Forming a Community for Weight Loss

Travel is always easier when you have a home to go back to. This is true in the most literal sense, and it also stands true for the emotional journeys we take in life. Having a strong network of peers who offer you support and encouragement makes it easier to push yourself beyond your limit and embrace the changes that lay ahead.


As you embark on a medical weight loss program, it often helps to have a strong weight loss community that you know you can rely on. This will generally offer:


You’ve got a Friend in Me

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” –Charles Caleb Colton

Having someone who you can talk to, rely on and trust makes a big difference in life. This is never truer then when you are embarking on a new and unfamiliar course—especially one regarding your personal health. Having a true friend or loving family member who will stand by your side can help you reach new heights and overcome stressors as you move forward on your path to improved well-being.

Being part of a strong weight loss community is like having a best friend. Your community becomes a place you can turn to for encouragement, motivation and advice. It is a network of support that is always there for you when you need it.


Your community might be made of:

The journey to become healthier can often be stressful, challenging and even frightening at times. At other times it is encouraging and rewarding. Becoming part of a strong community provides you with peers who will stand with you during the ups and the downs.

You can start building a community around your wellness efforts by attending support groups in Novato and Greenbrae or by participating in online forums and internet groups. Where you find your support isn’t important, just so long as the network you develop offers the ongoing support, accountability and structure you need to stay positive.

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