10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-Happy New Year! Uh-oh. You know what that means, don’t you? Those resolutions you were so gung-ho about? They start now. If you’re suddenly feeling not-so-ready, don’t worry—we’ve got your back! Once the confetti’s done falling, and the noise makers stop making noise, check out these tips to help you reach your goals for the New Year:

The most popular resolutions include getting fit and healthy. Well, we’re here to help!

Sticking to a diet:

Have a list handy of all the reasons you want to lose weight to help keep you motivated.

Eat sitting down and slowly. Stop before you get full.

Keep a log, and weigh yourself daily—be accountable.

Say no to seconds! Make healthy eating choices, taking just one helping, and keeping portions at a reasonable size.

Plan ahead. Avoid getting stuck hungry with no meal planned and takeout calling your name! Figure out your meals ahead of time and stock your refrigerator and pantry with healthy options.

Make it simple. Instead of counting calories, simply focus on fresh ingredients and healthy alternatives when cooking. Avoid packaged and processed foods.

Drink plenty of water.

Read labels and menus carefully, and stay away from sugary products.

Don’t go cold turkey. Trying to cut out foods you love completely will only make you want them more. Think moderation and slowly reduce unhealthy foods from your diet while you increase healthy ones.

Getting Fit:

Start slow and gradually build up your fitness routine.

Mix it up. Go for a walk one day and a swim the next. Keeping your routine fresh will make you less likely to get bored and lose interest.

Bring a buddy along. Friends can motivate and push each other, making it easier to stick with it.

Try to exercise the same time each day so it becomes a habit.

Celebrate your accomplishments!

Surround yourself with the support of others—it can do wonders to reach your goals!

Once you have found success with your fitness program, Dr. Lisa J. Learn is happy to help with procedures like tummy tucks, liposuction, thigh lifts, and more, so you can look as toned and great as you feel! Celebrate the New Year with a new you! Contact us by filling out our online contact form or calling (954) 380-8411 today.

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