Was 2013 not what you expected when it comes to your weight loss goals? Did you start out with a lofty goal, just to find that you’d given up by July (read: February)? Make 2014 the year for healthy living success by setting an attainable goal and sticking with it for twelve months. Remember, if you can’t stop thinking about it, then it’s something you definitely want. Sometimes, you just have to get out of your own way and go after it with every intention to succeed.

Women’s Health recently dropped 9 helpful tips for weight loss, and we believe that with the help of these tips, sticking with a goal doesn’t have to be so hard.

woman eating breakfast cereal in bed in the morning

Do Breakfast Right: Meet your new favorite a.m. meal – oatmeal. Oatmeal keeps you full and satisfied longer than ready-to-eat cereal, per a study we told you about last month.

woman at the grocery store getting vegetables

Buy Healthier Groceries Without Thinking About It: Don’t go grocery shopping when you’re hungry! A study we reported on in May says you’re more likely to purchase high-calorie foods then.

woman in the candy aisle at the grocery store

Judge Treats Based On Their Packaging: Don’t eat bite-sized junk food out of clear packaging. That’s when people tend to chow down on larger amounts of it, according to a study we told you about over the summer.

woman eating an apple

Want to get the rest of these weight loss booster? Click here to be taken to the original story from Women’s Health.