Sleep more! A University of Michigan research study shows replacing 1 hour of idle activity and mindless snacking with sleep could reap up to a 14 pound loss in a year (for a person consuming an average of 2500 calories per day). There is also evidence sleeping less than 7 hours per night can rev up your appetite; most of us can attest to the fact healthy food is not our first choice when noshing late. Head to the bedroom and start your nighttime routine just 15 minutes earlier this week. Each week ramp up by 15 minutes. By New Years’ you will regularly be adding in close to an additional hour each night.