There are so many tips out there about how to lose weight, but it’s hard to decide what to believe and what’s going to work. We’ve compiled the following list of easy, doable food-related tips to help you lose weight. But this won’t be the only list of weight loss tips we supply you with; look for top fitness-related tips to help you lose weight in 2016.

1- Don’t starve yourself; eat more! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not about how much food you eat, but rather what kinds of food you eat. If you’re combining a balanced diet with regular fitness, your body will be much more conducive to weight loss. Remember, quality over quantity.

2- Cut up your food before you eat. Smaller portions mean it’s easier for your digestive system to process the food, therefore speeding up the digestive process and your metabolism.

3- Add spices to your food. Spicy foods also help to speed up your metabolism, which is music to our ears!

4- Replace regular potatoes with sweet potatoes. Regular potatoes are full of starches and carbs, but sweet potatoes contain more vitamins and nutrients and will stretch more for your buck.