Food is the gasoline for the body. Everything you do, from breathing to thinking to walking causes the body to expend energy that comes from food. This energy is measured in calories and as a general rule, the more you burn energy the better shape your body gets in. This amazing dynamic makes the body complete opposite of machines that get crankier the more they are put to work. According to diet experts, an adult body needs about 2000 calories a day to fulfill normal bodily functions, so an average adult expends about 2000 calories of energy a day just by performing normal functions. However, if you want to get ripped, lose fat and get into great shape, then you will need to burn extra calories.
How to burn 2000 calories a day
Burning 2000 calories a day is not easy, it requires dedication, will power and a realistic plan that can be endured for an extended period of times. Burning calories is as simple as exercising; burning 2000 calories a day requires you to follow a plan that does not stress your body and mind too much so that you avoid burnout, both mental and physical. So, we list the simplest plan for you to burn 2000 calories a day:
- Start cycling: This is a very simple but effective way of burning calories. You should ditch motor transportation to work if the commute is less than 5 kilometers. This way you not only burn calories, but your mind also takes less stress due to the aim being the commute, rather than exercising which makes the whole ordeal easier. If you start cycling daily for all your short transportation needs in a day and then top it off with 15-20 minutes of intense cycling then you will easily burn up to 800 calories a day which is about 40% of the daily goal.
- Rope Skipping: This is one of the fastest and most efficient ways for the body to burn fat. However, it is not easy, especially for beginners. To gain the maximum benefit you need to be as intense as you can be while skipping. It does not matter if you cannot do it for than a couple of minutes at a time, start with a couple of minutes take a break and restart. As you get better to reduce the interval span, if you do this exercise very intensely for about 20-25 minutes, you will easily burn upwards of 500 calories.
- Swimming: This is the most fun exercise on the list. Basically just jump into the pool and do not come out for about 45 minutes, this will burn up to 500 calories. If you mix it up with some intense swimming for 10-15 minutes, then you will burn an extra 200 calories.
- Hit the treadmill: This is a little mundane, so grab your headphone and set your favorite music playlist. Start out at low speed and do not stress your body, find the pace that you are most comfortable at and run for about half an hour, most modern treadmills have a calorie counter so you can measure the estimated amount of calories you have burned. A trick that you can use is to suddenly pick up speed at the end of your run and sprint as fast as you can till you burn out. Following this method will easily burn about 500 calories.
- Move more: Lower your sitting time both at work and at home. The simple act of moving more at home and standing will make a difference about 100-200 calories a day. This exercise needs little to no effort and just requires a lifestyle change.
- Be regular: It is very important that you be regular with the above-listed plan. The body adapts to change and being regular with exercise will change the body’s physiology, making fat loss and calorie burning faster and easier. If you are irregular with the plan, then the opposite will happen and I will become harder for you to burn calories.