They’re the two most oft-mentioned methods of weight loss: diet and exercise. There’s good reason you keep hearing those words. Their effects are not just physical, but mental, which allows you to build off of your accomplishments and push yourself further. Your physical health or appearance can affect your mental health, which can lead to the development of good or bad habits that then alter how we look and/or feel. Perpetuating that cycle – for better or worse – is something we humans excel at. It’s important to realize, then, what you want and what options you have in getting there.