9. Cut down on your alcohol intake to boost metabolism
If cocktail hour is a habit for you, maybe skip the second drink. Studies show alcohol can slow down your metabolic rate as much as 73 percent. This is because when there is a cosmo or margarita to break down, your body makes that the priority instead of the food it should be digesting. Don’t deny yourself the occasional indulgence- but try sticking to low calorie drinks. Above all, try and avoid the go-to bar drunchies. Fries and burgers may seem perfect when you’ve had a drink or two, but your body will thank you the next morning for not giving in.
What to do: Limit your drinking to the weekend, and make smart drink choices. Don’t drink alcohol mixed with Coca-cola or other high-sugar options. Prepare some food before you go out so that you have something to snack on when you get home, and be sure to drink lots of water, as alcohol also dehydrates us.