Health matters – The Help & Support are Crucial during Weight Loss

Having emotional support is just as critical to getting the pounds off and keeping them off as diet and exercise.

Losing weight and staying healthy is more than a physical change.

You have to change the way you think about life.

Dulling the Senses

Many overweight individuals use food as a drug to numb sadness and anger and even to get high.

When we start changing the way we eat, we suddenly find that many of the issues that we previously pushed aside with food have come to the surface. This is where emotional support becomes crucial.

Friends, family members, fellow dieters and even medical professionals can be a huge asset to help us deal with these unpleasant emotions.

By sharing our experiences with others, we can work through problems and find out how others have survived similar situations.

Stop Beating Yourself Up

We are often our own worst critics. Few people would ever look someone in the face and call them a fat, ugly failure for eating too may potato chips. But dieters often do just that to themselves, making small defeats feel like major catastrophes.

Emotional support can help us keep things in perspective.

People in our support system don’t think we’re horrible if we happen to gain back a few pounds. Rather, they know and can assure us that these are the natural and expected ups and downs of weight loss.

They can also help us understand why we may have indulged more than we should have, and can work with us to create a plan for next time.

You’re Not Alone

Weight loss is a personal journey—no one can do it for us. That doesn’t mean it has to be a lonely one.

Every dieter has a skinny friend who can eat whatever they want with reckless abandon. This leaves us feeling alone in our struggle to resist unhealthy foods.

However, if you have a strong system of supporters going through the same journey you are, you’ll find the path is less lonely. It won’t be as hard to turn down a slice of the office birthday cake or grandma’s homemade pie if you know others are doing the same.

Stay Motivated

Emotional support doesn’t have to be just about talking and sharing our experiences. Sometimes it is about mutual reliance. If you and a workout partner always go together to exercise class, you’re more likely to work up a sweat, even when you’re feeling tired or lazy.

You can encourage one another to keep going when the other looks like they may not finish the jog.

Setting goals with another person also helps us to be honest with ourselves.

The key to losing weight and keeping it off is changing the way we eat, move and think.

Emotional support is not only helpful, but a critical step in making these changes permanent and keeping you in your new svelte body for good.          Article from



Working together, we’re pioneering a mind and body approach to healthy sustainable fitness & weight consciousness.

Neways created the FitChoice Programme knowing that it is important to develop life-long healthy eating and exercise habits that will help you reset your habits and make long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes.

One key is identifying patterns in your life so you can decide where to make changes.

As part of your FitChoice programme, use the online journal to keep track of what you eat and the circumstances surrounding your eating.

Doing this will help you become more aware of your eating habits, so you can mindfully adjust these habits as needed to meet your goals.

For each day, make sure you record everything you eat and answer the questions about how you felt, who you ate with, and how aware you were of your hunger and fullness.

The journal also includes places for recording your physical activity and your FitChoice supplementation.

As you track your eating behaviour and make adjustments, you will see progress.

To access these tools, including the journal,  take the free  Find Your Path Self-Assessment

Here is a real “app”, not a virtual, that helps you be you ! .

  • Here you have your questions answered by a real person who understands the need for support !
  • Here you will have someone who will work with you to help you achieve your goal
  • You will not be alone, there is always someone who can help you and answer your questions

Go to   , click on the FitChoice logo, select language and start your free FitChoice Self Assessment

Make the Choice that Fits You !


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About Maggie Pascoe

By helping enough people achieve what they want to achieve, you will achieve your goals !l My aim is to help people get what they want in life, to improve their health & life & have the same satisfaction by helping others.

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