How many times have you tried to go on a diet and arrived home to find out your family have ordered pizza? Or that they decided to go out and have a bunch of delicious hamburgers or tacos for dinner? We all have gone through that and know how frustrating it can be.

Dieting can be a bigger challenge than we expected.

  • First, you have to make your mind to do it, knowing for sure you’ll have to stop eating -for some time- all that delicious food (which might, certainly, made us gain that overweight). Lots of willpower.
  • Second, you shall decide what kind of regime suits you best. Any good diet (one that really works and don’t make us regain weight in a couple of days) must be given by a specialist based on our physical constitution, health, and should be adapted to our very personal needs.
  • Third, stick to it. This is the most crucial point, where willpower becomes not only a personal matter, but a whole team work.

Make Your Family Your Best Ally

Here are a few tips that can make your family an ally in your diet goals rather than an obstacle:

  • Tell your family that you’re going to make some changes in your habits, just to improve your health. Sometimes, a simple conversation can prevent those around you from offering you that food you’re trying to avoid. You can even try to make them apply those changes along with you!
  • Obesity is a common disease in the US, where approximately 78 million adults, and more than 12 million children are obese. It won’t be difficult to find among your relatives, friends, or coworkers allies willing to begin a weight-loss program. Research has showed that when you begin losing weight, people around you are encouraged to lose some pounds themselves.
  • Making radical changes in our daily habits is quite a job! Now imagine if you want to impose them to all your family! It would be better if you incorporate such changes very smoothly, trying not to make them so notorious. That would prevent you from unnecessary attention. For instance, if you’re going to a familiar reunion, you can take healthy food; just don’t shout it from the rooftops!
  • A sustained weight loss is commonly paired with an increase in physical activity. You can organize family outings, activities where everyone can participate and keep you all in the move. Don’t forget to take healthy food with you, and avoid eating junk or processed food, as well as sodas.

When those around us are not being supportive, it’s very difficult to achieve our goals.

So, if you are really willing to reach a healthy weight, #DecideItNow and get your family involved in it, what are you waiting for?

It will not only be good for yourself, but to everyone around you. Surely, when they see your progress, they will not only support you, but will join your efforts.