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iVillage.com: 30 Days, 30 Ways to Drop a Dress Size

Nix the Nightcap

While you may enjoy a good glass of wine (or two), alcoholic drinks are one of the easiest and fastest ways to rack up your calorie count for the day. If you use a nightcap to unwind, try switching to green tea instead. Warner acknowledges that most people have oral fixations that compel us to snack when we’re bored, or stressed. Her favorite way to combat this is with green tea (decaf or regular) – you’ll get the added benefits of catechins (natural compounds that speed up your metabolism and trigger the release of fat) and antioxidant-rich, disease fighting polyphenols, Warner says.

Your daily dress size dropper: Just for the next 30 days, switch from a 10 ounce glass of red wine to a cup of green tea in the evenings. You’ll save about 250 calories a night, or a little over two pounds.

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