Losing Weight? There is help...
Tips - Exercise - Support


Losing weight is difficult. However, you don't have to go it alone. You can enlist the assistance of friends, family and professionals to aid you in the process. You will need all the support you can get to be successful.

Ask a friend to be a weight loss and/or workout buddy. Having someone go through the diet/exercise process with you will really help. WeightLossBuddy.com provides free diet tracking and expert help. Online message boards at sites such as DrPhil.com also offer help for those looking for people in their neighborhood who want to get - and remain - fit.

A nutritionist or a fitness trainer can provide insight and information on healthy eating. Ask your primary care doctor for a referral - he or she is bound to know some fitness professionals and, especially in the case of a nutritionist, may be able to give you information on getting services through your health insurance company. FindaNutritionist.com offers a list of qualified people throughout the U.S. The IDEA Health & Fitness Association has a personal trainer locator as does LocalFitnessTrainer.com.

Weight loss support systems such as ediets.com and Weight Watchers offer program and nutrition information as well as professional assistance.

The truth is that the support is out there - all you have to do is seek it.

Tips for losing weight

-Try not to let yourself get so hungry you feel like you are starving by the time you eat!

-Redefine what your perception of a perfect body is! There is a widespread misconception of what beautiful is. Beauty is who you are as a person- remind yourself of that.

-Try to not eat while in a hurry! This takes away from the importance of eating and usually results in over eating the wrong foods.