Infect A Friend With Some Weight Loss

It’s no secret that our friends and family significantly influence what we eat. Put simply, weight loss (or obesity) is contagious.

If we have a cold we know about best practices like washing our hands, coughing into our elbows, or even wearing a mask to help reduce infection among others. But what about weight loss best practices?

How Losing Weight Helps Others

Each of us influences the weight of several other people. Take a moment to think about how your food choices could help those around you. Do you:

  • Help select restaurants with good menus for power-ups?
  • Stock the pantry with whole foods?
  • Keep healthy snacks available?
  • Ask for part of your meal to-go?
  • Serve high-fiber, high-water foods first?

People might start wanting to hang out with you because you make them skinny!

Remember: Friends don’t let friends diet hungry!


Paul Martin

Paul Martin helps with websites for Full Plate Living. He writes from Orlando, Florida, where you can find him spending weekends pedaling with his whole family on their tandem bicycle and trailer.

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