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Eat earlier

Instead of: A 9 p.m. dinner
Try: A 7 p.m. dinner

To keep your metabolism healthy and running at a brisk clip, you'll want to pay attention not only to what you eat but also when you eat. So if your dinnertime is usually on the late side, Gorin suggests moving the meal an hour or two earlier, if possible. That way, your body can use the calories you just ate to power you while you're awake, being more active and fitting in those last to-dos of the day.