Your reasons for wanting to lose weight begins with you: You’re the one choosing to change your eating habits and activity toward a healthier lifestyle every day, so it’s essential to have a strong sense of self-motivation.
That being said, part of your weight loss journey is discovering the support around you. Here’s why talking about your weight loss truly helps you with your goals:
It keeps you accountable.
Hearing yourself discuss what you’re doing to work toward your goals reinforces your new habits.
You can acknowledge milestones along the way.
Losing weight is no small feat, and discussing where you began and the steps you’ve taken to get where you are today allows you to acknowledge pivotal moments along the way.
You’ll discover your support system.
Loved ones are great people to open up to about your goals. When other people, like co-workers or acquaintances, notice your weight loss, it’s an opportunity to open your support system a little wider, too. Allow yourself to be open with those who ask about your progress, and make sure to listen to how they respond—their positive reinforcement is another way to acknowledge all the work you’re doing, and keep it up!
You may impact someone else’s weight loss journey.
Now that you’re building out your support system, you may be the person who jumpstarts a loved one’s or acquaintance’s weight loss journey. Maybe one of your loved ones will bring you up as an inspiration to one of their friends who are contemplating their own health, too, which makes your reach even more impactful.
New tips and strategies.
Your support system may include people who are also losing weight or have been in your shoes. As you share what has worked for you—and what hasn’t—you allow yourself an opportunity to learn along your journey.
Every little bit of support can help you be one step closer to hitting your weight loss goal.