A Lifeline Group for Weight Loss

Lifeline Groups are a powerful, sustainable and free tool to accomplish your most challenging goals, ditch crippling behaviors, and connect with people who are committed to helping each other succeed.

A Lifeline Group for Weight Loss

A Lifeline Group for Weight Loss is a team you can create to achieve aggressive longterm weight-loss goals by holding yourself and the members of your team accountable to progress, and providing each other with honest feedback and support. Here, Keith Ferrazzi of the Relationship Masters Academy, and New York Times best-selling author of Who's Got Your Back?, gives you the 5 easy steps to get started.

Get started with 5 easy steps:

1. Brainstorm who would be in your Lifeline Group for Weight Loss‬

  • Come up with a list of potential “dream team” members, aim for 3-6.
  • Pick partners you admire who ideally have better commitment, exercise and nutrition habits than you do!

Pick people that can enact the 4 core mindsets that lead to group success:

  • Intimacy - Weight loss is a sensitive subject. Are these group members willing to dig deep with you, and are you okay letting your guard down in front of them?‬
  • Generosity  - Think of individuals with good energy and who are motivated to reciprocate that same helpful positive energy.
  • Candor - Weight loss can be tough. Can the people you envision in your group give honest feedback that will push the group members to their goals?‬ The truth will set you free!
  • Accountability - You need group members who won’t let you fail in your goals! Pick people who will hold you to the steps that will allow you to reach your goals.‬ We call these butt-kicking rights!

2. Reach out

Send your potential recruits an email or give them a quick call to feel out their interest and commitment toward being a part of your Lifeline Group. Don’t be discouraged by those not willing to commit. You need committed members to make this work even if it's just a few of you.‬

3. Follow up

If your recruits express interest, have a phone call or meeting to:‬ ‪

  • Tell them about the vision of the group and explain the 4 Mindsets it will operate around.
  • Talk about your personal goals and learn more about theirs.
  • Discuss the anticipated time commitment. Do not understate the commitment required and tell them to seriously think about the decision.

4. Register your group for an online weight-loss accountability community‬

The Relationship Master’s Academy offers group support for all types of goals including weight loss, as well as personal coaches to assist you and your group members through challenges.‬ There are also free online weight loss and fitness/nutrition tracking community websites to explore such as Nike.com, FatSecret.com and FitDay.com, to name a few.‬

5. Surrender Your Crown‬

Once you’ve got your team on-board and aligned around a first meeting date and place, it’s time for you to step down as leader. Everyone has equal ownership of the group.

Congrats and get set to lose big with your Lifeline Group for Weight Loss!

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!