As you embark and continue on your weight loss journey, you’ll likely have a lot of questions about what burns calories. To get started, consider the following list of top frequently asked questions. You might even have a laugh over one or two of them! Does drinking water burn calories? Drinking more water is one of the best steps you can make towards a healthier lifestyle. Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you hydrated, but it also boosts your metabolism. Your body will burn extra calories as it processes the water. In addition, increasing your water intake while reducing (or eliminating) sugary beverages will help you save hundreds of calories every day. Does kissing burn calories? According to research, kissing strengthens bonds, helps fight illness and boosts self-esteem. It also burns calories. While it can’t compare to an intense 30-minutes on the treadmill, a passionate kiss or two does burn a small number of calories. Calories burned shopping? With the week behind you, it’s time to hit the mall for some shopping and/or check off the items on your grocery list. A leisurely stroll through the store can burn around 200 calories per hour. If you add the time spent carrying your packages and standing in line, the number of calories burned increases. Another great way to add to that number is to choose to walk (300 calories per hour), jog (600 calories per hour) or bike (300 calories per hour) to the store. Does breastfeeding burn calories? Mothers will be happy to hear that yes, breastfeeding does burn a lot of calories. After giving birth, you can lose the weight gained – which benefited you and the baby for a healthy pregnancy – through breastfeeding. A mother’s body works very hard to produce breast milk that contains immunity-boosters and vitamins. In the process of keeping up with this constant demand, breastfeeding can burn anywhere from 300-500 calories a day. Calories burned snowboarding? If you’ve ever spent some time on a snowboard, you know what a great workout it can be. A day of shredding some powder on the mountain is quickly followed by soreness the next day. Whether you’re a pro in the backcountry or a beginner on a groomed trail, snowboarding requires a lot of energy. While the exact number of calories you burn depends on your muscle content, metabolism, gender and your intensity level, snowboarding can burn hundreds of calories a day. Does a fart burn calories? Believe it or not, there is a rumor that farting can burn an impressive number (67) of calories. It has even been presented as an effective way to lose weight. Experts, however, refute this myth. They explain that, because your muscles are relaxed when this gas pressure takes place, little to no calories are being burned. While it may not be helpful from a calorie burning standpoint, medical experts do say that farting is a sign of a healthy gut.