of course can. Thinking is actually a very energy-intensive process, and the brain consumes 20% of the total body’s energy per day.
However, it is a pity that when you use your best efforts to think about the calories you consume, it is similar to the calories you consume when you think about it.
But some studies have shown that when thinking hard, the brain consumes more energy, causing the blood sugar concentration to drop, but to a lesser extent than the energy consumed by the muscles when the body moves.
The brain consumes about 10 calories per hour; it can burn more than 300 calories per hour of running.