Overall Health and Weight Loss:

Overall Health and Weight LossDon’t let the people closest to you derail you from your weight loss plans. Stay on course, with this helpful advice.

The people you spend the most time with, often, like your family, friends, and co-workers, can create a challenging weight loss environment. It is usually unintentional because many people don’t understand how difficult it can be to eat healthy on a consistent basis. Stay focused on your goals, unfortunately, you need to know how to manage those influencers in your social circles.

Here are some suggestions to help you reach your overall goals:

*Make sure you check menus in advance for social events. Try to find places with healthy salads, entrees low in carbs and fats. Steer clear of fast food places.

*Take the lead in scheduling those activities. Invite your friends to your house so that way you can serve some of your favorite healthy foods and snacks. Ask for their help assisting you in losing weight, make it a point that your decision to change your eating habits is not a criticism to them, but a change for your health. Let them know that you value their friendship and that their support for your healthy lifestyle changes is very important to you.”

*Work at your own pace. As you introduce new foods, remind your family how important it is for all of you to take better care of your health. Healthy eating is more than weight management, it can improve your energy levels and quality of life for everyone. Speak to your family that you are managing your weight in part for them, so you can be a happier, healthier person. Suggest healthy foods or recipes to try together.

*Share your weight loss experiences with others. It can increase confidence and help with overall accountability.
Stay strong and focused and good health will follow!

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