Losing Weight with a Friend
There are so many reasons why losing weight with a friend is more effective than doing it alone. Once you make a plan with a friend to go to the gym or head out together for a walk or run, you’re committed to that person and more likely to follow through. It’s too easy to push exercise to another day when the only person you’re going to disappoint is yourself. Plus, working out with a friend is generally more fun so you’re more likely to continue doing it.
You’re also more likely to keep eating healthy when you’re not the only one. Weight-loss partners stay on track when they have a partner to encourage them. There’s nothing like a good friend who understands you and is going through the same thing to cheer you on!
Losing Weight as a Couple
For many of us, that best friend is our significant other. Dieting as a couple is a tricky situation. It can go great or go south fairly quickly. If you and your partner are careful and empathetic of the other’s feelings, losing weight together can be great for your relationship. It can bring you closer as you build healthier habits together. Supporting each other, being honest and having fun are key.
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