Taking control: Make one small change to your daily routine each week.

When you’re trying to lose weight, it can feel incredibly overwhelming to completely overhaul your diet and lifestyle. Remember that even small changes can help you make progress toward achieving your goals. If you’re feeling frustrated, try simply making one small change to your daily routine each week. You won’t feel as stressed out so you’re less likely to burn out and more likely to make changes you can stick with over the long-term, which is essential for not only losing weight, but even more importantly, keeping the weight off over time.

Add ten extra minutes to your workout routine. Start taking the stairs instead of the elevator. If you need to go to the store down the street, walk instead of driving. Start going to sleep an hour earlier. Plan out your meals for the week. Swap out sugary fruit juice for more nutritious whole fruits and water. Making manageable, meaningful changes to your daily routine is a simple, realistic way to achieve lasting weight-loss.