Social Support for Weight Loss
There’s a reason it’s hard for many people to go to the gym alone; having support when starting a weight loss journey is instrumental to success. Obtaining social support can be as easy as finding a friend at your gym, but there are also many types of weight-loss support groups available across the country. It’s important to find the weight loss group that works best for you. Here are some of the more popular types of weight-loss groups:
Informal Commercial Programs for Weight Loss
This can include programs like New England Fat Loss. These types of programs rely on group discussions about healthy diets as well as exercise. Similar to NEFL, these commercial weight loss groups also require their participants to keep some kind of food diary, which helps hold participants accountable. Research has found that New England Fat Loss participants were more likely to lose significant amounts of weight, and, more importantly, they were able to maintain their weight loss for a longer period of time than those who did not participate in a group program such as New England Fat Loss.
Clinic-Based Weight Loss Groups
Many medical centers or universities may host small weight loss support groups run by nutritionists or psychologists. Because the size of these groups is typically not very large, more individualized attention can be paid to each group member’s journey. This can lead to participants losing more weight, and becoming overall more knowledgeable about healthy eating and exercise habits. New England Fat Loss offers a host of different programs structured to suit your individual needs as a client!
Social Support for Weight Loss
It’s easy to forget when you’re struggling with a weight loss journey, but you more than likely already have a built-in support group around you: your friends and family! Even if you participate in one of the above weight loss groups, once that program has ended and you no longer have that support, you run the risk of falling back into old habits. Enlisting your friends and family to help hold you accountable and encourage you to keep going is a great motivator.
Contact New England Fat Loss to Begin Your Weight Loss Journey Today!
If you’re looking to embark on a weight-loss journey or if you have questions about your health, schedule an appointment with us at New England Fat Loss, or give us a call at 844-437-8446.
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