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Author Topic: Weight Loss Buddy  (Read 1633 times)

NinaFrusztajerMD

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Weight Loss Buddy
« on: November 05, 2013, 10:26:54 AM »
It's crazy, but it happens: the relative or friend who sabotages your weight loss efforts.  Of course it's not always easy to avoid the people who pile on extra servings of food at family gatherings, tell you they're afraid you'll deprive yourself if you try to lose weight, or convince you it's a waste of time to exercise. 

But having a weight loss buddy - or a designated cheerleader and support team - is a great way to remind yourself of your own weight loss and wellness goals and make it easier to recognize and ignore any sabotage you encounter.

- Find a partner who has the same weight loss goals as you and you can compare menu ideas, exercise together, or simply set up frequent (daily?) check-ins to track your progress.  Giving support to your buddy is a great way to help you stay on track, too.
- Make yourself accountable to a friend or relative and ask that person if it's OK to reach out to them if you're having a tough moment and fear overeating or otherwise abandoning the program
- Set up a shopping date with someone a month or 2 ahead for new clothes one size smaller than your current wardrobe. 

What kind of support works for you?