Grocery shopping, long hours at work, deadlines to meet, dining out with friends, family to connect with…does the list of to-dos ever end?

After a long day of work and “stuff”, the last thing on my mind is eating trying figuring out what to cook at home.

It would be much quicker to order out or try the new restaurant that just opened up. Right?

If any of the following apply to you then continue reading.

  •  you’re always behind the wheel of your car

  • in long meetings or have to travel frequently

I understand and have been there when eating out can become out of control, which can lead to unwanted changes in how your body looks.

So, the day you passes 50 eating healthy and trying to maintain the weight you had just 5 years previous became your constant struggle.

To top it off any additional weight shifts, especially after menopause, can change the way your clothes fit you. No worries, just another opportunity to go shopping.

Not that we don’t love this activity but this just may not be the extra time that you have this month.

So What can we do to eat better so that we can finally take control and manage our weight?

Look to your kitchen for answers

I love cooking, spices, blending and the culinary arts.

There are so many wonderful foods that you can create with a few key ingredients, theses I consider as staples in my kitchen.

A well known French Chef Georges Blanc  – French Chef Georges Ma Cuisine des Saisons said, “Successful Cooking doesn’t rely on know-how; it comes from the Heart, makes great demands on the palate and needs  enthusiasm and a deep love of food to bring it to life”.

When you really reflect on your eating habits and weight loss goals there is a huge connection.

Think about these 2 question carefully because your habits can be good or bad, but in this post, we are only going to consider the good eating habits.

I want you to be in control of your eating and dining out habits and not the other way around.

Can you expect your body & mind to function properly if it is not fueled by the right foods?

How efficient do you think your metabolism will work if you spend a lot of time sitting?

How to make your body your friend?

  • Plan out your menu before shopping

  • take grocery list with you to the market

  • never go to the market hungry

  • stick to your planned menu

  • take a lunch as often as possible

Sometimes it appears as if celebrities are able to drop weight quickly within a matter of days.

Even the ones who have post-pregnancy weight gain, lose it within a matter of months.

However, studies show that individuals who lose weight slowly are more likely to maintain their weight loss over time as opposed to individuals who lose it quickly.

It may look like quick weight loss to you, but they were working on their body long before you saw the transformation.

Learn to reduce weekly indulgences

Our weekly drink of the day should not be a grande cafe mocha with 2 shots of espresso early in the morning and think that will hold you until lunchtime.

Slowly start to wean yourself off of high-calorie drinks.

Perhaps start with reducing 1 per week so you won’t have any negative side effects which include headaches. Then once you gain control, you can still have it as an occasional treat if you like.

When you are ready to adopt better eating habits the important thing is to remember if you do anything for 21 days it automatically becomes a habit.

Click on this link to Schedule your Discovery Session with me to see how I can help you get over whatever plateau you are experiencing at this moment.

You don’t have to do it alone, I will be here if you need a little push. If you are having difficulties maintaining your desired weight.

For a Complementary 30 minute consultation submit your name in the contact field and we will contact you within 24 hours to schedule your session.

Milan Perry, HHP, MH provides Healthy Lifestyle Coaching for successful women 50+, holistically oriented who are at a point in life where they need more to take her health to a higher level. She is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified in Herbalism and is a Culinary graduate.

As a herbalist. healthy lifestyle coach, menu planner, busy wife. The “joie de vivre” is wine + anti-aging (not in that order). She coaches women that have tried the fad diets of quick weight loss of 20 pounds without success.

Moving past that, you’re at a point in life where you feel more in touch with your need of well-being.

If you’re still struggling with trying to maintain your weight and feel as confident as you used to, schedule your FREE ‘Chic Women Don’t Diet’ Makeover call with Milan.


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By |2018-11-10T14:52:49-06:00October 5th, 2018|Sustainable Weight Loss|2 Comments


  1. Lori (Music Health Coach) July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Planning is something I have a hard time with and find it overwhelming. Instead of thinking of needing to sit down and plan all the meals for an entire week, right now I’m doing it per day. Once that’s good, I’ll move to two days, and so on. Little bit by little bit!

  2. Megan (The Lyons' Share) July 16, 2014 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I like the idea of reducing a daily treat to a weekly treat! I don’t believe that most things should be 100% off limits all the time, but identifying the things that add up and reducing the frequency is a healthy habit, and one that I recommend to clients all the time!

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