11 Lazy Ways To Burn Extra Calories

You might think losing weight is all about hard work at the gym and having a strict eating regimen, but sometimes, even just the smallest amount of effort can deliver major pay-offs. Here are a few easy ways to burn calories while exerting minimal energy.

1. Coffee.

Caffeine can help boost calorie burn for up to three hours. Not into joe? Try Green Tea, or even regular tea.

2. Yoga Ball.

Okay, so you might look a bit odd in the library, but if you study or work in a place that won't judge you then this can kill 260 more calories than if you were just parked on a chair.

3. Cut Out The Carbs...

....But only for 2 days a week. Odds are, you'll lose more than full-time carb dodgers.

4. Chew It.

Apparently, if you chew gum after every meal - you'll eat about 10% less. Makes sense, no snacking or picking after you've finished. Always carry it in your bag and pop one in as soon as you feel like you've had enough. Simples.

5. Spice Up Yo Life.

Yep, adding spice to your meals can spike your metabolism by up to 23%, so order a thai take away there - extra chili.

6. Get Fidgety.

Tapping your feet or pacing can burn hundreds more cals than being still.

7. 10 Minute Wonder.

Just 10 minutes of moderate exercise helps rev your metabolism for an hour, so leg it around the park on your lunch break or before you go to bed.

8. Sleep More.

Getting fewer than four hours of sleep over an extended period of time slows the metabolism. Experts recommend aiming for between seven and nine and we're down with that.

9. Drink More.

Dehydrated people experience a drop in their metabolic rate. Drinking water throughout the day caused metabolic rates to increase by about 30 percent in a German study. The goal: 3 litres a day.

10. Carry Snacks.

We make the worst food decisions when we're hungry. Always have nuts, rice cakes, crackers, or just something to munch on throughout the day on hand. Keep that metabolism working.

11. Get busy.

Sex burns up to 300 calories, never has there been a better reason to get between the sheets.

Sarah Power
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Unnatural blonde with a natural gift for wrapping presents. Never had one lesson. Big fan of Sex and the City, Eddie Vedder and men who have a good strong whistle. Hope to be a responsible woman one day, but for now I'm enjoying being a child in a woman's body. Pet peeve: People who abbreve everything.

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