Truth is, you don’t always have time to get to the gym and, well, sometimes you don’t always need to be sweating it out at the peak of intensity to make a difference in your health. Here are 29 quick and easy ways you can shed 100 calories today.
1. Go fat free in the am
Add two tablespoons of fat-free cream cheese to your bagel instead of regular.
2. Pick turkey or chicken over beef or pork
Whether it’s bacon, sausage or ground meat, the former will always win over the latter.
3. Skip the chips
Dip veggies like cucumber or celery in salsa or hummus.
4. Shake it off
Twenty minutes of dancing around your living room will help you shake off 100 cals.
5. Say no to shrinkage
Believe it or not, ten fresh grapes has 100 less calories than one small box of raisins.
6. Always go fresh
1 cup of fresh pineapple pieces has 100 less calories than one can of those in heavy syrup.
7. Say sayonara to skin
When the choice is there, always go skinless when it comes to your meats.
8. Get your downward dog on
Twenty minutes of yoga will burn 100 calories.
9. Take your potatoes baked
Choosing baked over fried (as in French fries) will save you over 100 cals!
10. Pick up a putter
Carry your own clubs around the golf course for at least 15 minutes .
11. Hit the yard
Settle in for 20 minutes of mowing, weeding, or raking to say bye-bye to those cals.
12. Take the stairs
Ten minutes of avoiding the elevator at the office will save your waistline in the long run.
13. Child size your sippers
Order a child size soda at the drive through instead of a regular size one.
14. Take in a comedy show
Laughing burns about one calorie per minute, so an hour long show will be a real belly buster.
15. Switch out the cream
Opt for skim milk in your coffee instead of cream
16. Skip you way skinny
Ten minutes of continual skipping will burn more than 100 cals!
17. Start spraying your oils
Nix heacy-handed oil pouring and opt for spray formulas to limit your calorie intake.
18. Pick up the pong
Hit up the ping-pong table for 25 minutes and paddle away more than 100 calories.
19. Work vertically
Spend at least one hour a day working while standing to burn 33% more calories than sitting.
20. De-cheese your burger
Leave the cheese off your bbq’d dinner to keep it lighter and healthier.
21. Skip that stop
Get off the bus one stop before you need to and walk the rest of the way to your office or home.
22. Turn back the bread
When that waiter tries to drop that basket of empty carbs on your table, simply tell him “no thanks”.
23. Slim down your salad
Skip the dried fruits or candied nuts on your takeout salads which can add 200+ calories to your meal.
24. Clean your car
Twenty minutes of tidying up your wheels can also help clean up your body fat as well.
25. Row, row, row your boat
Twenty minutes of moderately intensive rowing can burn more than 100 calories.
26. Go vegan for a day
Nixing the meat and dairy from your diet for a whole day can help you skim over 100 calories from each meal of your day.
27. Swap mayo for mustard
Skip the white stuff and instead allow yourself twice the amount of mustard for half the cals.
28. Bring down your burrito size
Opt for the smaller soft-taco size instead of the larger, calorie-heavy ones.
29. Toss around a ‘bee
Thirty minutes of casual Frisbee tossing between you and friends will also help shed 100 calories.