I'm not trying to break your heart, I'm not. But what is more heartbreaking than putting in a ton of work, time and potentially money only to see little gains / losses (results)?! The big bad truth is that your food really needs to change along with your exercise habits. And you don't have to match the most perfect eater in the universe to see change, but you DO have to slowly and steadily improve upon what you are currently doing.
I know quite a few people who are struggling at the moment with changing their habits. Whether your weakness is cheese, chocolate, alcohol or bread, I know someone closely who is battling cutting back on something that they know is holding them back from feeling and looking amazing. It's not easy to wriggle out of our comfort zones when it comes to food and lifestyle, but it's well worth it.
So here is what I'm going to say to you. That food you love is on your tongue for a few seconds, and then it's in your body, going to work slowing you down, clogging you up and holding you back. Is that what you want? Of course not. When people start to actually feel and experience the difference that cleaner eating makes on their mood, sleep, stress, mental clarity and APPEARANCE, they find it incredibly difficult to settle back into that instant-gratification method of treating their bodies. But sometimes you have to fight your impulses, and sometimes really hard, in order to get to the place where you start and look and feel the difference enough to know that this is the preferred way, for you.
Find some moderately healthy foods that deliver you sustenance, and hold you to a higher standard of what you put in your body. Over time, this practice will help you to become healthier and happier, and less dependent upon fake foods. Processed foods, even (and sometimes especially) "low fat" or "diet" foods actually only take you further away from where you want to be, which is a place where you value and adore foods with full flavour, foods humans are meant to eat. You don't want to feel deprived, you want to feel like you're eating like someone who gives a damn.
Don't waste another summer skimming over the surface of your potential. You are going to have to learn to live alongside real, healthy food at some point and cut your addictions. Why not do it now, and maximize the time you get to spend enjoying the benefits?
Get started, I'm behind you!