I'm feeling compelled to write about this because I feel like it is always brushed aside...in people's lives and even here on Spark.
People focus on exercise as the be all and end all of losing weight....and the guilt that accompanies one's MISSING exercise can be mentally crippling and disheartening and since they aren't working out - well then, they think they WON't lose the weight.
Exercise IS important.
Moving your body IS important.
BUT it is ALSO a variable....which means, depending on your life, your health, your mindset, your situation in life, your family (another variable)....this can go up and down in intensity or become non-existent at all!
In order to lose weight - their must be a calorie deficit going on. ..which makes ???WHAT???? the constant factor now??? Every day....until the day you die??
Think about it. If you eat better, if you TRACK your nutrition to actually SEE, on paper or on computer screen, what you are consuming - even if you are in a somewhat sedentary ....you will most likely lose weight.
Nutrition is your constant, every day thing. You HAVE to eat to survive.
Make the conscious choice to change your eating habits today if you are not.
Make the conscious choice to actually TRY the Spark People Nutrition Tracker and GIVE IT A CHANCE...even though you think it takes too much time to do (guess what? in time, practice makes perfect and lessens the amount of time the more you do it.)
I'm begging you. Listen to me...
I have tracked for 4 years straight....I do NOT exercise every single day....I have lulls with exercise but I have educated myself on nutrition...it makes a world of difference.
Nutrition = constant