8 ways to burn major calories no matter what you’re doing
Did you know that you can burn calories throughout the day without deviating from your usual routine? These easy, super-helpful tricks will help slim down your waistline without ruining your lifestyle.
1. Get more sleep
Sleep helps your metabolism. When you don’t get enough sleep, your blood sugar is lower, which sends false signals to the brain that you are hungrier than you actually are. Plus, when you are tired, you’re tend to make bad food choices. Aim to sleep recommended 7-8 hours. During sleep your body rests, repairs and performs lots of mandatory functions for your overall health and well-being.
2. Eat the whole egg
It’s official – now you can and should eat the whole egg, not only egg whites. All the nutrients are in that delicious yellow center. The yolk contains many metabolism-stoking nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins, essential fatty acids and, most significantly, choline, a powerful compound that attacks the gene mechanism that triggers your body to store fat around your liver. And don’t worry about cholesterol. New studies show that moderate consumption of two whole eggs a day has no negative effect on a person’s fat profile – in fact, it may actually improve it.
3. Sweat while lying down
Infrared sweating has a lot of health benefits – from your skin to your organs and even your metabolism. And infrared sweating burns as many calories as a Spin class! It also revs your metabolic rate and helps your body work more efficiently. Within weeks of regular infrared sweating, you will notice a big difference.
4. Eat more salmon
Salmon is rich in super-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, which make this delicious fish the best for your metabolism. The omega-3s balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation, which helps regulate metabolism. The fishy fatty acids may also help reduce resistance to the hormone leptin, which has been linked to how fast fat is burned.
5. Drink oolong tea
This antioxidant-rich, delicious traditional Chinese tea not only helps keep cholesterol levels in check and helps digestion, but it can also help with burning calories. Like green tea, oolong is loaded with catechins, which improve fat oxidation and thermogenesis – your body’s production of energy, or heat from digestion.
6. Eat more avocados
Avocados contain metabolism-enhancing monounsaturated fat. They are also loaded with fiber and free radical–killing antioxidants. Free radicals are destructive rogue oxygen molecules (natural byproducts of metabolism) that trigger various chain reactions in the body that destroy cells and DNA, causing all kinds of health problems. Plus, avocados make you feel full longer and taste delicious.
7. Do interval training
Interval training is great for weight loss. Doing this you’ll get a harder workout and better sweat, which burns more calories than a steady workout. Plus, it HIIT training boosts your metabolism, as it makes your cell powerhouses work harder. You’ll burn more calories throughout the day, too, not just during your workout. Even just 30-second intervals of pushing yourself can make a difference. Try doing a 30-minute workout with 30-second intervals every three to four minutes.
8. Drink lemon water
Refreshing lemon water helps you shed pounds. When you drink water, your body must burn calories to warm the water – this process called thermogenesis. Lemons contain pectin (a type of fiber commonly found in fruit), which helps you feel full longer. Plus, when you are dehydrated, you are more prone to make bad food choices, feel fatigued and be in a bad mood. Drinking water also helps regulate the whole body and is good for your skin and organs. Lemon water also helps your skin by fighting free radicals and producing collagen, provides vitamin C (which is vital for your immune system and skin) and helps in digestion and detoxification.