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New Year, New You: 21 Gadgets, Foods & Tricks To Get Slim In 2016

Fri, January 8, 2016 4:57pm EDT by

At the start of every new year, our social media feeds are full of gym selfies and nutrition tips that can seem a bit overwhelming if you’re easing into a workout plan. To help get you on the right track with your weight loss goals, follow our top tips!

Every first of the year, without fail, we make plans to eat better and workout more but rarely follow through. In 2016, we’re sticking to it, and we’ve tracked down the tools to help us out. See which fitness classes, accessories and healthy foods will guarantee your New Year’s workout plans are successful!

Your New Gear: Nothing will motivate you to hit the gym more or get in more steps like some new accessories and gadgets. To help keep track of your daily activity level and calories burned, invest in a fitness tracker like Pulse O2, which also monitors your vital signs and sleeping patterns.

If you want some fun fitness clothes (and really, who doesn’t?), we’re completely obsessed with the whole range of options from Carbon 38. The fashion forward brand makes leggings and sports bras in pretty patterns and trendy finishes that are so cute, you’ll actually look forward to going to the gym.

And to carry everything? Get the GOAL GETTER Neoprene Duffle Bag at It’s super durable, and has handles as well as a shoulder strap, so you can easily carry your heavy gym equipment. Plus, it’s super trendy and chic.

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Smarter Food Choices: Your body needs protein (especially as you incorporate more exercise) to help build muscle and help your body recover from a workout. One easy way to make sure you consume enough of the calorie burning-booster is by eating a protein bar like the tasty dark chocolate mint bars from Premier Protein.

You can also replace some of your high-calorie snacks with smarter options like Skinny Pop Popcorn. With four flavors to choose from (including a sweet option) and only 150 calories per serving, we keep this at our desks and skip out on the vending machine.

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Make Working Out Fun: You can also ensure to stick with your new workout plan by making exercise fun. Try taking a class like a rowing workout at Row House or the dance-based workouts at celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser‘s studio. Or find a class that sounds right for you locally so that you’re not on your own when it comes to exercising.

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Will you be incorporating any of these workout programs and foods into your new fitness routine?