Trying to get rid of that spare tire? Here's how to do it, according to fitness guru John Wharton.
Much more important than what you eat is the fact that you eat something each morning to get your metabolism started. A stomach full of bacon and eggs burns more calories than a stomach that's still asleep.
Eat more frequent, but smaller meals.
Most servings give your digestive system more than it can burn, and if you only eat twice a day, your body stores the extra calories as fat.
Dehydration hurts metabolism.
It also creates a 1- to 2- percent drop in performance. You really can't drink enough water.
Don't eat so many carbohydrates.
However the no carb diet is not a good thing for an active person. It's hard on the kidneys shrinks your energy storage, and gives you mood swings. Instead, go for low-carb foods -- fruits, vegetable, and salads instead of grains, pasta, rice and potatoes. If you have to get your fix of high-carbs, do it before noon or right after working out, when your body will burn 'em up.
No midnight pizzas.
Late-night carbs just become early morning fat.