Since starting as a nutritionist, I have found something that seems to ring true for most people that come to me looking to make a change. They are all dealing with a “non-supporter”. When making a lifestyle change, a positive attitude and outlook is a must. You must WANT to change and you must know that it will take some time. This is where the “non-supporter” can become detrimental to the progress of the person wanting to change. A tight-knit team of supporters behind you or right there with you is a key component to being successful. Here are some tips to make sure you are supported 100% on your health journey:
- Don’t be afraid to ditch the “Negative Nancy”. If someone has a problem with your desire to better yourself or is constantly making rude comments about your healthy choices, then don’t feel bad about letting them go. Maybe only for a while, maybe for longer, but someone that supports you won’t make you feel bad about your new decisions.
- Find new friends that share the same visions as you. Surrounding yourself with positive influences and role models are a sure way to keep yourself motivated and positive about the changes. Join a fitness class or look into community activities that go right along with your new lifestyle.
- Talk with the people who may not be so supportive and communicate to them how much it means to you.