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6 Easy Steps to Lose 10 Pounds Healthfully (Page 7)

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Task #6: Get Support

Study after study shows that teaming up to lose weight is more effective than going it alone. Surrounding yourself with supportive people works for a couple of reasons. The first is accountability: whether you’re attending weight-loss meetings or connecting with a friend at the crack of dawn for a jog, people are counting on you. Plus there’s the element of encouragement.

Tried-and-True: Join Weight Watchers to connect with other like-minded dieters.

New tools: Become part of the Losing Well diet community to connect with fellow dieters as you all follow the EatingWell Diet. If you’re looking for social support along with individualized feedback from a trained weight-loss expert, check out Vtrim, an online weight-loss program developed at the University of Vermont by Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, co-author of The EatingWell Diet. Vtrim’s six-month virtual weight-loss program centers around weekly one-hour group Web chats guided by a certified facilitator.

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