The Lazy Girl’s Way to Burn More Fat

Ok, so we know you’re not lazy, but who wouldn’t appreciate a little extra effort-free fat burn? People are always asking us how to boost their metabolism and increase their fat burn. When you’re trying to boost your metabolism and burn more fat, there’s no replacement for proper diet and exercise. But there are certain foods and habits that can help you increase how many calories you’re burning without putting in extra time at the gym.

These methods don’t burn a ton of calories, but when you combine them and make it a regular habit those little differences can seriously add up!


A good cup of joe can always be relied upon to get you up and going. That early morning shot of caffeine does wonders for your energy levels (and your ability to function properly). But did you know that caffeine not only boosts your energy but your metabolism as well?

Caffeine has long been studied for its ability to give your metabolism a boost and turn up the heat with some extra fat burn. That’s why any good fat burner will contain caffeine. It’s a tried and true technique to help you burn some extra calories without any effort on your part.

Green Tea

Kind of like caffeine, green tea is an old standby when it comes to fat burning foods. In fact, when you combine green tea with caffeine you get a powerful, one-two metabolism punch. Green tea is full of ninja-like antioxidants called catechins. They’re super effective and super good for you.

In fact, green tea is so effective at improving your health and weight that researchers believe that Asians have a lower rate of cancer, heart disease, and obesity because of how much green tea they drink on the daily. Green tea is everywhere right now so drink up 😉

Spicy Food

Spicy food doesn’t just make your mouth burn, it also turns up the heat on your fat burn as well. This one might sound like an old wives tale, but it actually has research to back it up. Recent studies have revealed that eating spicy food does, in fact, cause an increase in your metabolism.

The key to spice and its fat burning qualities is capsaicin. Capsaicin acts as a thermogenic, which means that it literally turns up your internal temp, which in turn increases how many calories you burn even while at rest. Bring on the cayenne!


You can thank cows for this next fat burning must-have. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a type of fatty acid that is blowing up the fitness world right now. CLA can be found in high amounts in grass-fed beef and dairy, which is great news for all of you red meat eaters!

There have been multiple studies done on this metabolism boosting ingredient that have confirmed its fat burning talents. One study showed that CLA helped fit and healthy individuals drop a few body fat percentage points! Don’t worry about loading up on steak and butter though, because you can get CLA in supplement form too.

Get Enough Good Sleep

Increasing fat burn isn’t just about eating the right foods, but having the right habits. You’ve probably heard over and over that getting more sleep is good for your health, and it’s true. It’s not just about avoiding bags under your eyes or having enough energy to get through the day. Getting enough quality sleep is necessary for your metabolism to function at peak capacity!

Drink Ice Cold Water

Another habit you should think about taking up is drinking ice cold water. One glass a day isn’t enough to make a difference, but drinking 8+ glasses of ice cold water each day provides two fat burning benefits.

Staying properly hydrated has a major impact on your weight. Dehydration can cause extra fat storage. It can also make you feel hungry causing you to load up on calories even when all you needed was a glass of water.

Drinking ice water is a double bonus because your body has to expend energy (a.k.a. burn more calories) in order to keep your body at the right temperature. It only increases your fat burn by a few calories, but hey, every little bit counts right?


You know how when you were a kid, every adult told you that fidgeting was a bad habit? Well they were wrong! Fidgeting (sometimes referred to as spontaneous physical activity) means moving more. These seemingly insignificant, “fidgety” movements can burn a lot of extra calories in the long run. How many you ask? Well, in one study, researchers found that people who couldn’t sit still burned an extra 2,300 calories in a single 24-hour period!

Bouncing your leg, pacing while on the phone, getting up frequently to stretch… these small acts add up to big results in the end. So don’t hold your fidgety habits back any longer. Let your fidget flag fly!

Eat Organic Produce

While the jury is still out on whether or not organic foods as a whole are actually healthier for you, some studies are suggesting that opting for the organic version of fruits and veggies can benefit your metabolism.

When buying produce, choose organic celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, sweet bell peppers, spinach, kale, collard greens, cherries, potatoes, and imported grapes. The non-organic versions of these foods have higher than normal levels of pesticides that might cause a dip in your metabolism.

The Burning Conclusion

When it comes to getting lean and fit, there’s no avoiding working out, but you can boost your results and reach your goals faster by embracing the lazy girl’s fat burning strategy. That is, doing things that boost your metabolism but require little to no extra effort on your part.

Little things like embracing the habit of movement and eating foods proven to burn fat add up in the end to a leaner you!

The good news is, we’re way ahead of you. We combined some of the most important fat burning foods like caffeine, green tea, black pepper extract, and CLA into one fat torching supplement! IdealLean Fat Burner is the lazy fit girl’s way to get leaner faster. 

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Kirsten Jackson

Kirsten Jackson

Writer and expert

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