Approximately 45 million Americans embark on a diet every year, certain that this will finally be the one that whips them into the enviable shape they’ve long wished to have. The bad news? An analysis of research conducted at UCLA suggests that the vast majority of people who try to diet will ultimately fail, regaining the weight they’ve lost—if not more—when they ditch whatever restrictive plan they’ve been attempting to stalwartly adhere to.
So, what’s the problem? Losing weight and successfully keeping it off takes a holistic approach, not some pre-packaged program that’s as unpleasant to follow as it is easy to give up on. Expensive bottles of juice and pain-inducing fitness programs can only be maintained for so long, after all. If you want to make this the year you finally start feeling good about your body, we’ve rounded up 100 weight loss tips sure to get anyone, regardless of age, weight, or current eating and exercise habits, into shape in no time.