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February 27, 2012 8:42 AM Subscribe
How can I stick to eating healthy and exercising in a household full of sedentary people who practically live off junk food?
posted by never nice to health & fitness (27 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
And no, moving out isn't an option, at least for the forseeable future.
I'm okay with exercising, going to the gym at least 3 days a week, but I'd like to amp up the intensity of my workouts. However, it's eating clean that I really struggle with as you can't outexercise a poor diet.
My family is a constant reminder of what I don't want to be like when I'm older. It also doesn't help that when relatives or friends come by (almost every time I turn around) they bring even more junk food with them. I'm already overweight and out of shape as it is and don't want to slide further. Are there any self-discipline techniques I can use to avoid eating the crap that's always in the house and focus on what few veggies, fruit and whole grains are at hand?