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The 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge

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Valaer Murray is LIVESTRONG.COM's Editorial Director and has previously worked at AOL, and Whalerock Industries. She's a founding editor of, served as the head of programming for the Webby-honored YouTube Original Channel, and has written for numerous outlets.
The 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge
Yes, you can and WILL get back on track! Photo Credit: Kristen Schellenberg / LIVESTRONG.COM

Want to GET LEAN in 2018? (Just in time for summer!) Starting on Monday, April 30, Katie Dunlop of Love Sweat Fitness is teaming up with the LIVESTRONG.COM team for the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 Challenge. We'll give you the daily tips you need to create positive healthy eating and exercise habits that will get you results.

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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. (MyPlate Calorie Tracker users have lost more than 90 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.

How to Join the 30-Day Get Lean Challenge

1. Make Being Healthy a Habit

Print out the Get Lean in 2018 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 2018 calendar and track your progress each day.
Print out the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 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 our daily newsletter or visit our homepage to get linked up with the Get Lean in 2018 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 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 2018 Challenge. We'll share daily recipes, tips, motivations, pictures and more! Plus, we'll answer all your questions. Connect with Katie on Instagram and for inspiration.

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Readers — Are you joining us in the 30-Day Get Lean in 2018 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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