One thing I read a hear a lot is that losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. And while that makes perfect sense, I still feel like I am losing the game if I am missing a workout or not burning enough calories. In other words, in my mind, it’s the workouts that will get me results. And the more I eat just means I work out a little harder or run a little further. But why do I believe that? Why am I, and many others I see, so focused on getting to the gym or taking that run, instead of putting more effort into our eating habits. If I can get a good, one hour workout in anytime, why is it so hard to stay away from that ice cream! But the 80/20 rule is absolutely correct. How do I know that? Is it because I did it and I am living proof? No. It’s because I have read it and heard it from just about every expert in the field and from people who have done it. So I asked myself, if that’s the case, what percent of eating correctly is mental and what percent is just doing it. Is it that easy? Can we really just change what we eat and do a little exercise and look better? Than why aren’t we? Because it friggin’ hard!