It’s so convenient to swing through the drive-thru instead of cooking a full meal. You may rationalize that it is just for one day and you’ll get back to a healthy diet tomorrow.
You’re too tired to go to the store and purchase groceries to make a healthy meal, and besides, all that vegetable and salad chopping can be a real headache.
Taking a walk would be a good idea for both you and your spouse, or you could even take the family pet out for some exercise. You’ll get with the program tomorrow after playing some video games and beaching on the couch to watch your favorite TV shows.
That is why there are so many people fighting the battle of the bulge. Yes, you want to lose weight and wish you could wave a magic wand and the pounds would magically melt away.
A diet support group may be just the thing you need to get off the couch and start shedding the pounds. Here are some advantages of joining a diet support group:
You Make a Commitment
One positive aspect of a diet support group is that you make a commitment to lose weight and that may include weighing in to track your progress.
The weigh-in may freak you out, especially if you haven’t been making much progress. It isn’t like they are going to announce your weight over a loud speaker. You may meet with a diet counselor on a regular basis, and go over any problems you are having, and she may turn out to be your biggest cheerleader.
You Take Advantage of Nutritional Tips
Many commercial weight loss groups focus on weekly training. People who participate in the program have access to the latest nutrition information, including tips on how to make food look and taste more appealing without the addition of more calories.
You Lose Weight the Slow Healthy Way
The emphasis is on a slow, healthy weight loss (which leads to more people keeping it off long term) rather than a short, fast weight loss program.
You Eat Prepared Meals
Some diet support groups such as Jenny Craig™ have a requirement that you must purchase their prepared foods. Instead of agonizing about what you’re going to cook for dinner, you heat up a prepared meal and you’re good to go. The food is usually tasty, and it is all nutritionally balanced.
You Have Support from the Group
Many studies have shown that losing weight is easier when there’s support of others involved. You can make friends with people who can act as diet buddies and you can encourage each other when temptation strikes, and you want to kick your diet to the curb.
So research some different diet support groups to see which ones will work best for your weight loss goals. Give them a call TODAY and start taking back control of your health.