What do you say to a friend who is struggling with weight?

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What do you say to a friend who is struggling with weight?
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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:43am

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?

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2013
Hey, I am new here but I actually feel quite strongly about that. I definitely think you should encourage them if the topic come up. I would not start the topic myself but definitely mention something if they start talking about their struggle.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2013
Hey, I am new here but I actually feel quite strongly about that. I definitely think you should encourage them if the topic come up. I would not start the topic myself but definitely mention something if they start talking about their struggle.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2013
Hey, I am new here but I actually feel quite strongly about that. I definitely think you should encourage them if the topic come up. I would not start the topic myself but definitely mention something if they start talking about their struggle.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2013
Hey, I am new here but I actually feel quite strongly about that. I definitely think you should encourage them if the topic come up. I would not start the topic myself but definitely mention something if they start talking about their struggle.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2013
Hey, I am new here but I actually feel quite strongly about that. I definitely think you should encourage them if the topic come up. I would not start the topic myself but definitely mention something if they start talking about their struggle.