If you wish to lose weight, and you have tried several dieting plans and exercise routines on your own but still have not shed the pounds you would like, consider enlisting help from others to get results. Many times, people struggle with weight loss if they try it on their own without others to route them on. Here are some of the reasons why losing weight with others can work better than trying to lose on your own.
Strength In Numbers
Joining a weight loss support group or a weight loss clinic is an excellent way to lose more weight at a faster pace. Having other people who have the same goals as you will increase the motivation to work together for the same results. Others in the group will quickly become your comrades and you will all push each other to continue the program while celebrating victories together.
Learn Valuable Information
While you can look up calorie contents on specific foods and body mass indexes for specific height and weight measurements, doing the research alone is not nearly as exciting as listening to a motivational speaker through a weight loss support group. Hearing nutritional information and discussing it as a group makes a bigger impact overall in how you incorporate it into your daily routine. Weight loss support groups hold several sessions where education is available. You might find yourself swapping healthy recipes with others in the group in no time at all.
Spend Time Together
Having others to push each other with exercising can help the pounds disappear more quickly than if you work alone. Many people in a structured weight loss program will schedule exercise sessions together. Having someone else with you to help you lift that weight one extra time or run that extra block can make a difference in how long it will take to get to your goal weight. Many participants will meet up at the gym or an aerobics class to exercise together. Having someone to motivate you to hang in there and finish the routine helps keep you from procrastinating.
Hold Friendly Competitions
To help in weight loss, competition can be an incentive. Have everyone pool together a small monetary donation and give it to the first participant to reach their target weight goal. Hold mini-competitions where everyone lists how many ounces of water they drink or how many sit-ups they do each day and reward the top scoring participants by announcing it at the next meeting so others can relish in their success.Share
26 June 2015
My name is Katie Langer. For a long time, I was bed ridden and I felt like I had no control over my life. I simply went along with what was instructed by my doctor and I didn't ask questions. It wasn't that my doctor wasn't willing to work with me, but I preferred to simply not think about the illness I was suffering from. I didn't realize that some of the symptoms I was suffering from were side effects of my medication and were not normal. After communicating more with my doctor, I was able to alleviate my symptoms. Since then, I've taken an interest in patient-doctor relationships and how to improve them.