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How can I get my friend to lose weight?
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Difficult
It is difficult to convince someone to do something if they are not interested (also like quitting smoking or drinking).
Lead by example and maintain your own healthy habits and hope they follow suit.

In brief: Difficult
It is difficult to convince someone to do something if they are not interested (also like quitting smoking or drinking).
Lead by example and maintain your own healthy habits and hope they follow suit.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Be Supportive
First, they need to want to lose the weight.
There are good support organizations (tops.Org), but you can be supportive, too. Offer to exercise with them (walk around the block, local gym or park, etc). Offer motivation to meet short term goals (non-food rewards that you can afford, hand written certificates, dollar store items, shopping, offer to help clean house, etc). Listen, don't judge.

In brief: Be Supportive
First, they need to want to lose the weight.
There are good support organizations (tops.Org), but you can be supportive, too. Offer to exercise with them (walk around the block, local gym or park, etc). Offer motivation to meet short term goals (non-food rewards that you can afford, hand written certificates, dollar store items, shopping, offer to help clean house, etc). Listen, don't judge.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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