Social networking is important in many facets of life. Research is showing that having a strong social network of at least one person who is or was engaged in a similar weight-loss program is important to being able to continue and be successful on that weight-loss program. Social networking doesn’t need to be face-to-face either since online support is readily accessible.
- A support group is an entirely different entity from a social network, specifically being a group of people that provide each other with encouragement, comfort and advice from common experiences.
- Research has shown that social ties are just about essential to recovery in addiction, depression, weight loss, and other issues.
- The creation of communities like Project Toe make it possible that you may never have to worry about finding a support group.
“In a study among women participating in a weight-loss program, those who had a social contact that was either previously engaged or currently engaged in a similar program lost more weight and attended more group sessions that those women who had no contact.”