Your health should be more important.
Dieting and weight loss is a lot of hard work. You have to make tough choices and sacrifices to be successful at weight loss. Then again, do you really want to eat all of those twinkies and doughnuts you have been stuffing in your mouth for 20-years? They have padded your waist, and you are in no shape to run the NYC marathon. Many of you have turned the page and will read no further than the two word I write so far. Why is it that work and sacrifice are so offputting? Instead, I recommend that you focus on the success you want to achieve and not what you have to give up to get there.
Long-term, maintainable, and sustainable weight loss takes time and patience. The key is keeping your eye on the long-term goal. The sacrifice does not have to be flavor and it does not have to be large because small changes will build huge dividends over time. But, as you sacrifice and work hard toward your goals, you will build good habits, and the hard work and sacrifice will be well worth the effort. You have spent years filling your stomach and body full of food that has padded your belly and waist with fat deposition. Instead, fill your life with healthier foods and exercise. In time, it will seem less like sacrifice and more like a healthy habit that just comes naturally. These little sacrifices that you are making are going to pay huge returns as it melts away the fat.
Sacrifice those high-calorie foods that you crave for something that matters more: your health.
The bottom line: Your health is vitally important so sacrifice the fat from your belly. You work a little overtime, and with a little patience, the sacrifices will make a change in your life. Not a bad exchange, if you ask me.