Whether you're already in the trenches of dropping those unwanted pounds or just getting around to your New Year's weight-loss resolution, you've probably already hit a few roadblocks.

Sugar cravings, hunger pangs, and the constant temptation—whether it's during the holidays or at a tailgate—to eat fattening foods can all get in the way of building a beach-ready body. But they don't have to.

Here are eight tips and tricks to help you fight hunger cravings and speed up your weight-loss goals.