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Day #29 Have a cold shower

Turning on your cold tap for 10-30 seconds during your shower could help you burn fat. It’s Day 29 in the Tweak Diet

An icy shower could help burn fat during the day.  A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found making yourself cold activates ‘brown fat’, a good type of fat in the body that increases metabolism and burns off white fat, the kind that makes you flabby and old.

woman water shower splash

Brown fat is present in babies researchers have found, but adults can help re-activate theirs by lowering their temperatures.

So switch on your cold tap for ten seconds at the end of your shower to lower your body temperature for the day and then, slowly build up your cold tap endurance to 30 seconds over the course of a few months (by summer, like).  Brrrr.

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More posts in Healthista’s January Daily Tweak Diet

Day #1 Record everything you eat

Day #2 Drink two litres of water daily

Day #3 Your at-a-glance portion guide

Day #4: Have a protein breakfast for weight loss

Day #5 Cut back on sugar with these simple tips

Day #6 Burn an extra 500 calories a day (without the gym)

Day #7 Snack on 40 almonds a day

Day #8 Is it real hunger or a craving?

Day #9 Take the stairs – five times

Day #10 Add flavour without calories

Day #11 Weigh yourself once a week

Day #12 Drink four cups of green tea a day

Day #13 The 4 words that can stop emotional eating

Day #14 Eat fat-burning foods

Day #15 Have a bitter green salad before dinner

Day #16 Blend it at breakfast

Day #17 Add vinegar to your food

Day #18 Put your fork down

Day #19 Do short workouts most days

Day #20 Make healthy Ready Meals

Day #21 Turn down the heating

Day #22 Have a cup of veg in the AM

Day #23 Use skinny crockery

Day #24 Shop online, lose weight

Day #25 Walk 12,000 steps a day for weight loss

Day #26 Have 3 apples a day

Day #27 The mind trick that helps you slim

Day #28 Eat soup, lose weight


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