Burning fat and losing weight is all about getting into a calorie deficit. You have to burn more calories than you eat; the more calories you burn, the faster the weight will come off. Of course, that’s usually easier said than done. People who want to lose weight are overweight because, typically, they’ve spent years overeating. Suddenly transitioning into a calorie deficit and training your body to eat less food is a massive challenge.
Thankfully, exercising and other means of burning calories can help speed the process and make it, so you don’t have to feel like you’re starving yourself. And no, you don’t have to join the neighborhood cycling class or run marathons every day to make it happen. Exercising is certainly one of the most effective ways to burn calories and fight fat, but there are other ways to increase how much your body burns each day.
If you’re looking for more ways to ramp up how many calories you burn every day, we’ve put together a list of four different ways to burn calories and fight fat.
Increase Your Caffeine Intake
Drinking coffee can do wonders for your metabolism and how hungry you feel. Caffeine is a relatively well-known appetite suppressant as well. If you drink more coffee every day, you’ll start to feel less hungry. You’re less likely to reach for snacks if you’ve got a cup of coffee in your hands. People who drink a lot of caffeine also have more energy to move around, so there’s the added bonus of burning more calories while you’re standing or walking around. Now, increasing your caffeine intake isn’t without other effects. You’ll have higher energy levels, may have trouble going to sleep if you drink caffeine too late in the evening, etc. Start increasing your caffeine intake slowly and manage any unwanted side effects.
Wear a Steps Tracker
The simple fact is that people who track their movements end up burning more calories. Turning your daily steps into a game motivates you to move more and burn more fat. Nowadays, phones, watches, and mobile apps do a terrific of making things fun, so you don’t dread moving around or getting some exercise. You’ll find that you’re taking the stairs more often or walking to your next meeting instead of taking the car. When you’re conscious of how much you’re moving every day, you end up moving more because you know how good it feels to meet your goals. If you can, turn your step goals into a game with friends where you can encourage each other and constantly push yourself to new limits.
Drink More Water
According to some studies, drinking a lot of water throughout the day jumpstarts your metabolism. And we’re not talking marginal benefits here. If you drink a gallon of water each day, you can see an increase in your metabolism by as much as a quarter. Drinking a ton of water can be tough, especially for people who aren’t used to drinking water. Surprisingly, a lot of us go through the day severely dehydrated. All of those cups of coffee and sodas just don’t cut it. In fact, many people make the mistake of thinking they’re hungry when they’re dehydrated. You end up eating more when your body just wants some fluids. Buy a gallon jug and carry it around with you. Yes, you’ll probably have to explain a few times to people what you’re doing, but you’ll feel better and burn more calories.
How Peptides Can Help Burn More Calories
The latest research reveals that peptide derivatives of natural proteins can target specific metabolic processes. The goal with peptides is to find ways to increase the number of calories burned and the development of lean muscle mass at the same time. Doing both can have long-term positive effects on health and metabolisms. There are a number of peptides that specifically target fat burning according to the studies done on animals. They work with the body’s natural chemistry to change how calories are used and stored. Some peptides are currently approved by the FDA, while others are undergoing clinical trials.