DietBet sent me this link with their daily carrot today. I’ve talked about weight loss programs before, and it’s important to cut through the marketing ploys and find something that works for you. For the most part, that’s how I responded to the questions in their survey.

My wife has been a huge motivator to exercise daily. It's not so much the destination as it is the ride together.

My wife has been a huge motivator to exercise daily. It’s not so much the destination as it is the ride together.

Diet

There is no end-all, be-all diet (the foods we regularly eat) or weight loss program that’s going to work for everyone. We each have special needs, desires, activity levels, etc. Some people go vegan, some do meat and cheese. Some cut gluten, some cut sugars. No one’s right or wrong. We’re all just different. Don’t let other people tell you what to do or how to eat, and be wary of fads. Juicing may be in this year and lambasted on the news next year. Find what works for you.

Exercise

Forcing yourself to exercise isn’t going to work. Maybe you’ll do it for a week or two, but if you hate what you’re doing it won’t stick. You aren’t trying to simply exercise, you’re trying to create a lifestyle change. If that means a slow-paced walk every evening, fine. If it means running from Pleasanton to Kearney every weekend, ok. It doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. It needs to be a routine, and one that fits your lifestyle.

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