Top 4 Best Ways to Burn More Calories

There are a lot of easy ways out there to burn more calories. In this article we will point out the top 4 best, easy and accessible ways to burn more calories.

The name “calorie” derives from the Latin word “calor” which means HEAT. The calorie is generally used as an energy measurement unit and specifically for the amount of food energy.

There are 2 definitions related to calories:

The small calorie (gram calorie) – represents the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius (about 4.184 Joules). The symbol of this unit is “cal”.

The large calorie (kg calorie) – represents the energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 kg of water by 1 degree Celsius (about 4.184 Kj). The symbol of this unit is Kcal and is often referred to as a Calorie (with a capital “C”).

However, there are a lot of other definitions for calories. For example, the thermochemical calorie (4.184 joules exactly), which is almost the same thing as the small calorie, is used to define the power of TNT. The equivalent of one tone of TNT is 1 billion thermochemical calories.

In order to reduce body weight, dietitians recommend to reduce the intake of calories. So, in a lot of countries, producers of food products are obliged to label the nutritional value (including calories) of their products. The energy obtained from a certain food product is expressed in both Kilocalories (Kcal) and Kilojoules (Kj). In this way, everyone can calculate the daily intake of Kilocalories and can balance it with the needed quantity of Kilocalories for their life style.

In order to estimate the energy value of a product, the first step is to estimate product’s digestible constituents (fat, protein, carbohydrates, etc.). The result of this analysis is then converted into an equivalent energy value based on a standardized table of energy densities:


  1. fat/9

  2. ethanol (alcohol)/7

  3. proteins/4

  4. carbohydrates/4

  5. organic acids/3

  6. polyols (sugar-free sweeteners)/2.4

Vitamins, minerals and water do not contribute in any way to the energy value of food products.

The recommended daily energy intake values for young adults are: 2,500 Kcal per day for men and 2,000 Kcal per day for women.

However, the lifestyle is very important when establishing the daily needed energy intake. Children and old people require less energy, while active persons require more energy than the recommended value.

It is very important to remember that the human fat tissue contains approximately 87% lipids. This means that 1 kg of body-fat tissue has the caloric energy of 870 g of pure fat, representing about 7,800 Kcal. So, in order to lose 1 kg of body fat, you have to create an energy deficit (consume more than assimilate) of 7,800 Kcal.

Still, this can work in the other way too. If your energy intake exceeds your energy use with 7,800 Kcal, you will gain 1 kg of body fat.

These approximates assume that there is no gain or lose in muscles (muscles are built using food energy too) and that there is a direct relationship between calories provided by food and calories stores in the body as fat.

So, in order to lose weight quicker you have to burn more calories. The best solution for this is to increase your metabolic rate.

The metabolic rate represents the rate at which your body burns up calories. There are multiple solutions for speeding up the metabolic rate. The most important thing is to know what solution is more effective for your body, what determinate your metabolic rate and how can you influence it.

Usually, the energy provided by burned calories is used for three main functions:

  • BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR) – represents the amount of calories a person burns in order to stay alive, even when standing still. BMR uses approximately 60% of the energy provided by calories burned for an average person.
  • BURNING CALORIES FOR ACTIVITY – represents the energy used during movement. This function uses approximately 30% of the amount of energy provided by burned calories.
  • DIETARY THERMOGENESIS – represents meal-induced heat production (calories burned in the process of eating, digesting, absorbing and using food).

These functions can be influenced in order to speed up your rate of burning calories. Some of the best solutions to burn more calories are:

  1. Exercises

  2. Move More

  3. Eat Less and Often

  4. Eat Spicy Food

The top 4 best ways to burn more calories are:


The muscles in the human body are very important when it comes to burning calories. It is known that for every extra pound of muscles you put on, your body will burn an extra quantity of 50 Kcal a day. Also, a lot of exercises boost basal metabolic rate, allowing your body to burn calories at a more accelerated rate (for example: regular weight lifting training can increase the basal metabolic rate by about 15%). The main explanation for this is that muscles are metabolically active and can burn more calories that any other tissue in the human body, even when standing still.

Generally speaking, there are 2 types of exercises:

  • Low intensity exercises
  • High intensity exercises

The low intensity exercises are usually of a long duration (45 minutes or more), burn mainly fats and not carbohydrates, preserve joints, etc.

The high intensity exercises are usually of a short duration (20 – 30 minutes the most), burn a lot of calories and increase the metabolic rate throughout the day, etc.

Referring to the effectiveness of exercises when it comes to burning calories, the main 10 most effective exercises are:

  1. step aerobics

  2. swimming

  3. bicycling

  4. rock climbing

  5. racquetball

  6. cross-country skiing

  7. running

  8. elliptical trainer

  9. rowing

  10. brisk walking

The upper mentioned 10 general exercises can help you burn from 150 to 400 Kcal in 30 minutes time. Still, there are other more effective exercises but of a much higher intensity, like:

  • sprinting
  • jumping rope


Most people burn around 30% of the calorie intake through daily activities. For sedentary people, this rate might drop to even 10%, leading to a considerable calorie surplus.

In order to maintain the usual rate of burning calories through daily activities, or even improve it, you have to keep moving. Small daily activities, that usually are not considered as a solution for weight loss, can help you a lot. You should make use of every opportunity to move, like:

  • Do not park your car at the entrance in the office building;
  • Swing your legs;
  • Stand up when your talking on the phone;
  • No elevators;
  • Stand up and stretch;
  • Release your muscles;


There are proven evidence that eating smaller and regular meals will keep your metabolism going faster than larger and less frequent meals.

