February 8, 2024

Three Keys to a Healthier Lifestyle

Health + Fitness

Are you struggling with impulsive decisions to eat something sweet when you’re not even hungry, only to regret it later? Do you find yourself trapped in an “all or nothing” mindset that leaves you feeling defeated? Are hormonal fluctuations wreaking havoc on your eating habits? You’re not alone, and today I am here to share three empowering strategies that can make a world of difference in your journey to a healthier lifestyle.


Delay, Don’t Deny: Control Your Sweet Cravings

We’ve all been there – the irresistible urge for a sweet treat that seems impossible to resist. But what if we told you that instead of denying yourself, you can delay the indulgence and still achieve your health goals? It’s all about adopting the “Delay, Don’t Deny” approach.

Rather than telling yourself an outright “no,” give yourself permission to enjoy that cookie or dessert, but with a twist. Commit to waiting for 30 minutes. During this time, drink some water, munch on veggies, and distract yourself. Set a timer and, when it goes off, assess if you still want that sweet treat. More often than not, the initial craving will have passed, and you’ll make a more mindful decision.

Redefine Success: Escape the All-or-Nothing Trap

Many of us fall into the trap of believing that success only comes when we do everything perfectly. It’s an “all or nothing” mindset that can lead to frustration and setbacks. Instead, redefine your definition of success.

Forget about rapid weight loss goals and strict timelines. Focus on the non-scale victories, such as improved health, increased energy, and setting a positive example for your loved ones. Take it one step at a time, tackling one aspect of your lifestyle at a time. Success should be tied to achievable, incremental changes, not an unattainable perfection.

Embrace Your Hormones: Navigate PMS Cravings

For many, hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle can trigger intense cravings and emotional eating. It’s essential to acknowledge these changes and adapt your approach. 

During those hormonal weeks, if you genuinely feel hungrier, honor your body’s needs. Eat until you feel full and satisfied without guilt. Understand that the scale may show a temporary increase, but it will balance out later. Focus on making healthier choices, including treats that use natural sweeteners like maple syrup or honey to curb your cravings without the sugar-induced rollercoaster.

Incorporate these three strategies into your daily routine, and you’ll find yourself on a more sustainable path to a healthier lifestyle. Remember, it’s not about deprivation or perfection; it’s about making lasting changes that make you feel your best. So go ahead, delay that sweet treat, redefine success on your terms, and embrace your hormones. You’ve got this!

Here’s to a healthier you, one positive choice at a time.

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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.