Weight loss tip: Share your weight loss goals

Weight Loss Tip 213 - Share your weight loss goalsWeight Loss Tip 213 - Share your weight loss goals

Sharing weight loss goals can build accounability and encouragement.

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Most people who make a change toward better eating and exercise to lose weight will tell at least a few others about their intentions.  They rarely keep is a secret. All of a sudden you’re buying healthier foods and exercising more, so it is hard to keep a secret. Not sharing your goals with family and friends could negatively affect your behavior and success. 

The key to successful weight loss is building a sense of accountability and maintaining confidence in your weight loss. Self-accountability is one of the most difficult things to do when you’re trying to lose weight. One of the biggest problems for people trying to lose weight is procrastination. Procrastination is truly the opposite of self-accountability. This behavior can hinder success and lead to failure.

Also, encouragement by friends and family can build your confidence and ensure that you stay on the right track. There is nothing quite as encouraging as having someone tell you that you look like you’ve lost a lot of weight and congratulating you for your success. For a dieter, pounds of praise can lead to huge drops in waist circumference. Praise leads to an increasing sense of accomplishment. 

Weight Loss Tip 213 - Share your weight loss goals
Weight Loss Tip 213 – Share your weight loss goals

Also, telling families and friends can lead to positive reinforcement. When I tell my wife I’m trying to lose weight, she encourages me to eat healthy if we do eat out and she tries to encourage me not to eat out. She reminds me to exercise and pushes me to stick to my plan. Any reinforcement of your plan can lead more and more success.

The bottom line: Sharing your weight loss goals with your friends and family can keep you focused on your goals, build accountability, reinforce good decisions, and increased encouragement. Make a changer toward a better weight, share it, and ask for their encouragement.

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About the Author

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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