Don’t Do It Alone, Find Support To Lose Weight

By: Dan Burley

Sticking to a diet plan can be very frustrating but finding a support group can really help achieve your weight loss goal. We are constantly barrage with fattening foods so finding support is vital to stay motivated.

Despite claims on TV and radio about the next miracle diet potion, these quick fix methods will not help you lose weight. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is quick to point out that no magic pill, herb, or formula exist to make you lose weight.

Losing weight comes by burning more calories each day than you consume. You can accomplish this by reducing portion size by one-third. You can also stay within a range of calories to lose weight. Typically, most women should stay between 1200 and 1500 calories per day to lose 1/2 to 2 pounds per week. Men should stay between 1600 and 1900 calories to lose the same amount of weight.

Suppose you had someone to call or email that could provide guidance and accountability? Two or more people providing support is mutually beneficial because of the natural "win - win" situation.

So how do you find a weight loss partner? You can start at work. Is there anyone you could approach and suggest forming a support group to share recipes, develop sensible diet plans together, take walks and in general, just be there?

Don't be afraid to ask a close neighbor or dear friend. Chances are good that you know someone who is frustrated with their weight and could use the support. Weight Watchers and Internet support groups are also a good option. So don't do it alone, find support!

Written by Health and Fitness Expert Dan Burley. Dan writes articles on weight loss for and, a free resource site to find online support partners.

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