If you’re looking to lose some extra calories without having to spend too much time on a specific routine, try some of these quick calorie-burning tips.
- Walk while you talk. Moving around during phone conversations – walking, doing laundry, watering plants, etc. – will help burn extra calories.
- Sip green tea before a walk. The caffeine in green tea will help free fatty acids to help burn more fat, while the polyphenols help to increase calorie burn.
- Pack a lunch. Dining out at least five times a week generally makes people consume up to 300 calories more per day than those who stay in for meals.
- Sprinkle flax on your food. The high-fiber content of flaxseed can help curb your appetite and eliminate calories. It tastes great in yogurt or in bread mixes.
- Supersize your H2O. The bigger the bottle, the more you’ll drink.
- Log your food. Keeping track of what you’re eating will help you be more aware of food choices. It will also help you stay in control and cut calorie.
- Buy small. Buying in bulk can result in larger consumption due to availability and expiration dates. Purchasing only what is needed for a short period of time is the best way to ensure that you don’t overeat. Making a meal plan could also help with this.
- Break into a jog. It’s not about the time spent running, but rather the distance gone during that time. Kicking it up a notch and going from a walk to a jog or a jog to a sprint can help burn fat and calories faster. The increased impact will also help strengthen bones.
- Drop and do ten. When temptation of eating from a bag of chips or tub of ice cream, set your sights on a quick round of pushups or sit ups instead to get you mind back on track.
- Order fish. Omega3 sources of fish improve fat metabolism in the body. Overweight people who were on a diet that included fish lost about twenty percent more weight than those on a fish-free diet.
- Trick your taste buds. Sucking on a menthol/eucalyptus drop or hard mint can help stop food cravings.
- Post inspiration. Writing little notes of inspiration on key motivation spots – fridge, television and computer – can help keep you from acting on impulse.