Week #6: Get support

By EatingWell Editors

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

"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...

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
* Community discussion: Who helps you?

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.

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