I can’t speak for everybody, but I think for the majority of us I can safely say losing weight is no easy task. It’s not quite as easy as simply eating less, and moving more. Sure if we were robotic in our thinking, this would work great, and we would all look like fitness models, proudly taking Instagram selfies for the world to see.
But the fact of the matter is we are human beings. The physiological and psychological drivers that are tied to the bad habits which got us into our fat dilemma are strong and very real. Food cravings are one such manifestation of these drivers, and many who have experienced them will tell you they are incredibly hard to resist, no matter how strong you believe your will power to be.
The good news is that with time you get better at fighting these negative habits. The problem is, most of us never try long enough for this strength to develop. This is why I believe that having a strong support network or community to engage in during your weight journey is so important.
They provide a source of inspiration, and support to help get you back on your feet when you fall over. And trust me, you will fall over. The more you immerse yourself in a community or culture of weight loss, the more successful you’ll be.
It’s just common sense. If you want to increase your odds of succeeding, surround yourself with people who have already done it.
But I hear you ask, where do I find myself a community of people all wanting to lose weight? Easy. The internet.
Online, there are hundreds of groups of all possible demographics, niches and interest all trying to achieve weight loss and health. You don’t have to pay anything to join up to most of them.
Personally, I use Myfitnesspal. It happened more by accident than anything else. It doesn’t matter which group/website you sign up to. Simply find one that works for you. And this will sound like a cliche. But remember, the more time and energy you put into your community, the more you’ll get out of it.