In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the value of getting support from other people when you are in the throes of losing your unwanted weight. That was support that backed your weight-loss effort.
Today’s a new day, and so we’re thinking about just the opposite situation—support for making you stay fat. Yup! You heard it right.
There are those large-size plates that what’s-her-name always has when you go to dinner at her house. Restaurants are no picnic either. They are a minefield for the weight-conscious woman. Lots of restaurants, diners especially, serve gigunda portions of whatever it is that you order. And, of course, there is always eating with other people whose eating pattern means that you will have to steel yourself somehow against being influenced to eat the same calorie-rich food.
Here’s some statistical news about the effect other people can have on your determination to reach the goal of being a thinner woman.
"A person’s chances of becoming obese increased by 57%...if he or she had a friend who became obese…. Among pairs of adult siblings, if one sibling became obese, the chance that the other would become obese increased by 40%... If one spouse became obese, the likelihood that the other spouse would become obese increased by 37% …" [The New England Journal of Medicine]
Why are we telling you this? Because we want you to get support for losing weight, not keeping weight on. And forewarned is forearmed.