Why are People Looking for Support to Lose Weight?
Motivation and support are important tools for achieving goals and consolidating results. But is it so important to seek support from other people while losing weight, or does it confuse you?
Psychologists say that support in losing weight and changing habits is often a constraining and limiting factor, despite our desire to share results and thoughts.
We seek support when we are not sure of our decision or are not ready to change something. It seems to us that we are making an unpleasant decision, and subconsciously seek confirmation. After all, it will be hard, difficult, you will have to suffer, and if close people say that you are already good (a), then you can start changing later. And this is just one of the reasons.
It is difficult for a losing weight to find and maintain motivation, it is difficult to achieve the set goals, which are sometimes set incorrectly. I want to be sure of the result and find positive experiences of other people.
Let’s figure out how to properly motivate and who will become an excellent companion for weight loss, and who will return you to the past forms and numbers.
Where and how to seek support you don’t need: It’s not obvious, but some activities and groups aimed (externally) at helping to lose weight can ruin everything.
Marathons and online programs. Bloggers, fitness trainers, ordinary people who have lost weight offer on the Web to lose weight for money by purchasing exclusive programs. It would seem that the ideal option is a community of people with the same goal, and control, and understandable tasks.
Why is that bad? People with an eating disorder, being overweight, having problems with self-esteem, lack of motivation and lack of purpose will result in depression, stress, and sometimes poor health. Leaders of these marathons prefer to maintain a competitive spirit by removing the weak or. What kind of support, friendship and good attitude are there.
Communities in social networks. Mono-diets, anorexia, weight loss up to 40 kilograms, insults and hatred towards everyone who does not support the chosen diet / theme.
What’s bad? At first, it will seem to you that you are in the right environment, but when you change course, you will be rejected and stressed. You will receive support by performing certain actions, even if it is harmful and does not lead to the goal.
This support will quickly break, you either return to your normal diet or develop an eating disorder.
Research from the University of California (USA), the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (USA) and the National Association of Diet and Nutritionists (Russia) have confirmed that stress leads to obesity in most people.
A family. You can not seek support from people who influence you emotionally and can lead you off the chosen path.
If you force the family to lose weight with you, as housewives often do, who begin to prepare only healthy dishes, not taking into account the wishes of other people, you will not escape quarrels.
If you try to lose weight on your own, then those around you will somehow reduce your motivation, for example, by arranging feasts, buying sweets and other snacks.
You cannot refuse to communicate with your family, but you can not seek support and ignore both praise: “We like you anyway,” and negative: “Look at yourself, who you are becoming.”
What to do and where to look for help?
Turn inward, there is motivation, purpose, and support. If you can’t figure out the reasons for excess weight on your own or understand how to proceed, go to specialists: psychologists, trainers, nutritionists, endocrinologists. No need for a course of study, just one appeal in times of doubt is enough.
Look for someone in your environment who will support your endeavor without advice and imposing your own opinion. If he just listens, discusses problems, or shares a serving of healthy salad, you will have confidence in your abilities and the desire to continue.
Avoid negativity, support shouldn’t be unpleasant or frustrating. You do not need to suffer, stress, severely limit yourself or give up all the pleasant things that were part of your life.
Praise yourself and be grateful to yourself for every step you take towards your goal. Pamper, say mentally pleasant words. And you can also afford a low-calorie dessert or even a whole diet, which will help you not to cook separately, but to eat deliciously and fully every day.