Setting weight loss goals can sometimes be a lost cause. Many of us have the right ideas; we know we should eat right and exercise regularly, but in practice, it never quite works out.

The University of Scranton conducted a study that found that while losing weight was the number one goal of many individuals, only 8% of said individuals actually got to their goal.

But you’re not a statistic. If you’re on this site, you’ve got the discipline to achieve your goal, but you may not have the know-how. Fortunately, it’s not complicated. Here are 14 tried-and-true ways to get lean.