Weight Loss New Year Resolution 2019: How To Successfully Lose Fat and Inches With These 10 Tips

Christmas is officially over, which mean it's time lose the sugar cookie-induced pounds.

Arguably the most popular New Year resolution is to get in shape; however, with unrealistic fitness expectations and fad-diets, it's easy to get off track.

Below are 10 fitness tips that are easy to stick to and will yield noticeable results.

Drink Water

This may seem self-explanatory, but a lot of individuals lack proper hydration. A general guideline is to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day.

Aim for 20 minutes of Moderate Physical Activity a Day

Don't feel like you have to go to straight into hour-long workouts right away. Be patient with yourself, and start out with simple 20-minute workouts. According to the Centers for Disease Control, to remain healthy you need at least 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity.

Set a Routine

Hitting your fitness goals isn't just something that is achieved by working out, but also by allowing ourselves adequate amounts of sleep. Try getting up and going to bed at the same times every day to keep energy levels high!

Say "No" to Sugary Drinks or Sodas

Added sugar is a big no-no. Men are only supposed to consume 37.5 grams of sugar a day, whereas women should stick to 27 grams.

One can of soda has 39 grams of sugar. One of the best ways to cut out sugar is to cut out sugary beverages and opt for water instead.

Cut Back on Late Night Snacking

Late night snacking is when we make the worst decisions — reaching for potato chips or a pint of ice cream. If you limit your eating window and give yourself a realistic time to stop eating, it will aid in limiting your cravings.

Mistaking Thirst for Hunger

If you feel like you are constantly hungry, try drinking a glass of water. Sometimes feeling "hungry" is our bodies telling us we are dehydrated.

Try Using Smaller Plates

It may sound weird, but using smaller plates may actually trick your mind into thinking you're eating more food.

Track Your Fitness

Products like Fitbit or the pre-downloaded Health app on iPhones may be a great addition to your fitness journey. If you aren't hitting 10,000 steps a day, get up and get moving!

Drink Green Tea

Green tea naturally increases metabolism and can act as a natural weight loss supplement.

Diets Aren't Always Your Friend

Eating "healthy" for two weeks won't yield long-lasting results. The best way to lose weight, and keep it off, consistently make healthy choices.

Find healthy recipes you enjoy and stick to them. Dieting makes healthy eating more of a fad and not a lifestyle.

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