It is a proven fact that people are more successful with their weight loss if they share their goals with those around them. If you are determined to stick to your health and weight loss plan this time, be sure that you follow this guide on how to tell others about your weight loss goals so that they can support you throughout the process.
Be proud of your goals. You can't be embarrassed to share your weight loss goals with your friends and family members. It's a decision you need to be proud of and willing to share with everyone. You're changing your life, so why wouldn't you want everyone to know? Only a brave few will make fun of your goals, but they're just jealous that you're seeing results and they aren't. Be proud of what you're setting out to accomplish and don't be afraid to let others know what you're up to.
Don't be swayed. Even though you may tell others about your weight loss goals, they may not be totally supportive of you. And that's to be expected, somewhat. Especially if you're the only one who is exercising and eating healthy, you're going to meet up with some resistance. You just need to keep a positive and determined approach to your weight loss and they'll eventually jump on board with you. Never get discouraged by unsupportive family members or slow results. Everything will work out in time.
Find others ways to share your goals with others. If you don't feel that your family is ready to hear all about your weight loss goals, you can start by giving them subtle hints about your plans to drop some weight. Choose health-conscious alternatives when you're out with your family - popcorn over chips, salad over fries, water over soda, and so on. And just start doing more exercise. Go for a walk with your kids. Tell your husband you want some fresh air. Eventually, they'll come to see your new habits as a way of life for you, and they'll understand your weight loss goals without you even having to tell them.
Ensure that your goals are realistic. Once you start to tell people about your weight loss goals, ensure that you don't go overboard with your expectations. It's important to start with small changes at first so that you can more easily make the transition into a healthier way of living. Don't tell others that you're going to stop eating chips cold turkey if you really think you're going to struggle with that one. You want them to see you finding success all the time, right? Instead, just tell them that you're making small changes to improve your health and lifestyle. With realistic goals, others around you will be more likely to support you.
Make a plan and share it with people. The best way to tell others about your weight loss goals is to show them - literally. A weight loss plan, when written on paper, is not only good for others to see but it's also great motivation for you too. So write down your plans, your goals, your motivation and your pledge to yourself. Show anyone and everyone who will look at it. In this way, you'll be able to share your weight loss goals with others around you and they'll know that you're serious and dedicated to getting healthier.