Your Weekly Challenge:

Weight loss & sharing!

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC



“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love…

friendship is never anything but sharing”

~ Elie Wiesel



A recent study from the University of South Carolina revealed that …


participants lost more weight when they used Twitter (or Facebook) frequently to communicate with others in the program. When you share your goals with your inner-circle (team) family and friends, you are putting yourself in the place of the most potential ~ setting yourself up for success by holding yourself accountable.


We all know friends and social support are crucial to losing weight and maintaining it. Social wellness is the basis of this game and when you share your goals and success with your team, you are setting the stage for your success. Since eating is often a social activity, you really benefit when you are sharing your meals with others that are committed to a Living Fit Lifestyle too.


The study put 96 overweight men and women in a weight-loss program that incorporated a smartphone or tablet. All participants listened to bi-weekly podcasts about weight loss and nutrition, but half also used Twitter and a diet-monitoring app. After six months, the “tweeps” who actively used the microblogging service for feedback from counselors and others lost more weight than the other group.


Even cooler, the tweet activity was measurable:


Every 10 posts corresponded to a half-percent more weight loss. Wow! Imagine that, measurable results from sharing through social media ~ every little bit helps!  If you can accentuate your success through sharing, get with it, share with your family, friends, neighbors! We want you to succeed and we want to make this world a healthier, happier place, one game at a time!


Share anything about your journey:

  • Share on the Daily Inspirations and questions posted – check the website daily
  • Share about your food choices, maybe you found a particularly delicious recipe
  • Share your exercise success, inspire others to get moving!
  • Share any questions or concerns that you have, let your friends help you
  • Share anything that you have learned about yourself during this experience
  • Share your success!



We’d really like to hear from everyone, especially if you have questions —

we are here to help! We are all in this together 🙂

Living Fit Lifestyle