Just making the decision that you’re going to take proactive steps to move forward with a medical weight loss plan is the first step in the right direction. However, as you dig into the different plans and start talking to others about their weight loss goals and diets, you may begin to wonder if you will have more success with a friend by your side or if you should stick to doing it on your own. Here is a quick guide to help you decide if you should find a diet buddy or if you should fly solo.

Dieting with a buddy

Studies have shown that dieting with a friend can have a positive impact on your results because you have someone to hold you accountable and motivate you. Plus, because they are going through the same thing, you’ll have someone to talk to when it gets tougher. While the medical weight loss plans like the HCG diet can be customized to fit your lifestyle, they will still be limiting in the foods you can eat. Having a friend at the same event as you that has sticks near the veggie tray instead of the dessert bar can make a significant impact on your outcome.

While tons of people see success when working out with a friend, be mindful of who you choose. You don’t want someone that isn’t going to be serious or is more willing to cheat at the donut shop when you both walk by it. Find someone with weight loss goals and motivations that are similar to yours, and you’ll have more fun and success.

Dieting on your own

You don’t have to have a friend by your side to reach your weight loss goals, and some people actually find that they do better when they fly solo. Some of us are crazy busy and don’t have time to check in with a pal or schedule workouts together and others simply focus better with fewer distractions. And while you won’t have a friend to hold you accountable, you will have check-ins and be speaking with a friendly medical weight loss staff that will boost motivation.

A weight loss journey can be an emotional time, so if you find that you need a way to express your feelings about this, then you can a keep a journal to write down any frustrations and successes. This is a great tool to use when you have cravings or find yourself frustrated or unmotivated, as well as when you have had a great day with lots of success.

Call today for a FREE medical weight loss consultation!

Whether you and a friend want to get started on the weight loss journey together, or you’re ready to take it on all on your own, let the experts at Pierce Medical guide you through our proven programs. All you have to do is call 913-286-7988 for your free consultation or fill out the simple contact form online. We’ve been helping Kansas City and Overland Park residents reach their healthy weight for years, and we look forward to hearing from you today!