Weight loss Support: Encouraging others to help

Weight loss Support-Helping others

Getting friends to help with your health journey. A blog by A.C.S a Registered Nutritional Therapist.

Embarking on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle is an admirable decision, but it can be challenging without the support of your family and friends. In this blog, we’ll explore effective strategies to enlist the backing of your loved ones in your pursuit of a healthier life. Remember that understanding certain factors such as your What is your BMI and how to calculate it. Is another arrow in your quiver


  1. Communicate Your Goals


The first step is open and honest communication. Share your health goals with your family and friends. Explain why you’re making these changes and how they’ll benefit you. When your loved ones understand your reasons, they’re more likely to support you. One key factor is sleep, As a family it would be a good idea to Improve your sleep hygiene.


  1. Lead by Example


Actions speak louder than words. Be a role model for healthy living by demonstrating your commitment. Prepare nutritious meals, exercise regularly, and make positive lifestyle choices. Your dedication can inspire others to follow suit. Also understand what is meant by the term Clean Eating.


  1. Involve Them


Make healthy living a shared experience. Encourage your family to participate in physical activities with you, whether it’s hiking, biking, or simply going for walks together. Invite friends to join you in trying new healthy recipes or cooking classes. Getting kids active and balancing their screen time. Is a great way to not just motivate them and get them active but will also improve children mental health and can help prevent childhood obesity. 


  1. Educate Together


Learning about nutrition and fitness as a group can be fun and educational. Organise health-related workshops or seminars that your friends and family can attend. This shared knowledge can create a supportive environment for everyone. And please don’t pay attention to what is on social media. In fact I urge you to read my blog, Unveiling the lies of dieting circulating on social media.


  1. Plan Social Activities Mindfully


When socialising, suggest activities that align with your healthy lifestyle. Choose restaurants with healthier menu options or organise pot luck gatherings where everyone brings a nutritious dish. This ensures that your goals are respected during social events.


  1. Ask for Their Help


Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance when you need it. Whether it’s someone to exercise with or help with meal prep, involving your loved ones in your journey can make it more enjoyable and manageable.


  1. Be Patient and Understanding


Not everyone may be as enthusiastic about your new lifestyle as you are. Be patient and understanding of their concerns or resistance. Offer support without judgement and be open to compromise.


  1. Celebrate Milestones Together


When you achieve a health milestone, celebrate it with your friends and family. Share your successes and express gratitude for their support. This positive reinforcement can strengthen their commitment to your journey.


  1. Join Supportive Communities


Encourage your friends and family to join support groups or communities focused on health and wellness. These groups can provide additional motivation and resources. Get the group to understand what is healthy eating and safe weight loss. This way the whole group has a real understanding of what is healthy and how to become healthy.


  1. Express Gratitude

Regularly express your appreciation for the support your loved ones provide. Acknowledge their efforts in helping you achieve your goals, whether big or small.




Building a support system amongst your family and friends is essential for success in your journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Effective communication, leading by example, and involving your loved ones can create an environment of encouragement and motivation.

Remember, your pursuit of better health can inspire those around you to make positive changes in their lives too. Together, you can all lead happier, healthier lives.

By adopting a healthy relationship with food and incorporating it in to early childhood can help prevent Diabetes.

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By Aaron Christopher Slade


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