5 Ways to Lose Weight With Social MediaPosted: Mar 30 in Health And Wellness, Weight loss, Weight Management Strategies by Dr. Lazarus
According to a study by Northwest University, people who actively share their weight loss challenges and progress on social networks drop twice as much bodyweight as those who keep their weight loss stories to themselves. Social media is a powerful way to share your weight loss journey with others, motivate yourself and take steps to become successful.
So how do you make sure that you do it right when you begin trying to lose weight with social media? Here are tips.
- Talk about your goals. Your willpower can easily wane when you only have yourself to talk to when you have succeeded or failed. According to a recent study, 70% of those who shared weekly updates with friends managed to reach at least half their weight loss goals. Only half that number reached that point when they didn’t share. Sharing on social media isn’t the only way to go. Writing a blog about your weight loss journey is an excellent way to lose weight, too. A study named The weight loss blogosphere: an online survey of weight loss bloggers has found that on average, weight loss enthusiasts who blogged lost more than 40 pounds in the study period. Researchers believe that sharing works because it is a two-way street. When you share, you get helpful, motivational comments from friends and readers. These alone help you on your way to your goal.
- Build a network of support. In general, people find that their social friends are more supportive of their goals than family members. As you begin to share online, look out for the people who are the most supportive, and make a point of sharing the most with them. It isn’t just people who cheer you on that you need. Often, you need to ask questions and get clear answers. Joining a group of other people working to lose weight can help when you just need an expert tip or a new strategy.
- Become fanatic about tracking everything you do online. Sharing your progress online doesn’t just have to be about weekly updates. You can share information about every portion and every workout. There are apps like 21 day fixed tracker that help you make sure that you get the right level of workout and food. Keeping track can be a lot of work, but it’s important to your weight loss goals. When you have all the information you need in an app, it’s easy to share it with your social groups.
- Get ideas from social media. Getting the same workout every day may lead to weight loss plateaus. You need to keep switching workouts every now and then to get your body to respond. If you are at a loss and looking for new workout ideas every day, you can ask your social media groups. You’ll soon have more ideas that you can use.
- Find motivation. Your motivation levels are likely to rise and fall, and you need to be prepared for it. Over time, you’ll find ways to work around these challenges. Finding motivation from your social friends can be a great help. Whether it’s a motivation meme, a great weight loss video or a short story of someone who beat the odds, you’ll find that there is no shortage of ways to stay upbeat when you’re on social media.
Staying on social media is a great way to stay fit simply because you have so many people who are with you on the ride. If you’re serious about weight loss, you only need to begin sharing.