How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Lose Weight All Day Long

Follow this hour-by-hour slim-down schedule to control hunger hormones, banish cravings, and get trim and toned—fast!

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6 to 8 AM: Get Moving

Within a half hour of rising and before you eat breakfast, do 20 minutes of cardio. (Video: Cardio that gives back) Research has found that exercising before breakfast may help you burn fat more efficiently. If you can get outside, even better. Early morning sunlight helps your body naturally reset itself to a healthier sleep/wake cycle (regular indoor lights don't have the same effect).

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