Losing weight can be a challenge especially if you are doing it on your own. Many researchers have already shown that one will be able to have a higher success rate in following their diet plan if they have a support system. If you have one, you will be able to eat better and you will put more effort into working hard. As a result, you will lose more pounds and be able to keep it that way. There are dieters who consider their family and friends as their support system while there are those that find support in their computers as well as smart phones.
According to the spokesperson from American Dietetic Association, Marjorie Nolan, RD, who also happens to be a personal trainer, social media is the most common support system for those who are trying to shed some pounds. Aside from Facebook, there are many smart phone applications that are used by dieters in order to motivate them, help them create a strategy and encourage them to go on with their plan. Technology is now making a big different when it comes to the weight loss industry.
- Posting your goal on social media will let all your Facebook friends or Twitter follower know about your exercise plan. Colleen Lange who is a resident of New Jersey shared how she started on her diet and exercise plan through people she met online. They post daily about recipes they tried and they give support as well as motivate each other to go on with their weight loss plan.
- Start an online blog diary and make it viral. You will have a medium wherein you can share your weight loss journey and know that there are readers out there who know your story. Tina Haupert is a blogger and she admitted that she has lost more than 20 pounds and was able to keep it off because of the support and good comments she get from her readers.
- Be a part of a virtual support group. It is the most convenient way to be encouraged and talk with people who are going through the same struggle as you. The best part is that you can stay anonymous if you want to and you don’t have to give out specific information about yourself or your location. You will be able to get advice and discuss about diet plans you are trying such as the HCG weight loss and talk about the different effects and success stories among the members.