We’re one month into our 2015 calendars. So how are your New Year’s resolutions holding up?

Don’t give up on your healthy-eating goals just because you couldn’t stick to a trendy diet plan. Eating healthier shouldn’t be difficult or restrictive, says Rachel Wall, a nutrition and health specialist for Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in eastern Iowa.

Instead, making small changes is the key to success, whether you’re trying to lose weight or adopt a healthier lifestyle, Wall explains.

“A lot of people don’t know where to get started. We are bombarded with information, and it’s hard to sort through what’s fact and what’s fiction,” Wall says. “So I encourage people ...