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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2015!

“New year, new me.” If you haven’t set a New Year’s resolution one of the most popular ones is to change your eating and exercise patterns. This is a great one because your health is very important to have. Many struggle with eating right, working out and keeping that weight off because of all the junk food we are surrounded by and the taste of it. However, nothing beats feeling and looking your best while starting off the New Year.

The first thing to understand while decided to make a life change is that there is going to be ups and downs and it’s going to be a struggle but you have to want to do it. No one is going to force you to eat healthy and work out. That is all on you and you have to be motivated to do it and stick to it.

Eating Healthy:

Tracking what you eat is going to be a great tool to help you look closely at what you’re eating and can be an eye-opening experience. Using a calorie counter can help with keeping track of everything you eat. This is not something you have to use for the rest of your life but something you can use until you form a habit with it. Tracking will also allow you to tweak the diet to enjoy some of your favorite foods.

Eating breakfast is also a very important part of your day. It is a way to start off with a healthy diet so you will be more likely to continue eating healthy as the day goes on. And I’m sure you have all heard of the saying breakfast is the most important meal of the day well that is very much true and should be the motivation you need to start eating it each day.

I know what you are all thinking, why not just try a 10 day diet and be done with it for the year. That might work for the short term but in the long term you will just gain that all back and maybe more. They are also very dangerous to use it if not given the correct information to understand nutrition. They are very tricky to achieve your specific goals so dieting and taking your time is the safe and better way.

Exercising:

Along with eating healthy you must work out on a regular basis. About 3 to 5 times a week is the perfect amount work out without over doing it. Taking it slow at first is going to be the best exercise plan. Then once you are comfortable begin to increase the intensity of the workout. There is no harm in taking it slow to create good habits and more options for goals. A great way to track what you burn is by using the fitness log. It helps let you know how many calories you burned and tracks your miles completed.

Weight Management:

Managing weight is all about guidelines you set for yourself. A positive attitude is very important for successful weight management. In order to lose the weight permanently you must make a commitment to yourself to adopt a healthy life.

Overall, eating healthy and losing weight is all up to you. Set your goals high so that you can achieve and feel accomplished. Start of 2015 on a positive note.