The ideal weight loss social support system must enrich your soul. This is exactly what happens at the Correct Weight Loss Social Support Group on Facebook. We use spirit or soul interchangeably in this article. An effective social support group that enriches your soul is one of the most important components for successful weight loss. Defeat and failure happens to the spirit. There is no stopping you when your soul is raging forward.
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Providing Nutrients For Your Soul
Most dieters keep at the mechanical tasks of weight loss and neglect the enrichment of their soul as an essential part of successful weight loss. Very few people even think as far as the soul when it comes to losing weight. Yet this could be one of the most influential components of long-term sustainable weight loss. You work on your soul by receiving and giving “nutrients for the soul”. Nutrients for the soul are all the actions that enrich the soul. These actions enrich the soul of the giver and the receiver. You will know when your soul is enriched as your actions will cause a warm fuzzy feeling inside of you. This cannot easily be described but you will know when it happens.
The point to note is that these soul-nutrients must originate from another person. You cannot buy it and neither can you fake it. Only another person can give you these soul-nutrients. The surprising thing is that, this also works very effectively in social networks such as Facebook groups. The Correct Weight Loss Social Support Group is a perfect example of this. These soul nutrients can only come from a social support system where the members are genuinely trying to help you. Let’s look at each of this soul nutrients a little closer.
Soul Nutrient 1 – Hope
According to Wikipedia, “hope” is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. No matter how clear or straightforward a weight loss program is, you need to believe that you can achieve your weight loss goals. This belief comes from having hope.
The best thing about hope is that it can be given to you by another. Similarly, you can give hope to others. Hope usually comes from others who have gone ahead of you. They have probably gone through all the challenges that you are going through. They can give you hope. You lose your weight loss battle the day you lose hope in your weight loss efforts.
Soul Nutrient 2 – Encouragement
Encouragement is to raise the confidence of someone to the point where he or she dares to do what is difficult. It usually comes in the form of “You can do it”.
Have you ever faced some challenge in life where you are just about to give up, until someone comes along and gives you the encouragement to battle on? People who are on a weight loss journey will need lots of encouragement. They will be challenged over and over. The best thing about encouragement is that it uplifts the spirit of the receiver as well as the giver. Recall the warm feeling inside when you encouraged someone and you knew it had made a difference to the receiving party.
Soul Nutrient 3 – Motivation
Motivation is the reason or reasons that one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Along the weight loss journey, you may lose sight of the reasons of why you are doing what you are doing. Even people who think they know, need to be occasionally reminded. This happens to almost everyone. This is where someone can come along and give you the necessary motivation to proceed with your journey.
Soul Nutrient 4 – Recognition
As you go through your weight loss journey, you will have your small victories. You may have dropped a few pounds or overcome a challenge. At this point, you need to be given recognition for your small victory. It does not matter that this is only a small victory. If you continue to have small victories, it is just a matter of time before you achieve your goal. Recognition of your small victories will give you the encouragement and motivation to move along.
A weight loss journey can be mentally challenging. These small victories are like a mental reset button that helps you face the next challenge with enthusiasm. A victory gives you a boost but this boost is multiplied many times when it is recognized and celebrated by others.
Soul Nutrient 5 – Mentoring
Mentoring is to support and encourage others to be better. When you are continuously giving hope, providing encouragement, giving motivation and recognizing small victories you can savour the ultimate soul nutrient. This is the soul nutrient of mentoring. When you are mentoring, you know that you are making a difference in another’s life. What better way to enrich your soul. The CWL Social Support Group has countless mentors who give selflessly.
How this Process Works in the Correct Weight Loss Social Support System
Let’s have a look at a simple way in how these soul nutrients work in the CWL Weight Loss Group on Facebook. Let’s assume that you become a part of our CWL Community. When you first come into the community, you will be the receiver of soul enrichment. You will find members of the community giving you hope that what you are attempting is really doable. Others have done it and so can you. You could probably see real life success stories of people being where you want to go.
The community will then give you lots of encouragement. In this case you will get community members telling you, “You can do it” or “Go for it”. I will tell you, “I will be there cheering you all the way until you cross the finish line”.
Not only will the community give you encouragement but it will also give you motivation. The community will give you reasons why you can do it. When you have a challenge in your weight loss journey, you will receive both encouragement and motivation.
All of your small successes and victories will be celebrated. This is the process of giving recognition. This process repeats until you achieve your goals. As your soul is enriched, you should eventually give to others whose soul needs enrichment. Hope, motivation, encouragement and recognition work together in the CWL Social Support Community
All this comes from a strong social support system that is extremely essential for weight loss success. As the soul of each community member gets enriched, so does the soul of the CWL community. When you become a member of the CWL Social Support Group, you will instantly feel the enriched the soul of the community.