Be a breakfast believer.
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast
is one of the most tried-and-true weight-loss strategies in the book. A small morning meal not only helps jump-start your metabolism
and stabilize your blood-sugar level so you don't overeat at lunch, but it ensures you start each day in the right mind–set — it's like a daily reminder to eat well throughout the rest of the day. If you're looking to drop a few pounds before a special event, stick with breakfasts that contain no more than 250 calories and make sure your morning meal includes a combination of protein (to keep you feeling satisfied well into the morning) and high-quality carbohydrates (vegetables, fruits, and/or whole grains) to give your body the energy it needs to get moving.