2. Eat More!
We're talking three good snacks and three healthful meals. But what do you serve during the footie if you can't have crisps and dip? Mixed nuts – especially almonds – will satisfy your craving for something crunchy while helping to build muscle.
3. Just Say No to Starches
Foods like pasta, white bread, and potatoes make you fat. If you must have pasta, make yours whole-wheat. Same goes for bread, and swap white potatoes for sweet potatoes. Just don't eat too much!
4. Lift Weights
Yes, you have to hit the gym, and no, lifting beer cans during happy hour doesn't count. The muscles you build will not only improve your performance, they'll stoke your metabolism so you burn calories long after your workout is over.
5. Think Before You Eat
Don't just stuff your face with the stale cookies left over from the weekend, eat what tastes good and what's good for you. Take your time eating; you'll stay fuller longer.