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The 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge

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Deborah Day is a lifestyle and entertainment writer and editor. Former editor in chief of and executive editor of, she has been published on,,, and other media sites, as well as in Maxim, Interview and Time Out NY magazines.
The 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge
Yes, you can and WILL get back on track! Photo Credit: Gracie Wilson/LIVESTRONG.COM

Want to GET LEAN in 2017? Starting July 31, the LIVESTRONG.COM team, our readers and community members are doing the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge. We'll give you the daily tips you need to create positive healthy eating and exercise habits that will get you results.

Every day, you'll track your breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as the water you drink and any exercise you do. Keep track via your own journal or download the LIVESTRONG MyPlate Calorie Tracker app to keep everything at your fingertips.

How will this 30-day challenge help you get lean in just 4 weeks?

People who track what they eat and their exercise find greater success losing weight and keeping it off for good. (LIVESTRONG MyPlate Calorie Tracker users have lost more than 82 million total pounds, so we know calorie tracking works and gets great results!) Just getting yourself moving every day can help push you toward your goal. Even short bursts of activity can positively impact your health.

1. Make Being Healthy a Habit

Print out the Get Lean in 2017 30-day calendar, and use it each day to help you stay focused on your goals. Track each of your meals and snacks as well as your water intake and your physical activity. Then check off each box as you complete each task. Before you know it, it'll become habit!

Print out the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 calendar and track your progress each day.
Print out the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 calendar and track your progress each day. Photo Credit: Gracie Wilson/LIVESTRONG.COM


2. Stay Motivated

Throughout the 30 days, we'll provide you with the tools and information you need to stay motivated and reach your weight-loss goals. Sign up for the LIVESTRONG.COM newsletter or visit our homepage to get linked up with the Get Lean in 2017 Challenge Program, including:

  • Daily motivational articles to keep you focused on your goal
  • Nutrition and fitness advice, including recipes and workouts
  • Real-time community support from thousands of LIVESTRONG.COM members
Tracking your calories is essential to your success.
Tracking your calories is essential to your success. Photo Credit: LIVESTRONG.COM

3. Get the MyPlate Calorie Tracker App

LIVESTRONG's MyPlate Calorie Tracker App makes it so easy to track your food and exercise, and tracking everything honestly is essential to your success.

Sometimes you may not even be aware of how many calories or carbs you consume in a day, but once you start tracking, it'll show you where the issues in your diet are. And that’s a good thing to get you on the road to getting lean and shedding that extra weight for good!

With the LIVESTRONG.COM 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)

4. Connect With Us on Facebook

For daily support, motivation and camaraderie with LIVESTRONG.COM team members, join us in our Facebook Group for the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge. We'll share daily recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions.

We’re here to help you Get Lean in 2017!



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Readers – Are you joining us in the 30-Day Get Lean in 2017 Challenge? If so, what's your weight-loss goal? Have you ever done a weight-loss challenge group before? How did it go for you? Have you joined our LIVESTRONG.COM Challenge Group on Facebook? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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