Weight loss and better health can be obtained by improving the quality of foods you eat, exercising more, and reducing your stress levels. However, there is 1 component to long term weight loss success that no one is talking about.
It’s very important to have this 1 component in your plan, otherwise you’ll have a hard time sticking to your new found weight loss success for the long term.
The 1 component I am referring to is your community. I was speaking with a client the other day about how she has successfully lost 15 lbs but has leveled off because of the community she hangs around with.
This is where weight loss goes to the next level. When you associate yourself with the right community or help to change your community, then your results and the people’s results around you will improve.
To solve the obesity epidemic and to lose weight successfully for the long term, you need to surround yourself with a community of people that want to achieve the same type of success as you. It makes sense right?
If you hangout with people who constantly eat cake, ice cream, processed foods, and fat storing foods, you’re going to eat them too.
If you get together at events with people who choose healthier foods and treat their bodies better, then it will be easier for you to stay on track with your success and improve upon it.
The community that you involve yourself with is extremely important. It’s not an easy task but being conscious of the events you go to and the foods you’ll be eating can go a long way.
There are times when you can eat foods that are not normally on your schedule. If you’re going to a family party, you’ll likely have little control over what is being served.
Stick to the foods that contribute to your success. Weight loss and better health is a journey and it’s never a destination.
You have to stay on top of your eating beliefs and keep them as your top priority. Choose healthier foods and inform the people around you about the information you know.
What is your weight loss community like? Do you find it hard to stick to healthy eating choices when you’re out with friends and family? Let us know in the comments section below.