An overweight friend struggling with her weight loss

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Registered: 01-03-2001
An overweight friend struggling with her weight loss
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:42am

What do you say to a friend who is struggling with her weight? Do you pretend not to notice, give her your expert advice, or something else? iVillage Health has a few ideas of how you can support an overweight friend. "Close to 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese -- chances are that you know someone who struggles with her weight. It can be heartbreaking to see a loved one who is unhappy about her size. “But the decision to do something about it is ultimately up to that individual,” says Melissa Horowitz, Psy.D., director of the Eating Disorders and Weight Management Program at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City. In the meantime, you can be a source of support and encourage your friend to shift her thinking from negative to positive." READ MORE

How do your friends react to your weight struggle?


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Registered: 07-13-2001

Karla -

I can't get to the page you linked -- sends me directly to a place where I can post a message.  As for my friends, thank goodness they have the good sense not to comment on my weight.  They're complimentary when I lose enough to notice, but they've never felt compelled to tell me I needed to lose.  That would have been a really uncomfortable scene.