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iVillage.com: Boost Your Metabolism Without Really Trying

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Take a Cold Shower

Here’s a different way to shake off the pounds. “If you take a cold shower it will cause you to shiver, which will increase your metabolism thanks to the muscles contracting,” says Dr. Alan Hirsch, Founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago and author of "What’s Your Food Sign?" “It's the body trying to reestablish homeostasis.” In other words your body is trying to get back to its normal temperature.

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