Diet alone or exercise alone will NOT do it!

We were watching our diet.  We increased our vegetable intake.  We cut out the sugars and drastically reduced the carbs.  But we both gained weight – me two pounds, my husband six pounds.  The dietician was upset.  She takes weight gain as her personal failure.  We had cut down on the intensity and time of our exercise.  It was cold and rainy and dreary.  The stock market was in a nose dive.  We were depressed.  We slacked off.

We went back to the gym and after two days – we lost that weight gain.  So, do we have a choice?  We have to exercise AND watch our diet.  This is a taxing almost full time job.  On the other hand, we stopped eating out because we cannot control what we eat if we are not preparing it and so, we are managing to save $ 250 a month.  Unfortunately, that does not come close to recouping what we have lost in our retirement funds.

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EXERCISE is the determining factor

Did I mention that in addition to dieting, the dietician stressed how important exercise is.  In fact, the two weeks that we reduced our exercise to a bare minimum, my husband and I gained three pounds.  We cannot afford that.  So just hoping to lose three pounds, and eating healthy is just not enough.   So, we are back to the gym, exercising 30-45 minutes at least five times a week.

Who can do this when they are working full time?