5. Make sleep a priority.
Sticking to a regular sleep schedule helps your body’s weight-regulating hormones to function normally. Follow these seven tips for eight hours of sleep.
6. Fit in movement when you can.
It’s important to incorporate movement throughout the day. Do some pushups or lunges while you watch your favorite TV show. At the pool? Rather than lounging on a raft, tread water for a few minutes. By using your time wisely, you’ll burn more calories and rev up your metabolism at the same time.
7. Stay hydrated.
It is possible to confuse thirst for hunger, especially when we’re moving and sweating more. Try this: The next time you feel a grumbling in your stomach, drink a full glass of water and wait a few minutes to see if the feeling subsides. It could have been your body telling you that you were just thirsty!
8. Snack wisely.
It’s easy to overdo it when snacking, especially if you’re reaching for carb-heavy foods. So, if you’re hungry between meals, choose a protein-based snack that will both nourish and keep you full for longer. A handful of almonds, Greek yogurt, string cheese, or a piece of fruit with nut butter are all good options.