Now that you’ve decided you want to lose weight, you should include some other people in your weight loss journey. These people can help you with many aspects, including choosing your diet plan, setting your goals and encouraging you along the way.
- A Therapist: Some people know they overeat, and how unhealthy it is for them as well, yet can’t seem to stop their overeating no matter how hard they try. Many of these people eat for emotional reasons and will try to hide their hurt and other feelings with food.This is someone who should seek the council of a therapist or other professionals trained in this specific matter so they can get the proper support. In some severe cases, it will take checking themselves into a clinic designed for this purpose so that what their nutrition and how much they are exercising can be closely watched and guarded.
- A Dietician: A dietician will have a wide range of knowledge that can help you to understand your body and to help prepare a food plan that will fit your particular needs, because in most states they are required to get a medical license before they can become a dietician.Their goal is to help you eat healthier, and in turn you can lose weight. Because of this, dieticians are set apart from anyone who promotes a fad diet because they are not necessarily nutritionally sound for you. A dietician will also help you to figure out how many calories you need to consume in a day and to balance your intake of all the various food groups that you should be eating from.
- A Physical Trainer: A lot of people may have never learned to exercise properly. A physical trainer will make sure that you do, and will push you to attain your goals, and can also probably help set your goals. They will oversee your exercise routine in a gym, giving you both cardio and strength based exercises to follow. The main goal of a personal trainer is to see to it that you get fit, and they also educate you on how to do that properly for yourself. Each person is different in their needs, and a personal trainer can adjust your training program to fit you just right. Over the course of the weight loss process, both the physical trainer and the dietician may give you advice in changing up your diet and your workout routine as you begin to gain more muscle tone to help support your new muscles.
• Friends and Family: When starting your weight loss journey, you may want to let friends and family know what you are doing so that they can be supportive of you. It always helps to have people you know and trust and that stand by your side in any endeavor.You can even have a friend, or your spouse, keep you accountable to keep you from sneaking any extra snacks or sweets, or to keep you on your exercise regimen. You will likely be more successful in the end if you have someone come alongside you (even over the phone if they are long distance) who will help encourage you when you are reaching your goals and to help push you when you start to struggle. Then, when you do reach your final goal (or even mini goals throughout) you can celebrate your achievements with the ones you love.