How To Create A Weight Loss Support System

Weight loss doesn’t need to be done alone.

While losing weight is a personal, private goal for many people, you don’t have to do it alone. Even with the current challenges like social distancing measures and sheltering at home due to COVID-19, there are still ways to create and connect with a support system that’ll hold you accountable for your weight loss goals.

One of the things that sets Ideal Protein apart from other programs is our weekly coaching sessions, either in person or virtually depending on current public health requirements. Our coaches will not only help you set weight loss goals and conquer obstacles, they’ll offer education on a healthier way to eat for the rest of your life. We truly believe food is medicine, and weight loss is healthcare.

Here are three things to consider as you build your support system:

Step 1: Think about what type of support you want

From there, you’ll have a better idea of what form this support system should take to best meet your needs and goals.

    • Emotional support

Looking for someone to listen to you and encourage you, not just about weight loss but any issues you’re struggling with? Seek out someone you can turn to in order to soothe your emotions, cheer you on, and celebrate your successes. Our coaches have used the Ideal Protein Protocol to reach their own weight loss goals and can offer emotional support through both the highs and lows of your weight loss journey.

    • Practical support

Practical support is all about accountability. This may be someone to keep a regular walking date with or swap recipes with—anyone who has similar goals as you do, whether that’s losing weight or exercising more.

    • Inspirational support

Having someone you admire and look up to can work wonders when it comes to reaching your weight loss goals. Whether you turn to your coach, a friend or family member, the Internet, social media feeds and groups, books, or videos, your tools and cheerleaders are definitely out there.

Step 2: Consider the emotional tone the support should take

What type of motivation do you respond best to? Are you looking for gentle encouragement? Tough-love accountability? A mix of both?

Step 3: Ask yourself whether or not you want to announce your weight loss intentions

Some people do best if they announce their weight loss intentions to the world, while others prefer to set a private weight loss goal for themselves. Be honest about what you need with both yourself and your support system.

Looking for one-on-one coaching and support but not sure where to start? Ideal Protein’s expert coaches have been exactly where you are and are well-equipped to give you tailored guidance and support throughout your weight loss journey via socially distanced or virtual sessions. They’ll encourage you when losing weight feels impossible, hold you accountable, and celebrate with you all the way to healthy and beyond. You’ve got this!

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