Eat adequate protein.

Eating enough protein is vital for optimal health. Protein provides the raw materials your body needs to create new cells and tissues. This nutrient is important for maintenance of body weight. High protein intake may boost your metabolic rate-or calorie burn- while making you feel full. It may also reduce your cravings and your desire to snack late at night. Get moving. Doing aerobic exercise, or cardio, is one of the best things you can do for your mental and physical health.