10 Tips to Burn More Calories without Exercising

Did you know that cutting out all fat isn't a secret to burning more calories? Learn which tricks can actually help you lose weight without needing to hit the gym!
10 Tips to Burn More Calories without Exercising
Abel Verdejo

Reviewed and approved by the physical therapist Abel Verdejo.

Last update: 09 October, 2022

The first tip you always hear if you are looking to burn more calories is to exercise.

Exercising is an excellent way to burn calories and improve your motivation for losing weight in a healthy way.

However, there are other ways to naturally lose weight, as well.

Find out what the 10 best tips are to burn more calories without exercising and lose weight more quickly and easily.


Many people have trouble losing weight. Others are able to lose weight but with a lot of effort and sacrifice, and would like to find an easier way.

No matter who you are, these 10 tips based on your diet and good habits are for you!

You’ll not only achieve faster weight loss but also improve your health, which will fill you with optimism and energy.

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1. Drink lots of water

Drinking water speeds up your metabolism, which is in charge of regulating calorie-burning. Meanwhile, it also helps you get rid of retained fluids and toxins from your body.

That’s why it is our first tip for burning more calories and losing weight more easily.

Drink 8 glasses of water over the course of the day and always by themselves (not with meals) so that they have the desired effect.

2. Don’t restrict your calories

The best way to burn more calories doesn’t exactly consist of restricting them.

Hypo-caloric diets get your body used to using less energy, which means it will be harder to lose weight and puts you at risk for harmful post-diet binging.

3. Choose your fats well


Contrary to what you may have been told, healthy fats do actually exist and are recommended for weight loss.

Some get your metabolism going and have important jobs in your body instead of accumulating in different areas of your body.

Some of these healthy fats are:

  • Oily fish
  • Egg yolk
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Extra-virgin oils (olive, coconut, sesame, linseed)
  • Ghee or clarified butter

4. Cayenne pepper for cooking

Cayenne pepper is an excellent way to burn more calories and fat effortlessly.

Just make an effort to add it to your diet progressively, since it may otherwise give you stomach problems.

You can use it in soup, with meat, with fish, and in many other kinds of dishes.

5. Ginger tea


Like cayenne, ginger is an excellent metabolism-starter that should be included in your diet.

In addition, it improves your digestion and encourages the elimination of retained fluids, making it essential for any weight loss diet.

You can make it in tea form, along with lemon juice and stevia, and enjoy it over the course of the day, cold or hot.

6. Coconut oil

Extra virgin coconut oil is one of the healthy fats we mentioned in #3.

This vegetable oil increases your body’s ability to burn more calories and even encourages the elimination of fat around your waist.

7. A diet rich in vegetables

Vegetables are unique in that your body uses more calories to digest them than they actually contain.

That’s why we encourage you to eat more vegetables, both raw and cooked.

8. Eat several small meals a day

Eating multiple small meals a day is a good tip for those who want to increase their calorie burning, and also for those of you who get hungry on a diet.

They should be meals that satisfy you but don’t fill you completely up.

9. Be careful with the stimulants


The stimulants in soda and coffee also speed up your metabolism.

However, be aware of their stimulating effect, which can also cause anxiety, a racing heart, or insomnia if you go overboard.

Many weight loss supplements include high amounts of caffeine among their ingredients.

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10. Sleep well: not too much or too little

Sleeping well is essential for reaching your goal. What we mean by sleeping well is sleeping enough and giving your body what it needs.

If you don’t sleep enough, you’re altering your nervous system and you’ll see an increase in your appetite due to the lack of energy.

On the other hand, if you sleep too much, you’re slowing down your metabolism, burning fewer calories, and you’ll feel tired more easily.

Find your balance, and stick to it!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.