How to get positive support to lose weight and keep it off!
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Developing a support system to lose weight, maintain weight, and for a healthy lifestyle cannot be overstated. Read on for ideas to create a support system for weight loss that works for you.
Yes, having a support system for weight loss and a healthy lifestyle is essential, especially in a society that often pulls us in less-than-healthy directions. We are bombarded by food marketing, super-sized grocery items, and huge restaurant food portions. Just think about how the tempting aromas of fried chicken and freshly baked bread in the grocery influence you. Now, that's clever marketing! Additionally, everything from escalators and elevators to modern transportation and mobile devices can result in us moving less. With all of these societal influences, a solid support system for weight loss is essential.
Ask a friend to split an entree when you're both trying to lose weight.
Schedule a social walk with a group of friends.
Email your health care provider with progress.
Share healthy recipes.
Ask someone to join you at a fitness class.
Are there people in your life who criticize your healthy food choices or frequently pressure you to eat tempting high-calorie foods? You may need to have a courageous conversation with them or connect with them in situations that don't involve food. How can you adjust these relationships in your life? For example, you may need to ask your family for positive support. Also, think about how you can limit the barrage of unhealthy lifestyle messages and triggers that come your way.
It is important to continue creating and maintaining a support system to lose weight and to adjust it as necessary as your life changes. Think of family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances who can provide positive support. Also, you can connect virtually with other MyNetDiary users on the MyNetDiary community forum or social media platforms such as the MyNetDiary Facebook Page. The more health-conscious role models and friends you have, the more likely you will succeed with your healthy lifestyle!
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