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Best Ways To Passively Lose Weight Without Exercise

Are you excited for IT Chapter Two? Have you enjoyed some Netflix horror films and other scary stories like Annabelle Comes Home, The Curse of La Llorona and Child's Play?

And do you enjoy watching while you indulge in spicy chicken wings? If yes, you might have been losing something easily that other people struggle to get rid of -- extra fat. 

Watching horror films and eating spicy food have been proven effective to help lose weight even without exercising. But these are just among the fun and simple activities that can contribute to weight loss. 

Read on to see how you can shed those extra fats while having fun. 

Horror Films

As mentioned earlier, watching something really scary could help lose weight. The evil clown Pennywise shocking you will not only pump your heart faster but will help you burn calories. 

A study from the University of Westminster found that watching a single scary movie help burn up to 184 calories. Watching more means burning more. 

“It is this release of fast-acting adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the basal metabolic rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories," Richard Mackenzie, a physiologist and one of the researchers, said as quoted by Daily Star.  

Sleeping Naked

Many experts suggested that sleeping can help people gain more weight. But getting some shut-eye can help cut weight.  

Simple sleep with less or without clothes. The body works harder to fight cold and stay warm when you are naked at night, leading to increased burning of fat and faster metabolism.

Spicy Food

Chilis have long been linked to better metabolism. One study suggested that chili peppers could trigger burning of energy. 

A compound, called capsaicin, supports fat burning as well as heart health.

Proper Hydration

Drinking more water can help shed fat. Researchers found that 10 minutes drinking of at least 0.5 liters of water would increase resting energy expenditure by 24 to 30 percent, leading to higher amount of calories burned.


Shaking your leg, tapping your foot and other acts of fidgeting can help burn calories. These small movements have been found effective to help burn hundreds of calories in one day, according to a study from Iowa State University. 

Hot Bath

After screaming in the cinema and enjoying a spicy dinner with friends, end your day with a hot bath. Researchers from Loughborough University said that soaking in a tub with a 40 degree hot water for an hour could help burn up to 140 calories. 

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