  1. There are two main reasons why your metabolism rate is increased by small meals:
    Hours after eating a meal, thyroid hormones begin to drop, slowing down metabolism. So, by eating more often, the thyroid hormones will remain active, maintaining your metabolism rate at a high level.
  2. The thermogenic effect of eating smaller meals is slightly higher than eating the same amount of calories all at once. This means that calories are burned faster and better (the body has the ability and time to burn more calories) when eating little and often.

In order to help you estimate the daily intake of calories, here are some products that can provide 100 Kcal each:

  • 6 egg whites;
  • 1.8 oz if roasted chicken;
  • 400 g of cooked spinach;
  • 300 g of raw broccoli;
  • a 250 ml glass of milk;
  • 22 g of say flour;
  • 1.7 oz pf grilled beef;
  • 37 g of haricot beans.


Not many people know that chilies are the second most common spices in the word, after salt. The heat of chilies and peppers is caused by a substance called CAPSAICIN, a flavorless and odorless substance.

Capsaicin has a lot of positive effects on the human body, like:

  • Lowers blood pressures;

  • Speeds up the metabolism;

  • Reduces cholesterol;

  • Pain control;

  • Treats fevers and colds;

  • Prevents heart attacks;

  • Prevents ulcers.

Some even believe that capsaicin can even help prevent cancer. Researchers say that capsaicin attacks mitochondria of cancer cells, triggering them death.

Referring to these aspects, Dr. Timothy Bates (a lead researcher in the field) stated: “as these compounds attach the very heart of the tumor cell, we believe that we have in effect discovered a fundamental ‘Achilles heel’ for all cancers”.

Now you know 4 easy ways that can help you burn more calories and get you to that perfect shape you always wanted.

Photo Credits:
Take the stairs! via photopin (license)

27 thoughts on “Top 4 Best Ways to Burn More Calories

  • Pingback: egg whites and cholesterol

  • Pingback: Best 10 Benefits of Running : PERFECT SHAPE

  • July 13, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    “Eat Less and Often,” is the single greatest technique I used to lose weight. Without even reducing my daily caloric intake, I lost 20 lbs in less than 3 months simply by eating 5 to 6 smaller meals throughout the day! It’s amazing.

  • July 14, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    I’m very glad to hear that…thumbs up for you!

    Eating less and more often is a very good way to keep your calories intake under control, without starving yourself.

  • August 13, 2010 at 4:49 AM

    i was always conscious about my Diet Calories because i cannot afford to become fat and flabby,”;

  • August 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    This article is really useful, I could find the information what I was looking for; cancer and lose weight.. Thanks, so much..

  • November 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    every woman is conscious about how much diet calories she takes, diet calories should be kept at a minimum _

  • December 10, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    silly things help burn calories like not having that second packet of crisps or taking the dog for a brisk walk all add up over time.

  • April 13, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  • July 15, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Great write-up, I am regular visitor of one’s blog, maintain up the nice operate, and It’s going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time.

  • September 12, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Thanks a lot for the helpful content. It is also my opinion that mesothelioma has an particularly long latency phase, which means that symptoms of the disease may well not emerge till 30 to 50 years after the 1st exposure to asbestos. Pleural mesothelioma, which is the most common type and affects the area round the lungs, might cause shortness of breath, chest pains, and a persistent cough, which may result in coughing up our blood.

  • Pingback: TNT Body fat Loss Solution | Do You Really Get Help

  • July 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Diet calories should be kept as low as possible so that you can lose fat as soon as possible. I always keep my diet calories at low level by avoiding foods with high glycemic index. ‘.*”.

    Kind regards

  • November 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Diet calories should be kept as low as possible to prevent building up fats in our bodies.*

    Our new internet site

  • Pingback: About Running by a Runner: The DPD Principle |

  • February 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Controlled diet, exercises and herbs are alternative treatments for hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension occurs due to excessive pressure exerted on the walls of arteries. Commonly found causes of hypertension are genetic reasons, poor diet, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of exercises, side effects of medicines, bad habits and obesity. These causes either push heart to pump blood with higher pressure, promote blockages in arteries or harden walls of arteries, due to these problems pressure of blood remains higher than healthy limits and cause severe damage to health including life threatening conditions.:

  • March 2, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Hello I am so thrilled I found your webpage, I
    really found you by accident, while I was browsing
    on Bing for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and
    would just like to say many thanks for a remarkable post
    and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great work.

  • April 20, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I got this website from my buddy who informed me
    regarding this site and at the moment this time I
    am visiting this web site and reading very informative articles or reviews at this place.

  • June 15, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Wow! At last I got a webpage from where I can in fact
    obtain helpful facts concerning my study and knowledge.

  • July 6, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    You really make it seem really easy with your presentation however
    I to find this topic to be actually one thing that I think I would by no
    means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and extremely extensive for me.
    I am looking forward on your subsequent post, I’ll attempt to get the cling of it!

  • July 29, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Wow, awesome weblog format! How long have you ever been running a blog for?
    you make running a blog look easy. The total look of your
    website is fantastic, as neatly as the content!

  • November 29, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Incorporate some of these ideas, such as more small
    movements, into the rest of your day for best results.
    Each time you eat, the metabolism increases,
    and over a 6-10 week period, that increase can parlay into another 2-3 pounds
    of fat loss. When we physical exercise, our bodies will
    begin burning calories, however the calories that are burned are the calories from
    carbohydrates in our method.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *