Study shows losing weight is easier with a diet partner

There’s no doubt that the path to weight loss can be a difficult journey. It can boost your spirits to know that someone is right there with you in the struggle to form discipline and good habits and get HEALTHY! This is where a “diet partner” can be useful. This partner will share in your weight loss, workouts, and accountability. They can uplift you and help motivate you. Many nutrition coaches now say having a diet partner can make the difference between failure and success with any weight loss plan. If there is no form of accountability with your fitness and nutrition routine, you are more likely to fail. It is important to make sure you are keeping track so that you can see how close you are to reaching your ultimate goals.

Dieting is Easier With A Support System

“Most people put all their effort into finding the right diet or exercise program but don’t put any energy into creating a support and accountability system, and too often, that’s where the devil lies,” says Adam Shafran, DC, an exercise physiologist and chiropractor who is the author of You Can’t Lose Weight Alone: The Partner Power Weight Loss Program.

It is important to find success and not lack a good support system. In the past, I have found myself starting one program after another…only to lose interest until I feel guilty again and then begin another. The A.D.D. dieting has to stop! Reflecting on my times of success it was always when I had a partner to work out with and follow a plan with. There are others who agree and there is research to prove that dieting is difficult to achieve alone.

In research published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 2005, doctors at Brown Medical School and Dartmouth University found that people who had an exercise buddy who successfully lost weight were more successful at losing, too.

So who should you turn to?