Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Aug 13, 2018 Tip

Friends or family may be unsupportive of your weight loss efforts. Sometimes their lack of support may be unintentional. You may know people who like to bake sweets and share them with you. Maybe you have family members who don’t like to see you “deprive” yourself of favorite foods. Then there are people who are unsupportive because they may need to lose weight also, and feel guilty about not making an effort. You may have family members who don’t like having healthier food items around the house. Or, maybe you have coworkers who miss having you eat out with them.

Think about your relationships with friends and/or family members. Is there a strain on relationships when you’re trying to lose weight? Do you find people encouraging you to consume foods that are inappropriate for your Diet Center program? Whether your friends or family are jealous of your efforts, are uncomfortable with change, or believe that giving you cakes and candies make you happy – try to understand how this can affect your weight loss efforts.

You can begin by accepting the fact that some people will be unsupportive.  Then realize that you can learn to deal with the situation and still succeed. This may involve learning how to politely refuse mom’s special cookies. It may take time to become comfortable selecting healthier food choices when you dine out with others. This may also involve learning how to communicate your needs to others.

It’s common for friends and family to challenge one’s weight loss efforts. A survey showed that 24,000 overweight women reported that losing weight created relationship problems. It may take some time and understanding, but in the end everyone can be happy with your weight loss success.