12. Ditch the Soda
As you’re making small changes to your diet and exercise routine, one of the critical changes is in what you drink. Instead of drinking your calories, often in the form of fizzy sodas that you don’t think twice about tossing back, try drinking water. After all, you’re already shooting for that high number of ounces per day! If you simply must have some flavor in your water, try tea as an alternative to soda. Green tea is a great way to ramp up your metabolism naturally and contains enough caffeine to help give you that middle of the day boost you’ve grown to crave.