How can your friends and family help you with your diet and exercise plans?
I always say to my boyfriend “I need you to be supportive”.
But what does this mean? No one wants a nag, and in fact I don’t respond well to that, especially from my boyfriend (and vice versa). A friend of mine has actually sanctioned her boyfriend to be her food police! If that works for her great, but that would just drive me crazy.
What I think we all want deep down is for someone to go through it with us, and to be strong when we are weak. We can be strong for them when they need it as well. Often it is nice even to have someone who cheats sometimes like we do so we do not feel bad.
I will never get this out of any single person. None of us will. The only place we will ever get them from is within ourselves.
So what can they do that is helpful without being insane?