9. Cut down on your alcohol intake
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.