For example, even though your best friend of 20 years may never struggle with his weight, he could be a perfect walking or running partner. A co-worker who mentioned that she is trying to eat more healthfully would make an excellent lunch date.
A registered dietitian can help you devise a sensible meal plan that works for your particular lifestyle. The most important thing is to tell these people what you are trying to accomplish and ask whether they’d be willing to help.
Sometimes, the people closest to you may not make the best accountability partners for your particular needs. They may have a difficult time being objective because they are so closely involved in your life; they may fear that the change you want to make will have a direct effect on their lifestyle (it probably will to some extent); and frankly, change can be frightening, especially when it’s taking place in someone near and dear to you.
This doesn’t mean they can’t help; it just means that you may need to rely more heavily on other individuals for support in certain areas. You are the only one who can make this determination choose wisely!