Benefits of Having a Weight Loss Buddy

By author photo Jenny Craig Team

health · 09 Oct 18

If you’re a Jenny Craig member, you already know that you’re never alone—your consultant is always by your side, ready to provide advice, support and encouragement every step of the way. But having someone who is actually taking the journey with you can help, too. Here are just a few benefits of having a weight loss buddy who’s right there beside you on the weight-loss journey.

They keep you accountable.
You and your buddy will become invested in one another’s success. So if there’s ever a time when you’re on the brink of blowing off your workout or indulging in a sugary splurge, call or text your friend! He or she will help you remember the reasons you started this journey in the first place.

Buddies really understand.
You probably wouldn’t seek serious parenting advice from your childless friend, right? So when it comes to sharing challenges and seeking solutions, it’s nice to have somebody on your team who’s experiencing some of the same things. Your weight loss friend understands what it’s like to hit a plateau, and what it’s like to realise it’s time to buy smaller clothes—and you can share all of it, together.

They can pick you up when you fall.
Nobody’s perfect… not you, not your buddy, not anyone. But if there’s one thing your buddy is perfect at, it’s helping you get back on track after a slip-up. There’s no point in letting a minor mistake create a major detour—and your friend will be there to help you get back on the path to success.

They help you celebrate wins.
Hopefully, most of the people in your life will support your journey and join you in celebrating major milestones—like hitting your halfway mark, running your first 5km fun run, or dropping a dress size. But what about all of those little wins, like the time you controlled your portions at the fancy restaurant, or got up early to go workout at the gym on a freezing cold morning? Those deserve recognition, too!

So how do you find a buddy?
Some people join Jenny Craig with a friend, and that’s never a bad idea—but it’s definitely not the only way. As with anything related to your journey, you can always ask your consultant to help. There may be another member at your Jenny Craig centre who’s looking for a weight loss friend, too!

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