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Fat Habit 4: Not Having a Support System

Slim Solution: Friends and family may not take weight loss very seriously. Explain your mission and ask for their support. This offers a two-for-one benefit: Not only does it make them aware of how they influence your eating and exercise habits, but it also makes you more accountable for your actions. Another perk: You will have a built-in support system to turn to when times get tough.

Finding a diet buddy can significantly increase the odds that you’ll reach your goals. One study from Brown University found that dieters with diet buddies lost significantly more weight compared with those who tried to slim down solo. If you can’t find someone in your real life to join you, use online weight loss support networks at sites like SparkPeople, Lose It!, and MyFitnessPal.

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