The Importance of Accountability & Support for Weight Loss Goals


How to Be Accountable to Your Weight Loss Goals

When trying to achieve weight loss goals by dieting and exercising, willpower alone is not always enough to stay on track. To be able to lose weight and keep it off for good, accountability and support are the key. However, we all know that maintaining accountability and finding support is easier said than done. The following are some ways to help keep you accountable and supported through your weight loss journey.


Create your weight loss plan

Write down your weight loss plan on paper or have a qualified nutritionist or dietician do this for you. Include each meal and snacks that meet your nutritional needs. If you don’t know how to do this, it is important that you seek professional help as they can guide you and make sure that all of your needs are addressed.

Create a Contract with Yourself


Make a contract with yourself, and sign it. The contract should include a summary of your goals and an in-depth description of how you plan to meet these goals including the people that are going to support you. It should also mention your diet program and personalised exercise plans. When you sign a document, you are more likely to hold yourself accountable and meet your fitness goals. You may like to give your support person/people a copy of this to strengthen your accountability even more.

Record Your Progress

Knowing that you’ve made progress and are succeeding can keep you accountable and encourage you to continue to stick to your diet and exercise plan. By keeping detailed records of your progress in a journal, you will stay motivated and be aware of any mistakes you’ve made. When you realise that you’re slowly but surely losing weight, you will feel good about yourself and avoid making excuses as to why you can’t eat healthy or workout. Show your support person your progress on a weekly basis so that you have someone to check up on you, encourage and support you.

Find an Exercise Partner


The benefits of finding an exercise partner are endless. Working out with another dedicated, trustworthy individual can help you stay consistent with your exercise plans. In addition, exercising with someone else makes the whole workout out more enjoyable.

When searching for an exercise partner, find someone who is positive, realistic, and optimistic about reaching a healthy weight and staying fit for life. Choosing someone who cannot commit, belittles progress, and is unresponsive to your encouragement can hinder your weight loss goals.

Many weight loss clients who have worked with exercise partners in the past report that time goes by faster when they exercise with someone else. In addition, they expressed that they are less likely to cancel a workout when they know another person is dependent on them.

Celebrating progress and success is also more fun with a partner than alone. You can set specific goals for yourself while your partner sets goals for themselves. Once these goals are met, you can celebrate by doing something special together.

Weight loss is very difficult without accountability and support. If you’re interested in losing weight and gaining confidence, I can help! You can contact me via my website, book a consult online or phone me on 0402309997. Depending on your health fund you may be eligible for a health fund rebate.

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