When you start a weight loss journey, you may feel lonely and like you are dealing with a major life change on your own. By developing a support group, you will receive the help you need as you work toward meeting your weight loss goal. Having a support group can keep you motivated and help you to stay on track. Having support from your family and friends is extremely important. Finding support from others who are going through the same journey as you is also helpful. By forming a group you can help each other through the tough times. There are many ways to develop your support system for weight loss.

One main source of support can come from your family and friends. These are the people that you trust the most. You can be open and honest with them about your struggles with having a healthy relationship with food. Educate them on your new weight loss journey and what obstacles you may face. By letting your friends and family know about your goals, they can help you make daily changes in your life. Your immediate family or closest friends may be the primary people to share in your journey towards weight loss and a healthy relationship with food. They are the ones that will see your day-to-day changes. Allow them to be your cheerleaders, as well as the ones you turn to when you are having a tough time.

Although your family and friends love and care about you, if they have not been through the same struggles they may not be able to fully understand. They are a great source of support, but you may need someone to talk to that understands what you have gone through. You can find this type of support through many different avenues.

If you have friends that have had the same struggles with weight loss, you can start your own support group. This can be done in many different ways. You can all share the same dieting approach and have meetings to discuss how you have been implementing the program in your daily lives. This not only helps to motivate you, but also gives you support.

There are also existing support groups that you can join. Some of these support group are online and work by using a forum type system. People can post their struggles and receive replies. This is a way to heal from your unhealthy relationship with food. There are many people out there that share the same struggles as you have. By finding them and developing a support system, your healing journey towards weight loss gets easier.

There are many ways that you can develop a weight loss support group. To start you should talk with your friends and family about your new journey towards weight loss. You can find friends who have been through similar struggles with eating and form a support group. There are also online support groups which can help with the healing process. You have the ability to lose weight; enlist the help of those around you to achieve the most success.

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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