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30-Day Slim Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Fresh Start

by
author image Deborah Day
Deborah Day is a lifestyle and entertainment writer and editor. Former editor in chief of Maxim.com and executive editor of Premiere.com, she has been published on EW.com, TheWrap.com, Yahoo.com, LAmag.com and other media sites, as well as in Maxim, Interview and Time Out NY magazines.
30-Day Slim Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Fresh Start
Today is THE DAY! Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM; Adobe Stock

Congratulations! You’ve done it. You’ve decided that it’s time to get healthy, and you’ve committed to doing this for YOU. Welcome to the LIVESTRONG.COM 30-Day Slim Down Challenge.

Our entire team is here to support you every step of the way. Like that song that’s been on a loop in your head, you’re stuck with us — but in a good way. Every day we’ll give you info and tools to keep you motivated and to help you succeed.

Print Out the 30-Day Slim Down Calendar

Isn't it so satisfying to check things off of your to-do list? Each day during the 30-Day Slim Down, you're accountable for five key steps: tracking breakfast, lunch and dinner; tracking your water intake; and either walking or running.

We created a helpful calendar to keep you on task for all 30 days. Print it out and check off each activity as soon as you complete it.

Stay Connected on Facebook

For daily support, motivation and camaraderie with LIVESTRONG.COM team members, join our Facebook Group for the 30-Day Slim Down. We'll share daily recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions.

Download the FREE MyPlate Calorie Tracker today.
Download the FREE MyPlate Calorie Tracker today. Photo Credit LIVESTRONG.COM

Why the MyPlate Calorie Tracker Helps You Lose Weight

Documenting your food and activity might seem like overkill, but it’s not. People who track their calories and physical activities enjoy greater success losing weight and keeping it off for good!

Tracking everything honestly is essential to making the 30-Day Slim Down Challenge work for you. Sometimes you’re not even aware of everything you consume, but once you start tracking it you’ll think twice before you make poor choices. And that’s a good thing.

With LIVESTRONG.COM’s free MyPlate Calorie Tracker — available on desktop and for iOS and Android devices — you can track it all:

-Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and snacks

-Exercise and activity

-Weight

-Water/hydration

-BMI (Body Mass Index)

Read These Articles to Help You Kick Off Day 1:

Readers – Are you joining us in the 30-Day Slim Down Challenge? If so, what is your weight loss goal? Have you ever done a weight loss fitness challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM 30-Day Slim Down Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
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