10 Quick Ways To Burn 100+ Calories

Sometimes we hit those spots where we feel like we are stuck. We workout every day, we eat pretty healthy, but we just aren’t getting the results we want. Well we put together a few sneaky ways to burn more calories every day by doing every day things.

1. Cook Your Meal – If you spend about 40 minutes chopping, stirring and mixing you can burn up to 128 calories before dinner is even ready!

2. Dance Dance Revolution – Play one of these new dance games with your kids for just 20 minutes and melt away over 100 calories. It’s fun family time and it helps to shrink your waistline.

3.Deep Cleaning – If you spend about 25 minutes scrubbing you can say goodbye to about 107 more calories and all that grime you’ve been waiting to go after.

4. Plant A Garden – 100 calories comes off in about 20 minutes if you’re planting, digging and weeding in your garden.

5. Be Creative – Find yourself with some down time? Instead of turning on the TV pick up a new shade of paint and try to liven up one of the rooms in your home. Burn 120 calories in just 35 minutes.

6. Read A Book – Believe it or not you can burn 100 calories by reading for a little over an hour. Find a good book, sharpen your brain and burn some calories!

7. Shovel Snow – It sounds terrible but bundle up and get out there! In a heavy snow you can go through 100 calories in just about 20 minutes.

8. Take The Stairs – If you spend about 15 minutes on the stairs throughout the day you will have burnt an extra 100 calories. as Nike says “Just Do It!”

9. Be Fidgety At Work – Just by doing little things like drumming on your desk or playing with your hair can burn up to 100 extra calories per hour.

10. Choose A Basket – If you aren’t stocking up you might be able to carry a basket at the store instead of pushing a cart. That little change will burn an extra 100 calories while you spend your 30 minutes walking up and down the isles of the grocery store.

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Healthy Foods That Actually Fill You Up!

One of the hardest parts of eating healthy is feeling hungry right after you eat. Many people have the problem of not loosing weight, even when on a healthy diet, because they still end up consuming too many calories. We find that the trick is to eat the right healthy foods that actually fill you up. This way you don’t end up feeling hungry and eating more than you need. Here’s a list of really good and healthy foods that will satisfy your hunger and control your appetite.


1. Greek Yogurt

2. Eggs

3. Whole Grains

4. Nut Butters (peanut,almond, cashew)

5. Oatmeal

6. Skim Milk

7. Cheese 

8. Apples

9. Berries

10. Nuts

11.Chick Peas

12. Green Tea

13. Dark Chocolate

14. Melon

15. Black Beans

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How To Get Your Metabolism Moving Part: 1

So everyone knows that you need to speed up your metabolism to lose weight. But what does your metabolism really do?

Your Resting Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy your body needs to perform its basic functions. These are the very basic functions like breathing, and your heart beating. So it is how much energy it would take for you to do absolutely nothing all day. This actually accounts for about about 75% of your daily needed calories.

Did you know that digesting your food actually burns calories? This is called the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). Your body burns about 10% of the calories you consume just by digesting it. If you eat 2000 calories a day, you burn 200 just breaking it down inside your body.

Remember not everyone’s metabolism is the same. Everyone knows someone, and secretly despises them, that can eat anything and never gain an ounce. Some people need to count calories and measure proportions just to keep from gaining the extra pounds. You will have to adjust your diet and workout plan to adjust for your body’s metabolism.

Don’t worry, you aren’t stuck with a slow metabolism. There are several ways to rev it up.

The more muscle and the less fat you have the higher your Resting Metabolic Rate will be. It takes energy/ calories just to maintain muscle so the more you have the more energy you need and the more calories you burn. Fat on the other hand is stored energy and doesn’t do anything to help your metabolism.

Adding some spice to your life can help to speed up your metabolism. Spicy food will actually increase your heart rate which will jump start your RMR. Some studies also show that spicy food helps to suppress your appetite. So spicy food can help you eat less and burn more calories, pass me a bottle of Tabasco!

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