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Eating small meals every two to three hours throughout the day, rather than two or three large meals, allows your metabolism to operate at an optimal level.

The average Venti sized Frappuccino contains about 530 calories.

Eating smaller, healthier meals every 2-3 hours throughout the day will increase your metabolism and decrease fat storage.

It is important to get a sufficient amount of protein in your diet. 100-150g of protein a day on average is good for keeping strong muscles.

Fats that should be eliminated completely from the body: trans fats, which have no nutritional value and are mostly found in calorie-dense baked goods and chips.

Light to moderate drinking protects against female midsection weight gain, compared with tea. A one 4-ounce glass of red or white wine most days a week is best.

It is easier to stay slim eating mono unsaturated fats (such as olive oil) and omega-3s (found mostly in fish but also in flaxseed and walnut oils and tofu).

Don’t start drinking wine just to fight ab fat, but if you enjoy a glass with dinner, it’s a great benefit.

Make lean choices such as low-fat yogurt, fat-free milk, fish, and poultry for your daily protein intake.

Aim to get 25% of your calories from protein (if you eat 2,000 calories a day, that’s 500 from protein).

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