Drink plain ice water
Not only does water have zero kilojoules, but when it’s very cold, you actually burn kilojoules warming and absorbing it.
Once you finish burning those kilojoules, your metabolic rate remains 30 percent higher than before you quaffed the liquid for another 90 minutes!
So keep yourself hydrated by leaving a glass of ice water next to you all day, and continually sipping from it.
Eat chillies to rev your metabolism
Forget those pricey diet pills, this simple and inexpensive food may turbocharge your weight loss.
Chillies not only liven up a meal, but some studies show that very spicy foods can temporarily increase your metabolism, or the rate at which you burn kilojoules.
Some enticing uses for hot chillies: Spice up your morning omelette with minced jalapeño, or fire up some beef stew with half a diced banana pepper.
Walk the stairs
Just four minutes of stair climbing a day can lead to a two kilogram weight loss in just a year, says Michelle Cederberg, a Canadian fitness and wellness consultant.
Here’s the math: An average 72kg person will burn about 210 kilojoules climbing up stairs for four minutes.
If that same person takes the stairs for the same length of time five days a week, by the end of the year they’ll burn about 53,000 calories, or about two kilograms of fat.