2018 is going to be the year when you slim down and shape up. If this sounds like a familiar sentiment, then you’re not alone. January is one of the most popular times for men and women realize that they could lose a few pounds and get ready for the year ahead. While safety may come in numbers, success alas does not, and many people will fail to shift their excess baggage from 2017. So you want to lose weight in January? You need a plan! After the excess of the New Year, January can be a perfect time to really get going with a new diet plan. Psychologically, the start of the year is about new beginnings and starting different chapters of life, which can add a great sense of motivation. If you’re looking at how to lose weight in 2018, then you need to follow a few simple tips to get you started in the right direction.
1) Keep Moving!
There’s no reason to stop working out. Going to a party? Go for a run or get in a good workout at the gym before you head out. Or plan a private training session the morning after a big bash. You’ll be less likely to overindulge if you know you’re going to get an ass kicking the next morning.
2) Choose Wisely!
Take your time and look at your options. Be smart about your choices. If that finger food looks loaded with cheese, keep walking. Some things just aren’t worth it. If you’re going to indulge a little, make sure it’s with your favorite food. Make those calories count. Have a small amount and move on.
3) Mind Over Matter!
If you have a choice of plates, grab the smaller one and fill it with healthy choices. It will feel like you’re eating more, when in fact you’re eating less. Less is more in this case.
4) Be the Life of the Party!
This doesn’t mean doing keg stands with the host. Alcohol is a diet killer so choose your beverage wisely. My favorite is a nice glass of champagne at 80 calories a glass. You can still have fun without getting wasted! It’s been proven. If your mouth is busy socializing it’s less likely to be in the corner overeating. If there’s a dance floor, get out there and burn some extra calories.
Water fills you up and fires up your metabolism. This one’s a no brainer: drink water!