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How do I choose someone to support my weight loss efforts?

Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
Support comes in many different shapes and forms, from enlisting a weight-loss buddy to finding someone to talk to about your weight loss so you don't feel you're doing it alone. If you do decide to enlist some support, which I heartily recommend, make sure it's someone who helps and inspires you -- not someone who wants to compete with you, or who acts like the little devil on your shoulder that convinces you to go ahead and eat that second slice of pizza. Oftentimes, people that we're closest to, like spouses and roommates, can unintentionally sabotage our progress by leading us back into our old habits -- especially if they view us as a "partner in crime" when it comes to indulging in unhealthy practices.
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