What to Do When Friends And Family Sabotage Your Weight Loss Goals

Does grandma make you cookies every time you visit or mom insist you take that leftover cake home? Our friends & family can unintentionally sabotage our health & fitness goals. US News recently posted a few psychology-backed tips for getting the fam to give you the support you need in your weight-loss journey. Check out our summary here:

How others may react to your decision to lose weight

  • People may perceive your lifestyle changes as a threat to your relationship.
  • Friends and family may worry you are judging their own eating choices.
  • Your spouse may be afraid that if you lose weight, you will no longer be attracted to them and they will lose you.

Proactive strategies you can take

  • Remind your loved ones that your lifestyle changes will not affect your relationships.
  • Coach them on how they can help you.
  • Express gratitude when they do help you.
  • Be patient. Give your friends and family time to adjust to your new lifestyle.
  • Gently point out how their behavior hinders you.
  • Be responsible. In the long run, you have to be committed to yourself and your goals, no matter what your friends and family choose to do.

To read the full article, click here: Are Your Friends And Family Sabotaging Your Health Goals?

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