nutritionist to the stars Rehan Jalali says Weiner’s theory is bunk.
“I have not seen any published studies to remotely even suggest that ice consumption can help with weight loss.”
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