February 7, 2024

From Yo-Yo Dieting to 100-Pound Weight Loss: The Power of Balance

Mindset Weight Loss

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a never-ending cycle of diets and guilt? I know I did. If I could start my 100-pound weight loss journey all over again, I would do things differently. I would choose balance over extremes, and here’s why.

For years, I found myself swinging between two extremes. I was either all in, strictly following a diet plan, or I was going off the deep end, indulging in all the foods I had denied myself. It was a constant battle, and I would beat myself up over the smallest slip-up. If I deviated even a tiny bit from my strict regimen, I would tell myself that I had failed, and I might as well give up entirely. It was a vicious cycle, and it led to years of yo-yo dieting.

One day, I had an epiphany. I realized that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life dieting. It was exhausting, and I dreaded the constant restrictions. I knew that if I wanted different results, I needed to change my approach. So, I decided to learn how to find balance.

The remarkable thing was that when I let go of the pressure and restrictions of a diet, I didn’t feel the overwhelming need to overeat. I started making better food choices because I was no longer in a scarcity mindset, thinking that I would never have certain foods again. It wasn’t an overnight transformation, but over time, I learned to live in the gray area and embrace balance.

Yes, the weight loss was slower compared to my previous attempts with extreme diets. I could have shed the pounds faster with a strict regimen, but what I gained by choosing balance was worth it. I was finally able to maintain my results, and that meant more to me than any quick fix. 

The journey to finding balance was empowering. I learned to enjoy food without guilt, make healthier choices, and still savor the occasional treat. It was a transformation that went beyond just shedding pounds; it was a transformation of my mindset and relationship with food.

So, if you’re on a weight loss journey, remember that it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing endeavor. Embrace balance, give yourself permission to enjoy life, and know that the results might be slower, but they’ll be more sustainable. I did it, and so can you. Choose balance, choose happiness, and never give up on your journey towards a healthier you.

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I’m Natasha Pehrson

Your ultimate hype girl and weight loss bestie! I’m a wife and mom to 4 who has lost 100 pounds by ditching diets and instead focusing on creating healthy habits and changing my overall mindset around losing weight. Get to know me.