If you’re trying to lose weight, at times it can feel as if you’re fighting a losing battle. It seems as if no matter how hard you try, the cravings for junk will always kick in, the urge to skip workouts will always be there, and the weight itself just will not seem to shift. If this sounds familiar to you but you’re serious about losing weight, help is always available, sometimes in the most unusual of places. Asking for help doesn’t make you a failure, in fact, it makes you stronger than ever. If you are struggling with your weight, there are people that you can help.
Here’s a look at 5 different types of people that can help you to lose fat.
Personal trainers –Losing up to 20 pounds, or perhaps more weight still, can seem like an impossible task at times, which is where personal trainers come into the mix. A personal trainer will advise you on what to eat, what to avoid, when to eat, and how to exercise in your spare time. When you work with them in the gym, or anywhere else, they will compile workout routines for you, they will motivate you, they will push you, and they will help you achieve your goals in no time at all. Working with a personal trainer is a great way of losing weight and getting in shape.
Doctors – Sometimes we find ourselves gaining weight for reasons beyond our control. Say for example, you have a medical condition such as an underactive thyroid, losing up to 20 pounds would seem to take forever. The reason for this is that certain medical conditions such as an underactive thyroid, can suppress the metabolism making it harder to lose weight, and it easier to gain weight. If you speak to a doctor however they can prescribe medications and treatments that could help counteract the problems. They may also recommend psychiatrists and therapists.
Therapists – As we just touched upon above, sometimes doctors will recommend patients seek psychiatric help to address their weight problems. Primarily the reason for this is to help get an understanding of why a person may have an unhealthy relationship with food, or to simply try to understand where their problems began. Once you know the root cause of an issue, you can then begin to address it. There are countless people out there who have managed to get themselves into shape, with the help from therapists.
Friends and family – Sometimes, to help us achieve our goals, we simply need a little motivation and encouragement. If you are serious about losing weight, why not get friends and/or family members involved? You could go to the gym together, exercise together, motivate each other, hold each other accountable, and do more activities together. When you exercise with somebody else you will likely work harder and be more driven and motivated, which in turn will mean that you lose weight much faster.
Complete strangers – Believe it or not, but there are plenty of people out there who have managed to lose weight and get in shape, all thanks to the help from complete strangers. That’s right, thanks to various apps, forums, and social media pages, we can now communicate with people anywhere in the world. People looking to lose weight often post on various forums/pages and explain their goals, and ask for advice. They often not only receive very sound advice, but they will usually also receive plenty of motivation and emotional support, which can make a huge difference.