While we know that calories in vs calories out is what determines your weight, we also have a good idea of what foods we should be eating as well as the fact that we should exercise too.
What you may not know though is that there are other ways to burn calories throughout the day that could make a big difference to your weight loss efforts.
Read on to discover what some of these crazy calorie burning tips are.
Crazy Tip #1: Laugh
If you have ever seen a comedian or a funny film that has made you laugh for more than 10 minutes you have no doubt felt the aching in your stomach caused by the laughter.
What you may not realise is that during this 10 minute spell you have likely burnt as much as 40 calories.
Isn’t that a good excuse to have fun while you diet?
Crazy Tip #2: Grocery shopping
For some this is a chore that we hate to do. However if you wish to lose weight then it could be a way to burn off a few extra calories.
Pushing the trolley around the supermarket could help you to burn around 100 calories. And as the trolley becomes heavier, the harder you will have to work.
Just remember to try and avoid buying the junk while you are at the store. I know it can be tempting.
A simple way to reduce temptation is to eat before you visit the supermarket.
Crazy Tip #3: Kissing
If you are lucky enough to be in a relationship then you have the perfect opportunity to not only be more intimate with each other, but to also burn a few extra calories in the process too.
A simple kiss could burn 2-4 calories, and the more intimate you become the more calories you will obviously be able to burn.
Hugging and cuddling could burn 70 calories an hour, while sex could burn up to 200 calories in just 30 minutes.
Crazy Tip #4: Walk a pet
While this may not be that crazy, well unless you are walking something besides a dog, but there are many of us who do not make the most of our furry friends.
Just a 30 minute walk could burn 100 calories, plus your pet is getting some much needed exercise too.
Crazy Tip #5: Chew some gum
Chewing some gum can burn around 11 calories an hour, plus it can take your mind off eating too.
Just make sure you choose sugar-free chewing gum, as those with sugar will obviously contain calories.
Crazy Tip #6: Texting
While there are certainly some negative aspects to being constantly on your phone, you can still burn calories doing it.
You could in fact burn as much as 40 calories every hour that you text. While not a lot it is better than nothing at all.