New year, new weight-loss resolutions — we know the drill. Because, sadly, our diet and exercise plans usually fall by the wayside before we've even flipped our calendars to February. But this year we're determined to overcome obstacles and say "no" to distractions and excuses. Care to join us? Follow these tips to finally drop those pesky pounds — and feel better overall — in 2017.More
It sounds almost too easy, but eating off smaller plates is a surprisingly effective way to make sure you stick to proper portion sizes, says Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN, author of Read It Before You Eat It. And be sure to fill the plate the right way: "Add more salad and vegetables, and spread it out so there's less room for foods that are more dense and you don't need as much of," Taub-Dix says.
We love that the start of the new year has you feeling all sorts of #fitspired, but it's important to remember that mastering an intense new routine won't happen overnight — especially if it's been a while since you last worked out. This year, start slow with a simpler routine that won't leave you feeling discouraged. (We suggest these four moves to get in gear.)