Most of us are very familiar with using Social Media and most of us use it every day to keep everyone up to date with our lives, posting photos and reconnecting with family and friends that we have lost touch with.
But have you thought about using it for support during your weight loss journey? As many people embark on their journey to reach a healthy weight and maintain alone, are more likely to fail. Getting support when you are on your weight loss journey is crucial to enable you to achieve your goals and maintain your weight loss.
Sometimes it is really difficult to get all of the support that you need from family and friends. Occasionally they do not understand how important this is to you, or they try to sabotage all of your hard work. Most of the time they don’t give you the recognition that you deserve!
Recent studies have proven that using social media as a support tool has been really helpful to users. People who have used the tool have had good losses and maintained their weight loss compared to those who did not.
Positives of using social media as support are:
- It helps create a great online community: Where you can chat with members who are on plan and form friendships and get help and advice from the members and share your experiences.
- Gives your self-esteem a boost: Getting praise from others for your accomplishments and gaining confidence in the new emerging you!
- It makes you accountable: There is no better way of keeping yourself accountable than posting your goals on Social media, check in each day with the members; share your favourite recipes your tips and even blips.
- Don’t be afraid to use our Social Media platforms to track your daily progress. Not only will it help you see your habits and create consistency, but chances are it will motivate someone else in the group to start their journey also. Our Facebook groups are closed so only the members will be able to see your posts.
- Support & Information: With our dedicated Customer Support Team giving you all of the help and support you need via our Social Media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, you will not go short for help and support!
So get the Selfie taken, your goals set and join in with our Facebook groups!
Have you got any tips getting the best out of Social Media when trying to lose weight? Share them below to be in with a chance of winning a pack of 20 Strawberry Shakes!. Our favourite comment will be chosen on Thursday 15th November 2018 at 4 pm!
By Joanne Jones, Customer Care Advisor