A healthy body and a longer life might seem to be the perfect motivation for a person in the battle to lose weight, but these are often less of a motivation than they could be for someone feeling overwhelmed by their situation. Rather than goading them on to stick with a new diet or exercise plan, the person might become depressed over how much they need to lose. External factors can often be a good way to get a person moving in the right direction, and a little competition with a friend or family member could be the spur that really gets them started.
Losing weight can be accomplished by either diet or exercise, but combining them tends to have a positive effect sooner. A person with a lot of excess mass to lose might feel unable to exercise properly, so they could begin by modifying their diet. If they are in a competition with a friend or relative, resisting that fattening snack in the afternoon or evening could be their way of being motivated to win the battle.
Getting healthy quicker can take a combination of diet and exercise, so finding a loved one to begin a reasonable exercise program can help. Weight or measurement can be the deciding factor for which person wins the competition, but just a few months of moving to try and win against the loved one can become a successful campaign in exercise progression. A person will feel better and move more once they begin their program and stay with it.
It is not always easy to start the campaign to lose weight, and support does help. For those with a competitive spirit inside, finding a friend or relative willing to go through the process can make it easier. Winning in this battle is about losing as much as possible, so it can be plenty of fun along the way.