Studies have shown that having a support system can help you lose more weight than trying to do it alone. When you decide to start a weight loss program, one of the first things you can do is let everyone know that you are starting a weight loss program. The more people that know, the bigger the support system you will have in helping you accomplish your goal. Having the support is important just like logging your food. Without a support system it is hard to stay motivated and positive long enough to reach your goal. Make it a goal over the next week to let everyone you know you are starting a new weight loss program and encourage them to get involved with the program as well.