This weekend I really blew it as far as my diet. And, it also seems that the more I pig out, the more I want to pig out.
The only thing that gets me back on track is exercise. When I feel the burn, it feels good both then and afterwards. My whole focus changes to wanting to maintain that feeling and my eating habits change as a result. Exercise gets me on track.
Watching my diet alone does little but make me feel like I want to eat. It doesn't get me feeling that I want to exercise. In other words, it doesn't get me on track.
Exercise is the core of my fitness/weight loss. All good things seem to fall in line when I do it. Nothing seems to stick without it.