Losing weight alone is hard if not impossible for a lot of people. That is why there are so many support groups in the weight loss programs. They help with education on how to lose weight without causing harm to your health. The group teaches the proper food to eat that allows you body to lose weight. They show how targeting problem areas of you body with effective exercise programs will change the shape of your body. The most important part of the group is the mental and emotional support. During any weight loss programs there will be times that support will save your weight loss life. Because you are human you will make mistakes or have failures in that weight loss life. The people in these groups have been in your shoes and they know what you are going through. Who better to talk to than someone who has real life experiences with what is happening to you.
The human body is not the same for everyone, one weight loss programs works great for one type of body and not for others. Your body does not react to food like your skinny friends body. They can sit down eat a nine course meal and not gain an ounce. You smell a cake baking you gain 10 pounds. So you have to learn what foods to eat in the right portions that will help you to lose weight. Your weight loss program should be setup to eat the proper foods in the proper portions and not cause you to starve your body. This is important to remember, do not allow family, friends, or people around you to have a negative effect on you eating. They need to support you but their eating habits might not be good for you. Find someone who can share your weight loss program with you, the "Buddy System" it works. Competition is one of the best motivators to reach your weight loss goals.
Join a fitness center or put together your own little workout club. Set up goals to reach during the workout sessions. Do one more set, add a little more weight, walk... run... or bike a little farther. Keep track of your progress in pounds and endurance. This will encourage that competitive spirit so your workout group will try harder to hit their goals quicker.
It is much easy to do anything with a group of like minded people working together than it is by one self.