Summer Mindset: Don't Delay Your Health Goals

Ah, summer! The season of sun, sand, and… oh yes, barbecues and ice cream. It’s easy to think that during these warmer months, our health and nutrition goals should take a backseat to all the fun and relaxation. 

In reality, the best way to have a great summer is to make your nutrition goals work for you, instead of against you. In this blog post, we will explore three common reasons why you or other busy adults might delay working on your nutrition goals during the summer and how to overcome those hurdles. 

3 Reasons Your Summer Mindset is Delaying Your Progress

1. The Fear of Missing Out: You Think Maintaining Healthy Habits Will Be Boring

Many of us worry that focusing on our health will mean sacrificing summer fun and enduring tasteless, boring holidays. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to enjoy delicious food, drinks, and good company while still working towards our health goals. 

Last summer, I committed to making healthier choices without sacrificing my favorite treats. By focusing on moderation and portion control, I was able to indulge in ice cream, tasty BBQ, and even the occasional cocktail without derailing my progress. And guess what? I still had a fantastic summer filled with amazing memories.

2. Your Definition of Success is Perfection

Sometimes, we don’t believe that maintaining our progress or weight during the summer counts as a success. The truth is, every bit of progress towards our goals is worth celebrating. Staying on track during the season of busy schedules and impromptu patio drinks is indeed an achievement. 

The more you think you have to be perfect to succeed, the more likely you will think “I will just start in the fall”.

3. You Are Underestimating Yourself

You don’t think you have enough control or that you will “fail” during the summer because of time, money, stress, social events, holidays, or many other reasons. However, summer is an excellent opportunity to learn how to overcome these hurdles and build habits that will serve us year-round. 

Embracing a healthier lifestyle during busy summers taught me invaluable skills for managing stress and prioritizing my well-being. By focusing on my goals even when life was hectic, I cultivated resilience and determination that I now apply to all aspects of my life.

5 weeks, 5 months or 5 years are going to pass anyways, how would you like your health to be when the time comes?

3 Reasons To Change Your Summer Mindset:

1. Practice Is Key

If you can maintain healthy habits and weight during the summer, this is an accomplishment in itself. Moreover, it’s a great opportunity to master healthy habits and integrate them into your lifestyle. 

While it’s true that there’s an abundance of wining and dining opportunities, staying on track with healthy choices during this period can boost our confidence and help reinforce our decision-making process. 

2. You Can Eat Whatever You Want

Deprivation should have no place in our lives during the summer or afterwards! Instead, we should seek balance by making room for our favourite treats while staying on track with our goals. This way, our summers are filled with joyful memories, rather than regretful ones. 

You want to remember those priceless moments with your family or friends; you don’t want to remember the horrible diet you tried or how awful you felt!

3. Build Skills That Last To Stay Health In Summer Season

The summer season is a perfect time to sharpen your skills and adapt to times in your life where you can’t give your health and goals 100% of your attention. By maintaining your health habits and prioritizing your goals amidst the summer chaos, you will be better equipped to handle stressful times in the future! 

Make This Summer Your Best Yet

Imagine how much more you will enjoy your summer with increased energy, positivity, and mental clarity. By working towards your health goals during these vibrant months, you’ll not only enjoy the season but also invest in your long-term well-being. Remember, your health journey doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing venture. You can create a sustainable, enjoyable lifestyle that works for both your physical and mental health. 


Don’t let fear or doubt hold you back any longer—from extraordinary vacations to laid-back afternoons, you deserve to fully embrace every moment of summer without sacrificing your precious health goals.


Don’t Let Summer Slip Away

If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-improvement and make this summer your best yet, I invite you to a free consult with a Vancouver Dietitian. Contact us today and start building a healthier, more vibrant life! 


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