I saw some show this past weekend on fit celebrities. One of them was Angela Basset (google her if you don’t know who she is). She is a very fit 46 year old actress. They asked her about her secrets.

She said that she can do 1 hour of cardio five days a week and works hard with her family. But, she said when she can’t do that, “85% of it is what I put in my mouth.”

I agree. People tend to spend a lot of time figuring out how to burn more calories, but not enough time trying to figure out how to eat fewer calories. From an time and effort standpoint, it’s much easier to avoid a few calories than have to burn them off later.