It happens every year, and every year some of us fail. A new study found that the reason behind it all might be the fact that we're not paying enough attention to our mental health. But that's not the only thing you can be doing better. Here are 10 ways to make sure you actually lose weight in 2016.

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Take Care of Your Mental Health 1

Take Care of Your Mental Health

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A new survey revealed that taking care of our mental health is the most important thing in a diet. In fact, as many as 95% of diets may fail because we don't figure out the why of why we're overeating.


Keep a Food Journal 2

Keep a Food Journal

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Keeping track of what you're eating is really important to weight loss. Whether it's with a free app like My Fitness Pal or an actual notebook, writing it all down hhelps you keep track of how much you're having.


Don't Drink Your Calories 3

Don't Drink Your Calories

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It's hard to swallow, but laying off the wine and margaritas is not only going to cut the calories but also the amount of sugar you're having. Try to limit yourself to one a week, and you'll see results in no time.

Get a Gym Buddy 4

Get a Gym Buddy

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Exercise isn't exactly the most fun thing in the world (for most of us), but it can be a much better task if you bring a friend along. Personally, having a gym buddy is the only way I've ever been able to make it in time for Zumba.


Watch Your Portions 5

Watch Your Portions

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Portion control is one of the best ways to lose weight, since you're literally cutting your calories by eating smaller meals. A good way to start: divide your plate. Half should be filled with veggies and fruit, 1/4 with carbs and 1/4 with protein. Enjoy!


Try Healthier Comfort Foods 6

Healthy versions of your Latin favorites are a good way to save on calories. Try searching for your favorite recipe plus the word "healthy" or get a new cookbook, like Healthy Latin Eating


Check Out the Farmer's Market 7

Check Out the Farmer's Market

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An easy way to ensure that you're getting enough servings of fruits and veggies every week is by hitting up your local farmer's market. You'll be amazed how much produce you can get for just $20. 

Eat Healthy Snacks 8

Eat Healthy Snacks

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We know that you're going to snack, so why not make sure that you're keeping those healthy resolutions by having healthy snacks around? Aim for nonfat plain yogurt, fresh fruit and seeds and nuts, like the easy roasted pepitas from Skinnytaste.


Plan Your Meals 9

Plan Your Meals

As important as writing down what you're eating is, planning your meals is even more important! Take some time on the weekend and figure out where you'll be for each meal, and plan what you'll be having. This is the easiest way to ensure that you're eating healthy for every meal.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! 10

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

As much as we don't recommend drinking your calories in wine, cocktails and sodas, we do recommend drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated is very important to your overall health, and can help you lose weight since you won't be retaining water anymore.