When it comes to losing weight, there is something about strength in numbers that can make the biggest impact. While some people find success in losing weight alone, they just might have reached their goals a little quicker if they had grabbed a buddy to go through it with them. A friend will give you that push when you want to give in to temptation, as well as connect with you on a deeper level when it comes to the day-to-day battles you’ll face. Plus, you’ll have someone to celebrate those small and large victories with, and a pal to strategies with when events come up that serve heavy and fried foods.

When you pair losing weight with a friend and a professional program, your chances of success increase drastically. Here’s how to get started losing weight with a friend.

How to choose your friend

When selecting a friend to lose weight with, you want to start by finding someone who is as serious about it as you are. You may have experienced people in the past who are accepting of a few chocolate or fast food cheats here and there, and may not be as committed as you for the long term. You also want to find someone who has similar goals. Don’t think you have to call your best friend in the world to be your diet buddy. You can choose a co-worker that you’ve noticed is starting to walk during her lunch break to lose weight, a neighbor, a relative, or other people who could use support.

You want to make sure your schedules are compatible if you’re planning on eating meals and working out together during the week. Also, find out why your friend wants to lose weight. Is it for health reasons, stress relief, or just to get into that bathing suit for a vacation. If you find they are more interested in a crash diet instead of being in it for the long haul, they might not be the right choice.

How to choose your program

When selecting a program for yourselves, talk to the professionals about the range of options. At Pierce Medical Clinic, the plans will be individualized for you, so even if you and your friend have different goals, your needs will be met. Let us know what your expectations are and we’ll design a diet and exercise program that will get results. You should also take advantage of a free consultation where you can ask any questions that you have and express any concerns.

If you and a friend are ready to take that next step towards permanent weight loss together, then get in touch today! You can simply call 913-286-7988 or fill the contact form out online and we’ll get back to you promptly. You can also come by our location in Overland Park, Kansas. You still have time to get that body ready for summer, so don’t wait any longer to make the call!