New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is coming up and with that comes all the New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular one’s is losing weight. Other’s that top the list are: getting organized, spending less, saving more, staying fit and healthy, learning something exciting, quitting smoking, and many more. The percentage of individuals in their twenties who actually achieve their resolution each year is about 39%. Here are a couple of tips which you can make sure you are part of that 39% when achieving your fitness goals.

Be realistic when you’re achieving your goal. If you make your goal unattainable you’re sure to fall short of that. If you plan to lose 40 pounds in a year and it is unachievable then you should plan to lose 20 pounds this year and then plan to lose the rest the next year.

In addition making sure your new year’s resolution is realistic, make sure to outline your plan and how you will deal with losing weight and getting fit. Sticking to the plan is important as well. Experts say it takes 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. So don’t give up when the going gets rough!

There are also a variety of smartphone apps that can help you achieve your goal. One of them is the Lose It! App which keeps track of your caloric intake, exercise, and can help you make personalized smarter choices. The Lose It! App is even able to make a customized plan for you based on your weight loss goal. The paid version of this app allows you to connect to a variety of gadgets including: fitbit, nike+, withings body scale, and many others. The app even includes twitter and facebook connectivity in order for you to share your progress with your friends.

Some foods that will also aid in fat burning and promoting health include the following:

Fatty Fish – Trigger fullness, fires up fat burning

Green Tea – Fire up Fat Burning

Chili Peppers – Spikes Metabolisms

Whey – Build Muscle and Burn Fat

Beans and Legumes – Build muscle, help burn fat, regulate digestion

As always, when planning to change your diet make sure that it is a right fit for your lifestyle and weight loss plans. There are many professionals which can help you in accomplishing your weight loss goal.

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