HCG Diets – 4 Ways to Help a Friend Lose Weight
If you’re trying to lose weight, there are a number of things you can do to maximize your chances of succeeding. Following a proven diet plan and protocol such as the HCG diet for example, is a great thing to begin with.
On top of that, doing things like exercising regularly, and surrounding yourself with positive influences can also help. But what about if the shoe is on the other foot? What if it’s not you looking to lose weight at all, but your friend? Do you leave them alone, encourage them to cheat on their diet because you selfishly want to eat junk or drink alcohol, or do you help them? A true friend would of course help, which why we’re looking at 4 ways you can help a friend to lose weight.
Get involved with them – Unless you’re especially fortunate, you yourself may need to drop a few pounds. If that is the case, then why not get involved with your buddy at the same time. If they are following the HCG diet protocol, why don’t you also follow the HCG diet protocol? If they go to the gym 3 times a week, why not go with them? That way, you get something from it too, and you can both help and support each other.
Find fun activities you both enjoy
Another very effective way of helping a friend to lose weight is to find fun activities that you both enjoy doing. Working out at the gym is great, but if you don’t enjoy it eventually something will give. If however, you find enjoyable activities that get you moving and get the calories burning, you’ll both be more likely to succeed. If you like to play golf, why not go golfing with your buddy whenever the opportunity arises? To increase the cardio benefits, play a solid 18 holes and don’t hire the cart. Walk from hole to hole instead. Whether it’s football, cycling, hiking, golf, or anything else, if you both have fun, it won’t feel like exercise at all.
Don’t try to tempt them with treats
If your friend is following a diet such as the HCG diet for example, they will be on very low calories each day. This means they will be hungry and the last thing they will need will be you trying to temp them to the pub, or out for food, because you selfishly want somebody to go with you. If your friend is trying to lose weight and get fit, respect their choices and don’t try to sabotage their hard work.
Think before you speak
Yes, we know that friends famously like to give each other “banter” and roast one another from time to time, but sometimes we can take things too far. If your friend is trying to lose weight, the last thing they need is you telling them they’ve become boring, are looking ill, or have taken things too far. Before you speak, take the time to think about whether what you’re about to say is going to help or hinder them.