Burn 100 calories ten times faster

Every step counts, especially if you want to lose a few kilos or just keep new ones off. You’ve already made a few small changes in your daily dietary routine or boosted your activity level a little, and with good results.

Healthy Eating

Sonia Chartier

02 July 2017

But what else can you do to burn 100 calories fast?

What do 100 calories represent?

So what does “100 calories” mean? How much do you need to eat to get 100 calories? The answer to this question, of course, depends on what you eat and varies by food group. A plate of celery can contain the same number of calories as a small piece of aged cheddar. So what do 100 calories look like?

How many calories do I need?

Depending on their age, size and energy needs, women need between 1,500 and 2,000 kcal per day. On average, men need a little more, between 2,000 and 2,500 kcal. It’s a fairly straightforward equation: if you consume more calories than you burn, you’ll put on weight.
A healthy and balanced diet, along with enough exercise, will help you regain and maintain a healthy weight.

Burn 100 calories ten times faster

  1. Take the stairs Do you always take the elevator? Try taking the stairs instead. By going up and down the stairs for 10 minutes a day, you’ll burn an extra 100 calories.
  2. Wash windows Don’t do windows? Maybe you should! Just 15 minutes of window washing is enough to burn 100 calories. You can get the same result from vacuuming, dusting or ironing, but you’d have to do these activities for 20 minutes to get the same result.
  3. Shop ‘til you drop! Shopping can be hard work: after 45 minutes of shopping, your wallet will certainly be lighter, but so will you!
  4. Laugh it up! Thirty minutes of laughing your head off can also take the weight off by burning 100 calories. What’s more, laughing can create a sensation of lowered stress and help you relax. Nothing to laugh about? Check out your favourite social networking site and watch some videos of slipping penguins or crazy cats.
  5. Get cooking! Of course, by cooking healthy recipes, you can keep the number of calories within acceptable limits. But did you know that the very act of cooking burns calories? Yup! Cutting, slicing, dicing, sautéing, making sauces or soup for 40 minutes are just a few ways to burn 100 calories.
  6. Get gardening! Mowing, digging, repotting plants and raking leaves… Gardening is relaxing and physical too. It’s an activity that calls a range of muscle groups into action and burns 100 calories in 15 minutes.
  7. Get some sleep Shed pounds while you sleep? No, you’re not dreaming. It turns out that you burn calories while you sleep. In fact, you burn one calorie an hour for every kilo of body weight. Do the math!
  8. Ten-hut! Instead of sitting down right away, keep standing for a while. By standing as you wait for the train, a dentist’s appointment or your coworker to arrive, you’ll burn more calories than if you sit.
  9. Dance, jump and run Been busting a move while rocking out to your favourite music for 10 minutes? If so, you’ve burned 100 calories. The same goes for skipping rope, running or doing exercises like lunges or squats. No time? Come on, it’s only 10 minutes!
  10. Get cycling! If you’re like most of us, you’re a little too quick to hop in the car or take the bus, metro or train. What you should be doing is taking your bike instead. To burn 100 calories, you need to pedal at a good clip for 12 to 15 minutes.