Online Support GroupsPosted: Sep 17 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
Losing weight is a stressful process, and attempting to do it on your own is nearly impossible. This is why partnering with a strong weight loss program is a smart decision. By having an experienced weight loss surgeon in your corner, you can feel more confident in the choices you are making and see the way that small steps add up to mean real progress.
While having regular appointments set up to check in with your weight loss surgeon will be helpful in ensuring that you don’t fall too far off track, those appointments aren’t going to coincide with every tough day at work, every bit of stress placed on you through your friends and family, or every holiday and the tasty temptations that come from those special events.
This is where having a strong support network will come into play, and in this digital age, the best type of support network is one that will be there for you around the clock—a digital one.
How to find a Digital Support Group
While having a friend to partner with as you get started with your weight loss program can be tremendously helpful, you can’t rely on a friend to be there for you all of the time—just as you can’t be there for your friend at every moment they may need you. Extending your support network to the internet can be helpful for this reason. The internet never sleeps. So at whatever point you need a bit of support, chances are someone is available. The trick is finding the right group.
Social media makes finding a strong weight loss group easier than ever. Facebook groups in particular are helpful for finding a closed and private group with which you can engage on your own schedule. This will help bring you closer to people who have similar goals and opinions as you, but who you do not personally know. Many of these groups are large, as well, which means that there is more of a chance that you will be able to connect with someone for advice and support when you need it most.
You can also talk with your weight loss surgeon about online support groups with others in your area. Connecting with others who live close-by and have had similar experiences can be super helpful as you are creating a strong support network.