Week #6: Get support

By: EatingWell Editors
Losing weight is challenging—we can't expect to do it alone.
Losing weight is never easy, but having a supportive crew certainly makes it easier. Find friends who can help keep you motivated (like the neighbor who’s not going to be happy when you sleep through your morning run). Delegate some chores to a family member so you can make time to go food shopping or exercise. On the flip side, avoid getting yourself into “compromising situations” (think: dinner at an Italian restaurant) with an acquaintance who always seems to be sabotaging your slim-down efforts.

Articles, tips and community discussion:

* How to get the support you need
* Learn how one couple who dieted together lost more than 100 pounds between them in 6 months
* More ideas to get weight-loss help

Tools to help you this week:

* Identify your sources of support with our Call in the Troops worksheet (click to download pdf)
Photo Caption: Together, husband-and-wife Troy Hermansky and Jenn Moore lost 34 pounds on the EatingWell Diet.