Losing weight is not hard
Sure, it requires effort and takes a while but it is not hard. A reason that many people start and fail so many diets and fitness programs is because they fail to realize it is a lifetime commitment. They got fat and out of shape because they chose a set of habits that caused them to be where they are now. To lose weight and stay fit requires that one choose a different lifestyle. If you start a diet or fitness program, you stay with it for the rest of your life.
Maybe people think that they only need to diet for a few weeks and then when they have lost a few pounds they can get off the diet and go back to what they were doing before. When they do, they gain the weight right back and then declare that the diet did not work. The diet did work to help them lose weight, but their lifestyle helped them gain it back again.
When you start a diet or an exercise program, you must be prepared to stick with it for life. This means that to lose weight you will have to change your habits. You will have to exchange your sets of behaviors for new sets of behaviors, and this will cause you to live a happy, healthy, contented life.
Strike a balance
You will have to strike a new deal with yourself, to lose weight you will need to learn some new life skills, you will also want to do some of the old activities as well as your new activities. So to make it easier on you choose a exercise that is fun for you, be it team sports, hiking, mountain climbing, skiing, cycling, or whatever you choose, as long as it is something you will truly enjoy.
To lose weight and keep it off you need to grasp the concept that making a long-term healthy lifestyle change is essential. You can no longer accept that once you have started you can quit and go back to the way you used to behave.
That is why so many people fail their diets is because they think that a diet is temporary when it is not. You need a diet to lose weight, and you need a sustainable diet for keeping the pounds off once they are gone.
Sure all that fast food tastes good, but so does that good food. You must simply replace one for the other, and the fast food becomes a monthly or weekly treat not the main diet. Find a diet that is a good fit for you; ask yourself if you could eat this kind of food or in this manner for the rest of your life. Once you discover a diet and exercise plan that seems to work for you stick with it. It took a while for you to develop bad habits; it will take a while to replace those bad habits with good ones. You may make minor changes along the way, as you may find that you like jogging better than biking, or you may like your fruit in a shake instead of a bowl and so on.
If you stay with the plan, it becomes easier and easier until it is second nature and you will wonder how you ever lived life before.