So imagine a world where you could burn calories without having to suffer and exhaust yourself to a point where it’s not even worth it.
So I know the saying goes, if you really want to lose weight, you’re going to have to do some hard work.
Luckily, we’re here to turn that saying on its head and tell you – no, hard work isn’t the only way to lose weight.
In fact, there are a host of other sneaky, lazy ways to lose weight. Ways where if you just put in a tiny bit of effort, you can get some major results – and faster than you think (1).
Here are 11 ways to burn more calories – simpler, faster, and yes, lazier !
1. Drink Coffee
Yup, coffee is great for you! It can help you to lose weight !
Consuming caffeine will boost the amount of calories that your body burns for up to 3 hours (2). That makes coffee a great way to lose weight and burn calories – without having to really do anything!
If you don’t like coffee, you can try drinking tea. But stay away from sugary energy drinks that have more calories in them than you’ll be burning.
2. Use A Balance Ball (Instead of a chair)
Be honest – when you’re in a chair, you’re slouching as much as you can, right? I know that sometimes I give in to the urge to just slouch down and relax in a chair.
However, if you want to burn calories while you’re sitting down , try a stability ball instead. They help exercise your core muscles while you would normally be sitting like a vegetable.
Stability balls can help you burn up to 250 calories extra than you would have burned otherwise (3). Try one out and see how it goes!
3. Cut The Carbs
If you really want to lose weight, a great way to do it is to stop eating so many carbs !
But for a lot of people, cutting out carbs and bread entirely is one step too far – they like them too much.
So what’s the solution? Well, cut carbs – 3 or 4 out of 7 days of the week!
If you can do that, you’ll cut your calories consumed by a ton , and you’ll also lose lots of weight.
4. Chew Gum
That’s right, chew gum. That’s it. Just chew gum. I told you these were going to be easy ways to lose weight!
Studies show that chewing gum can help curb people’s cravings and instincts to snack, which can cut calories by up to 10%.
Makes sense, right? No one wants to snack with gum in their mouths. That’s gross. You’re gross.
5. Turn Down The Temp
This one is surprising, but true – lower temperatures mean your body burning more calories.
This is because when the temperature is lower, your body has to burn more calories to keep itself warm.
The ideal temperature for burning calories is 64 degrees. Get to it!
6. Eat More Thai Food
You know, when I started this list, I thought, “Man, this is going to be good – give people some sensible, easy ways to lose weight the lazy way.”
Never in a million years did I imagine that the “easy way” to lose weight would be to eat thai food .
However, it’s true. Eating thai food can boost your metabolism by up to 21%. That’s incredible – so grab some pad thai!
7. Add In Rest Days
This falls less under “lazy” and more under “smart” – but if you’re strength training, you’re going to want to build rest days into your routine in order to get the greatest gains.
That means adding an extra rest day into your routine, even if you don’t think you need one. If you do that, you’ll grow more muscle – and that will help your body naturally burn more calories.
8. Turn Down The Stress
Stress is majorly bad for your body. Aside from doing damage over time if it’s chronic, stress can actually inhibit the number of calories you burn and cause your body to store more weight.
So if you cut the stress out of your life, you’ll wind up much happier, and much lighter! Non-stressed women burn around 100 more calories than stressed out women on average.
9. Turn Down The Second Drink
This one is a little harder to hear – although I did just tell you to eat more Thai food, so I think I’ve earned a tougher one.
The truth is, if you drink 2 beers, you’ll cut your body’s ability to burn fat by up to 70%. That’s not what you want when you’re slimming down.
So skip the second beer once in a while!
10. Keep Moving!
This is a corollary to the stability ball – don’t just sit like a slug all day! Move around, stay active, tap your feet, fidget, whatever you need to do to keep moving!
If you can do that, you can burn hundreds more calories every day than someone who sits like a sea slug.
11. Exercise (For Just 10 Minutes!)
ok , exercise had to be on this list – just because it’s the best way to burn calories and lose weight.
But since we’re talking about the laziest ways to lose weight, then I’ll let you off the hook with just 10 minutes of exercise. That will help you burn calories much more intensely for a whole hour after you’re done!
The Laziest Ways To Burn More Calories
- Drink coffee
- Use a balance ball (instead of a chair)
- Cut the carbs
- Chew gum
- Turn down the temp
- Eat more thai food
- Add in rest days
- Turn down the stress
- Turn down the second drink
- Keep moving!
- Exercise (for just 10 minutes!)