It is a well known fact that is scaring the world that obesity has now pushed tobacco down to number two and taken its place as the number one cause for heart diseases as well as many other terminal diseases. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Despite the movements that force clothes brands to hire plus size models instead of size zero models, it doesn’t diminish the fact that obesity is an epidemic that is spreading ever so fast. Keeping these facts in mind, wouldn’t you agree that losing weight is more important than ever, hard as it may be?
Losing weight is a journey that one does not necessarily need to make alone. Proven studies have shown that people striving in groups lose weight faster than those who follow the single weight loss path.
Meetings are held for alcoholics, so why not for those trying to lose weight faster? These meetings do exist that help people find support on their journey to losing weight. Everyone knows that healthy competition is necessary in our everyday lives. It makes us try harder to achieve our goals quicker than the people we are up against.
When people come together to form a group to lose weight faster, they are constantly aware of the other members’ progress. This builds up the healthy competition they need, so they strive harder and end up losing more weight than they would have had they been trying to do this all alone. The problem is not to start the weight loss journey. Starting is easy but what is the most difficult part is to stay focused on that journey and not to be distracted by that slice of cheesecake that you so guiltily want but you tell yourself that if I just have this one slice, I will do better the next day.
It’s much like alcoholism. You will not do better the next day. You will spiral further down the dark alley of cheesecake goodness. Having a support system helps you stay focused on your diet and doesn’t let pleasure get in the way of what needs to be done.
While many people go for weight loss surgeries, there are still people out there who are looking to lose weight the healthy and natural way. So, if you are one of them, don’t be afraid. Joining a support group might be a hard step for you from where you stand but it only gets easier from there. Support systems are present for a reason and the sooner you join one to help you get set on your weight loss journey, the better.