I generally notice that people love certain foods that contribute to their weight gain (sugars, breads, pastas, etc.) AND they don’t love to exercise. When you give in to these foods, you tend to feel bad afterwards and beat yourself up (I shouldn’t have had those cookies!). When you don’t exercise, you tend to feel bad afterwards and beat yourself up (I should have done my workout today!).
The irony is that:
When you REALLY WANT these foods and YOU DON’T HAVE THEM, you feel good about yourself after
when you REALLY DON’T WANT to exercise and YOU DO, you feel good about yourself after!
The key is understanding that there will be discomfort prior to success. If you want to be successful, you have to master some uncomfortable feelings. The more you handle these uncomfortable feelings, the more you will ingrain healthier habits and the easier it will get.
This doesn’t mean you can never have treats and you have to exercise all the time. We all have our days, but to the degree that you over-eat these foods and not exercise is to the degree that you will gain excess weight.