A friend or family member might feel guilty:
Your friends might not want lose their Friday night ‘all-you-can-eat pizza buddy’, or ‘vent over ice cream friend’. They miss the ‘old you’ and the things you used to do together before you started trying to lose weight.
Your friends might be wondering “Who will I do these things with now?”
A family member might feel left out or abandoned if you are spending the evening at the gym when you used to spend it with them at home. They may start to resent your gym time.
Some people might not understand how hard it is to lose weight or how hard it is to make healthy choices in the face of certain temptations.
Your friends and family may not even realize that their comments and actions are making your weight loss efforts harder.
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