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When it Comes to Staying in Shape, Which is Harder For You?

Losing weight and then maintaining it is tough because for most of us, it's a lifetime battle. There is no cure-all diet that we can go on for a week to lose weight and then miraculously go back to eating donuts and Doritos. We'd all be on it if we could.

In order to lose weight and keep it off, you've got to eat a healthy diet and exercise consistently.

So which is harder for you?

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elle86 elle86 7 years
By far, it's the eating part.
elle86 elle86 7 years
By far, it's the eating part.
Arrack Arrack 8 years
My bane: sweets! I'm a sugar-holic (in both senses of the word! ;) ) I think I eat rather well otherwise, but can't keep my hands off candies. But since sugar is said to be more addictive than cocaine and more difficult to give up, I think for my weight loss it'll have to be willpower, baby steps and lots of exercise!
Arrack Arrack 8 years
My bane: sweets! I'm a sugar-holic (in both senses of the word! ;) ) I think I eat rather well otherwise, but can't keep my hands off candies. But since sugar is said to be more addictive than cocaine and more difficult to give up, I think for my weight loss it'll have to be willpower, baby steps and lots of exercise!
Basma Basma 8 years
My main problem is that i lack motivation to loss weight :(
Basma Basma 8 years
My main problem is that i lack motivation to loss weight :(
JKe895 JKe895 8 years
I'm a fat kid in disguise. I can't help myself sometimes.
melda melda 8 years
eating right is very hard for me i love eating, but i work out a lot
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 8 years
I'm ok with working out because I have track so I do lose weight doing that. But I'm always trying to eat right which is very hard.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I love exercise...but I love eating too. And eating too much of the wrong things can be my weakness :-(
abbyk abbyk 8 years
when i don't work out i usually can eat well. the trouble comes when i start justifying my poor eating after working out!
Athena1 Athena1 8 years
Working out only because it's hard to manage my time. I've only started to crave more in recent times.
GeikoSera GeikoSera 8 years
I find the eating harder, not because I can't deal with cravings or anything, but more because of the social aspect of it. I find it harder to eat healthyfully on vacation and in unplanned situations. My workouts are easy to manage in comparison. If all else fails for my workout, I just go for a brisk hour walk.
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
Thanks a lot Arthur, now I am too! :P
Arthur Arthur 8 years
and pizza....and bbq....yup, and chocolate....now i'm hungry.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 8 years
For me it is the eating- I am like SU3 and get a HUGE craving for chocolate and cheese as well!
SU3 SU3 8 years
:ROTFL: LOVE the picture of the girl and the chocolate bar! haha
SU3 SU3 8 years
:ROTFL: LOVE the picture of the girl and the chocolate bar! haha
SU3 SU3 8 years
The working out is no problem at all - it's the constant need (or WANT really :) ) for cheese or chocolate. What am I to do?!
Arthur Arthur 8 years
smart blonde...guarantee you if you try my brown basmati rice, you'd like it. If I make 1/4 - 1/3 of a cup, I can make it so it tastes great. As soon as I try to make more than a 1/2 cup, it turns to mush and tastes like driveway gravel.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 8 years
I love working out, but I also love to eat. Granted, I'm pretty omnivorous: I love fruit and vegetables and whole grains (except brown rice...I'd go chew on my driveway if I wanted to eat something that reminded me of gravel) and the like, but I also cannot live without chocolate and cheese. Weekends are the worst because I'm not restricted to the healthy snacks I keep at the office.
Arthur Arthur 8 years
eating. I enjoy working out, so that's easy, but I REALLY enjoy eating. I actually think I eat really well, just WAY TOO much. I joke that I have tape worm all the time.
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
I've never had a problem working out, it's the food I eat! I eat pretty healthy, then it's like "Ok, that's it, I need some ice cream!!" :)
cubadog cubadog 8 years
Working out has been a huge problem for me in the last couple of years. I usually get going for a week or two then quit but I am back on track it took 3 weeks to get my schedule down. Portion size is the only thing that gets out of control for me but I joined Jenny Craig, something I said I would never do, but it has helped me so much. My counseler is awesome she doesn't pressure me into buying all their crap.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
Exercise is no problem. For me, it's the snacking in front of the TV, and not being disciplined on the weekends.
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