Create a Supportive Atmosphere

Friday, April 3, 2009
Losing weight is somewhat selfish since the person who loses the weight is the one who reaps all the benefits. Spouses, children, and friends are not really affected when you decide to make a change like losing weight. What they do won’t help or hurt your weight loss. But, to have successful weight loss program, explain to people around you how important losing weight is for you and be specific about how they can best help you.

A supportive atmosphere is important for losing weight and keeping it off. Eating can be a highly social event, whether during family meals, meals with friends, or in times of celebration or sorrow. The fact is that food is one of the great pleasures of life. Sharing weight goals with others helps enlist their support. It is generally much better to let people who care about you know that you are trying to control your weight.