Why "Diet Foods" Are Making You Fat (No, It's Not Your Fault!) + My 74-Year-Old Secret to Natural Weight Loss✨

holistic-health Aug 30, 2022

Hello, my lovely ladies! πŸ’ƒ

I'm Sharon, your zesty, 75 year old senior, holistic weight loss and lifestyle coach; mentor for all women over 50. I'm passionate to empower your weight loss journey by sharing simple solutions to manage your weight naturally, through menopause and beyond. I've cracked the code to stop endless yo yo dieting! 🧰

My zesty tool box is chock full of tools that revitalize and transform. You will discover simple hacks to loose stubborn leftover menopause weight. I introduce you to many weight loss secrets, including the benefits of rucking for seniors, (walking with weight), gut health for natural weight loss, the magical benefits of lemons for holistic health, and how fulfilling your bucket list helps you loose weight. This is a life enhancing, proven system for all women over 50 who want to prepare for their senior years.

⏰Get Up, πŸ’ƒGet Dressed,σ°£°Get Out πŸ›ŒπŸ’ƒπŸž

Remember when you used to jump out of bed and get up full of energy, get dressed loving your body and get out having fun. Those were days when you were rocking your bucket list with friends and family. Let's recapture that zest for life! Enjoy lasting results–revitalize and transform! You will finally lose that stubborn menopausal belly fat and keep it off. Enjoy all these benefits while safeguarding your health. My clients who are using the zesty tool box program and the daily zesty planner and tracker are empowered to find even more joy in their transformation as they build healthy reserves. They are up leveling their immunity as they are loving their revitalized, slimmer, zesty self as they enter the best years of their lives.

I’m absolutely thrilled to share some wisdom and secrets with you today. We’re diving into a topic that has caused so much confusion and frustration: diet foods. Yes, those sneaky little things that promise to make you slim but often end up making you feel the opposite. Grab a cup of herbal tea, get cozy, and let's chat about why diet foods might be making you gain weight and how to achieve natural weight loss without falling into the same old traps.

The Diet Food Deception

Let's start with a little heart-to-heart. πŸ’– We’ve all been there, standing in the grocery aisle, reading labels that scream “low-fat,” “sugar-free,” “light,” and thinking, “This is it! This is my ticket to a slimmer me!” But ladies, here’s the kicker: those diet foods can actually be working against you. Shocking, right?

The Hidden Villains 🍎

Diet foods often contain hidden sugars, artificial sweeteners, and unhealthy fats that can wreak havoc on your body. When manufacturers remove fat from food, they often replace it with sugar to keep it tasty. And guess what? Sugar spikes your insulin levels and can lead to weight gain, especially around the belly. We don’t need that extra stress on our bodies, especially during and after menopause.

The Natural Weight Loss Secret πŸ₯“

Here’s my 74-year-old secret to staying zesty for life and maintaining a healthy lifestyle: natural, whole foods. πŸ₯— Yes, it’s that simple! Think fresh vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. These foods are packed with nutrients that support your body’s natural weight loss processes and keep you feeling satisfied and energized.

Embrace Holistic Weight Loss πŸ¦‘

Holistic weight loss isn’t just about what you eat; it’s about nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. It’s understanding that your body is a temple and treating it with love and respect. 🌿 This means listening to your hunger cues, moving your body in ways that feel good, and finding joy in the process. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet.

Why Diet Foods Fail Us 🍒

Let's dig a little deeper into why diet foods fail us. Here are some reasons those seemingly innocent “health” foods might be sabotaging your weight loss efforts:

Artificial Ingredients and Additives πŸ₯‘

Many diet foods are loaded with artificial ingredients and preservatives that can cause inflammation and disrupt your body’s natural balance. This can lead to weight gain and other health issues.

Lack of Nutrients 🦐

When you cut out fat or sugar from your diet, you’re often missing out on essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly. This can leave you feeling hungry and unsatisfied, leading to overeating later on.

Insulin Spikes πŸ₯™

Artificial sweeteners in diet foods can cause insulin spikes, just like regular sugar. This can lead to cravings and increased appetite, making it harder to stick to your healthy eating plan.

My Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle πŸ₯—

I wasn’t always this zesty, let me tell you! 🌟 My journey to a healthy lifestyle has been filled with ups and downs, just like yours. I remember struggling with menopause weight and feeling like my body was betraying me. But once I embraced holistic weight loss and focused on nourishing my body with natural foods, everything changed.

The Power of Whole Foods 🫘

Whole foods are a game-changer. They provide your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive and help regulate your hunger hormones. When you eat a balanced diet of whole foods, you’ll find that you’re naturally less hungry and more satisfied.

Tips for Women Over 50 πŸ„‍

Ladies, we are in our best years, and it's time to feel fabulous! Here are some tips to help you embrace a healthy lifestyle and achieve natural weight loss:

Focus on Quality, Not Quantity πŸ§‹

Instead of counting calories, focus on the quality of the foods you’re eating. Choose nutrient-dense foods that nourish your body and keep you feeling full.

Stay Active 🀸‍♀

Find an activity you love and stick with it. Whether it’s walking, dancing, yoga, or swimming, moving your body is essential for weight loss and overall health. Plus, it’s a great way to boost your mood and energy levels.

Listen to Your Body πŸ’ͺ🏻

Pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues. Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re satisfied. This can take some practice, but it’s a key part of holistic weight loss.

Stay Hydrated πŸ§‹ 

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Sometimes, our bodies mistake thirst for hunger, leading to unnecessary snacking.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is crucial for weight loss and overall health. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to support your body’s natural processes.

Embrace a Zesty Life

Being zesty for life means embracing every moment with joy and enthusiasm. It means finding pleasure in the little things and celebrating your victories, no matter how small. 🌈

Connect with Nature

Spending time in nature can do wonders for your health and well-being. Take a walk in the park, garden, or simply sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Nature has a way of grounding us and bringing peace to our busy lives.

Practice Gratitude

Take time each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for. This simple practice can shift your mindset and help you focus on the positive aspects of your life.

Surround Yourself with Positive People

The people you surround yourself with can have a big impact on your mood and motivation. Seek out friends and loved ones who uplift and support you on your journey.

The Power of Mindset

 A healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy mindset. 🌟 Believe in yourself and your ability to make positive changes. Remember, it’s never too late to start living a healthier, happier life.

Overcoming Challenges

There will be challenges along the way, but don’t let them discourage you. Each obstacle is an opportunity to learn and grow. Stay committed to your goals and keep moving forward, one step at a time.

Menopause Weight: A Special Consideration 

Menopause can bring unique challenges, but it doesn’t have to mean inevitable weight gain. Here are some tips to help manage menopause weight:

Balance Your Hormones

Certain foods can help balance your hormones and reduce symptoms of menopause. Incorporate flaxseeds, soy, and leafy greens into your diet to support hormonal health.

Strength Training 

Strength training is fantastic for building muscle and boosting metabolism. It’s especially important for women over 50 to maintain bone density and muscle mass.

Mindful Eating 

Practice mindful eating to avoid overeating and emotional eating. Pay attention to your food, savor each bite, and enjoy the experience.

Conclusion: Your Best Years Are Ahead 

My lovely ladies, remember that your best years are ahead of you. Embrace this time of life with open arms and a zesty spirit. 🌟 By focusing on natural weight loss, holistic health, and a healthy lifestyle, you can achieve your goals and feel fabulous at any age.

You are beautiful, strong, and capable of amazing things. Keep shining, keep smiling, and keep living your best, zestiest life! 🌸✨

Your Zesty Friend & Mentor,

Sharon North Pohl 🌸🌟

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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Remember my info is generic  and educational only.  Please check with your healthcare provider before embarking on any  changes in diet or exercise


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