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Week #6: Get support

By EatingWell Editors

Losing weight is challenging—we can't expect to do it alone.


READER'S COMMENT:
"When you're trying to lose weight, having the support of your friends and family can be a huge help. On the flip side, it can be difficult when people seem to sabotage your healthy-eating efforts (consciously or inadvertently). Who helps...
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When you're trying to lose weight, having the support of your friends and family can be a huge help. On the flip side, it can be difficult when people seem to sabotage your healthy-eating efforts (consciously or inadvertently). Who helps--and who hurts--your weight-loss success?

EatingWellNicci, Charlotte, VT

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:43pm

It's funny because my boyfriend is the person I'm with the most and sometimes he helps and sometimes he hurts my success! At first it really troubled me when he said "let's go out to breakfast" or "let's have cocktails". But now I see it as a challenge. I look in the calorie counter book before we go, and see what I could order that will not wreck my day. And he was hoping my diet would help HIM lose a few too, and what do you know? He is being really good now and while he refuses to keep a food diary, he'll eat something and say "how many calories are in this?" And he's lost a few pounds eating the EW recipes I'm preparing!

OrlandoMonica, Maitland, FL

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:43pm



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