Don’t keep your weight-loss goals a secret. Better your chances of quick weight loss (and long-term diet success) by spreading the word to friends and family about your new diet. It will help motivate you and increase your accountability.
“Almost no one succeeds without support from the people around them,” says Malia Frey, MA, CPT, CHC, the Weight Loss Expert at About.com. “Asking for help is the most important part of your weight-loss program.” Just be sure to tell the right people. “Share with people who are going to encourage you, not hold you back,” says Jay Cardiello, health strategist and star of ABC’s My Diet Is Better Than Yours.
You may also want to find a buddy with a similar goal. You can encourage one another when times get tough, work out together, share your progress, and swap advice. Just don’t be counter-productive by comparing your weight loss with that of your friend, such as questioning why she’s losing weight faster than you.