Many people enter the New Year with the goal of losing weight. Here at Alter’d Core in Hudson, our mission is to help you reach your goals. So in today’s blog, we’ve got six evidence-based weight loss tips to help you start January off right. Read on to learn more, and explore our site to sign up for our fat-blasting workout classes today!

Be Mindful of Portion Control

One of the first steps many people take in their weight loss journey is limiting what they eat. This can take many different forms, whether you keep an eye on your portions at every meal or count calories. Both are effective ways of making sure you don’t overeat.

The key is to be aware of your intake. Try keeping a food journal or taking pictures of your meal, which can help you be more mindful of what you’re eating throughout the day. This can help you cut back on unnecessary calories and snacks.

Take Your Time

We’ve probably all had a delicious meal where we barely stopped for breath, and once we did take a pause, we realized we were almost too full to stand. You may be tempted to eat quickly, especially when you are very hungry and face-to-face with your favorite foods, but slowing down is an important weight loss tactic. Taking the time to truly enjoy your meal gives your brain time to register when you’ve had enough to eat, and it can help you overall eat less.

Sleep Well

When it comes to losing weight, getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. Poor sleep has been linked with weight gain and a bigger appetite. Scientists believe that it comes down to a disruption of your natural hormones, a drop in motivation, and a host of other factors. Start the new year right, and go to bed!

Increase Aerobic Exercise

Exercise is a no-brainer for weight loss, but choosing the right kind of exercise can make a big difference. Aerobic exercise helps you burn calories and can be very effective for losing belly fat in particular. It also offers benefits for your physical and mental health!

Lift Weights

Dieting can put your body into “starvation mode,” which slows down your metabolism and leads to muscle loss. You can prevent this and keep your metabolism high by lifting weights. Resistance exercise can also help you build muscle, which in turn helps your body burn fat more effectively.

Join Alter’d Core

Want to get all the right kinds of exercise in one group fitness class? Try an Alter’d Core class! Our trained instructors use the Lagree fitness method and the Megaformer machine to combine resistance training and cardio into a low-stress, high-intensity workout. Not only will you get aerobic exercise and strength training in one session, but you’ll also work on your core strength, your flexibility, and your balance. Explore our site to learn more about how we can help you reach your weight loss goals, and sign up for your Alter’d Core class today!