This article appeared in the Miami Herald.
Fitness Success: 5 Great Ways to make fitness and weight loss easier
I've never heard of the author before now, but he's spot on.
The article shows five solid ways to take "willpower" out of the diet and exercise equation.
Each of the five ways boils down to preparation. Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Simply by planning ahead - and having both emergency backup food choices and emergency backup workout choices smooths the path to success. It makes choosing the long-term beneficial exercise or food easier than choosing the bad stuff.
Smoothing the path to success makes it harder to fail. I highly endorse all of these tips.