Sneaky Tricks To Burn More Calories Each Day
By now you already likely know that in order to lose body fat, you need to take in fewer calories than you burn each day. While you could always simply just decrease your total calorie intake, there comes a point where reducing your calories back any further could put you at risk for nutritional deficiencies. Plus, you may wind up eating such little food that you aren’t staying psychologically sane. Constantly feeling restricted can weigh heavily on your mind, making it harder to stay the course on your fat loss plan.
So a much smarter way is to look at the exercise out side of the equation. If you can find little ways to get yourself burning more calories each and every day, you’ll find your weight loss process moves that much smoother.
Let’s take a quick peak at some sneaky things that you can do.
Start Your Day With Coffee
Coffee lovers rejoice – your morning cup of joe habit might actually be helping your weight loss efforts. The thing to note here is that caffeine actually charges up your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories for a few hours after it’s consumed.
Just don’t get too crazy with this. Too much caffeine can seriously harm your health and energy levels, so keep your intake under control.
Ditch That Office Desk Chair
If you usually sit on your office chair for up to 8 hours a day, you’re burning very few calories while doing so.
The solution? Swap out that chair for an exercise ball instead. You’ll force your body into burning more calories as all your core muscles have to sit up and contract in effort to keep your body balanced.
An added benefit? You’ll move one step closer to getting six pack abs. It’s a win-win scenario.
Pop A Stick Of Gum
No, you aren’t going to blast hundreds of calories chewing on your gum, but you will do one thing: eat less.
If you are someone who’s guilty of mindless munching and that’s why you can’t seem to reach your goal weight, chewing on gum may prevent that food from going in.
Often it’s simply the psychological desire to be chewing something that people want, which typically leads them to taking in food.
By using gum, you get a much lower calorie alternative. Just be sure that it is sugar free gum you’re using here.
Add Some Cayenne Pepper
Moving along, next time you’re preparing your favorite dish, spice it up a little with some cayenne pepper. This hot spice will help increase the fire in your body, allowing you to burn more calories for a few hours after.
If cayenne pepper isn’t your thing, chili peppers will create the same effect.
Sip Green Tea
Not only is green tea a great choice because it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants, it’s also a superior option because of the fact it contains catechins, which will also speed up your metabolic rate.
Those who down two or more cups of the green stuff daily will notice greater total fat loss results compared to those who don’t.
Plus, it also helps hydrate you. Just again, be sure that you aren’t loading it full of sugar or you’ll overcompensate for the calories you’re burning by taking calories in.
Finally, start working on your stress levels. High amounts of stress may not lower your metabolic rate, but what they will do is encourage fat accumulation in the abdominal region – clearly something that won’t be helping you any time soon.
Practice stress busting tactics. Be it meditation, deep breathing, or something else. Find what works for you.
So there you have a few key ways to sneakily boost your total fat burn for faster results. Which of these are you missing out on?
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