5. CUT OUT ALCOHOL
Any alcohol—wine, wine spritzers, fruity cocktails, even straight vodka or whiskey—will inflate your waistline. That’s because alcohol impairs your body’s ability to burn fat. A study conducted by the University of Alberta found alcohol decreases your metabolism by as much as 36%. What’s more, as your body breaks down the alcohol, it starts making fat from a chemical by-product of the process—a double whammy for your belly.