Alphabet Arms - Lie facedown on ball with legs extended behind you and arms outstretched to form the letter "Y" (shown above). Lower arms to sides, then bring them up to shoulder height, now forming a "T." Lower arms to sides again, then stretch them back, keeping elbows straight, to make a "W." Move through all three positions 12 times.
Booty Bridge - Lie faceup on the floor with legs straight, heels resting on top of ball, arms by sides, palms flat. Squeeze glutes and raise hips until body forms a straight line. Bend knees and dig in heels to roll ball toward you (shown above). Straighten legs to roll back to start. That's one rep; do 12.
Twister - Hold ball with arms extended at chest, feet hip-width apart. Step right foot back and bend knees to lower into lunge (shown above). Rotate torso to left, bringing ball past left shoulder. Reverse to return to start. That's one rep. Do 12, then switch sides.
Pistachios - Even though pistachios are higher in calories, plenty of research supports eating these instead of pretzels. Why? De-shelling makes you more likely to eat less. Plus, the healthy fat and protein keeps you fuller longer.
Veggie Chips - From sweet potato, carrot, or yuca fries to parsnip, beet root, or kale chips, we've found a way to turn most root veggies into a crunchy treat. Try seasoning with sea salt, a drizzle of olive oil, and turmeric or cayenne pepper for a little heat.
Pizza - Topped with unlimited veggies, DIY pita pizzas can slice calories in half. Another option? Use a 100% whole-grain English muffin and add 1/4 cup tomato sauce, one piece of part skim string cheese, and veggies.
Gelato - Compared to ice cream, gelato — made with real milk instead of cream — has about 30% fewer calories per serving. And what you eat is more satisfying and flavorful. To control calories, stick to a 1/2 cup portion.
Real Cream in Your Coffee - Go ahead, use half-and-half in your Joe. And take the artificial coffee creamer out of your fridge for good — this partially hydrogenated staple is a hazard to your cholesterol levels.
Popcorn - It's high-volume for relatively low-calories. Seriously, a three cup serving only packs about 150 calories.
Burritos and Fajitas - A deconstructed burrito is basically just a more delicious salad: lettuce, black beans, avocado, cheese, and salsa. Order chicken, steak, or shrimp fajitas with a double order of veggies. Skip the rice and don't double-up on the beans.