Countless studies have shown that having a friend to work out with you and swap healthy recipes with can keep you on track with your weight loss goals. And while having someone hold you accountable is the bomb for losing weight, finding said partner in pounds dropping is easier said than done.
So there are two smart strategies I recommend when asking someone if they want to be your diet partner. First, couch what you’re doing as “trying to be healthier” or “trying to feel better,” since you risk hurting her feelings if you focus on appearance and losing weight.
Second, even if your pal is overweight, don’t assume dropping pounds is something she wants to do. Making a lifestyle change is an extremely personal decision, so just because you’re ready and willing to change your habits doesn’t mean she is.
Original Article : How Can I Ask My Friend To Be My Weight-Loss Buddy Without Offending Her?
By: DEBORAH BECK BUSIS