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Your body burns more calories digesting icy drinks than those at room temperature, most likely because it needs to warm up the liquid. One study found that your metabolism shoots up by as much as 30 percent during the 10 minutes after downing a cold glass of water.

Your body burns more calories digesting icy drinks than those at room temperature, most likely because it needs to warm up the liquid. One study found that your metabolism shoots up by as much as 30 percent during the 10 minutes after downing a cold glass of water.

Stand up whenever you’re on the phone,” says Marisa Moore, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “You burn about 25 percent more calories on your feet than when you’re sitting down.”

Stand up whenever you’re on the phone,” says Marisa Moore, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “You burn about 25 percent more calories on your feet than when you’re sitting down.”

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, don’t skip breakfast. A morning meal keeps you from overindulging at lunchtime and boosts fat burn by as much as 10 percent, says Erin Palinski, RD. Your AM fuel doesn’t have to be gourmet to be effective. A container of Greek yogurt with berries or a slice of whole-wheat toast topped with peanut butter can do the trick.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, don’t skip breakfast. A morning meal keeps you from overindulging at lunchtime and boosts fat burn by as much as 10 percent, says Erin Palinski, RD. Your AM fuel doesn’t have to be gourmet to be effective. A container of Greek yogurt with berries or a slice of whole-wheat toast topped with peanut butter can do the trick.

Whether you prefer it hot or iced, unsweetened green tea is calorie-free and high in an antioxidant called ECGC, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers while revving up your metabolism. Participants in a Tufts University study who drank the equivalent of three cups of green tea each day lost twice as much weight as those who did not drink the tea. Green tea drinkers also lost significantly more belly fat than non-tea drinkers.

Whether you prefer it hot or iced, unsweetened green tea is calorie-free and high in an antioxidant called ECGC, which may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers while revving up your metabolism. Participants in a Tufts University study who drank the equivalent of three cups of green tea each day lost twice as much weight as those who did not drink the tea. Green tea drinkers also lost significantly more belly fat than non-tea drinkers.

Counting your carbs? Try boiling, mashing, and seasoning cauliflower to get a mashed potato substitute that tastes almost like the real thing.

Counting your carbs? Try boiling, mashing, and seasoning cauliflower to get a mashed potato substitute that tastes almost like the real thing.

Researchers found that obese mice that were fed arginine supplements burned more fat and gained more lean muscle than those that did not receive them, according to a Journal of Nutrition study.

Researchers found that obese mice that were fed arginine supplements burned more fat and gained more lean muscle than those that did not receive them, according to a Journal of Nutrition study.

University of Arizona researchers found that those with higher levels of vitamin C oxidized 25 percent more fat during treadmill sessions than those with lower levels of the vitamin.

University of Arizona researchers found that those with higher levels of vitamin C oxidized 25 percent more fat during treadmill sessions than those with lower levels of the vitamin.