Chances are if you have friends, one or more of them is dieting at any given time. As we all know, dieting is really difficult, taking endless willpower and determination. So be a good friend and encourage her! Not sure how? I can help… here’s my list of 7 ways to encourage a friend on a diet!
1. Don’t tempt her!
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The last thing a friend on a diet wants is to have to watch one of their friends to eat a big chunk of chocolate cake with double-fudge fondant frosting. So, please, if you have a friend on a diet, try not to eat junk food in front of her! She won’t want the extra temptation…
2. Don’t tell her “just one is okay”
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If you do decide to eat junk food in front of your dieting friend, try NOT to assuage your guilt by offering her some, and if you do, and she declines, take the hint! Don’t pressure her into sharing with you by telling her “just one bite is okay.” For you, one bite might be satisfying, but for her, it might just be torture!
3. Tell her how great she looks
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Most people diet because they want to change their appearance, not just because they’re trying to be more healthy. So one great way to encourage a friend on a diet is to give her a genuine, sincere compliment on her appearance.