Stop believing that all calories are equal
Seriously, stop. That whole “a calorie is a calorie” lingo is nonsense. There’s a big difference between 100 calories of refined, chemical-laden cookies and 100 calories of broccoli or grilled chicken.
By consuming whole foods -- high-quality proteins, unrefined carbohydrates (including 100% whole grains, fruits and veggies) and good-for-you fats (healthy oils, nuts and seeds), you’ll give your body what it needs to rev up your metabolism.
If you feel like this will be IMPOSSIBLE, you may want to clear out your pantry of all the tempting, delicious goodies you have on hand. I know, I know; it sucks!