How should I start a weight-loss plan with a buddy?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Before you start on a weight loss plan, go over the following with your buddy:

1. How much weight do you want to lose? This question helps you set a goal so you know what you're working toward.

2. What's the main reason you gained all your weight? This question allows you to get a historical perspective of one another and helps you come to grips with how you may have tripped up in the past.

3. What's your biggest vice? This question allows you both to help each other avoid landmines that may be present that day, such as an office party.
This content originally appeared on

Continue Learning about Weight Loss Strategies

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.