It’s New Year’s resolutions season! Cue excitement, then stress, and finally ugh—instant fear of failure. We can help. Angelique Millis, creator of the Fit in 30 Workout, battled her own weight struggles (and won!) and has helped others do the same for eight years as a trainer and lifestyle coach. Now she’s sharing tips on how to tackle every weight-loss resolution, step by step, so you can crush your goals in 2016. Remember: Planning = success.
Resolution: Give Up Late-Night Sweets
1. Pick a day. “Completely depriving yourself of the foods that you love is not a sustainable solution and will only set you up to fail in the long run,” says Millis. Choose one day a week that you can indulge in your favorite dessert.
2. Just a nibble. If you feel like you can’t make it through the day without a little something sweet, allow yourself a small square of dark chocolate. (If taking a piece of a whole bar is too tempting, opt for individually wrapped chocolates instead.)
3. Make healthy alternatives. Whether you need a little bit of chocolate or crave some fruity sweetness, there are plenty of healthy dessert options you can make to trick yourself into thinking you just had something super indulgent. (For instance, these Clean Eating Dessert Recipes.)