Getting fit + eating

My cousin, Faruk is a personal trainer. I was going through one of those phases of getting back into regular practice.

My concern surrounded an orthodox approach to eating coupled with regular exercise. I can mostly do the 'regular exercise part' - but the eating?

Really?

Whatever fad is around is truly what it is - a huge overhaul with unrealistic expectations that just don't really stick. Well, not entirely.

Faruk's response -  "You've got to enjoy life" 

Of course there's responsibility of portions and the allowance of occasional indulgences.

But this means pressure is instantly off. Motivation to give it your all, ON.