Since your body uses more calories to digest and use protein than it does to use carbs, a high-protein diet can help speed up your metabolism.
You don't have to eat a lot of meat to feel the benefits, either. As a general rule, you should eat protein with every meal or lunch.
Think you'll lose weight if you skip breakfast? Don't give up. If you wait hours to eat after waking up, your blood sugar levels tend to drop earlier in the day.
This means you'll be hungry by lunchtime (or even earlier!) and less likely to choose healthy foods.
Not only is it important to stay refreshed for general health (especially when working out), but sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger.
When you're thirsty, it can be tempting to reach for sugary drinks like soda, juice, and coffee with sweeteners.
Calories in liquid form can be found in juice, milkshakes, pop, and other drinks.
This means you end up adding those calories to your meal before you feel full.
Choose snacks that will keep your energy up all day long. "It's easy to eat too much when you're really hungry.
A pro tip for eating healthy amounts and giving your body the fuel it needs between meals is to make it a habit to have snacks on hand.