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When Is the Best Time to Start New Year's Resolutions?

Don't Wait Until January — Start Your Healthy Resolutions Now

Getting nervous about holiday weight gain but banking on your resolution to get you back in shape? With one simple adjustment, you won't need to worry — seriously!

Here's the hack: start your New Year's resolution NOW — in November! Set your healthy goal early to avoid holiday weight gain so when 2017 rolls around, you won't have anything to lose and you can just focus on feeling your best. If you've got a general goal of losing weight, then starting early will ensure that the holiday season won't set you back.

Make your resolution realistic so it's both attainable and sustainable. Small changes can yield massive results! Maybe it's just a goal of weight maintenance, or prioritizing more vegetables with every meal. Is your resolution a new, bigger step goal or to add more exercise to your routine each day? There's no better time to start than the present. And when you start healthier habits during the food-fest of the holiday season, you can balance out your indulgences with healthier habits, meaning you don't have to miss out on any of your favorite treats or festivities.

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So get a head start and start setting goals. The January version of you will thank you! Plus, you'll beat the rush at the gym — that in itself is alluring. Try some of our tips for ramping up fitness to balance holiday indulgences and tips for managing your meals to avoid Thanksgiving bloat to get an idea of how to get started. There are so many ways to keep yourself feeling healthy and in check without depriving yourself of the best comforts of the season. We've got you!

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