At the start of a new year everyone wants to trim down and get the body they have always dreamed of…

If this is you, then you need a plan! And not just any plan. You need something that’s going to work. We’re all tired of setting goals and then halfway through January, we get on the scales and realise we’ve ALREADY let ourselves down.

It’s time for a change. This is the year that you are going to do it. This is the year that is going to determine your healthy lifestyle for the predictable future. I believe in you… do you believe in yourself?

If getting healthy, and rocking a trim, fit and happy body is on your agenda for 2018, then you need a plan. You need some ideas to help you start moving in the right direction. Even if you don’t have everything sorted right now, there are at least four things that you can start doing immediately that will help keep you motivated into next month… and the month after… and the month after…

Here we go: The four CRITICAL components for getting leaner in 2018:

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1. Calories, calories, calories, cal… Oh no, that was too many

The primary way to get leaner is to burn more fuel than you consume every day, for a long period of time. It’s pretty simple. Fat is stored in fat cells, making you appear fat.

You want to release this stored fat so you can appear thinner. How do you do this? By getting your body to burn the fat for energy.

Ignore the ‘hunger pangs’. Drink a big glass of water, and focus on getting your work done. Don’t give in to sweet cravings, and don’t let your colleagues trick you into “just one bite of cake” for Caryn’s birthday! STICK TO YOUR PLAN.

Bottom line, you must eat fewer calories than your body uses every day. This will force your body to access all the energy stored in your fat cells.

Click page 2 below for more CRITICAL components for getting leaner in 2018…

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