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!
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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.
4 Take a Class with Her
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If your friend is taking weight loss or fitness classes, she might want some company. Ask her if she’d like you to join up, too. If not, go back to the couch and grab the popcorn. If she does want you to join too, then buck up and do it!
5 Be Her Lifeline
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Not all of your friends may be as encouraging as you are, so make yourself available for late-night or mid-morning diet-assistance. She might want encouragement 24/7, so be a good friend and be there for her.
6 Keep the Negative Thoughts and Friends Away
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Some of the girls in your circle of friends may not be as understanding and encouraging as you are, so keep those friends and their negative habits and talk away! Don’t let any snarky frenemies ruin her chances for success!
7 Diet with Her!
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You want to know the very best way to encourage a friend on a diet? Diet with her, and you can encourage each other! While you may not need to lose weight, changing your diet to be more healthy sure wouldn’t hurt… and it will give you a first-hand insight into the world of a dieting friend.
Now you know how to support a friend on a diet… and we all have some of those right now, don’t we? How do you encourage friends who are dieting, or how do they encourage you? Please share with me!
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