I like to tell people to make small changes that are realistic. For instance, if you drink soda all day- don't say you are never going to drink soda again. That's just not going to happen. But maybe you could cut down the number of sodas you drink each day. We all like for change to happen big, especially when it comes to weight loss, but that's not how successful weight loss happens. If you eat out for dinner and eating out is what you enjoy, don't give it up. Yes, eating at home is typically healthier, but if you aren't going to do it then don't kid yourself. But do make healthy choices while eating out [which is another post in and of itself].