Just read this in an online article
Not one person has ever believed they can lose weight just sitting in the ocean for one hour. So I will devote this
section to the subject and try and discuss it thoroughly.
The bigger you are, the more weight you will lose per hour. If the trainee is 50 to 80 lbs. overweight, they will lose
10 or 12 lbs. in one hour. Just sitting, no swimming. Â½ is fat and Â½ is water. The salt dehydrates the skin and the
cold burns stored fat. The muscles are protected because they are the ï¿½??furnaceï¿½?? that produces the heat in our bodies.
Fat releases 3000 calories per pound verses 1500 calories per pound of carbohydrates. Much more heat is produced
by fat then carbohydrates. The body is in a serious emergency, if our body temperature goes down by two degrees
we pass out and die. We are using hypothermia to lose weight.
Within two minutes of being up to your chest or neck in the cold water, the thyroid is rapidly raising to meet the
challenge of this terrible heat loss. The body always wants to conserve fat for an emergency and this is one. The
heart operates directly off of fat, it is the only organ that does, the rest operate off of carbohydrates. That is why the
body is so reluctant to burn fat when we exercise. It consumes that energy source last to make sure the heart has
energy to operate on.
Why does this work? We are warm-blooded mammals; our constant temperature of 98.7 allows us to be active
anytime of the day or night. When we enter the water we start losing body heat at 22 times the rate of losing body
heat in just the atmosphere. (Air)
There was a real life story years ago about a sailor that fell off a ship just off shore from our coast. They found him
after he had been floating on his back in the cold water for 12 hours. He had lost 90 lbs. during his stay in the water.
If he had not been over weight he would have died from hypothermia. He was losing 7-1/2 lbs. per hour while in the
Using cold water means you do not have to STARVE to lose weight. If your training and diet are balanced, the
weight will stay off once it is lost in this manner. The new level of your metabolic rate will stay up for 5 days. Go to
the ocean again at that time or sit in a bathtub with bags for ice and 2 cups of Epsom salts. A hot tub with the heat
turned off works very well, plus 2 cups of Epsom salts.
The salt will not harm the hot tub; they are designed to
Sitting in the cold water is very difficult and boring. You have nothing to do but concentrate on how cold you are. It
helps a great deal to have a friend join you. I use a swimmerï¿½??s stopwatch to time myself or I want to get out in just a
few minutes. I shoot for 1 hour but must stay in for at least 30 minutes to have any effect. In the winter the water
temperature goes into the 50ï¿½??s and I can only go into my waist for 30 minutes before turning blue.
If the wind is blowing hard, do not go into the water, the chill factor is so great it will make you sick.
Bring along some hot Green Tea or Hot Coffee in a thermos mug, sweetened with honey. If too cold or you start to
shake uncontrollably, get out for while, drink the hot liquid and honey to get some carbohydrates back into your
system. It is a total of an hour and not a constant hour that counts to the body. It is OK to get in for 15 minutes or so
and then get out for 10 minutes to get warm for the next 15 minutes in the water.
One of the greatest benefits for any contestant is the fact that the cold water also consumes the extra skin on your
body from the weight loss. I think the body is reducing surface area of the skin to try and stop the terrible heat loss
through the skin. It will tighten up your stomach skin like nothing else in this world. This is a really good trick.
Losing weight in this manner means no STARVING or OVER-TRAINING to get ready for a contest!!!
Once you get home take a luke warm shower or bath and treat your skin to some oil or skin cream to replace the
natural oil the salt took out. Extra Virgin Olive Oil with some body oil and water in a sprayer is good and quick to
use. Do not get into a very hot bath or shower; you will lower the thyroid charge you just got from the cold water.
I wish I could claim to be the inventor of this great fat loss trick.
Back in the 1970ï¿½??s or 80ï¿½??s I read a magazine article
about it in Iron Man magazine. I think that was the magazine, they kept changing owners and names quicker then we
could keep up.
I have only seen this in print that one time. In his magazine articles or his book Arnold spoke of ï¿½??swimming in the
ocean 20 minutes every day and running on the beach every day. I did not ï¿½??connect the dotsï¿½?? until I read the
magazine article. I was raised at the beach; I should have come up with this!
Try it and see! It works!