Weight Loss Support Groups
Weight Loss Support Groups should provide at the minimum the following services…
- An Expert for answers to any diet or weight loss problem
- Support offered from thousands of other members
- A private weight loss journal
- A “How to…” lose weight section written by other members
- A weight loss partner or diet-buddy
- Private advice by personal message
Only choose an on-line support group that offers these things at a minimum. There should also be 24 hour technical support and 12 hour (day time) dieting support from experienced members or weight loss experts.
On-line groups that provide these things are effective at helping you to lose weight and keep it off. Many people also find that the support they get from an on-line weight loss coach is very helpful. To learn more about the benefits of weight loss coaches, just follow the link provided.
Off-line support groups can be either individual or groups. The best approach if you decide off-line is the best way to go is to pick a program that includes both group support and individual therapy with a certified professional.
Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, The Zone, Atkins, and eDiets often offer great off-line programs in your local area for anyone on a current diet. In most cases, you don’t have to be using their diet, although it may cost you a bit more to join and use their services if you’re not on their diet.