Research shows that, when you're trying to lose weight, social support can be very helpful in shedding pounds and keeping them off. That social support-via a diet club, in this case-is what helped three women featured in EatingWell Magazine each lose 20 pounds and keep it off. Read their story here. So instead of trying to lose weight all on your own, consider starting your own diet club! You'll connect with like-minded friends and weight-loss partners, cook healthy meals for each other, exercise-and lose weight together. Here are a few tips for how to start your own diet club.
20 weight loss challenge ideas that are fun, healthy and motivating
Weight loss: 6 strategies for success - Mayo Clinic
Accountability, throughout your weight loss journey, will be the backbone of your success. It helps you to keep focused and work towards achieving your goals. Accountability, more importantly, lets you know when you are getting off track and not staying true to your plan. Keeping a food journal and practicing a weekly weigh in are two ways I have suggested, many times, to hold yourself accountable. I have practiced both of these tools, over the last year or so, with much success. However, most people need more than that to keep motivated throughout process of losing weight.
How to Set Up a Weight Loss Challenge
New trends in weight loss are gearing towards gluten free diets and commercial diets such as Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Recent research has demonstrated that any diet over a period of time yields similar results. However, individuals whom make goals towards weight loss must find the best one that sets off their trigger to keep with it.
Want to plan an office weight loss challenge that makes people feel empowered instead of defeated? Achieving a healthy weight does not necessarily mean being as skinny as possible. Ideal weights depend on a number of complex individual factors—including genetics, lifestyle, and body composition. It happens to be an easy-to-use indicator, since most people have the ability to easily monitor fluctuations in their weight from day to day; factors such as blood pressure or body mass index, however, require more intense tools.