I love this article from Prevention entitled,
Small Changes That Take Off Big Pounds.
I am a firm believer of making little day to day changes compared to making huge drastic changes in your diet/life.... I find that those that are usually successful for the long-term have changed little things in their habits that they can continue to do forever.
I love when a study has been done that backs up my beliefs... read on. ----A study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that participants who made one small, potentially permanent change in their food choices and/or physical activity each week (such as drinking one fewer can of soda or walking 5 more minutes each day) lost more than twice as much belly fat, 2 1/2 more inches off their waistlines, and about 4 times more weight during a 4-month program, compared with those who followed traditional calorie-restriction and physical-activity guidelines.