How can I find a weight loss buddy?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics

There are many ways to find a weight loss buddy:

  • Start at home. Recruit your spouse or partner to be your accountability partner.
  • Swap a weekly happy hour with your friends for a standing jog in the park with them.
  • Ask a coworker or two to accompany you on a lunchtime walk once a week.
  • Start a healthy eating club at work. All members can take turns bringing healthy lunch options for the group.
  • To find a weight loss buddy who’s not already in your circle, post a flyer at church or in your PTA bulletin or join one of the many Meet Up groups that focus on fitness and health – you’re bound to find someone to click with there.


It can be very easy to find a weight loss buddy. First, ask a friend or family member, or even your spouse or significant other to be a part of the journey. If you are unsuccessful here, approach a co-worker, join an exercise group, or utilize social networking. Often one can find someone with similar goals at a group fitness class at a local gym. If you have children, you could form a walking group with some of the other parents. 

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Weight Loss Strategies

Weight Loss Strategies

Everyone has opinions on how to lose weight – everything from Pilates to supplements to sleeping sans pajamas has been touted as an effective weight loss strategy. It's all about discovering what works for you. For some people, th...

e community support found on social media or in support groups for weight loss is an effective tool, while others benefit from the tried and true method of working up a daily sweat. Whatever strategy you choose, the key is finding something that you can stick with that works for your lifestyle.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.