How to Make Weight Loss Social

How to Make Weight Loss a Social Experience

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When you make weight loss a social experience, you can make the effort easier, more rewarding, and may even come to like it.  You can work together as buddies or work against each other as friendly, upbeat competitors. Whichever strategy works best for you, you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes over trying to reach your goals on your own.

Why Make Weight Loss a Social Experience

Have you ever had to do a truly monotonous task? Of course, you have. We all have.  Lots of times. Stuffing envelopes. Data entry. Stocking shelves. Cleaning…pretty much anything. When you do it alone, a half hour job feels like ten hours.  When you’re joined by someone else, the experience completely changes. Particularly if it’s the right someone else. The same can be said about the strategy to make weight loss a social experience.

With the right person or people joining you in the effort, you can encourage each other. You can share tips and tricks and complaints.  You can prop each other up when you’re feeling low, and keep each other up, when you’re already up.  Moreover, there is something about our natures that means that when we commit to something with another person, we’re more likely to do it so we don’t let them down than we are to do it so we don’t let ourselves down.

What Happens When You Don’t Have a Friend to Buddy With?

Of course, it’s all well and good to say that it’s a good idea to make weight loss a social experience, but what happens when you’re the lone dieter in your circle? What if you don’t know someone you can trust to be reliable enough to follow through with you? What if you just can’t find someone with a similar mindset?  That’s where online connections can become a big deal.

Join a Weight Loss Forum to Make Weight Loss a Social Experience

Though real life is a great place to make weight loss a social experience, the internet also has its opportunities to enjoy support and information from other people, too.  This is particularly true of an exceptionally good weight loss forum.  These groups make it easy to share your experiences, read the experiences of other people, talk about successes and failures, and both give and receive support. Often, you’ll find that people are surprisingly friendly and will have solutions to problems you thought were unsolvable.

When you participate regularly, you’ll feel as though you’ve joined an important community with friends you recognize.  This can help to motivate you to keep up your efforts and feel great about what you’re doing. It also feels good to know that you’re doing the same thing for others, too.