1. Always Eat a Man's Breakfast
more Lucky Charms—you want some protein and fat. Scrambled eggs and a
few sausage links will keep you fuller longer than an airy doughnut
2. Eat More!
talking three good snacks and three healthful meals. But what do you
serve during the bowl game if you can't have chips and dip? Mixed
nuts—especially almonds—will satisfy your craving for something crunchy
while helping to build muscle.
3. Just Say No to Starches
like pasta, white bread, and potatoes make you fat. If you must have
pasta, make yours whole-wheat. Same goes for bread, and swap white
potatoes for sweet potatoes. Just don't eat too much! A perfect example
of a great swap are these crispy sweet potato fries. You'll never go back to regular potatoes.
4. Lift Weights
you have to hit the gym, and no, lifting beer cans during happy hour
doesn't count. The muscles you build will not only improve your
performance, they'll stoke your metabolism so you burn calories long after your workout is over.
5. Think Before You Eat
just stuff your face with the stale cookies left over from the
holidays, eat what tastes good and what's good for you. Take your time
eating; you'll stay fuller longer. Here are 7 ways to harness your hunger from a grumbling stomach.
6. But Have Fun Once in a While—or Once a Week
Stifle those cravings
for too long, and you'll be miserable and might fall off your new plan
forever. Just splurge reasonably—two slices of pizza, not the whole
7. Go Low-Carb
the easiest way to drop weight fast. The cravings are hard at first, but
it gets easier—especially when you see the results.
8. Run Intervals
easier to alternate between hard and easy running instead of going for a
long run—especially if you don't like running. Plus, you'll be done
faster and burn more fat.
Break your speed limits by boosting your speed with intervals. You'll not only get faster, but your gut with flatten in no-time.
9. Never, Ever Drink Sweetened Soda
But go ahead, have a glass of wine now and then. Low-carb beer is fine, too, in moderation.
10. Don't Fear Fat
makes you feel full, helps control your appetite, and your body needs
it. Of course, some fat is good while others are bad. See How Fat Attacks, and how you can make it work for you.