If you have already decided your New Year’s resolution will be to slim down, now is the time to start making a few changes in your routine. The holiday season is challenging, with many goodies and celebrations that can add extra pounds. While it may be difficult to start a weight loss plan now, you can minimize the damage and get prepared for your weight loss plan for 2018. Here are five ways to begin making some changes in December to get your New Year started off right.

Get Exercise

It may be difficult to stick to a strict diet in December, but you can still burn off those extra calories. Make sure you find time to exercise 3-4 times a week or more. Even a quick 20-30-minute walk can make a big difference.

Bring a Healthy Dish

When attending family gatherings or holiday parties, bring a healthy option you can enjoy. A tasty salad or low-cal dip with veggies can give you a healthy choice amongst the calorie-laden table of sweets and high-fat temptations.

Balance Your Weeks

You can still enjoy the holidays and even splurge on your favorite foods without adding extra pounds with a little planning and balance. If you know you have a holiday party to attend during the week, let yourself have the eggnog and cheese ball, but balance it out with healthy choices the rest of the week.

Consider Hormonal Testing

If you have been struggling with your weight, yet have been following a healthy diet and exercise program, you may have another issue affecting your metabolism. Hormonal imbalance can have an impact on weight, both for men and women. Get tested now at Arcadia Wellness Center if you are concerned you may have a hormonal issue; we can uncover if you may have a hormonal imbalance to rectify this issue before you begin your weight loss journey.

Choose a Weight Loss Program

At Arcadia Wellness Center, we know how difficult it can be to lose weight. We help our patients find the right nutritional diet and exercise program that will work best for their body type and lifestyle. Our programs also use medical weight loss options that can help maximize your efforts. We offer lipotropic, B12 and HCG injections, along with supplements and appetite suppressants that are customized to support you during your journey.

Don’t let December set you farther back from your weight loss goals for 2018. Start preparing now to begin your New Year’s resolution with a visit to Arcadia Wellness Center.