How to Burn More Calories: 3 Easy Steps

How to Burn More Calories: 3 Easy Steps

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1. Wake up early: Moving workouts to early mornings offers cooler temps, but here’s the big payoff: morning exercisers burn more calories. Research shows that people who exercise in the a.m. work harder and for longer periods of time, which may be because they are more alert, energetic, and do not feel as rushed as afternoon or evening exercisers. Getting into a regular morning routine also means you’re more likely to stick with it, which will help you even more on your weight-loss journey.

2. Get speedy: When it comes to cardio, running will help you lose more weight than walking since it burns more calores, but if you increase your speed just a little, then you’ll burn even more. And don’t stick to a consistent pace the entire workout. Adding sprinting intervals is an effective way to increase your calorie burn and has also been proven to reduce belly fat. Also be sure to swing those arms as you move, and you’ll burn 15 percent more calories

3. Strength train during your day Muscle burns more calories than fat does, so the more muscle mass you have, the better it is for weight loss. Don’t just hit the weight room at the gym. Include strength training moves throughout your day, such as doing push-ups on the bathroom counter and doing two minutes of squats while you brush your teeth. You can also work your body by carrying a basket instead of pushing a cart, using the stairs whenever possible, and sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair.


Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

food stylist: Jamie Kimm Prop stylist: Marina Malchin

Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos Make food truck-style fish tacos at home using fresh tilapia, avocado, cilantro and corn tortillas and topping with a creamy onion-jalapeño mixture for amazing flavor.


  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 ripe peeled avocado, thinly sliced
  • 4 lime wedges


1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Combine jalapeño sauce and onion in a small bowl.

2. Combine paprika and next 6 ingredients (through ground red pepper); sprinkle evenly over fish. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

3. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Divide fish, onion mixture, and avocado evenly among tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving

  • Calories: 362
  • Fat: 13.6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.1g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 388mg
  • Calcium: 74mg
Today’s Nutrition Tip

Today’s Nutrition Tip


If you think in all-or-nothing terms — that you’ve blown your diet simply because you’ve overdone it at one meal, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Even if you feel like you’ve fallen off the wagon, just take your next meal as an opportunity to get back on.