The Laziest 11 Ways To Burn More Calories

The Laziest 11 Ways To Burn More Calories

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!

In summary…

The Laziest Ways To Burn More Calories

  1. Drink coffee
  2. Use a balance ball (instead of a chair)
  3. Cut the carbs
  4. Chew gum
  5. Turn down the temp
  6. Eat more thai food
  7. Add in rest days
  8. Turn down the stress
  9. Turn down the second drink
  10. Keep moving!
  11. Exercise (for just 10 minutes!)

lazy ways to burn more calories

30 comments… add one
  • Roy Dillard September 14, 2015, 11:36 am

    My wife would LOVE this article. She thinks that she is going to lose weight over night and I keep telling her that it just does NOT happen that way.

  • Eleanor Hall September 11, 2015, 6:16 pm

    Funny post. Helpful for those that might not want to do the work, but funny at the same time!

  • Vanessa Nash September 11, 2015, 6:05 pm

    I love to drink green tea. That helps me curb my eating habits and I lose weight just like that :)

  • Alice Potts September 11, 2015, 4:27 pm

    I have used a balance ball as a chair, but that did not last long. I think I am too tall for one.

  • Susan Brown September 9, 2015, 12:48 pm

    I hate to be the bear of bad news, even though others have mentioned it here, but losing weight takes time and hard WORK!

  • Lois Whaley September 9, 2015, 12:38 pm

    LOL, I don’t think lazy people have a problem with the “rest” days, do you?

  • Tamie Stoudt September 8, 2015, 8:32 am

    Lazy girls do not lose weight :) It just does not happen without the right amount of work.

    • Rita Huskey September 14, 2015, 11:26 am

      LOL, you are right. I like titles like this and the misleading. There is nothing worth doing that is not hard work at the same time.

  • Ernestine Logsdon September 8, 2015, 8:22 am

    If you can cut out the sugar AND the carbs, I think you would be in pretty good shape. Once you are done with that, it is just a matter of making sure to burn some of those calories throughout the day.

  • Juanita Caldwell September 7, 2015, 9:39 am

    Lazy girl weight loss :) I like that title. I get that you can burn some calories here and there, but honestly, what difference does it make if you are not getting your heart going?

  • Cynthia Montalto September 7, 2015, 9:21 am

    I used to have a balance ball as a chair in my office, but I could only take that for like a week or so. I was just not able to get comfortable as I was when I was sitting in a chair.

  • Anna Ouzts September 4, 2015, 8:42 am

    One of the hardest things for me to do is give up sugar. I know that is a big driver when it comes to losing weight, but I just cannot shake it.

  • Dorothy Jones September 3, 2015, 8:58 am

    There are no easy ways to lose weight. ZERO. All of them require some real work if you want to lose some REAL weight.

  • Dolores Lynch September 3, 2015, 8:48 am

    I used to think that drinking coffee was making me more full and not think about food so I was doing a good thing. Then I was drinking so much coffee that my stomach hurt and I was not sure I was doing the right thing.

  • Cynthia James September 2, 2015, 9:29 am

    Chewing gum works the calories huh? I never really thought about that. Thanks for the tip.

  • Dona Burnham September 1, 2015, 10:36 am

    I despise people that think losing weight is not from hard work.

  • Rosemary Kern September 1, 2015, 10:22 am

    I have a balance ball as a chair in my office and one thing that I noticed is that my lower back feels great. One side effect is that it is not easy to drink coffee at the same time :)

  • Mildred Weber August 31, 2015, 10:13 am

    LOL, eat more Thai food. I am all over that. I heard that spicy foods can help with that, so I get what you mean.

  • Faustina Ritter August 30, 2015, 10:30 am

    LOL. Lazy girl weight loss is not exactly one title that I am likely to click on.

    • Vicenta Tate September 4, 2015, 8:54 am

      LOL. I thought the same thing. However, these are good tips that anyone can use, not just lazy folks.

  • Rebecca Fair August 30, 2015, 10:20 am

    Turn down the temp, that is a new suggestion that I have not heard before. Very interesting, but it does make sense.

    • Joanna Dean August 31, 2015, 10:24 am

      I thought that too. That is an easy way to raise your body temperature and possibly burn some calories.

  • Karen Sutton August 30, 2015, 10:09 am

    LOL. Perfect for me, I am working all the time and could use a few ways to lose weight without trying :)

    • Brenda Wilson September 11, 2015, 11:20 am

      As long as you realize the most weight will be lost when you put the work and time in.

  • Jerri Pullman August 30, 2015, 9:33 am

    There is no reason that anyone should believe that being lazy will help you lose weight. You do a great job of trying to convince me, but I do not think that is going to happen.

  • Amanda Belanger August 28, 2015, 12:58 pm

    I am not sure that I would like people talking to me about how they lost weight doing nothing…it is hard work and you should be rewarded with the weight loss.

  • Stacy Montague August 28, 2015, 12:43 pm

    I like the way you think! These are great ways to keep that calorie burn going even when you do not have time to exercise or whatever.

    • Melissa Rhodes September 2, 2015, 9:40 am

      Lazy people don’t lose weight. Even with these tips, they are not going to do them for the long run and will be back to the couch gaining weight!

  • Meredith Burnett August 25, 2015, 9:29 am

    Lazy is me. Weight loss is what I need. Let’s get this started and see what happens!

  • Kristen Powers August 25, 2015, 9:18 am

    I have been thinking about using a balance ball instead of my chair. I am not sure if I would like it however.

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