DogTop 5 Ways to Burn Extra Calories Without Going to the Gym

Top 5 Easy Ways to Increase Energy Expenditure


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5. Get a DogGet a Pet and Burn More Calories

Keyword:  Responsibility

Getting a pooch could be a fun way to get rid of your "pooch" belly.

If you find it difficult to motivate yourself for physical activity, nothing will get you out of the house faster than the thought of your k9 companion relieving themselves on your precious carpet.

Besides, even the most sedentary person can see how much fun physical activity is for dogs which could add some motivation for more physical activity.

How Getting a Dog can help you Burn Extra Calories

Your dog will help you burn extra calories performing the normal daily potty trips at the very least.

Lucky for you, your dog is also able to run! Run or jog with your new best friend to rack up the extra calories.

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4.  Consume More Protein

Keyword:  ThermicWhey Protein

You may have heard in the past how some foods increase metabolism it is because of the thermic effect of food.

The thermic effect of food is the amount of energy (calories) your body needs to process and store the nutrients you eat.

All food takes some energy to process but protein requires the most. Protein requires around 50% more calories to process than fibrous vegetables, the food with the second highest thermic effect.

Compared to fat, dietary protein requires a whopping 10x more calories to process!

How to Burn Extra Calories by Consuming Protein

It is important to have a balanced diet. The average person consuming around 2000 calories a day with 20% of the calories as protein would be consuming 100 grams of protein.

If you increase protein intake, make sure you avoid high fat sources as with animal products, fat often accompanies protein. You could also supplement with whey.

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3. Avoid Shortcuts

Keyword:  InconvenienceThe Little things Add up

From fast food to online shopping it seems that today there is a convenient shortcut for everything.

While these shortcuts allow us more time to do what we want to do, they often take away physical activity lowering the overall level of calories burned.

You know that whether you gain or lose weight depends on your caloric balance.

If you're like everyone else who is trying to tone up and lose weight you need to increase your caloric expenditure while you consume less calories.

How to Burn Extra Calories by Avoiding Shortcuts

You have probably heard this very often but there are hundreds of little things you can do to burn those extra calories. From parking at the back of the parking log, to taking the stairs instead of the elevator, the number of extra activities you can accumulate during the day are endless.

It may not seem like much walking across an empty parking lot, but do 10 extra things a day and you can feel better about eating that yummy dessert.

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2. Ditch the Car

Ditch the CarKeyword: Independance

What has your car done for you lately?

From maintenance and gas to parking tickets and accidents your car is dependant on you, not the other way around.

When were you in the best shape of your life?  Whether it was high school or college no doubt it was at a time when you didn't drive as much.

How Ditching your Car Burn Extra Calories

You don't have to "walk 12 miles to school barefoot in the snow" to get the benefits of ditching your car.

You don't have to sell your car. It is simply saying avoid using the car for the 10 minute trips to the grocery store and lace up the old sneakers to burn extra calories.

Not using the car as much or at all takes a little of time to get used to but it will pay its dividends by helping you have more energy, be in better shape and burn those extra calories. All you have to do is take the plunge!

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1. CompeteCompete with Yourself and Others

Keyword:  Motivation

Only losers like to lose. Are you a loser?

You see, You're all fired up already!  Competition brings out the best in everyone.

Whether you are trying to get the promotion over your colleagues or win a weight loss bet with your buddy, a tangible goal is one of the best ways to get motivated.

The idea of competition is more important than any single competition.

A big problem with people who exercise at gyms across the country is a lack of the best motivation; competition.

Setting a goal and competing against yourself in order to achieve the goal will motivate you to workout harder, longer and more which is the best way to burn extra calories.

How the Competing helps Burn More Calories

The drive to win and the satisfaction of success is often times the best motivation to help you burn more calories by performing at your highest levels of physical activity.

Like Lance Armstrong who competed with deadly cancer and won you can use the motivation associated with competition with whatever you choose to to burn extra calories at all your physical activities.

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